James Villiers

Acteur né le 29 septembre 1930 (décédé à 67 ans)


James Michael Hyde Villiers was an English character actor and a familiar face on British television. He was particularly memorable for his plummy voice and ripe articulation.
Born in London and educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 'Gentleman Jim' Villiers was from an upper-class background, related to the Earl of Clarendon, and this was often reflected in the types of roles he played, such as King Charles II in the BBC series, The First Churchills.
He made his film debut in 1958, and appeared in many British films over the years, including Joseph Losey's The Damned a.k.a. These Are the Damned, shot in 1961, but not released until 1963; Seth Holt's The Nanny, Joseph Andrews, For Your Eyes Only, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mountains of the Moon and The Tichborne Claimant, along with numerous other projects. He often specialised in playing cold, somewhat effete villains.
He played the role of Colonel Hensman in the children's television drama Brendon Chase and was heard on BBC Radio 4 as the voice of Roderick Spode in The Code of the Woosters and several other adaptations of the Jeeves stories of P.G. Wodehouse, which starred Michael Hordern and Richard Briers.


Qui a tué le chevalier ?

de Jim McBride

Film Qui a tué le chevalier ?

Let Him Have It

de Peter Medak

Film Let Him Have It

Ralph super king

de David S. Ward

Film Ralph super king


de Michael Caton-Jones

Film Scandal

Au-dessous du volcan

de Danny Huston

Film Au-dessous du volcan

The Scarlet Pimpernel

de Clive Donner

Film The Scarlet Pimpernel

Rien que pour vos yeux

de John Glen

Film Rien que pour vos yeux

Saint Jack (Jack le magnifique)

de Peter Bogdanovich

Film Saint Jack (Jack le magnifique)


de Clive Donner

Film Spectre

Joseph Andrews

de Tony Richardson

Film Joseph Andrews

Seven Nights in Japan

de Lewis Gilbert

Film Seven Nights in Japan

The Amazing Mr. Blunden

de Lionel Jeffries

Film The Amazing Mr. Blunden


de Roy Ward Baker

Film L'Asile

Dieu et mon droit

de Peter Medak

Film Dieu et mon droit

Some Girls Do

de Ralph Thomas

Film Some Girls Do

The Touchables

de Robert Freeman

Film The Touchables


de Dick Clement

Film Otley

Un mort en pleine forme

de Bryan Forbes

Film Un mort en pleine forme


de Roman Polanski

Film Répulsion

Confession à un cadavre

de Seth Holt

Film Confession à un cadavre

ABC contre Hercule Poirot

de Frank Tashlin

Film ABC contre Hercule Poirot

Nothing But the Best

de Clive Donner

Film Nothing But the Best

Pour l'exemple

de Joseph Losey

Film Pour l'exemple

Girl in the Headlines

de Michael Truman

Film Girl in the Headlines


de Joseph Losey

Film Eva