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Marne Maitland

Distinctive character actor, born in Calcutta and educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge. His acting career was interrupted by wartime service (for six years) in the British Army. He then joined the Old Vic Company and subsequently appeared on screen. With his hooked nose and furtive eyes, he made the perfect sinister villain, playing an assortment of Arabic or Central Asian diamond smugglers, drug dealers or black market racketeers. Occasionally, he was on the right side of the law, notably as commissioner Govindaswami in La croisée des destins (1956), or as a cardinal in Les souliers de Saint-Pierre (1968). Early on in his career, Maitland worked for Hammer Studios where he had memorable roles as Patel Shari, a member of the murderous Kali sect in Les étrangleurs de Bombay (1959), and as an evil Malay servant, dedicated to worshipping La femme reptile (1966). Marne was also very active on British television (Le Saint  (1962), Département S(1969), and others) in very much the same capacity. He stood out as the mysterious dissident Pandit Baba in the excellent award-winning miniseries The Jewel in the Crown(1984). From the early 1970's until his death, he lived in Rome. - IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

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May 1, 1920 In Calcutta - India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Cairo Road 1950-06-21
Latest Project:
Movie Appuntamento a Liverpool 1988-09-02
Known For
Poster of The Bushbaby
Poster of Boy Meets Girls
Poster of I'm All Right Jack
Poster of The Wind Cannot Read
Movie Appuntamento a Liverpool Pilar 1988-09-02
Movie And the Violins Stopped Playing Sandu 1988-01-01
Movie Mussolini and I King Victor Emanuel 1985-04-14
Movie I Am an ESP 1985-12-24
Movie The Assisi Underground Rabbi 1985-05-03
Movie Memed My Hawk Suleyman 1984-05-10
Movie La neve nel bicchiere Nullo 1984-06-12
Movie The Scarlet and the Black Papal Secretary 1983-02-02
Movie Trail of the Pink Panther Deputy Commissioner Lasorde 1982-12-03
Movie The Day Christ Died Jacob 1980-03-26
Movie Ashanti Touareg Chief 1979-03-09
Movie Lovers and Liars 1979-04-24
Movie La Promessa Von Gunthen 1979-12-11
Movie March or Die Leon 1977-09-08
Movie Street Law Records Keeper (uncredited) 1974-09-17
Movie The Man with the Golden Gun Lazar 1974-12-01
Movie Shaft in Africa Col. Gonder 1973-06-14
Movie Roma Underground Guide 1972-03-15
Movie Man of La Mancha Captain of the Guard 1972-12-20
Movie The Bushbaby The Hadj 1969-09-01
Movie Anne of the Thousand Days Campeggio 1969-12-18
Series Department S Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie Duffy Abdul 1968-09-16
Series The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie The Shoes of the Fisherman Cardinal Rahamani 1968-11-14
Series Journey to the Unknown Unknown 1968-09-26
Movie The Bobo Luis Castillo 1967-03-31
Series Callan Unknown 1967-07-08
Movie The Reptile The Malay 1966-03-06
Movie Khartoum Sheikh Osman 1966-06-09
Movie The Return of Mr. Moto Wasir Hussein 1965-12-01
Movie First Men in the Moon Dr. Tok, UN Space Agency 1964-07-01
Movie Cleopatra Euphranor 1963-06-12
Movie Sammy Going South Hassan 1963-03-18
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Xavier 1962-06-25
Series The Saint Unknown 1962-10-04
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Movie The Terror of the Tongs The Beggar 1961-03-15
Series Sir Francis Drake Unknown 1961-11-12
Movie Middle Course Renard 1961-11-10
Movie Cone of Silence Mr. Robinson 1960-05-09
Series Inspector Maigret Unknown 1960-10-31
Movie Visa to Canton Han Po 1960-12-26
Movie Tiger Bay Doctor 1959-03-01
Series Boy Meets Girls Unknown 1959-09-12
Movie I'm All Right Jack Mr. Mohammed 1959-08-18
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Series International Detective Unknown 1959-12-26
Movie The Stranglers of Bombay Patel Shari 1959-12-04
Movie The Wind Cannot Read Bahadur 1958-06-10
Movie The Camp on Blood Island Captain Sakamura 1958-06-11
Movie I Was Monty's Double Arab Proprietor 1958-10-21
Movie Man with a Gun Max 1958-08-11
Movie Interpol Guido Martinelli 1957-04-02
Movie Windom's Way Commissioner Belhedron 1957-12-07
Series Colonel March of Scotland Yard Unknown 1956-02-29
Series The Buccaneers Unknown 1956-09-19
Movie Bhowani Junction Govindaswami 1956-05-01
Movie Break in the Circle The phony Kudnic 1955-01-01
Movie Svengali Stage Manager 1954-09-01
Movie Diplomatic Passport Philip 1954-08-13
Movie Deadly Nightshade Heinz 1953-03-01
Movie Saadia Horse dealer 1953-12-01
Movie Cairo Road Gohari 1950-06-21