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Philip Madoc

Actor

Born - 5 July 1934, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Died - 5 March 2012

Round-faced, velvet-voiced Welsh actor, faintly reminiscent of Anthony Hopkins, in a variety of featured roles in films and (mostly) TV over 50 years. Most UK viewers will remember him as the German officer in Dad's Army trying to extract Private Pike's name. "Don't tell him, Pike!" blurts Arthur Lowe's Captain Mainwaring. In TV drama from 1960, Madoc began a film career five years later with three big movies: Operation Crossbow, A High Wind in Jamaica and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - twice as German officers. Subsequently, he was seen in The Quiller Memorandum (1966), Berserk (1967), Deadfall (1968), Doppelganger (1969), Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971), Soft Beds, Hard Battles - yet another German, although this time promoted to Field Marshal! - Operation Daybreak (1975), Zina (1986), A Mind to Kill (1991), Best (2000), Den of Lions (2003) and the 40-minute fantasy film Hawk (2011), his last. The first of his two wives was the actress Ruth Madoc. He died from cancer.