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Patrick Wymark is a Actor British born on 11 july 1926 at Cleethorpes (United-kingdom)

Patrick Wymark

Patrick Wymark
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Birth name Patrick Carl Cheeseman
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 july 1926 at Cleethorpes (United-kingdom)
Death 20 october 1970 (at 44 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Patrick Wymark (11 July 1926 – 20 October 1970) was an English, stage, film, and television actor.


Wymark married Olwen Wymark, an American playwright, in 1953. He took his acting name from his grandfather-in-law, the writer William Wymark Jacobs. The couple lived in Parliament Hill, Hampstead, and had four children, including the future actress Jane Wymark. He had a brother, John Cheeseman.

Wymark died suddenly in Melbourne, Australia on 20 October 1970, aged 44, of a heart attack in the hotel room in which he was staying. He had been due to star in the play Sleuth at the Comedy Theatre three days later. On the night of his death, he was to appear on the TV variety program In Melbourne Tonight. He, guest Richard Deacon and host Stuart Wagstaff had just appeared together in a TV production of Hans Christian Andersen stories, and his non-appearance led to several jokes by Wagstaff and Deacon. Host Wagstaff was informed of Wymark's death mid-way through the program, and announced it at the end.

He was buried at Highgate Cemetery in London. Wymark View—located in his home town, Grimsby—is named after him.

Best films

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Usually with

Ron Goodwin
Ron Goodwin
(4 films)
Patrick Magee
Patrick Magee
(3 films)
Peter Brook
Peter Brook
(1 films)
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Filmography of Patrick Wymark (20 films)

