Philip Madoc

Philip Madoc

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1934-07-05 · Deathday: 2012-02-05 (77 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

23 Movies · 41 TV shows

Also Known As: Phillip Madoc

Biography

Philip Madoc (born Philip Arvon Jones; 5 July 1934 – 5 March 2012) was a Welsh actor. He performed many stage, television, radio and film roles, and was recognised for having a "rich, sonorous voice" and often playing villains and officers. On television, he starred as David Lloyd George in The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (1981) and DCI Noel Bain in the detective series A Mind to Kill (1994-2002). His guest roles included multiple appearances in the cult series The Avengers (1962–68) and Doctor Who (1968-1979), as well as playing the U-boat captain in the Dad's Army episode "The Deadly Attachment" (1973). He was also known to be an accomplished linguist.

Personal Life

Philip Madoc's first marriage, to the actress Ruth Madoc, lasted for 20 years. They had a son and a daughter, and divorced in 1981. Madoc's second marriage, which also ended in divorce, was to Diane.He was patron of Best Theatre Arts, a theatre school in St Albans and President of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir.Madoc was a keen supporter of Welsh nationalism and a long-standing member of Plaid Cymru.He was a big fan of boxing and especially David Pearce, the professional boxer and was one of the 2,500 people who attended his funeral.It was stated in January 2012 that Madoc had been diagnosed with cancer. He died on 5 March 2012 at the Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood, northwest London. He was cremated at the West Hertfordshire Crematorium in Watford.

Early Life

Madoc was born near Merthyr Tydfil and attended Cyfarthfa Castle Grammar School, where he was a member of the cricket and rugby teams, and displayed talent as a linguist. He then studied languages at University College Cardiff and the University of Vienna. He eventually spoke seven languages, including Russian and Swedish, and had a working knowledge of Huron Indian, Hindi and Mandarin. He worked as an interpreter, but became disenchanted with having to translate for politicians: "I did dry-as-dust jobs like political interpreting. You get to despise politicians when you have to translate the rubbish they spout." He then switched to acting and won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Movies & TV shows

2005.

1 TV show
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor is very good at saving planets for a living.

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
London

London

2004
London is a three-part documentary series on the history of London.
The Black Death

The Black Death

2004
The Black Death, a pandemic disease that ravaged in the 1300s, caused a never-before-seen human catastrophe of frightening magnitude. Over the course of three terrible years, more than a third of Euro...

2002.

1 TV show
TV
High Hopes

High Hopes

2002
High Hopes is a sitcom made in Wales, produced and directed by Gareth Gwenlan for BBC Wales and is set in a fictional area of the South Wales Valleys called Cwm-Pen-Ôl. It stars Margaret John as widow...

2000.

1 Movie
Best

Best

2000

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders

6
1997
The Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to eliminate the innocent and pursue the guilty.

1994.

1 TV show
TV
A Mind to Kill

A Mind to Kill

1994
A Mind to Kill is a police detective series set in Wales, UK. It was developed from a 1991 pilot which starred Philip Madoc as DCI Bain, and Hywel Bennett. The series ran from 1994 to 2004 and first a...

1991.

1 Movie
A Mind To Kill

A Mind To Kill

1991
A young girl is found brutally murdered in a small seaside town. The police are baffled; the town's inhabitants are panic-stricken. A serial killer is on the loose, and as yet more horrific murders ta...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Capital City

Capital City

1989
Capital City was a television show produced by Euston Films which focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international...

1988.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

1988
An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't rem...
TV
First Born

First Born

1988
The first Born was a British television serial. Charles Dance starred as genetic researcher Edward Forester, whose work leads him to create a man-gorilla hybrid, using sperm from an unknown sperm dono...
First Born

First Born

1988
Edward is trying to breed primate hybrid. He succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the results of the experiment and adopts a child to blend into society. The ultimate result of being ...
TV
A Very British Coup

A Very British Coup

1988
A Very British Coup was written by Chris Mullin. It stars Ray McAnally as the newly elected left-wing prime minister Harry Perkins, who finds himself up to his neck in a conspiracy.

1986.

2 TV shows
TV
Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

1986
A Russian singer is being courted by an American writer.
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series.

