Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Delgados in:
 • Mortlake Cemetery
 • Mortlake
 • London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
 • Greater London
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Roger Delgado
Birth: Mar. 1, 1918, England
Death: Jun. 18, 1973, Turkey

Actor. Born Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto in Whitechapel, London, the son of a Spanish father and a French Belgian mother. He attended the Cardinal Vaughn School in Holland Park and The London School of Economics, after which he took a job in a bank. He left after eighteen months and joined the Nelson Repertory Company in Leicester. At the start of WWII, despite his pride in being a true born Cockney, his attempts to enlist were initially rebuffed by the military due to his parentage. He eventually joined the Royal Leicester Regiment and saw active service in Europe and Burma, ending the war as a Major in the Royal Signals. After his return home, he joined York Repertory Company. In 1950, he joined the BBC Radio Drama Repertory, and made his film debut in 1953 in ‘The Captain's Paradise,' opposite Sir Alec Guinness. His rather saturnine looks usually lead him to be cast most as villains in roles for television programs such as ‘The Avengers,' and ‘The Saint,' both of which he appeared on several times, and in features such as ‘Masquerade' in 1965, ‘The Mummy's Shroud' in 1967, and ‘The Assassination Bureau' in 1969. In 1970, the producers of the cult series ‘Doctor Who' decided to create a new villain to oppose The Doctor. Called The Master, he was another Time Lord, an evil counterpart to The Doctor. Delgado was the only actor to be considered for the role. He debuted as The Master on January 2, 1971, in the four part story, 'Terror of the Autons.' The character proved immensely popular and Delgado made regular appearances for the next two seasons, appearing for the last time in the six part story, ‘Frontier in Space' in 1973. He was due to conclude The Master's story arc when production began again that autumn. Over the summer, he gladly accepted a role in the comedy ‘The Bell of Tibet' for a change of pace. Shooting on location in Turkey, Delgado was chauffeured from the airport along a steep mountain road. He was killed when the driver lost control of the car and it left the road, plunging into a ravine. He was 55. (bio by: Iola) 

Cause of death: Auto accident
Mortlake Cemetery
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Greater London, England
Plot: Area RB3, Plot 43
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 03, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20748
Roger Delgado
Added by: Ron Moody
Roger Delgado
Cemetery Photo
Added by: julia&keld
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Janis•E
 Added: Jun. 18, 2017

- K-Coe
 Added: May. 19, 2017

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Mar. 1, 2017
There are 126 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 52 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service