Vernon Dobtcheff

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Name: Vernon Dobtcheff
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Date of Birth: 14 August, 1934
Home town: Nimes, France
Family: Anglo-French of Russian descent
Education: Attended Ascham Preparatory School, Eastbourne, Sussex, England
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Websites: vernondobtcheff.imdb



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Non-acting careers:

Movies:
Mr. Dobtcheff has made several other foreign language films, but the ones listed here are the English language films.

  • (1966) The Idol - Man at Party
  • (1967) The Taming of The Shrew - Pedant
  • (1968) Baby Love - Man in Cinema
  • (1968) A Dandy in Aspic - Stein
  • (1969) Anne of The Thousand Days - Mendoza
  • (1969) The Assassination Bureau - Baron Muntzof
  • (1970) Them - Brisbane
  • (1970) Darling Lili - Kraus
  • (1970) The Beast in the Cellar - Sir Bernard Newsmith
  • (1971) The Scoundrel - Le Pasteur
  • (1971) Nicholas and Alexandra - Dr. Lazovert
  • (1971) Fiddler of The Roof - Russian Official
  • (1971) The Horsemen - Zam Hajji
  • (1971) Mary, Queen of Scots - Duc Francois de Guise
  • (1972) The Canterbury Tales - The Manager
  • (1973) The Day of The Jackal - The Interrogator
  • (1974) Murder on The Orient Express - Concierge
  • (1975) Operation Daybreak - Pyotr
  • (1975) India Song - George Crown
  • (1975) Galileo - First Secretary
  • (1977) March or Die - Mean Corporal
  • (1977) The Spy Who Loved Me - Max Kalba
  • (1977) Joseph Andrews - Fop Two
  • (1978) Little Girl in Blue Velvet - Lamberti
  • (1980) Nijinsky - Sergei Grigoriev
  • (1982) Nutcracker - Markovitch
  • (1983) Enigma - Actor
  • (1984) The Perils of Gwendoline in The Land of The Yik-Yak - Actor
  • (1984) My Friend Washington - Actor
  • (1985) Mata Hari - Prosecutor
  • (1986) Name of The Rose - Hugh of Newcastle
  • (1986) Caravagio - Art Lover
  • (1987) Mashenka - Yasha
  • (1988) Testimony - Gargolovsky
  • (1988) Madame Sousatzka - Music Critic
  • (1988) Pascali's Island - Pariente
  • (1989) Indianna Jones and The Last Crusade - Butler
  • (1989) Splendor - Don Arno
  • (1989) Natalia - Alfred Grabner
  • (1990) Vincent and Me - Dr. Winkler
  • (1990) Hamlet - Reynaldo
  • (1990) The Garden - Actor
  • (1990) The Krays - Teacher
  • (1990) Near Mrs. - Ivan, Paris KGB Chief
  • (1990) The Plot To Kill Hitler - Erich Fellgiebel
  • (1991) Let Him Have It - Clerk of Court
  • (1993) The Hour of The Pig - Apothecary
  • (1993) M. Butterfly - Agent Etancelin
  • (1995) Jefferson in Paris -
  • (1995) England, My England - Dr. Spratt
  • (1996) The Ogre - Lawyer
  • (1996) Jude - Curator
  • (1996) Surviving Picasso - Diaghliev
  • (1997) Deja Vu - Konstantine
  • (1997) Anna Karenina - Pestov
  • (1998) Hilary and Jackie - Professor Bentley
  • (1998) Vigo - Papa Lozinska
  • (1999) Dreaming of Joseph Lees - Italian Doctor
  • (2001) Festival in Cannes - Millie's Escort
  • (2001) The Body - Monsignor
  • (2001) The Order - Oscar Cafmeyer
  • (2001) Revelation - Cure at Rennes-le-Chateau
  • (2004) Before Sunset - Bookstore Manager
  • (2005) Iznogoud - Kitusse
  • (2005) Othello: A South African Tale - Brabantio
  • (2010) Godforsaken - The Surgeon
  • (2010) Undisputed III: Redemption - Rezo
  • (2010) Cercando Maria - Bishop
  • (2011) Le Passage (short) - The Old Man
  • (2012) Zarafa - Le Vieux Sage (voice)
  • (2012) The Life of Another - Dimitri Speranski

TV:

