Derek Blomfield

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Derek Blomfield
Actor Derek Blomfield.jpg
Autographed still, 1954
Born Derek Louis Cecil Blomfield
(1920-08-31)31 August 1920
London, England, UK
Died 23 July 1964(1964-07-23) (aged 43)
Quimper, Brittany, France
Years active 1935-1964

Derek Blomfield (Derek Louis Cecil Blomfield) (31 August 1920 – 23 July 1964) was a British actor who appeared in a number of film and television productions between 1935 and his death in 1964.[1][2]


Blomfield began acting at age fifteen in the film Turn of the Tide.[3] He first came to wider attention for his appearance as a schoolboy in the Will Hay comedy The Ghost of St. Michael's.[4] In 1964 he played the role of Count Luzau-Rischenheim in the British television series Rupert of Hentzau.[5] He died the same year in Brittany.[6]




Further reading[edit]

  • Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 22.
  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 100.