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Roger Delgado

Roger Delgado (full name Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto) will forever be known for being the first actor to play The Master in Doctor Who. Born in Whitechapel, within the sound of Bow Bells, to a Belgian mother and a Spanish father, Delgado was brought up in Bedford Park and attended the LSE before WWII was declared. His war service saw him rise to the rank of a major, serving with both the Leicestershire Regiment and the Royal Signals, despite his dislike of guns. He made his TV debut in 1948 and starred in several TV and film productions before his untimely death at the age of 55 in a car accident whilst filming the Franco/German TV production La Cloche tibétaine in Turkey. He had married twice, firstly to Olga Anthonisz and then, following his divorce. to Kismet Shahani who survived him.

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Mar 1, 1918 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Blood Orange 1953-01-01
Latest Project:
Series The Zoo Gang 1974-04-05
Known For
Poster of Doctor Who: The Time Monster
Poster of Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons
Poster of Hot Enough for June
Poster of Plateau of Fear
Series The Zoo Gang Unknown 1974-04-05
Movie Doctor Who: Frontier in Space The Master 1973-03-31
Movie Doctor Who: The Sea Devils The Master 1972-04-01
Movie Doctor Who: The Time Monster The Master 1972-06-24
Movie Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos The Master 1971-04-03
Movie Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil The Master 1971-03-06
Movie Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons The Master 1971-01-23
Movie Doctor Who: Colony in Space The Master 1971-05-15
Series Jason King Unknown 1971-09-15
Series The Persuaders! Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie Doctor Who: The Dæmons The Master 1971-06-19
Series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1971-09-20
Series Codename Unknown 1970-04-07
Movie You Can't Win 'Em All Capt. Enver (uncredited) (voice) 1970-07-23
Movie Underground Xavier 1970-10-07
Movie The Assassination Bureau Bureau Member 1969-03-09
Series The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Series Man in a Suitcase Unknown 1967-09-27
Movie The Mummy's Shroud Hasmid 1967-03-15
Movie Khartoum Sheikh Abdul Rahim (uncredited) 1966-06-09
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1964-05-17
Movie Hot Enough for June Josef 1964-01-01
Movie The Mind Benders Dr. Jean Bonvoulois (uncredited) 1963-02-01
Movie The Running Man Spanish Doctor 1963-10-01
Series Doctor Who The Master 1963-11-23
Series Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02
Movie The Road to Hong Kong Jinnah 1962-01-01
Series The Saint Unknown 1962-10-04
Movie In Search of the Castaways Patagonian prisoner 1962-12-01
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Movie The Terror of the Tongs Tang Hao 1961-03-15
Movie The Singer Not the Song Pedro de Cortinez 1961-01-05
Series Sir Francis Drake Unknown 1961-11-12
Series Plateau of Fear Unknown 1961-09-24
Movie Sands of the Desert Abu Nlal 1960-09-08
Series Inspector Maigret Unknown 1960-10-31
Movie First Man into Space Mexican Consul - Ramon de Guerrera 1959-02-27
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie The Stranglers of Bombay Bundar (uncredited) 1959-12-04
Movie Sea Fury Salgado 1958-08-26
Series The Adventures of William Tell Unknown 1958-09-15
Movie Mark of the Phoenix Devron 1958-10-31
Movie Manuela Stranger 1957-07-18
Movie Man in the Shadow Alberto (uncredited) 1957-09-01
Series The Buccaneers Unknown 1956-09-19
Movie The Battle of the River Plate Captain Varela, Uruguayan Navy 1956-10-30
Series The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown 1955-09-26
Movie Storm Over the Nile Native Spy 1955-12-26
Movie The Belles of St. Trinian's Sultan's Aide 1954-09-28
Movie Beautiful Stranger Police Officer 1954-07-13
Movie Third Party Risk Detective Gonzales 1954-10-08
Movie Blood Orange Marlowe 1953-01-01
Movie The Captain's Paradise Kalikan Policeman 1953-09-28
Movie The Broken Horseshoe Felix Galegos 1953-01-10