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Robert Desmond (1922–2002)

Robert Desmond was born on December 16, 1922 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Great Escape (1963), Compact (1962) and The Six Proud Walkers (1954). He died in 2002 in Kensington, London. See full bio »

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The Great Escape Griffith 'Tailor'
(1963)
Compact Adrian Coombs
(1962-1965)
The Avengers Herb Thompson
(1961)

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 1970 The Price of Love (TV Movie)
Malkin
 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Sam
- Fowler's Day (1969) ... Sam
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Taxi driver
- The Dirt on Lucy Lane (1969) ... Taxi driver
 1967 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Terry
- King of the Road (1967) ... Terry
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Fiddler
- Read 'em and Weep (1967) ... Fiddler
 1962-1965 Compact (TV Series)
Adrian Coombs
- Journey's End (1965) ... Adrian Coombs
- If the Shoe Fits... (1965) ... Adrian Coombs
- Paris Is for Lovers (1965) ... Adrian Coombs
- Trouble Across the Water (1965) ... Adrian Coombs
- Change of Plans (1965) ... Adrian Coombs
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Tod Miller
 1963 The Great Escape
Griffith 'Tailor'
 1962 Jailbreak
Page
 1962 Playdate (TV Series)
Man at the bar
- My Representative (1962) ... Man at the bar
 1962 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Jacket (1962)
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Herb Thompson
- A Change of Bait (1961) ... Herb Thompson
 1961 The Best of Enemies
Pvt. Singer
 1961 Echo Four Two (TV Series)
Banjo Clegg
- Break Out (1961) ... Banjo Clegg
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Flash boy
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... Flash boy
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
2nd Service Policeman (uncredited)
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Sailor on Bridge of Warship (uncredited)
 1956-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Topman / Harry / Ned Rutter
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... Topman
- Deep and Crisp and Even (1959) ... Harry
- Shooting Star (1956) ... Ned Rutter
 1957-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Cooper / Crow / 6146 Roberts / ...
- The New Man (1960) ... Mr. Cooper
- Oggie (1959) ... Crow
- Now Barabbas (1958) ... 6146 Roberts
- Saloon Bar (1957) ... Bains
 1960 Here Lies Miss Sabry (TV Series)
Basil
- Trumpet Voluntary (1960) ... Basil
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Wilf
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Pvt. Billy Baker
- Pen Pals Anonymous (1960) ... Pvt. Billy Baker
- Bull by the Horn (1960) ... Pvt. Billy Baker
- The Efficiency Expert (1960) ... Pvt. Billy Baker
- Are You Receiving Me? (1960) ... Pvt. Billy Baker
- Holding the Baby (1960) ... Pvt. Billy Baker
 1960 Too Young to Love
1st Sailor (uncredited)
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Dexter (uncredited)
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Mason
- The Vanishing Trick (1960) ... Mason
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Peters
- The Mechanical Watchman (1959) ... Peters
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
The Rockets
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Sid
- A Day in the Life of ... (1959) ... Sid
 1959 The Lady Is a Square (uncredited)
 1958 Indiscreet
Young Man (uncredited)
 1957 The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
Mitch
- The Racing Car Story (1957) ... Mitch
 1957 Dangerous Youth
Cream O'Casey
 1956 All Square Aft (Short)
 1955-1956 Sixpenny Corner (TV Series)
Stan Norton (Bill's brother) / Stan Norton
- Episode #1.181 (1956) ... Stan Norton (Bill's brother)
- Episode #1.97 (1956) ... Stan Norton
- Episode #1.72 (1956) ... Stan Norton (Bill's brother)
- Episode #1.67 (1955) ... Stan Norton (Bill's brother)
- Episode #1.62 (1955) ... Stan Norton (Bill's brother)
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
Marine Todd
 1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Will Stukely
- A Guest for the Gallows (1955) ... Will Stukely
 1955 The Slackering Field (TV Movie)
Hugo Hunter
 1954 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
Snub
- The Twelve Apostles (1954) ... Snub
- The Seven Stars (1954) ... Snub
 1954 The Golden Toy (TV Movie)
Jake
 1953 The Heir of Skipton (TV Mini-Series)
Edward IV of York / Edward, Duke of York
- A Shepherd in the Fells (1953) ... Edward IV of York
- The Wars of the Roses (1953) ... Edward, Duke of York
 1953 Seagulls Over Sorrento (TV Movie)
Sub-Lieutenant Granger, RN
 1952 The Barber and the Donkey (TV Movie)
The Woodman
 1952 Francis and Juniper (TV Short)
Juniper
 1949 Boys in Brown
Spud
 1949 An English Summer (TV Movie)
Sergeant 'Ace' Corner
 1949 The Passionate Pilgrim (TV Movie)
Hospital orderly
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1948 The Outsider (uncredited)
 1947 Boys in Brown (TV Movie)
Spud Parker
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(November 12, 1985 to December 15, 1985) He acted in Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse's play, "Life with Father," at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See more »
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