Kevin Stoney

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Kevin Stoney
Actor Kevin Stoney.jpg
Born Kevin Thomas Harvest Stoney
(1921-01-22)22 January 1921
Nowgong, Assam, India
Died 22 January 2008(2008-01-22) (aged 87)
Chiswick, London
Cause of death Skin cancer
Occupation Actor
Notable work Mavic Chen in Doctor Who

Kevin Stoney (22 January 1921[1] – 22 January 2008[2]) was an English actor, best known for his television roles.[3][4]

During World War II, Stoney served with the Royal Air Force.[5]

He is well remembered by fans of the science fiction series Doctor Who for his roles in three serials—the treacherous Mavic Chen in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965), villainous magnate Tobias Vaughn in The Invasion (1968) and Tyrum in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975).[6] Stoney also appeared in two episodes of another science fiction series, Blake's 7, playing Councillor Joban in the episode Hostage and Ardus in the episode Animals.[7][8]

He is also noted for his role as the astrologer Thrasyllus in the 1976 BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, a role he had earlier played in Granada Television's 1969 series The Caesars.[6]

Other credits include: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Saint, Danger Man, The Avengers, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, The Prisoner, Softly, Softly, Man in a Suitcase, The Troubleshooters, Doomwatch, Freewheelers, Z-Cars, The Tomorrow People, Ace of Wands, Special Branch, The Onedin Line, Fall of Eagles, Space: 1999, The New Avengers, Quatermass, Bergerac, All Creatures Great and Small, The Bill and in the highest rated episode of Inspector Morse.[5][9]

In 1985, it was reported in the Doctor Who fan magazine DWB that Kevin Stoney had died at the age of 64, but in 1987, Stoney made an appearance at a Doctor Who convention to prove he was very much alive, to the shock of the fans. He retired in 1993.[5]

Kevin Stoney died on his 87th birthday, 22 January 2008, in Chiswick, after a long battle with skin cancer.[10]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | STONEY, Kevin". Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Kevin Stoney". 
  3. ^ "kevin stoney, guardian of the solar system -". 
  4. ^ "Kevin Stoney". 
  5. ^ a b c Gaughan, Gavin (17 April 2008). "Kevin Stoney" – via The Guardian. 
  6. ^ a b "Obituaries round-up - Obituaries - The Stage". 13 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Hostage (1979)". 
  8. ^ "Animals (1981)". 
  9. ^ "Kevin Stoney". 
  10. ^ "Kevin Stoney". 6 February 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 

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