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Frederick Treves


Born - 29 March 1925, Cliftonville, Kent, England
Died - 30 January 2012

Tall, affable, balding actor, often seen as upper-class professional men; a star of the theatre, but rarely more than a supporting player in films. The great nephew of Sir Frederick Treves, the surgeon who helped the Elephant Man (Treves had a small role in the 1980 film of that story), he followed distinguished wartime service with studies at RADA and a film debut in the abysmal 'B' feature Wheel of Fate (1953), which, however, established him in minor roles as policemen, military men and, later, politicians. Subsequent film work includes Profile (1954), Jumping for Joy (1955), The Long Arm (1956), The Mark of the Hawk (1957) and Carry On Constable (1960), before TV and theatre began to dominate his time. Later films included Freelance (1971), One Hour to Zero (1976), Sweeney 2 (1978), Nighthawks (1981), Defence of the Realm (1986), Paper Mask (1990), Afraid of the Dark (1991), Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995) and Sunshine (1999), his last.