Roland Culver

Roland Culver

Highest Rated: 100% The Missionary (1982)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 31, 1900

Birthplace: London, England, UK

British actor Roland Culver had a long career on stage and on screen, usually performing parts that reinforced the stereotype of the proper English gentleman. Culver served in the Royal Air Force before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and making his stage debut in 1924. He began his film career in the 1930s, playing supporting roles before landing major roles in the war drama "Spitfire"--with David Niven and Leslie Howard--and "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," a 1943 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger film. He also had a major role in the H.G. Wells adaptation "Dead of Night" and co-starred with Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine in the early Billy Wilder musical "The Emperor Waltz." His roles diminished somewhat in the 1950s, but he still occasionally popped up in high-profile productions such as the Otto Preminger drama "Bonjour Tristesse" in 1958. In the '60s, Culver made guest appearances on British TV shows like the cold-war drama "Espionage," while continuing to have an active film career, appearing as the Foreign Secretary in the James Bond thriller "Thunderball" in 1965. He had a small role in the epic drama "The Greek Tycoon" in 1978 and, in one of his last on-screen roles, played Lord Fermleigh in the comedy "The Missionary" in 1982. Culver continued acting on stage for most of his life, earning a Tony nomination for his work in Chekhov's "Ivanov" in 1966 and appearing in numerous Shakespeare productions as late as the mid 1970s.

Highest rated movies

The Missionary
Dead of Night
Night Train to Munich
Bonjour Tristesse
On Approval
To Each His Own
Wanted for Murder




No Score Yet 50% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Bishop of Paris (Character) - 1982
100% 41% The Missionary Lord Fermleigh (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 14% Rough Cut Mr. Lloyd Palmer (Character) - 1980
0% 27% The Greek Tycoon Robert Keith (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Longer Alone A. E. Matthews (Character) - 1978
0% 23% The Uncanny Wallace (Character) - 1977
58% 45% The Mackintosh Man Judge (Character) - 1973
62% 56% The Legend of Hell House Rudolph Deutsch (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Encourage the Others Lord Goddard (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 40% Fragment of Fear Mr. Vellacot (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 67% The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Sir Eric Bentley (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 33% A Man Could Get Killed Doctor Mathieson (Character) - 1966
87% 73% Thunderball Foreign Secretary (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Norwood (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 82% Term of Trial Trowman (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pair of Briefs Sir John Pilbright (Character) - 1962
86% 68% Bonjour Tristesse Mr. Lombard (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Next to No Time Sir Godfrey Cowan (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Little Island Captain Waggett (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vicious Circle Detective Inspector Dane (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotland Yard Dragnet Dr. Francis Pelham (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Sir Vincent Brampton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 50% The Ship That Died of Shame Maj. Fordyce (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touch and Go Reg Fairbright (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Loved Redheads Major Oscar Philipson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Betrayed Gen. Warsleigh (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Teckman Mystery Insp. Harris (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hour of Thirteen Connor (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 72% The Holly and the Ivy Lord B. (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Folly to Be Wise George Prout (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hour of 13 Connor (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsessed Inspector Martin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 64% The Great Lover Grand Duke Maximillian (Character) - 1949
73% 43% The Emperor Waltz Baron Holenia (Character) - 1948
13% No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Majro Euclid Cameron (Character) - 1948
40% 50% Down to Earth Mr. Jordan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 17% Singapore Michael Van Leyden (Character) - 1947
80% 50% Wanted for Murder Chief Insp. Conway (Character) - 1946
81% 85% To Each His Own Lord Desham (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 67% Vacation From Marriage Richard (Character) - 1945
93% 86% Dead of Night Eliot Foley (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Us the Moon Ferdinand (Character) - 1944
83% 43% On Approval Richard Halton (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Octopus Felix Martin (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 45% The Day Will Dawn Cmdr. Pittwaters (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 0% Secret Mission Captain Red Gowan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 61% Spitfire Commander Bride (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unpublished Story Unknown (Character) - 1942
89% 73% Night Train to Munich Roberts (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet French Without Tears Cmdr. Bill Rogers (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Bill and Son Colonel (Character) - 1940


No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Sir Alex Bullen (Character) 1979 1982
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1968