Anthony Chinn

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Anthony Chinn
Born Georgetown, Guyana
Died October 22, 2000 (aged 69–70)
Georgetown, Guyana
Cause of death Cancer
Citizenship British
Occupation Film, television and stage actor
Years active 1957–2000
Children 4 sons

Anthony Chinn (1930, Georgetown, Guyana – 22 October 2000, Georgetown, Guyana), the child of Chinese and Brazilian parents,[1] was a supporting actor who appeared in over 50 films and television series throughout a career which spanned more than four decades.[2][3]


Chinn made his film début in the United Kingdom in 1957.[4] He moved to London in 1961[5] and for the next several years appeared in British TV series such as The Avengers, Danger Man, The Protectors and Steptoe and Son.[1] He also had early uncredited roles in the James Bond films Dr. No (1962), Goldfinger (1964) and You Only Live Twice (1967), later playing a Taiwanese businessman in A View to a Kill (1985).[3] Chinn played the Kitai in John Huston's The Kremlin Letter (1969),[3] Benson in The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).[3] He appeared as Mohan in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and as Mactilburgh's technician in The Fifth Element (1997).[3]

Chinn also worked in theatre and appeared in TV advertisements for brands such as McEwan's beer.[1][5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Brennan, Sandra: Anthony Chinn, at AllRovi (via, retrieved 3 January 2009
  2. ^ Anthony Chinn at, retrieved 3 January 2009
  3. ^ a b c d e, Anthony Chinn, retrieved 3 January 2009
  4. ^, Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst, retrieved 3 January 2009
  5. ^ a b c "Frozen Looks for an Eskimo". Evening Times. Glasgow. 22 November 1983. p. 2. 

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