Gueststars more than 3 appearances
Gaston, 3 episodes, 1987
episodes 11, 12, and 13 as Gaston - The renowned Shakespearean actor counts among his many film and television credits Flash Gordon, Black Adder, Robin Hood: Prince of Theives , and most recently as animated charcters in Star Wars: The Phantom Meanace and Disney's Tarzan.
in episode 11,12 and 13. He played a bandit named Gaston, but wanted to be called 'governor' by Tell and Gessler. Gaston irritated cause Roland cheated him, by using Tell's name. When Gessler is about to kill Tell, gaston intervenes and catches Tell and Gessler and let them fight against each other. But it does not go according the plan.
This all with a malicious sense of humour. The man responsible for providing us with the hilarious spectacle of what happens when you chain Tell and Gessler together and let have at eachother in 'The Misalliance'.
Brian Blessed, born 9 October 1936) is an English actor, writer, presenter, and comedian. He is known for his booming voice and his roles in Z-Cars, I, Claudius, Blackadder, and Flash Gordon. His early life: Brian Blessed was born on 9 October 1936 at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough, Yorkshire, the son of William Blessed (1906–2005), a socialist coal miner at Hickleton Main Colliery (and himself the son of a coal miner),and Hilda Wall (1909–1997). Blessed's great-great-grandfather, Jabez Blessed, was the father of 13 children and worked as a china and glass dealer in Brigg, Lincolnshire; many of Blessed's relatives hail from Brigg.Blessed went to Bolton on Dearne Secondary Modern School and started drama training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Always seems to enjoy these roles!
Blessed married American actress Ann Bomann when they were both 20 years old, and they had a daughter named Kathy. Due to work constraints, they drifted apart and eventually separated. They divorced in the late 1970s in order to allow Blessed to marry English actress Hildegarde Neil.
Blessed was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to the arts and charity. Blessed is a patron of PHASE Worldwide, which works to improve education, healthcare and livelihoods in remote areas of Nepal.
He played Long John Silver in the 10-part serial Return to Treasure Island (1986), King Yrcanos in the Doctor Who serial Mindwarp (1986), General Yevlenko in the mini-series War and Remembrance (1988), and Lord Loxley, the father of Robin Hood, in the Hollywood film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Much more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Blessed
Below King Lear together with his daugther
Blessed lives in Windlesham, Surrey. He married Neil in 1978. Their daughter, Rosalind, is an actress. Blessed has worked alongside Rosalind on Doctors. He owns several dogs and is a patron of the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.On 19 January 2015, Blessed collapsed on stage during a performance of King Lear with the Guildford Shakespeare Company, in which his daughter Rosalind was also acting. He received medical attention from a doctor in the audience and returned to the stage to complete the play 20 minutes later. On 30 January 2015, it was announced that Blessed had been "compelled to withdraw" from the production on the advice of his heart specialist. He has been fitted with a pacemaker.
It’s the first time Brian and his youngest daughter Rosalind have acted together on stage, although they’ve done some TV together
5' 9" (1.75 m) Blessed is an English actor. He is known for his sonorous voice and "hearty, king-sized portrayals".He has also distinguished himself as an author and adventurer. Boisterous Brit Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and TV. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father, William Blessed was a miner who wanted a better life for his son; Brian lost three uncles in the pit. At a young age he displayed an acute talent for acting in school productions, but also had a penchant for boxing, a direction that would be short-lived. He began his training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has written about his early life in his autobiography, Dynamite Kid (1992)
Working various blue-collar jobs from undertaker's assistant to plasterer, Brian managed to attend the Bristol Old Vic and was off and running. He has lent his musical talents to several productions - from playing Old Deuteronomy in "Cats" to The Baron in the more recent "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". In the 1970s he began appearing more and more on-camera with both classical and contemporary performances. In costumed TV movies he has played Porthos in "The Three Musketeers" (1966) and "The Further Adventures of the Musketeers" (1967), Augustus in "I, Claudius" (1976), and Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1985) and has been a part of various reenactments including Catherine the Great (2000) (TV), "Lady Chatterley" (1993), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983) (TV) and Kidnapped (1995) (TV). On film he's appeared in robust support in several 'William Shakespeare (I)' adaptations including Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Hamlet (1996) and Macbeth (1997). He is married to British actress Hildegard Neil who made an appearance with him in Macbeth (1997). More recently he appeared in Oliver Stone's epic-scale Alexander (2004) and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of Shakespeare's As You Like It (2006). Spouse: Hildegard Neil and they have one Daughter: Rosalind. Brian Trademark booming voice. A friend of Patrick Stewart since childhood. Was nearly killed when filming his death scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
In Flash Gordon (1980) his character, Prince Vultan, says "Who wants to live forever?" during the battle between the Hawkmen and Ming's Imperial Fleet. This later became the title of a Queen song on the soundtrack for Highlander (1986).
As a child he and his friends used to play at Flash Gordon, inspired by the Buster Crabbe TV serials. In these childhood games Brian would always play Vultan, leader of the Hawkmen. In the 1980 film Flash Gordon he played the same role as he had in childhood.
