Philip Bond (actor)

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Philip Bond
Philip George William Bond Portrait.jpg
Born (1934-11-01)1 November 1934
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
Died 17 January 2017(2017-01-17) (aged 82)
Madeira
Occupation Actor
Years active 1956–2007
Spouse(s) Pat Sandys
Children Abigail Bond
Samantha Bond
Matthew Bond.

Philip George William Bond (1 November 1934 – 17 January 2017) was a British actor best known for playing Albert Frazer in 24 episodes of the 1970s BBC nautical drama The Onedin Line.

Life and career[edit]

Bond was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, the son of Matthew William Bond (1899-1951) and Blodwen (née John; 1900-1981); he had an older brother, Ifor John Bond (1929-1992), and a twin sister, Shirley.[1] Bond's first acting experience was at Burton Boys' Grammar School, where he was a pupil, and in addition attended classes at the School of Speech and Drama in Burton.[2] In 1952 he joined the Central School of Speech and Drama (then based in rooms in the Royal Albert Hall), where contemporaries included Delena Kidd, Heather Sears and Ian Hendry.[3] In 1957, he played Sir John Marraby in the musical Zuleika, based on the novel Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm.

His first television role was in the series ITV Television Playhouse (1958–61). He later appeared in, among others, The Saint (1963), Doctor Who (1964), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1968), The Avengers (1969), Z-Cars (1969–75), Only Fools and Horses (1985), Casualty (2007), and Midsomer Murders (2007).

Bond's film roles include Count Five and Die (1957), Orders to Kill (1958), Foxhole in Cairo (1960), I Want What I Want (1972), and Fever Pitch (1997). He was interviewed in the 2008 documentary The Cult of The Onedin Line.

He married the television producer Pat Sandys (1926–2000) in 1959. The marriage was later dissolved.[4] With Sandys he is the father of actresses Abigail and Samantha Bond,[5] and the film and TV journalist Matthew Bond. He lived in the South Wales village of Abergwynfi.

He died at the age of 82 on 17 January 2017, while on holiday in Madeira.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1957 Count Five and Die Piet van Wijt
1958 Orders to Kill Nils Uncredited
1960 Hell is a City Headquarters PC Uncredited
Foxhole in Cairo German Signals Sergeant
1972 I Want What I Want Philip
1990 Destroying Angel Desk Clerk
1997 Fever Pitch Turnstile Operator

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1956

1958

1961

ITV Television Playhouse Leading Seaman Hillbrook

Shefford

Geoff Stone

unknown

Season 1, Episode 33: "Morning Departure"

Season 3, Episode 46: "Cornelius"

Season 6: (2 episodes)

1956

1960

1964

ITV Play of the Week Private McClelland

Mark Elliott

Tom Veryan

Season 2, Episode 8: "Yellow Jack"

Season 5, Episode 36: "The Green Pack"

Season 9, Episode 53: "A Choice of Coward #3: The Vortex"

1960 The Voodoo Factor Dr. Tony Wilson Season 1: (3 episodes)
Theatre 70 unknown Season 1, Episode 10: "The Neighbour"
1961 Walk a Crooked Mile Fergus Ryder Season 1, Episode 1
Storyboard Johnny Season 1, Episode 3: "The Middle Men"
The Terrorists 2nd Lieutenant Hargreaves TV Movie
BBC Sunday-Night Play Phillip Barron

Lieutenant Mueller

Season 2, Episode 17: "The Intervener"

Season 3, Episode 12: "The Judge and His Hangman"

1963 Suspense Colin Bannerman Season 2, Episode 10: "Project Survival"
It Happened Like This Bob Tennant Season 1, Episode 13: "The Black Monk"
Sergeant Cork George Melrose Season 1, Episode 9: "The Case of the Sleeping Coachman"
The Saint Kenneth Ripwell Season 2, Episode 5: "The Elusive Ellshaw"
Maupassant unknown Season 1, Episode 12: "Foolish Wives"
1964 Doctor Who Ganatus Season 1: (5 episodes)
A Choice of Coward David Veryan Season 1, Episode 3: "The Vortex"
The Old Wive's Table Gerald Scales TV Movie
The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling Holden Season 1, Episode 21: "Without Benefit of Clergy
1965 Redcap Captain Pelly Season 1, Episode 12: "A Place of Refuge"
The Flying Swan Conrad Stern Season 1, Episode 2: "Trial Plan"
199 Park Lane Tony Ashman Season 1, Episode 1: "The New Tenant"
No Hiding Place Julian Forrester

Goldie Padgett

Season 7, Episode 12: "Music for Murder"

Season 8, Episode 7: "Run, Johnny, Run"

1966 Armchair Theatre unknown Season 6, Episode 27: "The Long Nightmare"
1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Norton Season 1, Episode 11: "The Black Doctor"
The Revenue White Season 1, Episode 8: "Sometimes There's a Bonus"
1967

1968

Man in a Suitcase Luis

Philip Oliver

Season 1: (2 episodes)
1968 Theatre 625 Stephen

Stephens

Andrei

Season 5: (3 episodes)
BBC Play of the Month Gilles de Rais Season 4, Episode 1: "St. Joan"
Sherlock Holmes Stapleton Season 2: (2 episodes)
The Jazz Age Rupert Season 1, Episode 5: "Lily Christine"
The Champions Officer Season 1, Episode 4: "The Experiment"
1969 The Avengers Lieutenant Roy Casper Season 7, Episode 14: "The Interrogators"
Canterbury Tales Knight Season 1, Episode 5: "The Wife of Bath's Tale/ The Clerk's Tale
1969-

1970

1975

The Main Chance Peter Findon Season 1: (5 episodes)

Season 2: (6 episodes)

Season 4, Episode 4: "Payment by Result"

1969

1975

Z-Cars Hatchett

Dag Erikson

Season 6, Episode 276: "Two for the Record: Part 2"
1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre Peter Blakeman Season 5, Episode 14: "The Chief Whip Sends His Compliments"
1971 Doomwatch Inspector Drew Season 2, Episode 10: "The Human Time Bomb"
Jason King Jaevert Season 1, Episode 11: "Flamingos Only Fly on Tuesdays"
1971-

1972

The Onedin Line Albert Frazer Season 1: (12 episodes)

Season 2: (12 episodes)

1972 The Man Outside unknown Season 1, Episode 11: "Doubts Are Traitors"
1974 Justice Dr. Daniel Richards Season 3, Episode 3: "Duty of Care"
Dial M for Murder Simon Page Season 1, Episode 8: "Whatever's Peter Playing At?"
Marked Personal Ray Falk Season 1: (2 episodes)
1974

1976

Warship Commander Hilliard

Loader

Season 2, Episode 2: "Without Just Cause"

Season 3, Episode 11: "Divert with Despatch"

1975 Late Call Timbo Egan Season 1, Episode 4
The ITV Play Major Buxton Season 1, Episode 4: "House in Regent Place: The Barrier"
1977 Crown Court Clifford Grant Season 6, Episode 40: "Capers Among the Catacombs: Part 1"
The Children of the New Forest Ratcilffe Season 1: (4 episodes)
1978 An Englishman's Castle Inspector Season 1: (2 episodes)
1979 Kids Michael Gibbons Season 1, Episode 13: "David"
1980 The Sandbaggers Sir Roderick Hives Season 3, Episode 3: "Unusual Approach"
Shoestring Keith Season 2, Episode 9: "Where Was I?"
1981 Hedda Gabler Eilert Lovborg TV Movie
1984 Love and Marriage Peterson Season 1, Episode 5: "Home Is the Sailor"
Cold Warrior Lord Stoneway Season 1, Episode 1: "Bright Sting"
1985 Travellers by Night Hugo Schneider Season 1: (2 episodes)
Only Fools and Horses Hendrik Van Kleefe Season 4, Episode 8: "To Hull and Back"
1986 The Oldest Goose in the Business Max TV Movie
1987 Bergerac Temperley Season 5, Episode 8: "Poison"
1992 Forever Green Claud Taylor Season 2, Episode 6
1993 Lovejoy Duncan Strong Season 4, Episode 6: "Second Fiddle"
1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Tyrrel

Narrator

Season 2: (2 episodes)
1997 Our Boy Magistrate TV Movie
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Walter Bray TV Movie
2007 Casualty Dave Pickard Season 21, Episode 24: "No Return"
Midsomer Murders Dr. Wyatt Season 10, Episode 8: "Death in a Chocolate Box"
2008 The Cult of The Onedin Line Himself TV Documentary, (final television appearance)

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