Anton Diffring

Highest Rated: 91% Where Eagles Dare (1969)
Lowest Rated: 43% Valentino (1977)
Birthday: Oct 20, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
It was a strange twist of fate that many male German actors who fled their native country to escape Hitler, were subsequently cast in "Nazi" roles in British and American films. Such an actor was Anton Diffring, who emigrated to Canada in 1939, where he revitalized his stage career. After theatrical work in America, Diffring settled in Germany, where his film assignments were usually limited to cold-hearted German military officers--or, at the very least, untrustworthy gentlemen of vaguely European extraction. His films include I Am a Camera (the 1953 prototype for Cabaret), The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1955), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Where Eagles Dare (1969) and Victory (1981). As late as his final film, 1988's Les Predateurs De La Nuit, Diffring was portraying unregenerated advocates of the Third Reich. On television, Anton Diffring played Dr. Frankenstein in a 1958 Hammer Studios pilot film based on the Mary Shelley novel, and was seen as "The Inspector" on the European-lensed Robert Conrad weekly series Assignment Vienna (1972-73).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Tatort - Nie wieder frei sein Actor 2011
No Score Yet Faceless (Los Depredadores de la Noche) (Les Prédateurs de la Nuit) Karl Heinz Moser 1989
No Score Yet Doctor Who - Silver Nemesis: The Extended Version Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Masks of Death (Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death) Actor 1984
No Score Yet S.A.S. San Salvador Reynolds 1984
67% Victory Chief Commentator 1981
No Score Yet Tusk John Morrison 1980
43% Valentino Baron Long 1977
No Score Yet Vanessa Cooper 1977
No Score Yet L'imprécateur (The Accuser) Ronson 1977
No Score Yet Operation: Daybreak Reinhard Heydrich 1976
No Score Yet The Swiss Conspiracy Franz 1976
No Score Yet Montana Trap Lt. Slade 1976
No Score Yet Shatter Hans Leber 1975
No Score Yet The Beast Must Die Pavel 1974
No Score Yet Tony Arzenta Boss 1973
No Score Yet Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street Mensur 1973
No Score Yet La morte negli occhi del gatto (Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye) Actor 1973
No Score Yet Sutjeska (The Fifth Offensive) Von Lohr 1973
No Score Yet Mark of the Devil Part II Actor 1972
No Score Yet Little Mother Cardinal 1971
No Score Yet Zeppelin Col. Johann Hirsch 1971
No Score Yet The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco) Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky 1971
91% Where Eagles Dare Col. Kramer 1969
No Score Yet The Double Man Berthold 1967
80% Fahrenheit 451 Fabian 1966
No Score Yet The Blue Max Holbach 1966
80% The Heroes of Telemark Maj. Frick 1965
No Score Yet Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus) Dr. Schuler 1960
No Score Yet The Man Who Could Cheat Death Dr. Georges Bonner 1959
No Score Yet Tales of Frankenstein Actor 1958
No Score Yet Lady of Vengeance Karnak 1957
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky German Sergeant (uncredited) 1957
No Score Yet Triple Deception Lauderbach 1956
No Score Yet Seven Years in Tibet Actor 1956
No Score Yet I Am a Camera Fritz Wendel 1955
No Score Yet The Colditz Story Fischer 1955
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them German Pilot 1954
No Score Yet Betrayed Capt. Von Stanger 1954
No Score Yet The Woman's Angle Peasant 1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper) The Pole 1953
No Score Yet Never Let Me Go Actor 1953
No Score Yet Norman Conquest Gregor 1953
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus German 1951
No Score Yet Highly Dangerous Actor 1950

TV

CREDIT
68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
DeFlores
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Winds of War
1983
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Invisible Man
1959
Gunzi
  • 1959

QUOTES FROM Anton Diffring CHARACTERS