Evans in 1958
Clifford George Evans
17 February 1912
|Died||9 June 1985 73) (aged|
(m. 1943;died 1983)
Clifford George Evans (17 February 1912 – 9 June 1985) was a Welsh actor.
During the summer of 1934 Evans appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London.He played many parts in British films of the 1930s, then during the Second World War was a conscientious objector, serving in the Non-Combatant Corps. He continued to act during the war and starred in the films The Foreman Went to France (1942) and The Flemish Farm (1943).
After the war, Evans's best known film roles were for Hammer Studios: he played Don Alfredo Carledo in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) and Professor Zimmer, an inebriated vampire-hunter, in The Kiss of the Vampire (1963).His last screen role was in Granada TV's A Land of Ice Cream in 1985.
On television, Evans appeared with George Woodbridge and Tim Turner in the 15-episode series Stryker of the Yard (1957).Between 1965 and 1969, he played a major role in the TV boardroom drama The Power Game , playing building tycoon Caswell Bligh. He is also among several British actors to play the character of Number Two in The Prisoner ("Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling", 1967). He also appeared in three episodes of The Avengers , in The Champions , The Saint , and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) ("When did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?", 1969). The following year, he played Sir Iain Dalzell, a leading character in the BBC TV series Codename (1970).
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