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Percy Herbert
Born 31 July 1920(1920-07-31)
London, England
Died 6 December 1992 (aged 72)
Kent, England
Occupation actor

Percy Herbert (31 July 1920 - 6 December 1992)[1] was a British character actor who often played soldiers, most notably in The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Geese and Tunes of Glory. However, he was equally at home in comedies (Barnacle Bill, Call Me Bwana, two Carry On films) and science fiction (One Million Years B.C., Mysterious Island). He also acted on television; he was a regular on the short-lived series Cimarron Strip, starring Stuart Whitman.

Herbert was a soldier and prisoner of war during World War II, captured by the Japanese when they took Singapore.

He was discovered by Dame Sybil Thorndike.[2]

Herbert died of a heart attack on 6 December 1992.[1]

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ a b "Herbert, Percy". Film & TV Database. BFI. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/24840. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Percy Herbert Biography". Allmovie (allmovie.com). http://wc03.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 

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