Clifford Evans

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1930s and 1940s for Wales, and Leeds, see Cliff Evans (rugby league).
Clifford Evans
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Born Clifford George Evans
(1912-02-17)17 February 1912
Caerphilly, Wales
Died 9 June 1985(1985-06-09) (aged 73)
Welshpool, Wales
Years active 1935-1978

Clifford Evans (17 February 1912 – 9 June 1985) was a Welsh actor. As a conscientious objector he served in the Non-Combatant Corps in World War II.

During the summer of 1934 he appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London.

Evans played many parts in British films of the 1930s, before starring in the film The Foreman Went to France (1942). His most well-known later film roles were the two he played for Hammer Studios: Don Alfredo Carledo in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) and the inebriated vampire-hunter, Professor Zimmer, in The Kiss of the Vampire (1963).

On television, he appeared with George Woodbridge and Tim Turner in the 15-episode series Stryker of the Yard (1957). Between 1965 and 1969, he played a major role in the TV boardroom drama The Power Game, playing building tycoon Caswell Bligh. He is also among several British actors to play the character of Number Two in The Prisoner ("Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling", 1967). He also appeared in The Avengers, The Champions, The Saint, and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) ("When did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?", 1969). The following year, he featured in the BBC TV series Codename (1970).

He was married to Hermione Hannen who was an actress.

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