Douglas Wilmer

Douglas Wilmer

Highest Rated: 100% Khartoum (1966)

Lowest Rated: 33% Cromwell (1970)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1920

Birthplace: Not Available

After studying at RADA, London-born Douglas Wilmer made his 1945 stage debut in repertory at Rugby. One year later, Wilmer made his first London theatrical appearance. Though most closely associated with classical roles, he scored one of his biggest stage successes in a contemporary work, One Way Pendulum (1959). Wilmer's film work includes the role of Nayland Smith in two of Christopher Lee's Fu Manchu films. He also repeated his British-TV characterization of Sherlock Holmes in Gene Wilder's The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1977). In addition, Douglas Wilmer was seen in the Ray Harryhausen epics Jason and the Argonauts (1963, as Pelius) and Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1979, as the Vizier); his last film to date was the 1983 Bond flick Octopussy.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Sword of the Valiant The Black Knight 1984
41% Octopussy Fanning 1983
No Score Yet Rough Cut Maxwell Levy 1980
78% The Revenge of the Pink Panther Police Commissioner 1978
No Score Yet Incredible Sarah Montigny 1976
67% The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Sherlock Holmes 1975
73% The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Vizier 1974
No Score Yet Antony And Cleopatra Agrippa 1972
No Score Yet Unman, Wittering and Zigo Headmaster 1971
33% Cromwell Thomas Fairfax 1970
64% The Vampire Lovers Baron Hartog 1970
94% Patton Maj. Gen. Francis de Guingand 1970
No Score Yet The Reckoning Actor 1969
No Score Yet Nice Girl Like Me Postnatal Clinic Doctor 1969
No Score Yet The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Nayland Smith 1967
No Score Yet The Brides of Fu Manchu Sir Dennis Nayland Smith 1966
100% Khartoum The Khalifa Abdullah 1966
No Score Yet The Golden Head Inspector Stevenson 1965
No Score Yet Woman of Straw Dr. Murray 1964
No Score Yet One Way Pendulum Judge/Maintenance Man 1964
94% A Shot in the Dark Henri LaFarge 1964
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes The Speckled Band Sherlock Holmes 1964
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire Niger 1964
91% Jason and the Argonauts Pelias 1963
62% Cleopatra Decimus 1963
92% El Cid Moutamin 1961
No Score Yet Men of Sherwood Forest Sir Nigel Saltire 1957
82% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee) Mr. Desmoulins 1956
84% Richard III Marquess of Dorset 1956
No Score Yet An Honourable Murder Actor


No Score Yet Masterpiece
Diogenes Gent 2012
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
Dr. Long 1966
No Score Yet The Invisible Man
Col. Warren 1959
No Score Yet The Saint
Alan Uttershaw


Acoustus says: Father, why did'nt you kill him while you had the chance?

Acoustus says: Father, why didn't you kill him while you had the chance?

Pelias says: Because if I destroy Jason, I destroy myself...