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Herbert Lom is a Actor and Director Tchèque born on 12 september 1917 at Prague (Republique tcheque)

Herbert Lom

Herbert Lom
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Birth name Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchačevič ze Schluderpacheru
Nationality Republique tcheque
Birth 12 september 1917 at Prague (Republique tcheque)
Death 27 september 2012 (at 95 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Herbert Lom ([ɦɛrbɛrt lom]; 11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a Czech-born British film and television actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939. In a career lasting more than 60 years he appeared in character roles, usually portraying villains early in his career and professional men in later years.

Lom was noted for a precise, elegant enunciation of English. He is best known for his roles in The Ladykillers and The Pink Panther film series.

Biography

À l'arrivée des nazis en 1938, il part se réfugier en Angleterre où il anime des émissions de propagande destinées à la Tchécoslovaquie. Dès l'un de ses tout premiers films, The Young Mr. Pitt de Carol Reed (1942), il interprète Napoléon, et se spécialise rapidement dans les personnages douteux et inquiétants, tenant plus rarement des rôles sympathiques. Dans les années 1940-50, il apparaît notamment en psychiatre dans Le Septième Voile avec James Mason, en organisateur de combats de lutte dans Les forbans de la nuit de Jules Dassin aux côtés de Richard Widmark et dans le rôle de l'un des bandits de Tueurs de dames, un classique de l'humour noir anglais où il côtoie Alec Guinness et Peter Sellers. Il incarne pour la seconde fois Napoléon dans Guerre et paix en 1956.

Herbert Lom mène une carrière riche et internationale, interprétant des seconds rôles dans Spartacus de Stanley Kubrick, Le Cid ou Pancho Villa. On le retrouve en Capitaine Némo dans L'Île mystérieuse puis il se montre tout disposé à servir le cinéma fantastique et d'épouvante durant la période Hammer : il incarne notamment Le Fantôme de l'Opéra dans le film homonyme de Terence Fisher en 1962, ou encore Van Helsing dans Les Nuits de Dracula avec Christopher Lee et un petit rôle dans Asylum. De son imposante filmographie, on retient en particulier le rôle du commissaire Dreyfus, rendu fou par les maladresses de l'inspecteur Clouseau dans la saga de La panthère rose de Blake Edwards. Il est présent à partir du second épisode en 1964 et reste fidèle au personnage jusqu'au huitième et dernier volet réalisé par Blake Edwards en 1993. Parmi ses dernières apparitions, on retiendra le rôle (sympathique) du Dr Weizak dans Dead Zone de David Cronenberg (1983).

À la télévision, il fut (encore !) un psychiatre dans la série The Human Jungle (1963-1964). Ses apparitions en guest-star de séries sont très rares, hormis dans Des agents très spéciaux (1967) et Hawaï police d'état (1971). Toutefois, absent des écrans pendant une dizaine d'années, Herbert Lom est revenu en 2004 dans un épisode de Miss Marple avec Geraldine McEwan. Il a écrit plusieurs romans.

Herbert Lom meurt le 27 septembre 2012 à Londres à l’âge de 95 ans.

Best films

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
(Actor)
War and Peace (1956)
(Actor)
North West Frontier (1959)
(Actor)
The Seventh Veil (1945)
(Actor)

Usually with

Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(7 films)
Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(9 films)
Maria Rohm
Maria Rohm
(7 films)
Burt Kwouk
Burt Kwouk
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Herbert Lom (102 films)

