Hugh Burden

Hugh Burden

actor, writer

Hugh Burden was born on Apr 03, 1913 in Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]. Hugh Burden's big-screen debut came with One of Our Aircraft Is Missing directed by Michael Powell in 1942, strarring John Glyn Haggard - Pilot in B for Bertie. Hugh Burden is known for Dr. Fischer of Geneva directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, James Mason stars as Dr. Fischer and Alan Bates as Dr. Alfred Jones. The upcoming new movie Hugh Burden plays is Dr. Fischer of Geneva which will be released on Oct 11, 1985.

Hugh Burden was a distinguished British actor and playwright. He was born in Colombo (then Ceylon), the son of a colonial official. He was sent to England at the age of ten to further his education. At Beaumont College, he studied history, French and music, becoming proficient on the piano. He trained for acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his theatrical debut in 1933. He served in the British Army in India from 1939, but was invalided out two years later.He appeared in films including classics such as Un de nos avions n'est pas rentré (1942), L'héroïque parade (1944) and Tonnerre sur Malte (1953), but he would become most prolific on television. He starred as J.G. Reeder in The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969) for Thames Television, based on the short stories by the English crime writer Edgar Wallace. He is also remembered by cult television fans for his performance as the sinister alien Channing, who plots to take over the world with killer shop window dummies called Autons, in Jon Pertwee's Docteur Who (1963) debut Docteur Who: Spearhead from Space: Episode 1 (1970).

  • Birthday

    Apr 03, 1913
  • Place of Birth

    Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]

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