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Christopher Benjamin (born 27 December 1934) is a British actor.
Biography [ edit ]
Benjamin was born in
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. He is well known for his roles in some of the UK's biggest cult television programmes. This included playing the same character ("Potter") in two Patrick McGoohan dramas, and Danger Man , fueling speculation that they are possibly linked. He was also an occasional guest star in The Prisoner and The Avengers , playing in three episodes of each, mostly in comedy roles. Doctor Who
He also played recurring roles in several period dramas. He was Sir John Glutton, the regular adversary in the period family adventure series
, Channing in several episodes of the third series of Dick Turpin , and Prosper Profound in the acclaimed 1967 adaptation of When The Boat Comes In . He reprised the role of The Forsyte Saga Henry Gordon Jago, from the Doctor Who serial in ten series, to date, of The Talons of Weng-Chiang Jago and Litefoot audio plays, after a well received episode of the Big Finish Productions audio C.D. series Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles entitled . He acted alongside The Mahogany Murderers Trevor Baxter who played Professor George Litefoot.
His few film roles include appearances in
(1969), Ring of Bright Water (1974), Brief Encounter (1980), Hawk the Slayer (1998) and The Tichborne Claimant (2007). He also provided the voice of Rowf in the animated film Angel (1982). The Plague Dogs [1 ]
Predominantly a stage actor, he has performed with the
Royal Shakespeare Company. He appeared at Shakespeare's Globe from 17 June to 5 October 2008 as Falstaff in . The Merry Wives of Windsor
Selected credits [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Profile, behindthevoiceactors.com; accessed 23 January 2016.
External links [ edit ]
Christopher Benjamin at the Internet Movie Database