Richard Vernon

Actor
British actor Richard Vernon captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. He performed on stage, radio and screen throughout the 1960s. Vernon's early acting career consisted of roles in ... Read more »
Born: 03/07/1925 in Berkshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (33)

The Den 2014 (Movie)

Wall Street Guy (Actor)

Loch Ness 1996 (Movie)

Aged Professor (Actor)

Rumpole on Trial 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Month in the Country 1988 (Movie)

Colonel Hebron (Actor)

A Story Short 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Waters of the Moon 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Lady Jane 1986 (Movie)

Marquis of Winchester (Actor)

Der Rosenkavalier 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Witness For the Prosecution 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Evil Under the Sun 1982 (Movie)

Flewitt (Actor)

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

Sir Edward Gait (Actor)

La Traviata 1982 (Movie)

(Voice)

Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride 1978 (Movie)

Mathews (Actor)

Sammy's Super T-Shirt 1977 (Movie)

Mr Becket (Actor)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

Dr Hugo Fassbender (Actor)

One Brief Summer 1970 (Movie)

Mr Hayward (Actor)

Clue of the Twisted Candle 1968 (Movie)

Viney (Actor)

Agent 8 3/4 1965 (Movie)

Roddinghead (Actor)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

Man on Train (Actor)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

Smithers (Actor)

The Secret of My Success 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tomb of Ligeia 1964 (Movie)

Dr Vivian (Actor)

The Servant 1962 (Movie)

Lord Mounset (Actor)

We Joined the Navy 1962 (Movie)

Civil Servant (Actor)

Cash on Demand 1961 (Movie)

Pearson (Actor)

Indiscreet 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

Destiny of a Spy (TV Show)

Actor

In the Steps of a Dead Man (TV Show)

Actor

Lohengrin (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise Postponed (TV Show)

Actor

The Early Bird (Movie)

Sir Roger (Actor)

The Return of the Borrowers (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Kiss the Blood off My Hands (Movie)

(Producer)

Thunder in the City (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

British actor Richard Vernon captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. He performed on stage, radio and screen throughout the 1960s. Vernon's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Cary Grant comedic adaptation "Indiscreet" (1958), the Peter Cushing dramatic adaptation "Cash on Demand" (1961) and the Kenneth More adaptation sequel "We Joined the Navy" (1962). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "The Servant" (1963) with Dirk Bogarde and "A Hard Day's Night" (1964). His film career continued throughout the seventies in productions like "One Brief Summer" (1970) with Felicity Gibson, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976) with Peter Sellers and the adventure "Sammy's Super T-Shirt" (1978) with Reggie Winch. He also appeared in "Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride" (1978) with Christopher Lee. In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Helena Bonham Carter historical romance "Lady Jane" (1986), the drama "A Month in the Country" (1988) with Colin Firth and the drama "Loch Ness" (1996) with Kirsty Graham. Vernon was most recently credited in the Melanie Papalia horror feature "The Den" (2014). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Lohengrin" (PBS, 1985-86). Vernon passed away in December 1997 at the age of 72.

Relationships

Daughter
survived him

Son

Benedicta Hoskins

Wife
married in 1955 divorced in 1989

EDUCATION

Reading School

Reading

Central School of Speech and Drama

London, England

Quaker Leighton Park

Milestones

1995

Fell victim to Parkinson's disease

1974

Replaced Laurence Olivier in the stage production of "Saturday, Sunday, Monday"

1942

Enlisted in the RNVR

Performed on stage, radio and screen throughout the 1960s

First appearance before camera at age 11 in "The Conquest of the Air"

Professional theatrical debut at age 25 in Ronald Duncan's "Stratton"

Produced, directed and starred in "Heartbreak House" while in Hong Kong

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