Actors Who Have Been Prisoners Of War

by bloody-3 | created - 27 Apr 2016 | updated - 30 May 2017 | Public

Actors from film and television who have been prisoners of war in real life.

1. Ronald Adam

Actor | The Haunting

Ronald Adam was a man who combined an acting career with an extra-ordinary military career that encompassed being a victim of the Red Baron in World War One to taking his revenge as an RAF fighter controller in the Battle of Britain. Born Ronald George Hinings Adams on the last day of 1896, he was ...

2. Walter Chiari

Actor | Romance

Walter Chiari was born on March 8, 1924 in Verona, Veneto, Italy as Walter Annicchiarico. He was an actor and writer, known for Romance (1986), Vanità (1947) and I cadetti di Guascogna (1950). He was married to Alida Chelli. He died on December 20, 1991 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

3. Rupert Davies

Actor | The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Rupert Davies was born on May 22, 1916 in Liverpool, England as Rupert Lisburn Gwynne Davies. He was an actor, known for The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965), My Friend Charles (1956) and Quatermass II (1955). He was married to Jessica I. Knowles. He died on November 22, 1976 in London, England.

4. Roy Dotrice

Actor | Amadeus

The ever-impressive, chameleon-like British character actor Roy Dotrice was born on the Island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, which is part of the United Kingdom. He was the first-born child of Louis and Neva Dotrice who prospered as bakers. The Germans occupied ...

5. Clive Dunn

Actor | Dad's Army

Clive Dunn was born on January 9, 1920 in Brixton, London, England as Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn. He was an actor and writer, known for Dad's Army (1968), The Avengers (1961) and Dad's Army (1971). He was married to Priscilla Morgan and Patricia Kenyon. He died on November 6, 2012 in Faro, Algarve,...

6. Denholm Elliott

Actor | Trading Places

Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.

7. Michael Goodliffe

Actor | A Night to Remember

Michael Goodliffe was born on October 1, 1914 in Bebington, Cheshire, England as Lawrence Michael Andrew Goodliffe. He was an actor, known for A Night to Remember (1958), Peeping Tom (1960) and The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955). He died on March 20, 1976 in Wimbledon, London, England.

8. Tom Greenway

Actor | Big Timber

Tom Greenway was born on June 5, 1909 in Booneville, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Big Timber (1950), Rawhide (1959) and Have Gun - Will Travel (1957). He died on February 8, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Percy Herbert

Actor | The Guns of Navarone

The massive brooding face and nose of British actor Percy Herbert is familiar to movie goers and TV audiences alike. A seemingly unlikely stage discovery by no one less than the great Dame Sybil Thorndike of British theater, Herbert moved into movie roles by the early 1950s. Initially fitting in as...

10. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

11. Hardy Krüger

Actor | The Flight of the Phoenix

At thirteen years, German-born and raised Hardy Kruger became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys for military service. At age 15, Hardy made his film debut in a German picture (Young ...

12. Desmond Llewelyn

Actor | GoldenEye

Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then picked up sporadic small parts. His family would not give up their effort to prevent him from a life on stage, so an uncle who was a ...

13. Woodrow Parfrey

Actor | The Outlaw Josey Wales

Parfrey was born Sydney Woodrow Parfrey in New York City, New York, to Hazel (James) and Sidney Parfrey, both Welsh immigrants. One of the most interesting character actors to emerge on American film and television in the 1960s, Parfrey brought a quirky charisma to every role he played, from ...

14. Donald Pleasence

Actor | Halloween II

Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...



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