Richard Marner

Most often cast in military roles, Russian-born character actor Richard Marner grew up in the United Kingdom, where he joined the Royal Air Force during World War II. After an injury brought an abrupt end to his ... Read more »
Born: 03/27/1921 in Petrograd, RU

Filmography

Actor (22)

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

President Zorkin (Actor)

'Allo, 'Allo 1986 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mackenzie 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Nutcracker 1981 (Movie)

Popov (Actor)

Birth of the Beatles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Avalanche Express 1978 (Movie)

Prochko (Actor)

The Boys From Brazil 1978 (Movie)

Doring (Actor)

Not Now, Comrade 1976 (Movie)

1st Russian Official (Actor)

The Girl From Petrovka 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Internecine Project 1973 (Movie)

German Delegate (Actor)

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold 1965 (Movie)

Vopo Captain (Actor)

Where the Spies Are 1964 (Movie)

Josef (Actor)

The Mouse on the Moon 1962 (Movie)

Russian Air Force General (Actor)

The Password Is Courage 1961 (Movie)

Schmidt (Actor)

Circle of Deception 1960 (Movie)

German Colonel (Actor)

A Touch of Larceny 1959 (Movie)

(Actor)

The One That Got Away 1957 (Movie)

German Prisoner (Actor)

The Safecracker 1957 (Movie)

German NCO (Actor)

Oh... Rosalinda! 1955 (Movie)

Colonel Lebotov (Actor)

The African Queen 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Qb VII (TV Show)

Actor

The One That Got Away (Movie)

German Prisoner (Actor)

Biography

Most often cast in military roles, Russian-born character actor Richard Marner grew up in the United Kingdom, where he joined the Royal Air Force during World War II. After an injury brought an abrupt end to his military career, Marner turned to acting. He started out in theater but broke into film in 1950 with a small role in the largely forgotten British drama "Lilli Marlene." Though inauspicious, this debut proved to be the start of a long and prolific career. Throughout the next 30 years, Marner snagged supporting roles in a number of films and television programs, where the grim-mugged actor was often typecast as Russian military men. In 1980, he was made a cast member on the Jack Galloway TV drama "Mackenzie," which proved short-lived. Marner rebounded with ease, when his well-established line of stern military men led to his role on the World War II-set sitcom "'Allo! 'Allo!." In a staggering list of roles, Marner is best remembered as the bullying German Colonel Kurt von Strohm on the long-running series set in a small café in occupied France that is frequented by a colorful cast of characters. After 10 years, the show wrapped, and the aging Marner grew more selective in choosing roles. He made his final onscreen appearance in 2002 playing President Zorkin in the Ben Affleck political thriller "The Sum of All Fears." Two years later, the beloved and diligent character actor died. He was 82 years old.

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