Guy Doleman

Guy Doleman

actor, soundtrack

Guy Doleman was born on Nov 22, 1923 in New Zealand. Guy Doleman's big-screen debut came with Always Another Dawn directed by T.O. McCreadie in 1948, strarring Warren Melville. Guy Doleman is known for The Ipcress File directed by Sidney J. Furie, Michael Caine stars as Harry Palmer and Nigel Green as Major Dalby. The upcoming new movie Guy Doleman plays is Tagget which will be released on Feb 14, 1991.

Tough-looking New Zealander, with a long string of credits as an actor in Australian films and theatre. He was also prolific on radio as actor, announcer and compère. In August 1952, Doleman won a £300 prize for his performance in an Actor's Choice half-hourly play, entitled "The Coward". He used this as a travelling fund for a trip to Hollywood and was duly cast in a supporting role in the adventure film Le roi des îles (1954). That was followed by an uncredited bit in Alfred Hitchcock's Le crime était presque parfait (1954). More substantial roles, however, failed to materialise. Doleman consequently returned to Australia, where he found regular work on radio and on stage in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, between 1957 and 1960.Doleman had his best spell in Britain in the 1960's: fondly remembered as SPECTRE operative Count Lippe in the James Bond movie Opération Tonnerre (1965), and as the hard-edged spook Colonel Ross in the Harry Palmer trilogy, beginning with Ipcress - Danger immédiat (1965). In a similar vein, he also made a worthy antagonist for Patrick McGoohan as the first 'Number 2' in Le prisonnier (1967). Doleman eventually settled in Los Angeles, where he died of lung cancer in January 1996.

  • Birthday

    Nov 22, 1923
  • Place of Birth

    Hamilton, New Zealand

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