Patrick Allen

Actor
Patrick Allen's voice should be familiar to those raised with British TV, from his ace narration of the wildly popular "Black Adder" series; his face should be recognized by the older set, from his run on the sitcoms ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1927 in Nyasaland

Filmography

Actor (28)

Bullet to Beijing 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Body and Soul 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Fergie and Andrew: Behind Closed Doors 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Roman Holiday 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series I 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's "Murder Is Easy" 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Dares Wins 1981 (Movie)

Police High Commissioner (Actor)

The Sea Wolves 1979 (Movie)

Colin Mackenzie (Actor)

Hard Times 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild Geese 1977 (Movie)

Rushton (Actor)

The Domino Principle 1976 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Wilby Conspiracy 1974 (Movie)

District Commissioner (Actor)

U.F.O. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth 1971 (Movie)

Kingsor (Actor)

Puppet on a Chain 1970 (Movie)

Inspector Van Gelder (Actor)

The Night of the Generals 1967 (Movie)

Colonel Mannheim (Actor)

Never Take Sweets From a Stranger 1960 (Movie)

Peter Carter (Actor)

Jet Storm 1959 (Movie)

Mulliner (Actor)

Dunkirk 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant--Parade Ground (Actor)

Hell, Heaven or Hoboken 1958 (Movie)

Col. Matthers (Actor)

The Mark of the Hawk 1958 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

1984 1956 (Movie)

Inner Party Official (Actor)

High Hell 1956 (Movie)

Luke Fulgham (Actor)

The Deadliest Sin 1955 (Movie)

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Dial M For Murder 1954 (Movie)

Pearson (Actor)

Sign It Death (TV Show)

Actor

Tread Softly Stranger (Movie)

Paddy Ryan (Actor)

Biography

Patrick Allen's voice should be familiar to those raised with British TV, from his ace narration of the wildly popular "Black Adder" series; his face should be recognized by the older set, from his run on the sitcoms "Brett" and "Crane" earlier in his career. Born in Nyasaland (now known as Malawi), he was shipped to Canada during the war and began a career in broadcasting. Once he returned to England, he landed the part of Detective Pearson in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "Dial "M" for Murder". His strong character work throughout the remainder of the decade led to a starring role as Moroccan café-owner/adventurer Richard Crane on ITV's mid-'60s series "Crane". After the show's successful two-season run, Allen played one-off roles and small recurring parts across a wide array of British series. His next starring role came in 1971 with the BBC series "Brett", which starred Allen as a high-flying photojournalist prone to international hijinks. While making sporadic contributions to the Royal Shakespeare Company's stage productions, Allen carried on with TV work for the remainder of his career, memorably narrating the first season of the Rowan Atkinson period sitcom "The Black Adder". As his career progressed he turned up in many films, memorably as Scotland Yard's Colonel Sebastian Moran in "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" in 1986. Allen's voiceover career became his bread and butter in his later years, when he narrated several more series and became the voice of British television channel E4.

Relationships

Sarah Lawson

Wife

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