David Lodge

David Lodge

Highest Rated: 94% A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Long Ships (1964)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1921

Birthplace: Rochester, Kent, England, UK

David Lodge was a prolific British character actor, with the emphasis on character: his more than 35 years in film and television were dominated by supporting parts. Lodge was prone to military and/or authority figures, playing dozens of sergeants, captains, and inspectors among his more than 170 parts. His greatest association, and his erstwhile claim to fame, was being a close friend of the legendary Peter Sellers, whom he also supported in several films, including Blake Edwards' 1975 comedy classic, "Return of the Pink Panther," in which Lodge played Mac. Lodge originally teamed up with Sellers and Edwards in the 1964 Clouseau comedy, "A Shot in the Dark," which co-starred Elke Sommer. Sellers and Lodge, meanwhile, had also collaborated, nearly as equals, in the 1960 crime comedy "Two Way Stretch," which was about as close as Lodge ever got to a lead role--in that case, he had a co-starring credit as Jelly Knight. Many of Lodge's earlier roles (from the '50s) were in war films, such as his first big part--in Jose Ferrer's 1955 war drama, "The Cockleshell Heroes," playing Marine Ruddock--and his role as a captain in 1958's "Ice-Cold in Alex." Prior to film, Lodge survived the initial post-war years by working alternately as a ringmaster and a circus clown to make ends meet. His most substantial TV role amongst nearly 70 parts came on the half-hour BBC comedy "Q5," on which he, along with his fellow actors, played multiple characters.

Highest rated movies

A Shot in the Dark
The League of Gentlemen
Corruption
The Magic Christian
The Long Ships

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Think Fast Hotline Guy (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart - The Movie Unknown (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 21% Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White: Another Bite at the Apple Rumpelstiltskin (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elysium Necros (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 31% Edge of Sanity Underwood (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Charley One-Eye Colonel (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 27% The Fiend C.I.D. Inspector (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 84% The Amazing Mr. Blunden Mr. Wickens (Character) - 1972
59% 68% The Magic Christian Ship's Guide (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 22% Bloodsuckers Colonel (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 77% Hoffman Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 18% What's Good for the Goose Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet School for Unclaimed Girls Richard Johnson (Character) - 1969
67% 28% Corruption Groper (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 33% The Alphabet Murders Sergeant (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 50% Having a Wild Weekend Louis (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Out Arthur (Character) - 1964
50% 39% The Long Ships Olla (Character) - 1964
94% 87% A Shot in the Dark Georges (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% The Hellfire Club Timothy (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 59% Never Let Go Cliff (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 60% Night Creatures Navy bos'un (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 38% The Dock Brief Frank Bateson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 78% On the Beat Insp. Hobson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Error Frank Bateson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Gibbon's Boys Frank Gibbons (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time to Remember Jumbo Johnson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go to Blazes Sergeant (Character) - 1961
86% 84% The League of Gentlemen C.S.M. (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Boat Holy Mike (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 72% Two Way Stretch Jelly Knight (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 65% The Bulldog Breed CPO Knowles (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Idle on Parade Shorty (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls at Sea Cpl. Duckett (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Counterfeit Plan Sam Watson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strangers' Meeting Fred (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 57% Finger of Guilt Police Sgt. Brown (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 47% The Cockleshell Heroes Marine Ruddock (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tutenstein Unknown (Voice) 2003-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of Comedy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carry On Laughing Unknown (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Bradley (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wide World Mystery Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Harry Duggan (Guest Star) 1964