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24 October 1929 |
Hamnish Clifford, Herefordshire, England
|Spouse(s)||Celia Ryder (1957-2012;her death)|
Clifford Rose (born 24 October 1929) is an English classical actor.
His most notable role was as the character Sturmbannführer Ludwig Kessler in the BBC World War II television drama Secret Army (1977-9) and its sequel Kessler (1981). He later played SS General Heinz Kammler in the miniseries War and Remembrance (1988).
Rose also played a judge in some episodes of the 1970s/'80s British television series Crown Court and Dr Snell, an interrogative psychologist for "The Section" in the classic British 1960s/'70s spy drama Callan. Rose had a small part in an episode of Inspector Morse, "The Ghost in the Machine" (1989), as a college professor, Dr. Charles Hudson.
In October 2010 Rose played the part of Father Gregory in the ITV Crime Drama Midsomer Murders. In the episode Master Class, Father Gregory held the secret which unlocked the reason for a series of murders and attempted murders. The secret led to his own murder.
He is an RSC Honorary Associate Artist. Winner of the Clarence Derwent Award 2009 for the judge in The Chalk Garden at the Donmar.
Rose was married to actress Celia Ryder from 1957 until her death from Alzheimer's disease in 2012. They had two children, Jonathan and Rosalind, and one grandchild.
- Marat/Sade (1967)
- Tell Me Lies (1968)
- Work Is a 4-Letter Word (1968)
- Callan (1974)
- Terry on the Fence (1985)
- The Good Father (1985)
- The Girl (1986)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
- The Iron Lady (2011)
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