  • (1959/65) ITV Play of the Week - Lord Marchmont/Maitre Huspar
  • (1963) Espionage - Captain of Police
  • (1964) Martin Chuzzlewit - Footman
  • (1964) Thorndyke - Coroner
  • (1964/65) Theatre 625 - Goldstein/Priest
  • (1964/66) Dixon of Dock Green - Counsel for Defence/Defence Council/Higgs
  • (1965) Front Page Story - Ernest Milton
  • (1965) The Scales of Justice - Mr Strang
  • (1965) Monitor - The Actor
  • (1965) The Mask of Janus - Colonel Valenkov
  • (1966) Love Story - Frank
  • (1966) Mystery and Imagination - Dr Lutz
  • (1966) Breaking Point - Hedworth
  • (1966) The Three Musketeers - Commissary
  • (1966) The Rat Catchers - Josef Donner
  • (1966/69) Thirty-Minute Theatre - Carpenter/Johann Kanya
  • (1967) The Saint - Vogel
  • (1967) The Troubleshooters - Peebles
  • (1967) The Further Adventures of the Musketeers - Monsignor de Gondy
  • (1967) The Avengers - George Spencer/Pushkin/Stenson
  • (1969) Doctor Who - Scientist
  • (1969) The Name of the Game - Dedushko
  • (1969) The Champions - Manager
  • (1969) Out of the Unknown - Waldron
  • (1970) Codename - Herman Vos
  • (1970) Ace of Wands - Senor Zanda
  • (1971) Roads to Freedom - Moneylender
  • (1972) Great Performances -Melba
  • (1972) New Scotland Yard - Harman
  • (1972) Scoop - Ticket Collector
  • (1973) The Edwardians - Disraeli
  • (1973) The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes - Molbech
  • (1973) The Protectors - Joe Flynn
  • (1973) Thriller - Bannerheim
  • (1973) Some Mothers do Ave Them - Henry
  • (1974) Cartesius - Astronomo Cipros
  • (1974) Fall of Eagles - Count Stoookav
  • (1974) Microbes and Men - Bertheim
  • (1974) Father Brown - Simon Vesty
  • (1975) Micheal Strogoff- Blount
  • (1975) Churchill's People - De Reynes
  • (1975) The Venturers - Fraser
  • (1975) The Sweeney - Harry Kretchnove
  • (1975) The Nearly Man - Hugh
  • (1975) Play for Today - Magnus Piecan
  • (1976) Crown Court - John Maitland
  • (1976) BBC Play of the Month - Monsieur Maingot
  • (1976) Killers - Clerk of the Azzize
  • (1976) Dickens of London - Legal Gentleman
  • (1977) BBC Playhouse - Courtnay Thorpe
  • (1977) 1990 - Professor Cheever
  • (1978) The Devil's Crown - Peter of Wakefield
  • (1978) Romeo & Juliet - Apothecary
  • (1978) Mazarim - Dom Pimentel
  • (1979) Blakes 7 - The Chairman
  • (1979) Ike - General Charles de Gaulle
  • (1979) Screenplay - General Von Winterfieldkt
  • (1979) Bloomers - Doctor Lamb
  • (1981) The Antagonists - Chief Priest
  • (1981) Peter and Paul - Priest of Herod
  • (1981) Private Schultz - Sturner
  • (1981) Trailus and Cressida - Agamemnon
  • (1982) Mozart - Prince Galitizine
  • (1983) The Devil Lieutenant - Goldschmict
  • (1983) Marco Pole - Pietro d'Abano
  • (1983) The Scarlet and the Black - Count Langenthal
  • (1983) Rumpole of the Bailey - Edward Gandolphini
  • (1983) An Englishman Abroad - Guildenstern
  • (1983) Wagner - Giacomo Meyerbeer
  • (1984) Yalta - Moran
  • (1984) Ellis Island - Rachmanioff
  • (1984) Much Ado About Nothing - Don John
  • (1985) AD. - Flavius Sabinus
  • (1985) Mussolini: The Untold Story - Sobas
  • (1986) If Tomorrow Comes - Boris Melnikov
  • (1986) The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Mendelstam
  • (1987) Fortunes of War - Prince Hadjimascos
  • (1987) Poor Little Rich Girl - Jules Glassner
  • (1988) Maigret - Gannett
  • (1988) William Tell - Monk
  • (1988) War and Remberance - Henri Dulle
  • (1989) Murderers Amongst Us - Doctor Welobe
  • (1989) Dramarama - Mr Rolyat
  • (1989) Deadly Nightmares - Pimp
  • (1989) Till We Meet Again - Felix Penrose
  • (1990) The Plot To Kill Hitler - Fellgeibel
  • (1990) Mr Majeikia - Wizard Marks
  • (1990) Marie Perreiche - Dr Drummond
  • (1991) The Strauss Dynasty - Hirsch
  • (1991) Zorro - Andreas Bolanos
  • (1991) A Season of Giants - Jacopo Galli
  • (1991) Prisoner of Honour - Rennes Prosector
  • (1992) Van der Valk - Sebastian Jonge
  • (1992) Maguy - Dragos
  • (1992) The First Circle - Riyumin
  • (1992) Frakenstein - Chancellor
  • (1993) Jeanne d'Arc - Un Clerc
  • (1993) The Good Guys - Petru
  • (1993) Highlander - Carlo Luchosi
  • (1994) Mademoiselle O - L'oncle Ravka
  • (1995) The House that Mary Bought - Harry Bernard
  • (1995) Catherine the Great - Naryshikin
  • (1995) Agatha's Christie's Poirot - Hercule Poirot's Christmas - Simeon Lee
  • (1995) Sharpe's Sword - Don Felipe
  • (1996) Le fils de Paul - Duval
  • (1996) Highlander - Harnad
  • (1997) The Hunchback - Father Michel
  • (1997) The Famous Five - Mr Roland
  • (1997) The Odyssey - Aegyptius
  • (1997) As Time Goes By - Dr Stoker
  • (1998) Father Ted - Old Nazi
  • (1998) Merlin - 1st Physician
  • (1999) Highlander - Count Van der Meer
  • (2000) Passion Assassin - Professor Gruber
  • (2000) David Copperfield - Quinion
  • (2001) Relic Hunter - Antony Cureton
  • (2001) Largo Winch - Father Maurice de Beliveau
  • (2002) White Teeth - Devil of Dachau
  • (2006) Sable Noir - Fischer
  • (2007) Rome - Rabbi
  • (2008) Grand Star - Tsishenish
  • (2008) Changing Climates, Changing Times - - Lucas (Voice)
  • (2008) Arena - Self
  • (2008) Apparitions - Pietro Fonti
  • (2011) The Borgias - Cardinal Versucci
  • (2011) Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie - Anatole Deschanel
Stage:

  • (1960-1961) Acted in Friedrich Schiller's play Mary Stewart
  • (1965) Acted in Leon Griffith's play The Game As Played
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  • Actor Rupert Everett said about Vernon, that he had a reputation as the patron saint of the acting profession. He said that Dobtcheff " was legendary, not so much for his acting as for his magical ability to catch every first night in the country."
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