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Colin Gordon

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 april 1911
Death 4 october 1972 (at 61 years) at England (United-kingdom)

Colin Gordon (27 April 1911 – 4 October 1972) was a British actor born in Ceylon.

He was educated at Marlborough College and Christ Church, Oxford. He made his first West End appearance in 1934 as the hind legs of a horse in a production of Toad of Toad Hall. From 1936 to 1939 he was a director with the Fred Melville Repertory Company at Brixton. He served in the army during World War II for six years. His performance in 1948 as Rupert Billings in The Happiest Days of Your Life won the Clarence Derwent award.

Gordon had a long career in British cinema and television from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing government officials. His films include The Pink Panther and Casino Royale (both with Peter Sellers, alongside whom he made five films). In the ITC series The Prisoner (1967) he portrayed Number Two twice in "The General" and later in "A. B. and C.". The episodes were subsequently broadcast in reverse order.

Gordon was a regular in another ITC production, The Baron playing civil servant Templeton-Green opposite Steve Forrest. He also played the host and occasional narrator of the 1969 London Weekend Television series The Complete and Utter History of Britain, which arose from a pre-Monty Python collaboration between Michael Palin and Terry Jones; and was the Airport Commandant in the 1967 Doctor Who story The Faceless Ones. He was also in Bachelor Father and made a notable guest appearance in "The Holiday" episode of Steptoe and Son. In 1961 he appeared as the Doctor in "The Lift" episode of Hancock.

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Filmography of Colin Gordon (64 films)

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Jumping For Joy, 1h31
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Frankie Howerd, Lindsay Pulsipher, Stanley Holloway, Joe Estevez, Joan Hickson, Lionel Jeffries
Roles Max, the commentator
Rating63% 3.1879553.1879553.1879553.1879553.187955
A man buys a greyhound and enters it in a major race, but discovers the dog has one paw in the grave. As our hero nurses the pooch back to health, he also gets mixed up with criminals who want to fix the race by doping dogs.
The Boys
The Boys (1991)
, 2h3
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors James Woods, Richard Todd, John Lithgow, Robert Morley, Joanna Gleason, Dudley Sutton
Roles Gordon Lonsdale
Rating71% 3.5833753.5833753.5833753.5833753.583375
A night watchman at a garage is found murdered, and four teddy boys are put on trial for the crime. Witnesses and suspects give differing accounts of the lead-up to the crime, and the truth emerges.
Trail of the Pink Panther, 1h36
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Sellers, David Niven, Herbert Lom, Richard Mulligan, Joanna Lumley, Capucine
Roles Tucker
Rating50% 2.5027652.5027652.5027652.5027652.502765
When the famous Pink Panther diamond is stolen again from Lugash, Chief Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is called on the case despite protests by Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom). While on the case, Clouseau is pursued by the Mafia. Clouseau first goes to London to interrogate Sir Charles Lytton (having forgotten that he lives in the South of France). Traveling to the airport, he accidentally blows up his car, but mistakenly believes it an assassination attempt, and disguises himself in a heavy cast on the flight, which causes complications in the air and on land and leads to an awkward introduction to the Scotland Yard detectives at Heathrow. Meanwhile, Dreyfus learns from Scotland Yard that Libyan terrorists have marked Clouseau for assassination; but permits him to continue.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, 1h39
Directed by Jerry Paris
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Jerry Lewis, Terry-Thomas, Jacqueline Pearce, Bernard Cribbins, Patricia Routledge, Nicholas Parsons
Roles Mr. Hartford
Rating48% 2.419762.419762.419762.419762.41976
George Lester (Jerry Lewis) is an American living in Britain. His passion is get-rich-quick schemes, and they have caused financial and personal grief for him and his wife, Pamela, (Jacqueline Pearce) who is considering divorce if he continues with them.
Subterfuge (1968)

Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Gene Barry, Joan Collins, Richard Todd, Tom Adams, Suzanna Leigh, Michael Rennie
Roles Kitteridge
Rating62% 3.1019553.1019553.1019553.1019553.101955
A young wife is becoming very distraught over the fact that her husband, a secret service "spy" for Britain, has changed his mind about transferring away so that he can spend more time with her and their young son. He has grown cold and distant towards her; she thinks it's because of the secretiveness of his work. Meanwhile, a U.S spy comes to Britain and is induced to help the British "team" with an undercover spy ring...
Casino Royale, 2h11
Directed by Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes, Val Guest, Richard Talmadge, Joseph McGrath
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, William Holden
Roles Casino Director
Rating52% 2.6025952.6025952.6025952.6025952.602595
The story of Casino Royale is told in an episodic format. Val Guest oversaw the assembly of the sections, although he turned down the credit of "co-ordinating director".
The Family Way, 1h55
Directed by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, John Mills, Marjorie Rhodes, Murray Head, Avril Angers
Roles Mr Hutton, Travel Agent
Rating72% 3.643673.643673.643673.643673.64367
Following the wedding of young Jenny Piper and Arthur Fitton (Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett), a rowdy reception is held at a local pub where the newlyweds are subjected to much well-meaning but vulgar ribaldry.
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery, 1h30
Directed by Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about education, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley, Richard Wattis
Roles Noakes
Rating59% 2.9525552.9525552.9525552.9525552.952555
"Alphonse" Askett (Frankie Howerd) is a hairdresser who is also the operational leader of a gang of crooks who are led behind the scenes by an invisible mastermind (voiced by Stratford Johns). He gives instructions to Askett about the robbery, Operation Windfall, using a variety of James Bond-like communications devices—including a converted showerhead.
The Trygon Factor, 1h24
Directed by Cyril Frankel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Stewart Granger, Susan Hampshire, Robert Morley, Cathleen Nesbitt, Brigitte Horney, Sophie Hardy
Roles Dice
Rating59% 2.962642.962642.962642.962642.96264
A Scotland Yard inspector is called to investigate a series of unsolved robberies. Inspector Cooper-Smith (Stewart Granger) arrives at the country manor of a respectable English family. He discovers Livia Emberday (Cathleen Nesbitt), the mistress of the house, has turned to crime in order to bolster the family's flagging fortunes. With assistance from an order of bogus nuns, stolen goods end up in the warehouse of Hamlyn (Robert Morley), purportedly a respectable businessman.
The Psychopath, 1h22
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Jeu, Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about toys, Films about psychiatry
Actors Patrick Wymark, Alexander Knox, Margaret Johnston, John Standing, Thorley Walters, Colin Gordon
Roles Dr. Glyn
Rating60% 3.0060553.0060553.0060553.0060553.006055
A police inspector investigates a string of murders where the victims have dolls attached to their bodies. The trail soon leads to one Mrs. Von Sturm, who knows a set of dark secrets that may hold the key to the murders.
The Liquidator, 1h45
Directed by Jack Cardiff, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St John, Wilfrid Hyde-White, David Tomlinson, Akim Tamiroff
Roles Vicar, Mostyn's agent on the Côte d'Azur
Rating59% 2.9537152.9537152.9537152.9537152.953715
In 1944 during World War II, tank corps Sergeant "Boysie" Oakes stumbles and unwittingly shoots and kills two men attempting to assassinate British Intelligence Major Mostyn (Trevor Howard) in Paris. Mostyn mistakenly believes Oakes was lethal on purpose.
The Counterfeit Constable, 1h30
Directed by Robert Dhéry, Pierre Tchernia
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Rugby, Rugby à XV
Actors Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset, Diana Dors, Ronald Fraser, Arthur Mullard, Henri Génès
Roles Le dentiste
Rating61% 3.0976653.0976653.0976653.0976653.097665
La veille de son mariage et à l'insu de sa fiancée, Henri assiste au match de rugby Angleterre-France à Twickenham. Un supporter anglais lui ayant cassé deux dents lors de la rencontre, Henri se fait soigner par un dentiste de Londres qui lui demande de rester deux heures sans ouvrir la bouche. Pendant ce temps, le dentiste doit s'occuper d'un bobby (policier) qui a laissé au vestiaire, casque et uniforme. Pour passer le temps, Henri revêt l'uniforme et sort malencontreusement sur le palier du cabinet. Commencent alors les pérégrinations burlesques d'Henri, policier présumé mais muet, dans la capitale anglaise... Recherché par un nombre sans cesse croissant de personnes, il tente de résoudre non sans mal, son problème et retrouver son chemin jusque chez le dentiste.
The Running Man, 1h43
Directed by Carol Reed
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Fernando Rey, Felix Aylmer, Eleanor Summerfield
Roles Solicitor
Rating65% 3.2998053.2998053.2998053.2998053.299805
In Croydon, England, seemingly grieving Stella Black (Lee Remick) has just returned home from her husband's funeral. Apparently, he died in a gliding accident when the glider he had rented crashed into the sea, and his body was never recovered. In reality, she knows her husband Rex Black (Laurence Harvey) is still alive and has been in hiding at a seaside boarding house for three months under the assumed name of Erskine, a shoe salesman on vacation, between the time of his "death" and the funeral. He has just clandestinely returned home following the funeral. They are perpetrating this ruse to collect on the £50,000 life insurance money from the Excelsior Insurance Company. They feel Excelsior owes them this money as, in the previous year, Excelsior did not pay out a £20,000 business insurance claim when his airplane, which he used to operate his own transport company, went down in bad weather on a flight to Hamburg, West Germany, and was destroyed. His insurance had lapsed by two days due to someone's error in not paying the latest premium – Rex admitting that it may have been his error - which in turn ruined his business.
Bitter Harvest, 1h36
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Janet Munro, John Stride, Alan Badel, Dame Thora Hird, Vanda Godsell, Richard Thorpe
Roles Charles
Rating61% 3.0552753.0552753.0552753.0552753.055275
Jennie Jones hails from the countryside when she decides to the travel to the big city. There, she is continually befriended by the wrong crowd and finds herself down on her luck and ultimately contemplating her own demise.
Heavens Above!, 1h58
Directed by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael, Brock Peters
Roles Prime Minister
Rating67% 3.3962253.3962253.3962253.3962253.396225
The plot features Sellers as a naive but caring prison chaplain accidentally assigned as vicar to a small and prosperous country town of Orbiston Parva, in place of Ian Carmichael's upper class cleric, with whom he shares a name. His belief in charity and forgiveness sets him at odds with the locals, whose assertions that they are good, Christian people are in Smallwood's view belied by their behaviour and ideas. He creates social ructions by appointing a black dustman (Brock Peters) as his churchwarden, taking in a gypsy family, and persuading local landowner Lady Despard (Isabel Jeans) to provide free food for the church to distribute free to the people of the town. However, all his good works lead to trouble.