Geoffrey Bayldon

Geoffrey Bayldon

Highest Rated: 90% To Sir, With Love (1967)

Lowest Rated: 64% Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Birthday: Jan 7, 1924

Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

Geoffrey Balydon was a prolific English stage and screen actor who landed dozens of film and TV roles in a highly-productive career spanning sixty-plus years. Born and raised in Leeds, Balydon never intended on becoming an actor. He went to the Hull College of Architecture as a teen, and when World War II broke out, he did his patriotic duty by enlisting in Royal Air Force and serving his country. It was only after World War II ended that Balydon decided to pursue acting. He began his professional acting training at the prestigious Old Vic Theatre School, and by the late 40s was appearing in plays on the London stage. By the early 1950s, however, Balydon began gravitating towards film and television work. By the mid-50s he was landing guest spots on various British television shows, as well as small parts in films like "A Night to Remember" (1958), "Whirlpool" (1959), and "Libel" (1960). The following decade was Balydon's most notable period as a screen actor. In addition to appearing in "King Rat" (1965) and "To Sir With Love" (1967), Balydon also played Q in the spy comedy classic "Casino Royale" (1967). Balydon continued appearing regularly in both films and TV shows throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s, but his productivity began to slow once the new millennium hit. He appeared in his last film role in the 2010 romantic drama "Love/Loss", before retiring from acting for good. On May 10, 2017 Balydon died in his hometown of Leeds. He was 93.

Highest rated movies

Tales from the Crypt
To Sir, With Love
Madame Sousatzka
The Monster Club
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Asylum
Ladies in Lavender

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 66% Ladies in Lavender Mr. Penhaligan (Character) $6.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuts Prof. Finiston (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 36% Asterix Conquers America Getafix (Voice) - 1994
78% 65% Madame Sousatzka Mr. Cordle (Character) $2.9M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cause Celebre Judge Humphreys (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 69% Bullshot Col. Hinchcliff (Character) - 1983
71% 37% The Monster Club Psychiatrist (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 83% Porridge Governor (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charleston Uncle Fred (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abide With Me Vicar (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 93% The Gathering Storm Kurt von Schuschnigg (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gawain and the Green Knight Wiseman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 66% Steptoe and Son Ride Again Vicar (Character) - 1973
67% 50% Asylum Max Reynolds (Character) - 1972
90% 69% Tales from the Crypt Guide (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 17% Otley Insp. Hewett (Character) - 1969
70% 67% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Police Doctor (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 50% A Dandy in Aspic Lake (Character) - 1968
90% 88% To Sir, With Love Theo Weston (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 58% Gypsy Girl Rev. Phillip Moss (Character) - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casualty James Ellington (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Dr Applegate (Character) 1980 1983
66% 86% Space: 1999 Number Eight (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Branch Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Wilfred Garniman (Guest Star) 1964 1967