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Richard Johnson


Born - 30 July 1927, Upminster, Essex, England
Died - 6 June 2015

Dark, debonair, solidly built English leading man who, after being unable to take the role of James Bond in 1962, starred as Bulldog Drummond in two Bond-style adventures of the late 1960s. Later starring ventures were less successful and, in early old age, he played fruity-voiced, russet-cheeked and sometimes dyspeptic officers, politicians and patriarchs, often in TV murder mysteries. After a film debut in Captain Horatio Hornblower RN (1951), he was seen in Lady in the Fog (1952), Saadia (1953), Never So Few (1959), The Haunting (1963), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965), Deadlier Than the Male (1966), Danger Route (1967), Some Girls Do (1968), Julius Caesar (1970), Devil Within Her (1974), Aces High (1976), The Four Feathers (1978), The Monster Club (1980), Lady Jane (1985), Treasure Island (1989), Diving In (1991), Milk (1999), Lara Croft Tomb Raider (2001), Scoop (2006), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) and Radiator (2014), his last. Actresses Sheila Sweet and Kim Novak were the first and second of his four wives.