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Reginald Tate (1896–1955)

He was born in Garforth, Leeds. His father worked for the NE Railway Company and his grandfather had been manager of Garforth Colliery. His brother Robert's son was the actor David (Henderson) Tate. He went to private schools in York including St Martin's and followed his father into the Railway before joining the Army. See full bio »

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The Quatermass Experiment Professor Bernard Quatermass
The Inheritance Austin Ruthyn
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Captain Adam Brant / Dr. Kurt Berkmann / King Charles II / King Philip II of Spain / Leblanc


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 1962 Hotel Incident
Brown - the Commander
 1955 King's Rhapsody
King Peter
 1952-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
King Charles II / King Philip II of Spain / Leblanc / ...
- Ninety Sail (1954) ... King Charles II
- That Lady (1954) ... King Philip II of Spain
- It Is Midnight, Dr. Schweitzer (1953) ... Leblanc
- Holiday in Berlin (1952) ... Dr. Kurt Berkmann
- Mourning Becomes Elektra (1952) ... Captain Adam Brant
 1953 The Quatermass Experiment (TV Series)
Professor Bernard Quatermass
- State of Emergency (1953) ... Professor Bernard Quatermass
- An Unidentified Species (1953) ... Professor Bernard Quatermass
- Believed to Be Suffering (1953) ... Professor Bernard Quatermass
- Very Special Knowledge (1953) ... Professor Bernard Quatermass
- Persons Reported Missing (1953) ... Professor Bernard Quatermass
 1953 Malta Story
Vice Adm Payne
 1953 It Is Midnight, Doctor Schweitzer (TV Movie)
 1953 The Prodigal Son (TV Movie)
 1952 I'll Get You
Col. Wilkes
 1952 Secret People
Inspector Eliot
 1950 Midnight Episode
Inspector Lucas
 1950 The Switchback (TV Movie)
Viscount Pascal
 1949 Diamond City
 1948 Potter (TV Movie)
Beaumont Pride
 1948 Reunion (TV Movie)
Stephen Greene
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 2/II (TV Movie)
Duke of Cornwall
 1948 The Silk Noose
 1948 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
Mr. Rochester
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 2/I (TV Movie)
Duke of Cornwall
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 1/II (TV Movie)
Duke of Cornwall
 1948 The Tragedy of King Lear Part 1 (TV Movie)
Duke of Cornwall
 1948 Inspector Playfair's Notebook (TV Mini-Series short)
Halcott Davester
- Omelette for Two (1948) ... Halcott Davester
 1948 On the Spot (TV Movie)
Tony Perrelli
 1948 Loyalties (TV Movie)
Captain Ronald Dancy, DSO
 1948 Death at Newtownstewart (TV Movie)
The Attorney General
 1947 The Inheritance
Austin Ruthyn
 1947 So Well Remembered
Trevor Mangin
 1945 Journey Together
Commanding Officer, Initial Training Wing
 1945 The Man from Morocco
 1944 The Way Ahead
The Training Company Commanding Officer
 1942 The Next of Kin
Maj. Richards (as Sqn-Ldr. Reginald Tate RAF.VR.)
 1940 It Happened to One Man
 1939 The Open Door (TV Short)
Sir Geoffrey Transom
 1939 Suspect (TV Movie)
Sir Hugo Const
 1939 Poison Pen
Rev. Rider
 1939 The Deacon and the Jewess (TV Movie)
Robert, a deacon
 1939 Too Dangerous to Live
 1938 Glorious Morning (TV Movie)
 1937 Journey's End (TV Movie)
Capt. Denis Stanhope
 1937 For Valour
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
- Jane Eyre (1937)
 1937 Dark Journey
Mate of Q-Boat
 1936 The Man Behind the Mask
Allan Hayden
 1935 The Phantom Light
Tom Evans
 1935 The Riverside Murder
Hubert Perrin
 1934 Whispering Tongues
Allan Norton
 1934 Tangled Evidence
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He acted in Agatha Christie's play, "Murder at the Vicarage", at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England with Barbara Mullen in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sqn-Ldr. Reginald Tate RAF.VR.

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At the time of his death, he was preparing to reprise his role as Professor Bernard Quatermass in Quatermass II (1955), the first sequel to the groundbreaking BBC science fiction serial The Quatermass Experiment (1953). However, he died of a sudden heart attack on August 23, 1955, less than a month before the production of Quatermass II (1955) was scheduled to begin. After André Morell turned the... See more »

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