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The Blood on Satan's Claw, 1h33
Directed by Piers Haggard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Demons in film, Witches in film
Actors Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Michele Dotrice, James Hayter, Wendy Padbury, Anthony Ainley
Roles The Judge
Rating63% 3.1990153.1990153.1990153.1990153.199015
In early 18th century England. Ralph Gower (Barry Andrews) uncovers a deformed skull with one eye and strange fur on it while ploughing a field. Ralph insists that local judge (Patrick Wymark) look at it, but the skull has vanished and the judge disregards Ralph's supernatural fears. Later, many people in the village become affected by its supernatural power, including a young woman (Tamara Ustinov) who sprouts a claw, and children who find a strange claw and then behave oddly and grow patches of fur on their bodies.
Cromwell (1970)
, 2h19
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Nigel Stock, Geoffrey Keen, Dorothy Tutin
Roles The Earl of Strafford
Rating68% 3.4472853.4472853.4472853.4472853.447285
Oliver Cromwell is a devout Puritan, a country squire, magistrate and former member of Parliament. King Charles I's policies, including the enclosing of common land for the use of wealthy landowners and the introduction of "Popish" and "Romish" rituals into the Church of England have become increasingly grating to many, including Cromwell. In fact Charles regards himself as a devout Anglican, permitting his French Queen to practise Roman Catholicism in private but forbidding her to bring up the young Prince of Wales in that faith. Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World, but, on the eve of their departure, he is persuaded by his friends to stay and resume a role in politics.
Battle of Britain, 2h31
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Harry Andrews, Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Michael Caine
Roles Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Rating69% 3.4992553.4992553.4992553.4992553.499255
In the Battle of France in June 1940, RAF pilots evacuate a small airfield in advance of the German Blitzkrieg. The pilots, along with British and French military, leave just as German aircraft arrive and execute a heavy strafing attack. RAF Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding (Laurence Olivier), realising that an imminent invasion of Great Britain will require every available aircraft and airman to counter it, stops additional aircraft being deployed to France so that they are available to defend Britain. In the next dramatic scene, French civilians watch in awe as a convoy of German troops march into France and take control.
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, 1h41
Directed by Robert Parrish
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Spy
Themes Space adventure films, Spy films, Monde imaginaire, Films about sexuality, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Lynn Loring, George Sewell, Patrick Wymark, Philip Madoc
Roles Jason Webb
Rating62% 3.1489053.1489053.1489053.1489053.148905
In 2069, the unmanned Sun Probe locates a planet lying on the same orbital path as Earth on the opposite side of the Sun. Dr Kurt Hassler (Herbert Lom) of the European Space Exploration Council (EUROSEC) has been relaying the spacecraft's flight data to a rival power in the East; after tracing the transmissions to Hassler's laboratory, Security Chief Mark Neuman (George Sewell) catches the scientist in the act and kills him. EUROSEC director Jason Webb (Patrick Wymark) convinces NASA representative David Poulson (Ed Bishop) that the West must be the first to send a mission to investigate the planet. With EUROSEC member states France and Germany unwilling to provide financial support, Webb obtains majority funding from NASA; American astronaut Colonel Glenn Ross (Roy Thinnes) and British astrophysicist Dr John Kane (Ian Hendry), the head of the Sun Probe project, are assigned to the mission.
Where Eagles Dare, 2h38
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern, William Squire
Roles Col. Wyatt Turner, DSO MC
Rating76% 3.849223.849223.849223.849223.84922
In the winter of 1943–44, U.S. Army Brigadier General George Carnaby (Robert Beatty), a chief planner of the second front, is captured by the Germans when his aircraft is shot down en route to Crete. He is taken for interrogation to the Schloss Adler, a fortress high in the Alps of southern Bavaria. A team of Allied commandos, led by British Major John Smith (Richard Burton) and U.S. Army Ranger Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), is briefed by Colonel Turner (Patrick Wymark) and Admiral Rolland (Michael Hordern) of MI6. Their mission is to parachute in, infiltrate the castle, and rescue General Carnaby before the Germans can interrogate him. MI6 Agent Mary Elison (Mary Ure) accompanies the mission in secret, her presence known only to Major Smith.
Witchfinder General, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Horror, Historical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Political films
Actors Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Hilary Dwyer, Rupert Davies, Robert Russell, Nicky Henson
Roles Cromwell
Rating67% 3.397623.397623.397623.397623.39762
In 1645, during the English Civil War, Matthew Hopkins (Vincent Price), an opportunist and witchhunter, takes advantage of the breakdown in social order to impose a reign of terror in East Anglia. Hopkins and his assistant, John Stearne (Robert Russell), visit village after village, brutally torturing confessions out of suspected witches. They charge the local magistrates for the work they carry out.
Tell Me Lies
Directed by Peter Brook
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Documentary
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Mark Jones, Henry Woolf, Glenda Jackson, Ian Hogg, Patrick Wymark, Eric Allan
Roles Guest
Rating66% 3.3407953.3407953.3407953.3407953.340795
A young couple, Bob Lloyd and Pauline Munro see a photo in a magazine of a baby mutilated by napalm and it changes their lives. They ask is London aware, is London concerned?
Woman Times Seven, 1h40
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Children's films
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Rossano Brazzi, Lex Barker, Anita Ekberg
Roles Henri
Rating60% 3.004623.004623.004623.004623.00462
Les sept sketches se déroulent à Paris. « La Femme », héroïne du film, pleure dans six des sketches (sauf dans Linda) : de chagrin, de rage, de déception, de désespoir ou de mélancolie comme dans le sketch Jean où, dernières images du film, elle verse une larme pudiquement masquée par la pluie qui ruisselle sur la vitre.
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 Inspector Holloway
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.
Repulsion (1965)
, 1h45
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Films about psychiatry, Auto-justice
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Yvonne Furneaux, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Patrick Wymark, James Villiers
Roles le propriétaire
Rating76% 3.848533.848533.848533.848533.84853
Carol Ledoux (Catherine Deneuve), a Belgian manicurist who bites her nails, lives in Kensington, London, with her older sister Helen (Yvonne Furneaux). Carol practically sleepwalks through her days, and interacts awkwardly with men. A would-be suitor, Colin (John Fraser), is flummoxed by her behaviour and she rebuffs his advances, disgusted by them. She hides her head in her pillow against her sister's cries of sexual pleasure with her married boyfriend, Michael (Ian Hendry). When Helen leaves on a holiday to Italy with Michael, Carol appears even more distracted at work, gets sent home, stays in the apartment, leaves a raw, skinned rabbit out to rot, and begins to hallucinate, first seeing the walls cracking, a man breaking in and molesting her, then hands reaching out to grab and attack her. Colin breaks into her apartment when she refuses to acknowledge his adoration and he apologizes for his transgression. When he says he wants to "be with" her "all the time," she bludgeons him to death with a candlestick, dumps the body into the overflowing bathtub, and nails the broken door shut.
The Skull
The Skull (1965)
, 1h30
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Jill Bennett, Patrick Wymark, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee
Roles Anthony Marco
Rating62% 3.148973.148973.148973.148973.14897
In the 1800s, Pierre, a phrenologist (Maurice Good), robs the grave of the recently buried Marquis de Sade. He takes the Marquis' severed head and sets about boiling it to remove its flesh, leaving the skull. Before the task is done, Pierre meets an unseen and horrific death.
Operation Crossbow, 1h56
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors George Peppard, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Tom Courtenay, Richard Johnson
Roles Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Rating65% 3.2997353.2997353.2997353.2997353.299735
From 1943, Nazi Germany started working on terror weapons, the V-1 flying bomb and V-2 rocket while British Intelligence learns about a new secret weapon. Technical problems with the V-1 lead the Germans to create a manned version to ascertain the flight problems of the rocket but all the test pilots are killed flying it. Aviator Hanna Reitsch (Barbara Rütting) successfully flies and lands the V-1 prototype, discovering the problem (mechanical shifting of the rocket's weight and change of speed) and how to solve it, which leads to the mass production of the V-1.
Children of the Damned, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke, Sheila Mathews Allen, Sheila Allen
Roles Commander
Rating62% 3.1011153.1011153.1011153.1011153.101115
Six children are identified by a team of UNESCO researchers investigating child development. The children have extraordinary powers of intellect and are all able to complete a difficult brick puzzle in exactly the same amount of time.
The Secret of Blood Island, 1h24
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Jack Hedley, Barbara Shelley, Patrick Wymark, Bill Owen, Michael Ripper, Bud Tingwell
Roles Major Jocomo
Rating49% 2.465832.465832.465832.465832.46583
British Prisoners of War help a wounded female agent to escape the Japanese during the Second World War...