Edward Underdown (1908–1989)

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A London-born stage and film veteran, actor Edward Underdown was educated at Eton College and began in theatre roles in 1932 with "Words and Music". A former jockey and steeplechase rider, he quickly forged ahead in films making his debut in The Warren Case (1934) and appearing in secondary roles. A tall, officious and good looking gent, he came ... See full bio »

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Known For

Thunderball Air Vice Marshal
(1965)
Beat the Devil Harry Chelm
(1953)
(1961)
The Two-Headed Spy Kaltenbrunner
(1958)

Filmography

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 1980 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Zastor
- Meglos: Part Four (1980) ... Zastor
- Meglos: Part Three (1980) ... Zastor
- Meglos: Part Two (1980) ... Zastor
- Meglos: Part One (1980) ... Zastor
 1978 Tarka the Otter
Hibbert
 1978 The Flockton Flyer (TV Series)
Vet
- A Question of Honour (1978) ... Vet
 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Adjutant-General
- Tea and a Wad (1977) ... Adjutant-General
 1977 Survivors (TV Series)
Frank Garner
- The Enemy (1977) ... Frank Garner
- Sparks (1977) ... Frank Garner
- The Peacemaker (1977) ... Frank Garner
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Sir Gordon Horrocks
- The Price of Coal: Part 1 - Meet the People (1977) ... Sir Gordon Horrocks
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Robert Dennis
- Beyond This Life (1977) ... Robert Dennis
 1976 Rogue's Rock (TV Series)
Blunt
- Penny (1976) ... Blunt
 1975 Days of Hope (TV Mini-Series)
John Pritchard
- 1921 (1975) ... John Pritchard
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Judge
- Process (1975) ... Judge
 1974 The Abdication
Gustaf II Adolf, Christina's father
 1974 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
General Nesfield
- News from the Front (1974) ... General Nesfield
 1974 Colditz (TV Series)
Col. Mansell
- Odd Man In (1974) ... Col. Mansell
 1973 Sporting Scenes (TV Series)
Sir Ethelred
- England, Their England (1973) ... Sir Ethelred
 1973 The Regiment (TV Series)
ICS Man
- Setting In (1973) ... ICS Man
 1972 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Major General Sir Charles Holland
- Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel (1972) ... Major General Sir Charles Holland
 1972 Running Scared
Mr. Betancourt
 1971 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Matthew
- Steve (1971) ... Matthew
 1971 The Last Valley
Gnarled Peasant
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Mr. Fawcett
- Invasion (1971) ... Mr. Fawcett
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Chairman of Tribunal
- You Killed Toby Wren (1970) ... Chairman of Tribunal
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1970 Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (TV Series)
Pollux O'Donnell
- Castor und Pollux (1970) ... Pollux O'Donnell
 1969 The Magic Christian
Prince Henry (uncredited)
 1968 Beast of Morocco
Otto Gunther
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
John Maxted / Rankin
- Night Flight to Andorra (1968) ... John Maxted
- All That Glitters (1967) ... Rankin
 1968 The Great Pony Raid
Snowy
 1965-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Rupert / Jonathan Stone
- The Living Dead (1967) ... Rupert
- The Murder Market (1965) ... Jonathan Stone
 1966 Triple Cross
Air Marshall
 1966 Khartoum
Col. William Hicks
 1966 Weavers Green (TV Series)
Bobby Brent
- Episode #1.11 (1966) ... Bobby Brent
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Bobby Brent
 1966 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Lemnitz
- Thieves' Market (1966) ... Lemnitz
 1964-1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Max Dell / Capt. Morgan / Lord Anthony Denby
- The Hunting Party (1966) ... Max Dell
- The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (1965) ... Capt. Morgan
- Colony Three (1964) ... Lord Anthony Denby
 1965 Thunderball
Air Vice Marshal
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Tod (segment "Werewolf") (uncredited)
 1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Jack Laurie
- The Set-Up (1965) ... Jack Laurie
 1964 Das Verrätertor
Inspector Adams
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Charles Garside
- Rogue's Galley (1964) ... Charles Garside
 1964 Woman of Straw
First Executive (uncredited)
 1964 The Winston Affair
Major Wyclif
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Colonel Shabar
- A Camel to Ride (1963) ... Colonel Shabar
 1963 Dr. Crippen
The Governor
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Mr. Sayers
- The Town That Dies at Eight (1963) ... Mr. Sayers
 1963 Operation Mermaid
Col. Harvey
 1962 Locker Sixty Nine
Bennett Sanders
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Bennett Sanders
- Locker Sixty Nine (1962) ... Bennett Sanders
 1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Dick Sanderson
 1961 Call Oxbridge 2000 (TV Series)
Sir Maurice Protheroe
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Sir Maurice Protheroe
 1961 The Third Alibi
Dr. Murdoch
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Murdoch
- The Third Alibi (1961) ... Dr. Murdoch
 1961 Information Received
Drake
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Mr. Hayes
- The Tiger (1961) ... Mr. Hayes
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Lord Bellew
- The Tichborne Case (1960) ... Lord Bellew
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Air Marshal
- On the Edge (1960) ... Air Marshal
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Charles
- The Grass Is Greener (1959) ... Charles
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
Kaltenbrunner
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Tyler
 1953 Beat the Devil
Harry Chelm
 1953 Recoil
Michael
 1953 The Shadow Man
Det. Insp. Johnstone
 1952 Murder Will Out
Hugh
 1952 The Promise
 1952 The Woman's Angle
Robert Mansell
 1951 The Dark Man
Detective Inspector Jack Viner
 1950 Her Panelled Door
Lake Winter
 1950 They Were Not Divided
Philip Hamilton
 1949 Man on the Run
Slim Elfey
 1948 Brass Monkey
Max Taylor
 1947 The Woman in the Hall
Neil Inglefield
 1947 The October Man
Passport Official
 1941 Mail Train
 1939 Lucky to Me
Malden's friend (uncredited)
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh
Peter Dench the Chancellor's Secretary
 1938 The Drum
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1937 Wings of the Morning
Don Diego (as Teddy Underdown)
 1935 Annie, Leave the Room!
John Brandon
 1934 Girls Please!
Jim Arundel
 1934 The Warren Case
Hugh Waddon
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Other Works:

He acted in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play, "You Can't Take It With You," at the St. James Theatre in London, England with Hilda Trevelyan, A.P. Kaye, Moya Nugent, and Tristan Rawson in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Teddy Underdown

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Sagittarius

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