Actor. Born at St Marylebone, London, he made his professional actor debut with Oldham Rep in 1954 as Feste in Twelfth Night. He was a veteran of numerous productions at the Royal Court, the National Theatre and with the RSC. His television credits included many appearances on ABC's Armchair Theatre, The Avengers, Dr Who series and the magical sage Arnold of Todi in the BBC Television version of Masefield's Box of Delights, 1984. He was noted for his portrayals of nervy fanatics and villains. He was best known to the film-going public as the silent assassin Vargas, in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball, who ends up impaled on a palm tree by agent 007's spear gun.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith