Philip Locke

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Philip Locke
Philip Lockevargas.jpg
Locke as Vargas in Thunderball 1965
Born Roy James Locke
(1928-03-29)29 March 1928
Marylebone, London, England, UK
Died 19 April 2004(2004-04-19) (aged 76)
Dedham, Essex, England, UK
Years active 1956–1998
Partner(s) Michael Ivan

Philip Locke (29 March 1928, London – 19 April 2004, Dedham, Essex) was an English actor.[1]


Early career[edit]

He trained at RADA, and from the late 1950s was part of the ensemble at the Royal Court Theatre, where John Osborne described him as "special and reliable".[2][3]


On television, he will be remembered by fans of the science fiction series Doctor Who for his appearance in the 1982 serial Four to Doomsday as Bigon. Other TV credits include: The Baron, The Avengers episodes 'The Frighteners' (1961), 'Mandrake' (1964), and 'From Venus With Love' (1967), The Saint, The Champions, Department S, Z-Cars, Pennies from Heaven, The Omega Factor, Codename Icarus, The Box of Delights, Bergerac, Inspector Morse, Jeeves and Wooster, Minder, Antony and Cleopatra, She Fell Among Thieves (BBC), Oliver Twist, Ivanhoe and Jekyll & Hyde.[4]


A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he also played "Professor Moriarty" on Broadway in Sherlock Holmes in 1974–76 and appeared in Amadeus at the National Theatre.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Locke was survived by his companion Michael Ivan.[2]



  1. ^ "Philip Locke". BFI.
  2. ^ a b c "Philip Locke". 24 April 2004.
  3. ^ "Philip Locke". The Stage.
  4. ^ "Philip Locke movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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