Facts: His younger brother Alan, seven years his junior, died in 1996 at the age of 52. * Frequently gives up his time to appear at fan conventions for different series in which he has appeared. * Has starred opposite his real-life wife Hildegard Neil in King Lear (1999) (which he also directed) and the short film Mr. Bojagi (2009).
Blessed is also an adventurer. He climbed Mont Blanc at the age of seventeen, and he has remained an active mountaineer throughout his life. He has attempted to climb Mount Everest on three separate occasions, but has never reached the summit. During his attempt in 1991, the then 55-year-old climbed higher than any other man of his age; the height record was later broken by Sir Ranulph Fiennes in 2009. He has successfully climbed Aconcagua in Argentina as well as Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He also holds the record for being the oldest man to trek on foot to the magnetic North Pole, and has undertaken an expedition deep into the jungles of Venezuela.
Personal Quotes He says of Shakespeare: "The blue planet has had its author. It would be greedy to want another."
Other roles have emphasised his comedic abilities: notably Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon (1980) - for which he is frequently remembered for the famous line "Gordon's alive!"; the mad, comic figure of Richard IV in the first series of The Black Adder (1983); and Spiro in the BBC adaptation of My Family and Other Animals (1987). He also played the role of General Yevlenko in the 1988 miniseries War and Remembrance. Blessed jokes he almost starred in Blackadder II (1986) as Queen Elizabeth but he wasn't available at the time of filming.
Early life: Career: An early role was that of PC 'Fancy' Smith in the BBC police drama Z-Cars from 1962 to 1965. In 1966, Blessed appeared in "Incident at Vichy" at the Phoenix Theatre in London. Blessed had small roles in such cult shows as The Avengers (1967, 1969) and the original Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969). He portrayed Caesar Augustus in the BBC series I, Claudius. He portrayed the father of Robin Hood, Lord Locksley, in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. He has appeared in a number of Shakespearean roles on both stage and screen, including four of the five Shakespeare films directed by Kenneth Branagh: as The Duke of Exeter in Henry V (1989), Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Ghost of Hamlet's Father in Hamlet (1996) and the dual role of Duke Frederick and Duke Senior in As You Like It (2006). He also provided the voice of Bob in the animated series Kika & Bob (2008).
He provided the vocal links on the Sony-Award-winning Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio and introduced adverts for Orange mobile phones. At Christmas 2006, he presented a panto Cinderella for Virgin Radio starring actors such as David Tennant and Thandie Newton. In November 2006, Blessed made a surprise appearance on the midday talk show Loose Women. Also, he is featured reading the story "The White City Part 1" which is the final piece on the album Late Night Tales: Nightmares on Wax. Blessed was also the voice of Jean Valjean in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's audio dramatic adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.
After a successful campaign on social networking site Facebook, satnav manufacturer TomTom has decided to record Brian Blessed's distinctive voice as an option for those using its satnav devices; Blessed's voice has been available in devices since October 2010.
In September 2010 Brian recorded the voiceover to Sheherazade, or The Princess, the Pirate and the Baboon!, an album of children's stories set to the classical music composition Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and also featuring the voices of Rory Bremner, Jess Murphy, Sam Morris and Nigel Garton. Brian voiced the role of the Great Sultan Shahryr; the album was released as the first in a series entitled Grandma Dingley's Ingeniously Musical Tales in March 2011.
Other achievements: He also has an honorary position as official Shoutsperson of the University of York's Douglas Adams Society, and in 2011 the student body voted to name a new study space as the 'Brian Blessed Centre for Quiet Study'.
In 2004, he sang on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes as Luciano Pavarotti. Blessed is also known for his football knowledge and appeared as an expert on the British satellite station UKTV G2 during the 2006 World Cup. He also appeared on A Question of Sport in 2006 and again in 2011 and was a guest host of Have I Got News for You in May 2008 alongside guests Alan Duncan and Marcus Brigstocke (also making a surprise appearance in the Christmas special later in the year). His madcap manner quickly made the show deviate from its usual format, with Paul Merton remarking "Does anyone remember how this show used to be like?". In the same month he appeared as a guest on The Paul O'Grady Show.
He was President of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) 2007-2008, and presented the 2008 TRIC Awards at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane. TRIC is an organisation which honours achievers in the film and radio industries. He has honorary degrees from the University of Bradford, awarded in July 2003, and Sheffield Hallam University, awarded in 2004.
He also stars in the Living Legend show in Jersey, Channel Islands. It features many celebrity faces, such as Roger Lloyd Pack, Samantha Janus, Kevin Whately and Tony Robinson. The story is of the history of the island.
