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Douglas Wilmer



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sword of the Valiant
  • The Black Knight
1984
42% Octopussy
  • Fanning
1983
No Score Yet Rough Cut
  • Maxwell Levy
1980
82% The Revenge of the Pink Panther
  • Police Commissioner
1978
No Score Yet Incredible Sarah
  • Montigny
1976
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Cromwell
  • Thomas Fairfax
1970
56% The Vampire Lovers
  • Baron Hartog
1970
95% 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
93% 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
93% Jason and the Argonauts
  • Pelias
1963
55% Cleopatra
  • Decimus
1963
92% El Cid
  • Moutamin
1961
No Score Yet Men of Sherwood Forest
  • Sir Nigel Saltire
1957
80% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee)
  • Mr. Desmoulins
1956
80% Richard III
  • Marquess of Dorset
1956
No Score Yet An Honourable Murder
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Diogenes Gent

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