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29 June 1935 |
London, England, UK
|Occupation||TV spokesman and narrator|
Derek Partridge (born 29 June 1935) is a British television presenter, spokesman and voice-over artist, formerly a film and TV actor.
Partridge's father was a diplomat in the British Foreign Service.
In the 1970s Partridge moved to Rhodesia and presented a number of programmes for Rhodesian Television (RTV), including the popular shows Frankly Partridge and The Kwhizz Kids. He also was employed as a news anchor for RBC. During his time in Rhodesia, Partridge also wrote extensively, including publishing the books Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living and Rhodesia – As It Really Is, which was later republished under altered titles, and a weekly column in Rhodesia's TV Guide.
In the 1980s Partridge appeared in a number of films and television episodes, including a leading role in the 1981 film Savage Harvest.
Partridge narrated the documentary Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn sixty-five years after the downing of BOAC Flight 777, a passenger plane which was shot down by Nazi war planes killing all aboard including actor Leslie Howard. Partridge was a child at the time, and had given up his seat, along with that of his traveling companion, on Flight 777 to let Howard fly in their place.
- Incident at Midnight (1963)
- King & Country (1964) - Captain Court Martial
- The High Bright Sun (released as McGuire, Go Home! in the US) (1964) - MP Corporal (uncredited)
- The Murder Game (1965) - Police Sergeant
- Thunderball (1965) - Vulcan Navigator Plotter (uncredited)
- Where the Spies Are (1965) - Duty Officer
- The Killing of Sister George (1968) - Personal Manager (uncredited)
- The Ivory Ape (1980) - Aubrey Range
- Savage Harvest (1981) - Derek
- My Tutor (1983) - Waiter
- The Down Home Alien Blues (2012) - Captain Pietr
- Dearly Departed (2013) - Cedric Longfellow
- Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2016) – Narrator
- Studio 4 (1962) - Radio Operator
- Dixon of Dock Green (1962) - Doctor / PC Spriggs
- ITV Television Playhouse (1963) - Hector
- More Faces of Jim (1963) - Grigor
- First Night (1963) - Jimmy Green
- Espionage (1964) - Policeman
- The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1963–64) - Peter / Detective
- The Verdict (1963-1964) - Peter / Detective
- Diary of a Young Man (1964) - German officer
- Night Train to Surbiton (1965) - Policeman
- Star Trek, "Plato's Stepchildren" episode (1968) - Dionyd
- Frankly Partridge (1970s) – host of show
- The Kwhizz Kids (1970s) – host of show
- Remington Steele (1983) - Croupier
- R.S.V.P. (1984) - Governor
- T.J. Hooker (1985) - Croupier
- Dallas (1986) - TV Announcer
- Divorce Court (1987) - Michael Pagent
- Hunter (1987) - Maitre 'D
- Murder, She Wrote (1989) - Doctor
- The Hidden Truth (1993) - host of special
- The Naked Truth (1993) - host of special
- Single & Searching: How to Find the Perfect Person for You (2002) - Himself
- The Indie Pendant (2004) - Himself
- Star Wars Rebels (2015) - Admiral Brom Titus
- "Derek Partridge as Dionyd and Ted Scott as Eraclitus in the STAR TREK episode, 'Plato's Stepchildren.' Original air date, November 22, 1968. Season 3, episode 10. Image is a screen grab.". CBS Photo Archive. Getty Images. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Schuster, Hal; Rathbone, Wendy (1994-12-21). Trek: The Unauthorized A-Z. HarperPrism. pp. 215–. ISBN 9780061054358. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living. WorldCat
- Leslie Howard - A Quite Remarkable Life.
- "Leslie Howard: the matinee idol who became a war hero". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-08-01.