1985.

1 Movie
Zina

Zina

1985
Zina, the daughter of Leon Trotsky by his first wife, is undergoing freudian analysis in Berlin in the 'thirties. Meanwhile Trotsky is in exile in Prinkipo having been driven from power by Stalin. The...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Hilary

Hilary

1984

1982.

1 TV show

1981.

1 Movie
The Life and Times of David Lloyd George

The Life and Times of David Lloyd George

1981
The Life and Times of David Lloyd George features Philip Madoc. The title theme was written by Ennio Morricone.

1980.

1 TV show
TV
Flickers

Flickers

1980
An odd couple, Arnie Cole (Hoskins) and his wife Maud (de la Tour) were married for purely practical reasons. Their marriage of convenience gives way to genuine partnership as they are caught up in Ar...

1979.

1 Movie
Doctor Who: The Power of Kroll

Doctor Who: The Power of Kroll

1979
The Doctor and Romana are looking for the next segment of the Key to Time. The natives and the crew of a chemical refinery are at odds. The presence of a gun runner complicates matters, as the Swampie...

1977.

1 TV show
TV
Target

Target

1977
A drama about a team of detectives and the cases they solve.

1976.

1 Movie
Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius

1976
A mad scientist is building a body from spare parts to hold the brain of the Time Lord Morbius. He thinks the Doctor's head is the final piece.

1975.

1 Movie · 5 TV shows
TV
Space: 1999

Space: 1999

6
1975
When the Moon is thrown into deep space, the crew of Moonbase Alpha will have a hard time surviving.
TV
The Sweeney

The Sweeney

1975
The Sweeney was a 1970s British television police drama that focused on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police dedicated to tackling armed robbery and violent crime in Lo...
TV
Poldark

Poldark

5.33
1975
The rivalry between Ross Poldark and George Warleggan is the subject of a period drama series. The books were written by a man.
TV
The Good Life

The Good Life

1975
The Good Life is a British sitcom produced by the BBC that ran from 1975 to 1978. It was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde. In 2004, it came 9th in Britain's Best Sitcom. In the United States, it...
Operation: Daybreak

Operation: Daybreak

1975
In 1942, the country of Czechoslovakia. Three Czechs risk their lives to rid their country of a brutal Nazi leader.
TV
Survivors

Survivors

1975
Survivors is a British post-apocalyptic fiction television series devised by Terry Nation and produced by Terence Dudley at the BBC from 1975 to 1977. It concerns the plight of a group of people who h...

1974.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Porridge

Porridge

5.33
1974
There were three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film from 1974 to 1977. The novel features two inmates at a fictional HMP in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is a British term for serving a ...
Soft Beds, Hard Battles

Soft Beds, Hard Battles

1974
In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene. Madame Grenier's Parisian brothel is where Major Robinson hides ...

1973.

1 Movie
Bequest to the Nation

Bequest to the Nation

1973
The Battle of Trafalgar is the setting for the story of the relationship between Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
The Regiment

The Regiment

1972
The series was produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It starred Christopher Cazenove and followed the story of the British Army from the view of two families.

1971.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Barlow

Barlow

1971
Barlow at Large is a British television programme broadcast in the 1970s, starring Stratford Johns in the title role. Johns had previously played Barlow in the Z-Cars, Softly, Softly and Softly, Soft...
TV
The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

1971
The adventures of Natty 'Hawkeye' Bumppo and his Indian companions, caught in a war between the French and English in upstate New York in 1757.
TV
Jason King

Jason King

1971
Jason King - a suavely sophisticated former secret agent turned novelist - travels the world searching for material to fill his books, encountering an endless parade of glamorous women, exotic locales...
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

3.5
1971
There is an experiment to find a cure for immortality. Success allows his transformation into the beautiful but psychotic Sister Hyde who stalks the dark alleys of Whitechapel for young, innocent, fem...

1970.

3 TV shows
TV
Manhunt

Manhunt

1970
Manhunt is a World War II drama series that was broadcast nationwide in 1969.
TV
The Goodies

The Goodies

1970
The Goodies is a British television comedy series of the 1970s and early 1980s. The series, which combines surreal sketches and situation comedy, was broadcast by BBC 2 from 1970 until 1980 — and was ...
TV
UFO

UFO

3.5
1970
SHADO is an international agency that protects Earth from alien invaders.

