Percy Herbert

Percy Herbert

Highest Rated: 100% Curse of the Demon (1957)

Lowest Rated: 57% Too Late the Hero (1970)

Birthday: Jul 31, 1920

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Humble Cockney origins eventually paid off for Percy Herbert, a beefy and bent-nosed veteran of World War II who became a reliable resource for directors needing a gruff, working-class British soldier for their war pictures. In Jose Ferrer's "The Cockleshell Heroes" he plays one of the doomed soldiers on a bizarre kayaking mission into occupied France. In David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai," he appears as one of the more reluctant bridge-building prisoners. And for director Ronald Neame he became reacquainted with Alec Guinness, once again playing a mildly deranged character, in "Tunes of Glory." Science fiction movies also attracted Herbert, who could make an unworldly impression with his imposing physique and distinctive accent. He appeared in the second installment of the quirky Quatermass franchise, and played a dangerous farmer in Jacques Tourneur's "Curse of the Demon." His military and fantastical qualities were brought together in 1961's "Mysterious Island," where he played a soldier caught up in a Jules Verne phantasmagoria. For the British television series "The Worker," he had a recurring role opposite Charlie Drake. Herbert had an American sojourn for the late '60s series "Cimarron Strip," for which he affected a believable Scottish brogue. In his twilight years, he was one of the aging seamen in the 1980 film "The Sea Wolves," his penultimate film role.

Highest rated movies

Curse of the Demon
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Mysterious Island
Mutiny on the Bounty
The Wild Geese
One Million Years B.C.
The Mackintosh Man
Too Late the Hero



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Child Maurice (Character) - 1987
67% 75% The Wild Geese Keith (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fiona Hubert (Character) - 1977
58% 45% The Mackintosh Man Taafe (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 31% Black Snake (Sweet Suzy) (Dutchess of Doom) Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Suzy Joxer Tierney (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 27% The Fiend Commissionaire (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 20% Doomwatch Hartwell (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 71% Man in the Wilderness Fogarty (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 31% Captain Apache Moon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 25% One More Time Mander (Character) - 1970
57% 71% Too Late the Hero Sgt. Johnstone (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 50% Tobruk Dolan (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 35% Island of the Burning Doomed Gerald Foster (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 15% The Viking Queen Catus (Character) - 1967
64% 36% One Million Years B.C. Sakana (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracksman Nosher (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joey Boy Mad George Long (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 41% Carry on Jack Mr. Angel (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carry on Venus Mr. Angel (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Counterfeit Constable L'agent Baxter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 50% Call Me Bwana First Henchman (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to a Hanging Unknown (Character) - 1963
70% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty Matthew Quintal (Bosun) (Character) - 1962
81% 64% Mysterious Island Sgt. Pencroft (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 17% Serious Charge Mr. Thompson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Idle on Parade Sgt. Hebrides (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes a Thief Shop Steward (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Safecracker Sergeant Harper (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 55% Sea of Sand 'Blanco' White (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Fury Walker (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 56% All at Sea Tommy (Character) - 1957
100% 85% Curse of the Demon Farmer (deleted from US print) (Character) - 1957
96% 93% The Bridge on the River Kwai Grogan (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 42% A Hill in Korea Pvt. Moon (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 45% The Cockleshell Heroes Marine Lomas (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Buddha Casey O'Rourke (Character) - 1954


No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Character) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Tom Kane (Guest Star) 1962 1965