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Actor

Son of the Pink Panther, 1h33
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller
Actors Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale, Burt Kwouk, Shabana Azmi, Debrah Farentino
Roles Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus
Rating38% 1.9077551.9077551.9077551.9077551.907755
Princess Yasmin of Lugash (Debrah Farentino) is abducted in French territorial waters off the coast of Nice by terrorists led by a mercenary named Hans (Robert Davi) in order to force her father to abdicate and allow her disgraced stepmother's lover, a military general with terrorist ties to an unfriendly neighboring kingdom, to claim the throne. Police Commissioner Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is tasked with solving the case of the kidnapped princess. While investigating her disappearance in the South of France, he has a run-in with the kidnappers, and a local gendarme, named Jacques Gambrelli (Roberto Benigni). Gambrelli opens the trunk of the kidnapper's van and unknowingly spies the Princess who he believes is the driver's sister en route to the hospital.
The Pope Must Die, 1h37
Directed by Peter Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Mafia films, Films about religion, Gangster films
Actors Robbie Coltrane, Alex Rocco, Beverly D'Angelo, Ade Edmondson, Paul Bartel, Peter Richardson
Roles Vittorio Corelli
Rating50% 2.5065752.5065752.5065752.5065752.506575
The plot is predicated on the Vatican being controlled by the Mafia boss Vittorio Corelli (Herbert Lom). The movie opens with the death of the previous Pope followed by a twenty-five day conclave where the Mob's tame Cardinal Cardinal Rocco (Alex Rocco) successfully persuades the College of Cardinals to elect in absentia the Mafia's favoured candidate to the papacy, Albini (Janez Vajevec), a priest in the service of the Mafia, whom Rocco passes off as an absent "Cardinal Albini".
The Devil's Daughter, 1h56
Directed by Michele Soavi
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano, Carla Cassola, Richard Sammel, Tomas Arana
Roles Moebius Kelly
Rating62% 3.1466053.1466053.1466053.1466053.146605
Following a 70s set prologue, the film takes place in present day Frankfurt, Germany. Miriam Kreisl (Kelly Curtis) is a young schoolteacher who narrowly misses her car hitting an old man carrying a box. Reluctantly, she takes in Moebius Kelly (Herbert Lom), the mysterious old man. What she doesn't know is that their meeting is no accident. Moebius is the elder of a Satanic sect and she has been chosen to give birth to the son of Satan.
Ten Little Indians, 1h38
Directed by Alan Birkinshaw
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Donald Pleasence, Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Herbert Lom, Warren Berlinger, Paul L. Smith
Roles Gen. Brancko Romensky
Rating47% 2.371182.371182.371182.371182.37118
A group of ten disparate people, strangers to each other, have all been summoned by a mysterious host named Mr. Owen to travel to Africa and join him on a safari he is hosting. Things turn ominous from the beginning, however. First their native guides abandon them, then more natives cut a bridge line across a deep ravine (their only way in and out of camp). As a result, the ten guests find themselves isolated in their hunting camp. In addition, their host, Mr. Owen, is strangely absent. Following their dinner, by means of a gramophone recording, an inhuman voice accuses each person of a murder that they each had caused and escaped justice. Events go from being unsettling to deadly when the guests start dying one by one in the fashion of the English Nursery Rhyme 'Ten Little Indians'. As each death occurs, the ten small Indian dolls that adorn the centre of the dining table disappear as each person dies which leads the guests to realize that they are being executed at the hands of a homicidal maniac among them - and that perhaps Mr. Owen is, in fact, one of them.
River of Death, 1h40
Directed by Steve Carver
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Robert Vaughn, Donald Pleasence, Herbert Lom, L. Q. Jones, Cynthia Erland
Roles Colonel Ricardo Diaz
Rating43% 2.1704252.1704252.1704252.1704252.170425
Le docteur Manteuffel, a pour ignoble but de trouver un virus qui éliminerait les non-aryens, ou toutes personnes en situation de handicap. Afin de poursuivre ces recherches et expériences en secret, le sinistre docteur s'isole au cœur de la jungle sud-américaine. Seul l'aventurier John Hamilton semble capable de le trouver. Il faudra pour cela traverser l'infernale rivière de la mort...
River of Death
Directed by Steve Carver
Genres Adventure
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Robert Vaughn, Donald Pleasence, Herbert Lom, L. Q. Jones
Roles Colonel Ricardo Diaz
Rating43% 2.1704252.1704252.1704252.1704252.170425
Un aventurier décide d'aller à la recherche de la cité perdue dans la jungle amazonienne. Une équipe hétéroclite d'autres personnes avec des raisons de leur propre décident de se joindre à lui pour la richesse de la cité perdue. Mais à leur horreur, ils découvrent qu'ils ont peu plus qu'ils ne peuvent mâcher. Qu'est-ce avec un médecin faisant encore ses Nazie expériences sur les gens au même endroit.
Scoop
Scoop (1987)

