Vladek Sheybal

Vladek Sheybal

Highest Rated: 100% Kanał (1957)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Apple (1980)

Birthday: Mar 12, 1923

Birthplace: Zgierz, Poland

Vladek Sheybal was a Polish-born actor who, after making two films in his home country in 1957, left Poland for the greener filmic pastures of England. In 1963, not only was he wooed by director Terence Young to take a part in the James Bond film "From Russia with Love," thanks to his unique voice, but also star Sean Connery, a friend, recommended him for the role of the sinister Kronsteen, the chess grandmaster and member of SPECTRE, the terrorist organization. It was an auspicious start for Sheybal, and arguably his best-known role, yet he still had nearly 30 years of work ahead of him. Though he appeared in only one other Bond film, the rather un-Bond-like 1967 "Casino Royale," as the chauffeur to Orson Welles' Le Chiffre, Sheybal took on numerous other villains, including Dr. Eiwort in 1967's "Billion Dollar Brain," and Zemetkin in 1973's "Scorpio," both thrillers. Sheybal launched his TV career the same year as in film, and was just as prolific there: he was a regular on the sci-fi series "UFO" in the early 1970s, playing a doctor, and on the 1979 family drama "Quest of Eagles," as a priest. (Fortunately, his typecasting as a villain wasn't all-encompassing.) Away from the camera, Sheybal also performed on stage and taught acting.

Highest rated movies

The Boy Friend
Women in Love
The Wind and the Lion
Billion Dollar Brain
The Apple




No Score Yet No Score Yet Double X: The Name of the Game Pawnbroker (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 60% Strike It Rich Kinski (Character) $177.9K 1990
No Score Yet 80% Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Jinnah (Character) - 1986
75% 91% Shogun Captain Ferriera (Character) - 1980
20% 49% The Apple Mr. Boogalow (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 20% The Sellout Dutchman (Character) - 1976
63% 70% The Wind and the Lion The Bashaw (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Sobotnik (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Innocent Bystanders Aaron Kaplan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invasion: UFO Dr. Doug Jackson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 32% Puppet on a Chain Meegeren (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pilate and Others Kaiphas (Character) - 1972
83% 69% The Boy Friend De Thrill (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 77% The Last Valley Mathias (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 46% Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Psychiatrist (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 27% Mosquito Squadron Lt. Schack (Character) - 1969
83% 74% Women in Love Loerke (Character) - 1969
50% 42% Billion Dollar Brain Dr. Eiwort (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 69% Return From the Ashes Manager (Character) - 1965
100% 93% Kanał Kompozytor Michal (Character) - 1957


90% 100% Smiley's People Otto Leipzig (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Nikita Roskin (Guest Star) 1966