Richard Vernon Biography (1925-1997)
Born March 7, 1925, in Reading, England; died of Parkinson's disease, December 4, 1997, in London, England. Actor. Most of his career was on the stage, but Vernon became known to British and American audiences after appearing in the movies A Hard Day's Night, Goldfinger, Gandhi and The Pink Panther Strikes Again. He also appeared on several British television series, such as Upstairs, Downstairs, that later became popular in the United States. His London stage debut came in 1950 playing the role of Hardwicke in Stratton at the Mercury Theater. Other stage roles include Captain Hook/Mr. Darling in Peter Pan, Sir Harry Tremayne in The Edwardians, Sir John Holt in A Friend in Need, Austin in Highly Confidential, Antonio in Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Cedric Seward in The Passion of Dracula and Lord Bogmore in Dead Eyed Dicks. In the 1960s,Vernon started appearing in films, appearing in The Village of the Dammed and Cash on Demand. Other film appearances include The Servant,The Secret of My Success, Oh, Heavenly Dog, Accidental Death, Hot Enough forJune, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Lady Jane and The Storyteller. In television, Vernon appeared in Edward VII, The Duchess of Duke Street, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Paradise Postponed, Happy, A Family and aFortune, Sextet, Sarah, Village Hall, Spawn, Sandbaggers, Roll Over Beethoven, Hot Metal, After Dinner Joke, Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Something in Disguise, Nanny and L for Lester.
- Birth Details
- March 7, 1925
- Reading, England
- Death Details
- December 4, 1997
- London, England
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES
- Who's Who in Hollywood, 1992, Facts on File,
- Washington Post, December 26, 1997, p. B6.