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Valentine Dyall

Highest Rated: 100% I Know Where I'm Going! (1947)

Lowest Rated: 50% Britannia Hospital (1982)

Birthday: May 7, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

British actor Valentine Dyall was a well-known radio performer of the '40s, introducing a weekly "scare" series with "This is your storyteller....the Man in Black." In films, Dyall looked more like a bank president than the voice of doom, and was cast accordingly. On stage since 1930 and films since 1942, Dyall remained busy into the '80s. Some of Dyall's best-known films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Henry V (1945) (as the Duke of Burgundy), Caesar and Cleopatra (1946), Brief Encounter (1946), The Haunting (1963), The Wrong Box (1967) and Casino Royale (1967). Valentine Dyall made many of his final appearances where he began, on radio: he was indispensable to many Halloween broadcasts of the '70s and '80s, sometimes nostalgically recreating "The Man in Black."

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet All's Well That Ends Well The Astringer 2012
50% Britannia Hospital Actor 1982
No Score Yet Nursery Rhymes Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella Second Major Domo 1976
No Score Yet The Great McGonagall Actor 1975
88% The Wrong Box Oliver Pike Harmsworth 1966
75% H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon Commentator 1964
No Score Yet The Horror of It All Reginald 1964
87% The Haunting Mr. Dudley 1963
67% Horror Hotel Jethrow Keane 1961
No Score Yet Suspended Alibi Inspector Kayes 1957
No Score Yet The Final Test Man In Black 1954
80% Ivanhoe Norman Guard 1952
No Score Yet Hammer the Toff Inspector Grice 1952
No Score Yet Brighthaven Express (Salute the Toff) Inspector Grice 1951
No Score Yet Golden Salamander Ben Ahrim 1950
95% The Queen of Spades St. Germain's Messenger 1949
No Score Yet Room to Let Dr. Fell 1949
No Score Yet Man on the Run Actor 1949
No Score Yet Dr. Morelle - The Case of the Missing Heiress Dr. Morelle 1949
No Score Yet Woman Hater George Spencer 1949
No Score Yet My Brother's Keeper Inspector 1948
No Score Yet Corridor of Mirrors Defense 1948
100% I Know Where I'm Going! Mr. Robinson 1947
No Score Yet Ghost of Rashmon Hall Dr. Clinton 1947
No Score Yet Pink String and Sealing Wax Police Inspector 1946
No Score Yet Hotel Reserve Mr. Warren Skelton 1946
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) Duke of Burgundy 1946
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra Longboat Centurion 1945
91% Brief Encounter Stephen Lynn 1945
No Score Yet Frenzy Prefect of Police 1945
No Score Yet Yellow Canary German Commander 1943
96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Von Schonborn 1943
No Score Yet The Silver Fleet Markgraf 1943


68% Doctor Who
The Black Guardian Black Guardian 1983
No Score Yet Blake's 7
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
57% The Black Adder


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