as Edward Pengelley in Poirot (1990)
23 October 1928|
London, England, UK
11 January 2014 (aged 85)|
Willis had a leading role in the ITV drama series The Sandbaggers as Matthew Peele. He also appeared in Z Cars as DCS Richards, Within These Walls as Charles Radley, and Doctor Who as corporate polluter Stevens in The Green Death. He played Praetorian Guard commander Macro in the ITV Roman series The Caesars. Other television appearances include the cult children's television series Freewheelers as the manic Professor Nero, and the science fiction police drama Space Precinct as Captain Podley.
His film credits included Siege of the Saxons (1963), A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964), Khartoum (1966), The Magus (1968), Doomwatch (1972), Yellow Dog (1973), Winstanley (1975), Lifeforce (1985), God's Outlaw (1986), Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991), Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) and Orlando (1992).
- Foxhole in Cairo (1960) - 1st British Signals Sergeant
- Siege of the Saxons (1963) - The Limping Man
- A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964) - Detective Inspector Armstrong
- Khartoum (1966) - Frank Power (uncredited)
- The Magus (1968) - 'False' German Officer
- Doomwatch (1972) - Lt. Com. Tavener
- Yellow Dog (1973) - Hawk Curtis
- Winstanley (1975) - General Lord Fairfax
- Lifeforce (1985) - Pathologist
- God's Outlaw (1986) - Bishop Stokesley
- Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) - Mycroft Holmes
- Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) - Mycroft Holmes
- Orlando (1992) - Translator
- A Business Affair (1994) - Moderator
- The Sea Change (1998) - Older Board Member
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) - Councillor 1
- Jerome Willis obituary The Guardian 26-Jan-2014
- "Jerome Willis: Character actor and Shakespearian specialist who was".
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- "BFI Screenonline: Sandbaggers, The (1978-80) Credits". www.screenonline.org.uk.
- "Jerome Willis". www.aveleyman.com.
- "The Caesars: S". www.aveleyman.com.
- "Jerome Willis - Obituaries - The Stage". 3 February 2014.
- "Jerome Willis". TVGuide.com.
- "Production of Pericles - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
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