Patrick Jordan

Patrick Jordan

actor, additional crew

Patrick Jordan was born on Oct 20, 1923 in UK. Patrick Jordan's big-screen debut came with A Ray of Sunshine: An Irresponsible Medley of Song and Dance directed by Horace Shepherd in 1950, strarring The Comic. Patrick Jordan is known for My Brother Jonathan directed by Anthony Garner, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Jonathan Dakers and Benedict Taylor as Harold Dakers. The upcoming new movie Patrick Jordan plays is Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death which will be released on Aug 06, 1993.

The son of a regimental sergeant major, Albert Patrick Jordan grew up in London where he debuted on stage in a 1946 Old Vic production of "Richard II" at the New Theatre. The ensemble cast comprised actors Harry Andrews, Rosalind Atkinson and Alec Guinness. The same group of players went on to perform in other Shakespearean plays, including "Coriolanus" and "The Taming of the Shrew". Jordan began on screen in a TV adaptation of The Browning Version (1949), reprising his stage role from earlier that year. Most of his celluloid assignments in the 50s and 60s consisted of small or uncredited parts. His distinctively stern features and no-nonsense authoritarian bearing led to being invariably typecast as police officers or soldiers. A trademark scar on his right cheek added extra credence to his characters, more than a few of whom did not survive to the final reel. He appeared several times in No Hiding Place (1959), Dixon of Dock Green (1955) and Crossroads (1964) and had featured roles in the war films Les héros de Télémark (1965), Enfants de salauds (1969) and Trop tard pour les héros (1970). Through his friend Alec Guiness, he managed to secure a role in La guerre des étoiles (1977) as an Imperial Officer, aide to Grand Moff Tarkin (played by Peter Cushing ). He unwisely opted to take a one-off fee for his part, rather than a tiny share of the royalties -- much to his later regret.Jordan retired in 1995 and died at the age of 96 in January 2020. His wife was Margery Gill (1925-2008), an acclaimed illustrator of children's books.

  • Birthday

    Oct 20, 1923
  • Place of Birth

    Hendon, Middlesex, England, UK

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