Cyril Alexander Garland Luckham
25 July 1907
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
8 February 1989
London, England, UK
Spouse(s) Violet Lamb
Cyril Alexander Garland Luckham (25 July 1907 – 8 February 1989) was a British film, television and theatre actor.
Luckham played the
White Guardian in the long running science fiction television series . He appeared in Doctor Who , the first serial in The Ribos Operation season, and The Key to Time . In the 1967 BBC serialisation of Enlightenment , Luckham played Sir Lawrence Mont, father-in-law of Fleur Forsyte. He appeared in an The Forsyte Saga episode of (1969), as the villain. Luckham was a familiar face as a character actor in the 1970s: he appeared the 1978 TV series based on the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Famous Five books by Enid Blyton, as the evil psychic Edward Drexel in the 1979 supernatural thriller series , and as the equitable Chair of the school board of Bamfylde in the 1980 Andrew Davies adaptation The Omega Factor . He also portrayed Archbishop To Serve Them All My Days Thomas Cranmer in the film adaptation of (1966) and the long-suffering Father O'Hara in A Man for All Seasons . He also played the benevolent grandfather in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em The Cedar Tree, a series that ran on ATV from 1976 to 1977.
Perhaps his most significant role was as the paternalist puppet prime minister in 1971's dialectical dystopian drama
in which Britain is plunged into a tacit fascist state policed by the ubiquitous Guardians or 'G's' as they are referred to with disturbing familiarity. This series was recently released on DVD by Network. The Guardians
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