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Bernard Kay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bernard Kay (Born 23 February 1928, Bolton, England) is a British actor with an extensive theatre, television and film repertoire. Kay began his working life as a reporter on Bolton Evening News, and a stringer for The Manchester Guardian. He was conscripted in 1946 and started acting in the army. Kay gained a scholarship to study at the Old Vic Theatre School and became a professional in 1950, as a member of the company which reopened the Old Vic after WW2. He has appeared in hundreds of TV productions including Emmerdale Farm, The Champions, The Cellar and the Almond Tree, Clayhanger, A Very British Coup, Casualty, Casualty 1909, Doctors, Z-Cars, Coronation Street and Foyle's War. He portrayed Captain Stanley Lord of the SS Californian in the BBC dramatisation 'Trial by Inquiry: Titanic' in 1967; and he played the bandit leader Cordova in Zorro television episode "Alejandro Rides Again" in 1991 which was filmed in Madrid, Spain. Kay also gave a sympathetic performance as Korporal Hartwig in an early episode of "Colditz". He has appeared four times in the Doctor Who series in various roles, most notably as Saladin in the classic Doctor Who story The Crusade in 1965, alongside William Hartnell and Julian Glover. He also appeared in the serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Faceless Ones (1967) and Colony in Space (1971). In 2006, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio adventure Night Thoughts. His most famous film appearance was his turn as a Bolshevik leader in Doctor Zhivago (1965). (He commuted between Madrid and London to play Saladin during this stint.) He has also acted extensively on the stage. In 1952, for the Nottingham Rep, he learned, rehearsed, and played Macbeth in less than 24 hours. In 1984, he played Shylock in a British Council tour of Asia, ending in Baghdad, in the middle of the Iraq/Iran war. Other theatre includes An Inspector Calls (Garrick Theatre), Macbeth (Nottingham Playhouse), Titus Andronicus (European Tour), A Man for all Seasons (International Tour), The Merchant of Venice (International Tour), Galileo (Young Vic), Death of a Salesman (Lyric Theatre, Belfast) and Halpern and Johnson (New End Theatre). He has twice appeared at the Finborough Theatre, London - in 2006 in After Haggerty and in 2010 in Dream of the Dog. He was married to Patricia Haines (first wife of Michael Caine) from 1963 until her death in 1977. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bernard Kay, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 23, 1928 In Bolton, England
Movie/TV Credits:
49
First Appeared:
In the movie Carry On Sergeant 1958-08-15
Latest Project:
Movie Joy Division 2006-11-17
Known For
Poster of Foyle's War
Poster of Century Falls
Poster of Tales of the Unexpected
Poster of Doctor Who
Filmography
Movie Joy Division Bothringaye 2006-11-17
Movie Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman Uncle Tom 2005-12-07
Series Foyle's War Unknown 2002-10-27
Series Harry Hill's TV Burp Unknown 2001-12-22
Series Jonathan Creek Unknown 1997-05-09
Series Century Falls 1993-02-17
Movie Bomber Harris A.M. Sir Robert Saundby 1989-07-01
Series Hannay Unknown 1988-01-06
Series Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Unknown 1984-09-05
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Series The Gentle Touch Unknown 1980-04-11
Series The Enigma Files Unknown 1980-04-15
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Zabid 1977-07-15
Series Target Unknown 1977-09-09
Movie Spy Story 1976-01-01
Series The Venturers Unknown 1975-01-07
Series Space: 1999 Unknown 1975-09-04
Series Survivors Unknown 1975-04-16
Movie South Riding 1974-09-16
Series Warship Unknown 1973-06-07
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Series The Protectors Unknown 1972-07-07
Series Colditz Unknown 1972-10-19
Series Budgie Unknown 1971-04-09
Series Barlow Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie The Hunting Party Buford King 1971-07-16
Movie The Cellar and the Almond Tree 1970-03-04
Movie Trog Inspector Greenham 1970-10-24
Series Paul Temple Unknown 1969-11-23
Movie Witchfinder General Fisherman 1968-05-01
Series The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie Interlude George Selworth 1968-05-01
Series The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 1967-07-09
Movie They Came from Beyond Space Richard Arden 1967-05-01
Movie Torture Garden Dr. Heim (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood") 1967-11-01
Series Softly, Softly Unknown 1966-01-05
Series Breaking Point (UK) 1966-10-22
Movie Doctor Zhivago The Bolshevik 1965-12-22
Series Doctor Who Caldwell 1963-11-23
Series Compact 1962-01-02
Series Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02
Series Studio Four Unknown 1962-01-22
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Series You Can't Win Unknown 1961-10-05
Series Inspector Maigret Unknown 1960-10-31
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie Carry On Sergeant Injured Recruit 1958-08-15