Ian Ogilvy

Ian Ogilvy

Highest Rated: 100% The Sorcerers (1967)

Lowest Rated: 27% Waterloo (1970)

Birthday: Sep 30, 1943

Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England, UK

A frequent guest star and supporting player in series and films, British actor Ian Ogilvy has occasionally been the leading man, perhaps most notably as an incarnation of the heroic thief Simon Templar in the popular series "Return of the Saint." Son of an actress and an advertising executive (and nephew of "the father of advertising," David Ogilvy), he studied at Eton and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before performing for both stage and screen, including TV guest spots and early major film roles in the horror pictures of Michael Reeves opposite such genre legends as Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. In higher profile appearances, he joined an all-star cast including Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, and Orson Welles in the historical epic "Waterloo" and had a recurring part on the renowned dramatic series about domestic servants and their wealthy employers, "Upstairs, Downstairs," the latter earning him the attention of the producer of "The Saint" and the chance to fill the role made famous by Roger Moore in that show's two-season revival. A subsequent series, "Tom, Dick and Harriet" failed despite positive reviews and Ogilvy shifted back into supporting roles. Moving to the United States in the late '80s, he found parts in movies such as the comedy "Death Becomes Her," guest spots in popular series such as "Murder, She Wrote" and "Diagnosis Murder," and a regular slot in the short-lived nighttime soap, "Malibu Shores." Ogilvy has also written two novels and a successful series of children's books.

Highest rated movies

The Sorcerers
The Conqueror Worm
The She Beast
Wuthering Heights
From Beyond the Grave
Death Becomes Her
And Now the Screaming Starts




No Score Yet 58% We Still Steal the Old Way Richie Archer (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 36% We Still Kill the Old Way Richie (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 75% Fugitive Mind Dr. Grace (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 62% The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson Gary (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 33% Puppet Master 5 Dr. Jennings (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 50% Eddie Presley Captain Starch (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invasion of Privacy Brian (Character) - 1992
54% 61% Death Becomes Her Chagall (Character) $58.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Grand Theft Hotel Jason Stone (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Daniel Portman (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Menace Unseen Freddie the Barman (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 78% Anna Karenina Stiva (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint and the Brave Goose Simon Templar (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 41% No Sex Please, We're British David Hunter (Character) - 1973
50% 45% And Now the Screaming Starts Charles Fengriffen (Character) - 1973
60% 62% From Beyond the Grave William Seaton (Character) - 1973
27% 82% Waterloo De Lancey (Character) - 1970
64% 63% Wuthering Heights Edgar Linton (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invincible Six Ronald (Character) - 1970
88% 66% The Conqueror Worm Richard Marshall (Character) - 1968
100% 59% The Sorcerers Mike Roscoe (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cop-Out Desmond Flower (Character) - 1967
83% 22% The She Beast Philip (Character) - 1965


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet 0% Melrose Place Leo Turnlow (Guest Star) 1999
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
22% No Score Yet Malibu Shores Marc Delacourt (Character) 1996
14% No Score Yet The Faculty Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Gloria Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Romeo (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989-1990 1992-1993
No Score Yet 100% Upstairs, Downstairs Unknown (Character) 1972
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1968