Directed by Gavin Millar
Origin United-kingdom
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Michael Maloney, Denholm Elliott, Michael Hordern, Herbert Lom, Donald Pleasence, Nicola Pagett
Rating61% 3.053763.053763.053763.053763.05376
In a case of mistaken identity, a naive young columnist for the Daily Beast is sent to cover a war in Ishmaelia. A confused editor, Mr. Salter (Denholm Elliott), acting on the orders of his much feared 'boss', Lord Copper (Donald Pleasence), tells William Boot (Michael Maloney) to cover the ongoing war as the correspondent for the Beast. Boot normally writes about British country life, but is too timid, and worried about losing his job for good, to say otherwise when he is ordered overseas. Boot is soon up to his neck in intrigue. All the foreign journalists are confined to the capital of Ishmaelia, and they are not allowed to leave unless permission has been given by the Minister of Propaganda. The journalists stick together, drinking and trying to pass time, but they watch each other jealously for signs that someone may have a story to send home. However, Lord Hitchcock, the correspondent for the Daily Brute, is noticeably absent, and this sends the reporters on an insane quest into the desert in the hope of finding the sought-after 'scoop'.
Whoops Apocalypse, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Loretta Swit, Herbert Lom, Simon Dormandy, Michael Richards, Peter Cook, Richard Wilson
Roles Gen. Mosquera
Rating61% 3.051413.051413.051413.051413.05141
The beginning of the film parodies the Falklands War when a small British colony is invaded by its neighbour, the fictional country of Maguadora, whose dictator General Mosquera is played by Herbert Lom. The new President of the United States, Barbara Adams, tried to sort out the mess (both countries are hard on communism) but the peace talks are sabotaged by Lacrobat (Michael Richards), the world's leading terrorist. The British, under the leadership of PM Sir Mortimer Chris, send in a task force to seize the islands back. For revenge Mosquera hires Lacrobat to kidnap the British Princess Wendy, in order to hold her to ransom to get the British out. Sir Mortimer then threatens that unless she is returned in 48 hours, he will release a nuclear strike. So now President Barbara Adams not only has to deal with Mosquera and Lacrobat, she must also deal with Sir Mortimer, and also with the fact that Mosqueara decides to align himself with Russia, and this whole thing could start World War III.
King Solomon's Mines, 1h40
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies, Shaike Ophir, Bernard Archard
Roles Colonel Bockner
Rating52% 2.6015652.6015652.6015652.6015652.601565
Jesse Huston (Sharon Stone) hires Allan Quatermain to find her father, believed lost on an expedition to find the fabled King Solomon's Mines. Together with his companion, the mysterious Umbopo, they penetrate unknown country, following a map believed to be genuine. It transpires that Professor Huston has been captured by a German military expedition on the same quest, led by Bockner (Herbert Lom), a single-minded knackwurst-munching, bald-headed Colonel and a ruthless Turkish slave-trader and adventurer, Dogati (John Rhys-Davies). Huston is being forced to interpret another map, also believed to be genuine.
Memed, My Hawk
Directed by Peter Ustinov
Genres Drama
Actors Peter Ustinov, Herbert Lom, Michael Elphick, Rosalie Crutchley, Relja Bašić, Simon Dutton
Roles Ali Safa Bey
Rating61% 3.0548653.0548653.0548653.0548653.054865
In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt governor.
Lace
Lace (1984)

Directed by William Hale
Genres Drama
Actors Phoebe Cates, Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Anthony Higgins, Angela Lansbury
Roles Monsier Chardin
Rating69% 3.495213.495213.495213.495213.49521
Ce téléfilm plonge dans la mémoire enfouie de trois amies, autrefois pensionnaires d'une école renommée en Suisse, où elles ont scellé leur secret. Mais le passé ressurgit, entraînant avec lui des questions qui vont remettre en cause l'amitié et le présent.
The Dead Zone, 1h43
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Psychologie, Political films
Actors Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst
Roles Dr. Sam Weizak
Rating71% 3.598763.598763.598763.598763.59876
In the town of Castle Rock, New Hampshire, Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken), a young schoolteacher, is in love with his colleague Sarah Bracknell (Brooke Adams). After having a headache following a ride on a roller-coaster, Johnny politely declines when Sarah asks if he wants to spend the night with her.
Curse of the Pink Panther, 1h49
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Robert Loggia
Roles Chief Insp. Charles LaRousse Dreyfus
Rating43% 2.152422.152422.152422.152422.15242
While investigating the theft of the Pink Panther diamond (in the previous film Trail of the Pink Panther), Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers), hailed as France's greatest detective, disappeared at sea during a plane crash. His former superior, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), is pressured to oversee Operation Paragon and utilize Interpol's fictitious Huxley Huxley 600 computer Aldous to find the world's greatest detective to solve the crime.
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 Chef Inspektor Charles Dreyfus
Rating49% 2.453182.453182.453182.453182.45318
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.