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Locke as Vargas in Thunderball 1965
|Born||Roy James Locke
29 March 1928
Marylebone, London, UK, UK
|Died||19 April 2004
Dedham, Essex, England, UK
Philip Locke (29 March 1928, London – 19 April 2004) was an English actor.
He is possibly best known for his role as villainous SPECTRE underling Vargas in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. His character "gets the point" from Sean Connery's 007 after being shot with a harpoon gun. "Vargas does not drink, Vargas does not smoke!"
On television, he will be remembered by fans of the science fiction series Doctor Who for his appearance in the 1982 serial Four to Doomsday as Bigon. Other TV credits include: The Baron, The Avengers, The Saint, The Champions, Department S, Z-Cars, Pennies from Heaven, The Omega Factor, Bergerac, Inspector Morse, Jeeves and Wooster, Minder, Antony and Cleopatra, and Ivanhoe.
Locke, who was gay, was survived by his companion Michael Ivan.
- The Girl on the Boat (1961)
- Father Came Too! (1963)
- Incident at Midnight (1963)
- Thunderball (1965)
- Porridge (1979) – Banyard
- Stealing Heaven (1988) – Poussin