1969.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

1969
The planet is not visible from Earth because it is located on the opposite side of the sun. Glenn Ross and John Kane will be sent via spaceship to explore the other planet by the European Space Explor...
The Spy Killer

The Spy Killer

1969
Robert Horton is a private eye. Horton was framed for murder after promising to find a book with a list of government agents in Red China. The spy learns that he can't trust anyone.
TV
Paul Temple

Paul Temple

1969
Paul Temple is a British-German television series . It features Francis Matthews as Paul Temple, the fictional detective created by Francis Durbridge, who solves crimes with the assistance of his wife...
Doctor Who: The War Games

Doctor Who: The War Games

1969
The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on an unnamed planet. At first believing themselves in the midst of World War I, they realise it to be one of many War Zones overseen by the War Lords, who have kidnap...
Doctor Who: The Krotons

Doctor Who: The Krotons

1969
The TARDIS arrives on the unnamed planet of the Gonds, who are ruled and taught in a form of self-perpetuating slavery by the alien Krotons — crystalline beings whose ship, the Dynatrope, crash-landed...

1968.

2 TV shows
TV
The Expert

The Expert

1968
The Expert is a British television series produced by the BBC between 1968 and 1976. The series starred Marius Goring as Dr. John Hardy, a pathologist working for the Home Office and was essentially ...
TV
The Champions

The Champions

1968
Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment production company produced a British espionage/science fiction/occult detective fiction adventure series for the UK network ITV in 1968. The series was broadcast in the ...

1967.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Man in a Suitcase

Man in a Suitcase

1967
Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment produced Man in a Suitcase. It was first aired in the United Kingdom on ITV. ABC broadcasted episodes of Man in a Suitcase in the United States.
Berserk

Berserk

1967
A lady ringmaster milks publicity from murders.

1966.

2 Movies
The Quiller Memorandum

The Quiller Memorandum

1966
After two British Secret Intelligence Service agents are murdered by a neo-Nazi group, Quiller is sent to Berlin to investigate.
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

6
1966
The Daleks have conquered Earth and turned the survivors into zombies.

1965.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Public Eye

Public Eye

1965
Public Eye is a British television series that ran from 1965 to 1975. It was produced by ABC Television for three series, and Thames Television for a further four series. The series depicted the inves...
Operation Crossbow

Operation Crossbow

1965
The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket, with a German cast speaking their own language, and the discovery by British Intelligence of the weapon.
A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica

1965
In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper education, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.

1963.

1 TV show
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

5.44
1963
The adventures of a Time Lord, also known as the Doctor, is a time-travelling humanoid alien who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. The blue British police box...

1962.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Nothing to Pay

Nothing to Pay

1962
A group of Welsh rugby supporters leave their village for the first time to watch an away game in the city.
TV
The Saint

The Saint

5
1962
The Saint is a modern-day Robin Hood who recovers ill-gotten wealth and redistributes it to those in need.
TV
Z-Cars

Z-Cars

1962
Z-Cars or Z Cars is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Merseyside. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in J...
TV
Out of This World

Out of This World

1962
The British science fiction anthology television series Out of This World was broadcast in 1962. The actor Boris Karloff introduced each episode of the spin-off. Many of the episodes were adapted from...

1961.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
On the Fiddle

On the Fiddle

1961
After being tricked into joining the RAF by a wily judge, wide boy Horace Pope sets his sights on the main chance, teams with slow-witted, good-hearted Pedlar Pascoe, and works up a lucrative racket i...
TV
The Avengers

The Avengers

6
1961
The series was created in the 1960s. The first thing the avengers focused on was Dr. John Steed is an assistant to David Keel. After the first series, Steed became the main character, partnering with ...

1960.

1 TV show
TV
Inspector Maigret

Inspector Maigret

1960
Inspector Maigret, a French police detective who preferred to watch and listen in order to solve crimes, was the main character in the series. The show ran on British television.

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
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