Philip Latham

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Philip Latham
Born Charles Philip Latham
(1929-02-17) 17 February 1929 (age 85)
Essex, United Kingdom
Years active 1955-1990

Philip Latham (born 17 February 1929 in Essex[1]) is a British actor. He was educated at Felsted School.

In the late 1960s/early 1970s he was well known to British TV viewers for his portrayal of chief accountant Willy Izard, the "conscience" to hard-nosed oil company industrialist Brian Stead (played by Geoffrey Keen) in the BBC series The Troubleshooters (1965–72). Other credits Danger Man (1960-1962), The Cedar Tree, The Saint, Maigret, Sergeant Cork, Justice, Love Story, Killers, Hammer House of Horror, No. 10, Nanny and The Professionals.

One of his most famous film roles was as Dracula's sinister servant Klove in Hammer's 1966 film Dracula, Prince of Darkness. On television he played Plantagenet Palliser in the multipart series The Pallisers. He also played Lord President Borusa in the 1983 20th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, The Five Doctors.


  1. ^ Registered in the Rochford District of Essex according to the GRO Index

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