Torin Thatcher

Torin Thatcher

Highest Rated: 100% Sabotage (1936)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Sandpiper (1965)

Birthday: Jan 15, 1905

Birthplace: Bombay, British India

Severe and beefy, with a name that suggests a malignant Norse legend, Torin Thatcher made a career out of being the bad guy. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he had a stint as a schoolteacher. He first appeared on the West End in the 1920s and, within a decade, had the chance to play the Ghost to Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and Vivien Leigh's Ophelia. By that point, he'd already had his fair share of work in the British film industry; he even had an uncredited bit in "Sabotage," one of Alfred Hitchcock's pre-Hollywood thrillers. World War II interrupted Thatcher's career--he rose to the rank of major in the Royal Artillery--but he then found his way into such postwar classics as Carol Reed's "The Fallen Idol" and David Lean's "Great Expectations." Eventually, he was exported to Hollywood, which dressed him in period clothes and sent him out to sea in such swashbucklers as "The Crimson Pirate," "Blackbeard, the Pirate," and the infamous Marlon Brando remake of "Mutiny on the Bounty." Thatcher went even further back in history: as a Roman senator at the time of Christ in "The Robe," Ulysses in the Homeric "Helen of Troy," and an evil sorcerer in Ray Harryhausen's quirky classic "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad." In his later years, Thatcher's villainy was relegated mainly to TV, but the thespian always made time for the theater; he played opposite Anne Bancroft in the first production of "The Miracle Worker."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brenda Starr Lassiter (Character) - 1976
67% 53% Hawaii Rev. Dr. Thorn (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweet and the Bitter Duncan MacRoy (Character) - 1965
9% 43% The Sandpiper Judge Thompson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holy Terror Dr. Poole (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Hell to Borneo Mr. Bellflower (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drums of Africa Jack Cuortemayn (Character) - 1963
75% 61% Jack the Giant Killer Pendragon (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Canadians Sergeant McGregor (Character) - 1961
100% 76% The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Sokurah the Magician (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 44% Darby's Rangers Sgt. McTavish (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 60% Istanbul Douglas Fielding (Character) - 1957
40% 64% Band of Angels Capt. Canavan (Character) - 1957
100% 95% Witness for the Prosecution Mr. Myers (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 43% Lady Godiva Lord Godwin (Character) - 1955
53% 57% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Humphrey Palmer-Jones (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 59% Helen of Troy Ulysses (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Diane Louis (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% Knock on Wood Godfrey Langston (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Bengal Brigade Colonel Morrow (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 41% The Black Shield of Falworth Sir James (Character) - 1954
33% 69% The Robe Sen. Gallio (Character) - 1953
85% 59% Houdini Otto (Character) - 1953
83% 70% The Desert Rats Col. Barney White (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 42% Blackbeard, the Pirate Sir Henry Morgan (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 51% Affair in Trinidad Inspector Smythe (Character) - 1952
100% 52% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Johnson (Character) - 1952
100% 85% The Crimson Pirate Humble Bellows (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The End of the River Lisboa (Character) - 1947
100% 88% Great Expectations Bentley Drummle (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Mother Riley, MP Jack Nelson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climbing High Jim Castle (Character) - 1938
100% 63% Young and Innocent Nobby's Lodging House Caretaker (uncredited) (Character) - 1937
100% 69% Sabotage Yunct (uncredited) (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke John Tyson (Guest Star) 1967
80% 88% Star Trek Marplon (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 71% Lost in Space Space trader (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Walter Frazer (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Telephone Time Capt. Robert Norrich (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1957

QUOTES FROM Torin Thatcher CHARACTERS

Pendragon says: Oh, Isis, keeper of the magic flame, behold thy shrouded minions, beings of the darkest emerald, to prepare before thy altar of eternal flame and the will fight to serve ye in thy mistic labirynth. (kisses skeleton hand)

Pendragon says: Oh, Isis, keeper of the magic flame, behold thy shrouded minions, beings of the darkest emerald, to prepare before thy altar of eternal flame and the will fight to serve ye in thy mistic labirynth. [kisses skeleton hand]

Sokurah the Magician says: (to Sadi) not only will you triumph over good and evil, but you will be the most exotic woman in all of Bagdad!

Sokurah the Magician says: [to Sadi] Not only will you triumph over good and evil, but you will be the most exotic woman in all of Bagdad!

Sokurah the Magician says: (after sinbad's men kill baby roc) Why didn't you try to stop them?!

Sokurah the Magician says: [after Sinbad's men kill Baby Roc) Why didn't you try to stop them?!

Sinbad says: Hungry men don't ask, they take...

Humble Bellows says: Do em the dirty!

Humble Bellows says: Do 'em the dirty!