Roland Culver

Actor
British actor Roland Culver had a long career on stage and on screen, usually performing parts that reinforced the stereotype of the proper English gentleman. Culver served in the Royal Air Force before studying at the ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1900 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (34)

Rough Cut 1980 (Movie)

Mr Lloyd Palmer (Actor)

The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

Lord Fermleigh (Actor)

The Word 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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No Longer Alone 1977 (Movie)

A E Matthews (Actor)

The Greek Tycoon 1977 (Movie)

Robert Keith (Actor)

The Pallisers 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Uncanny 1976 (Movie)

Wallace--the Lawyer (Actor)

The Legend of Hell House 1972 (Movie)

Rudolph Deutsch (Actor)

The Mackintosh Man 1972 (Movie)

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The Nelson Affair 1972 (Movie)

Lord Barham (Actor)

Fragment of Fear 1971 (Movie)

Mr Vellacot (Actor)

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer 1970 (Movie)

Sir Eric Beatley (Actor)

In Search of Gregory 1969 (Movie)

Wardle (Actor)

A Man Could Get Killed 1965 (Movie)

Dr Mathieson (Actor)

Thunderball 1965 (Movie)

Foreign Secretary (Actor)

The Yellow Rolls-Royce 1963 (Movie)

Norwood (Actor)

Term of Trial 1962 (Movie)

Trowman (Actor)

Bonjour Tristesse 1958 (Movie)

Mr Lombard (Actor)

The Vicious Circle 1958 (Movie)

Detective Inspector Dane (Actor)

The Truth About Women 1957 (Movie)

Charles Tavistock (Actor)

An Alligator Named Daisy 1956 (Movie)

Colonel Weston (Actor)

Safari 1956 (Movie)

Sir Vincent Brampton (Actor)

The Man Who Loved Redheads 1955 (Movie)

Oscar (Actor)

The Ship That Died of Shame 1955 (Movie)

Fordyce (Actor)

The Teckman Mystery 1955 (Movie)

Insopector Harris (Actor)

Betrayed 1954 (Movie)

General Warsleigh (Actor)

Touch and Go 1954 (Movie)

Fairbright (Actor)

The Magic Box 1950 (Movie)

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Trio 1950 (Movie)

Mr Ashendon (Actor)

The Great Lover 1949 (Movie)

Grand Duke Maximillian (Actor)

The Emperor Waltz 1948 (Movie)

Baron Holenia (Actor)

To Each His Own 1946 (Movie)

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Night Train to Munich 1940 (Movie)

Roberts (Actor)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Show)

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Biography

British actor Roland Culver had a long career on stage and on screen, usually performing parts that reinforced the stereotype of the proper English gentleman. Culver served in the Royal Air Force before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and making his stage debut in 1924. He began his film career in the 1930s, playing supporting roles before landing major roles in the war drama "Spitfire"--with David Niven and Leslie Howard--and "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," a 1943 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger film. He also had a major role in the H.G. Wells adaptation "Dead of Night" and co-starred with Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine in the early Billy Wilder musical "The Emperor Waltz." His roles diminished somewhat in the 1950s, but he still occasionally popped up in high-profile productions such as the Otto Preminger drama "Bonjour Tristesse" in 1958. In the '60s, Culver made guest appearances on British TV shows like the cold-war drama "Espionage," while continuing to have an active film career, appearing as the Foreign Secretary in the James Bond thriller "Thunderball" in 1965. He had a small role in the epic drama "The Greek Tycoon" in 1978 and, in one of his last on-screen roles, played Lord Fermleigh in the comedy "The Missionary" in 1982. Culver continued acting on stage for most of his life, earning a Tony nomination for his work in Chekhov's "Ivanov" in 1966 and appearing in numerous Shakespeare productions as late as the mid 1970s.

EDUCATION

St Giles London Highgate College

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

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