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19 June 1916
|Died||1 May 1985
|Spouse(s)||Hana Maria Pravda|
He began his career in Czechoslovakia, where he was credited as Jiří Pravda, and then emigrated to the United Kingdom.
He appeared in numerous British films and television series.
His film credits include: Battle of the V-1 (1958), Thunderball (1965), Inspector Clouseau (1968), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), The Kremlin Letter (1970), Taste of Excitement (1970), The London Connection (1979), Hanover Street (1979) and Firefox (1982).
TV appearances include: No Hiding Place, The Avengers, The Saint, The Baron, The Prisoner, Special Branch, Department S, Callan, Softly, Softly, Doctor Who (in the serials The Enemy of the World, The Mutants and The Deadly Assassin), Doomwatch, Codename, Public Eye, Spy Trap, Moonbase 3, Colditz, I, Claudius, The Duchess of Duke Street, 1990, The Professionals, The Onedin Line, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Chessgame and Bulman.
His wife Hana Maria was also an actor.