Blessed is a supporter of the UK Human Space Flight programme and has demonstrated his interest in potential space travel by subjecting himself to various tests, usually reserved for astronauts, such as a G-force simulating centrifugeBlessed is a life-long supporter of Manchester United which he revealed on Soccer AM.Source. This story above is shorted a bit (as much as if It'was possible ;) ) http://www.bbc.co.uk/derby/content/articles/2008/10/10/brian_blessed_ed_george_2008_feature.shtml
The interview about his childhood forest he wants to restore
Horst's Lackey, 4 episodes (1988) Episodes 22, 'The Physician' - Appeared with his brother Nick as a subordinate of Horst's who is sent to find Tell in a plague ridden village. Credits include Miss Marple, Barchester Chronicles, and Sense and Sensibility. He also got a small role in The inquisitor
Detective Sergeant Lake in 4:50 from paddington below Vincent Brimble
Ian Brimble was born in 1948 in Bristol, England. He is an actor, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Get Real (1998) and Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984). He was previously married to Fiona Mathieson.
Physician at Castle Chazey garden Ian Brimble in The Inquisitor? (Montmajour)
Below: Ian and Nick Brimble in front of Fort St. Andre, Avignon
Below scene in episode Physician. Ian Brimble says this town is dead, because of plague. The other wants to follow the order to search each town. Then the doubt; Ian says he is not going any further , but invites the other to go.
4 episodes: Lady Tanner, The Queen of hearts in Goldilocks, villager in the Moor 1 and 2
4 episodes, 1988-1989 (imdb counts 2)
Crossbow: Queen of hearts in Goldielocks Crossbow: villager in The Moor 1 and 2
Crossbow: The taking over of castle Tanner. Lady Tanner
Below Beatrice Conrad in the tv series Chillers
One of the duo (in Crossbow) Ambroose and Weevil. Wandering con-man, who provide occasional comic relief throughout the first series of episodes.
Bertie Cortez is an actor, known for Crossbow (1987), La fille sur le pont (1999) and Highlander (1992).
Bertie Cortez is an actor, known for Crossbow (1987), La fille sur le pont (1999) and Highlander (1992)
Crown Prince Ignatius in 6 episodes, 1987-1988
Johnny Crawford - Prince Ignatius in episode 19, 20, 21 and 24
episodes 19 20, 21, and 24, 'The Citadel' - The former Mousketeer appeared as Crown Prince Ignatius, the dim-witted and constantly inebriated, enormous hat wearing, son of the emperor, whom Gessler manipulates with gifts and compliments.
Actor, singer, musician, band leader, 26 March 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA, John Ernest Crawford is 5' 8" (1.73 m). He was one of Walt Disney's original Mouseketeers in 1955 and the brother of Robert Crawford Jr. , son of Robert Crawford.
He had five top 40 hits in the 1960s, Crawford's recording of "Cindy's Birthday" peaked at 8 on Billboard's Top 40 in 1962. Most famous for portraying Chuck Connors sensitive young son, Mark McCain, on TV series "The Riflemen" (1958). Continued performing in theater and nightclubs after his early TV and pop-music heydays. A former member of the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) and the AJRA (American Junior Rodeo Association), he competed frequently at rodeos throughout the country during the 1960s and early 1970s. He is of Russian-Jewish, German, English and Irish heritage.
Throughout The Rifleman's five seasons, there was a remarkable on-screen chemistry between Connors and Crawford in the depiction of their father-son relationship. They were still close friends when Connors died on November 10, 1992, and Crawford gave a eulogy at his memorial. While enlisted in the United States Army for two years, he worked on training films as a production coordinator, assistant director, script supervisor and occasional actor. He was an E-5 when he received an honorable discharge in December 1967.
Since 1992, Crawford has led the California-based Johnny Crawford Orchestra, which specializes in vintage dance music. The orchestra's first album, Sweepin' the Clouds Away, was released August 5, 2008.
He reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Samco, in 1990, and they wed in 1995. http://www.thejohnnycrawford.com/
Grendel in 3 episodes, 1987
Brett Forrest is an actor and writer, known for Blake's 7 (1978), Doctor Who (1963) and Room to Let (2006)
Watch here the episode of Blake's 7 (Space Fall) with Brett in it.
episodes 11, 12, 1nd 13 'Misalliance' - Fourteen years after this picture was taken, Forrest shaved his head and played Grendel, the creepy second in command to the bandit governor Gaston
Aymong, one of the four horsemen, in 3 episodes, 1987-1988
Robert Forster was introduced, so to speak, and effectively distracted audience attention from the horse by appearing stark naked with the animal in several of their scenes together
|Robert Forster was
born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy
(Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant
trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish,
and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting while
attending Rochester's Madison High School, where he performed as a
song-and-dance man in musical revues. After graduating in 1959, Forster
attended Heidelberg College, Alfred University and the University of
Rochester on football scholarships and continued to perform in student
After earning a BA in Psychology from Rochester in 1963, Forster took an apprenticeship at an East Rochester theater where he performed in such plays as "West Side Story". He moved to New York City in 1965, where his first big break came when he landed the lead in the two-character play "Mrs. Dally Has a Lover" opposite Arlene Francis. However, after the play ran its course work was hard to find in the theater. Forster returned to Rochester, where he worked as a substitute teacher and construction worker until an agent from 20th Century-Fox offered him a five-picture deal. His movie debut was a small part in the drama Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. Forster went on to appear in small and minor roles alongside some top Hollywood actors in films like The Stalking Moon (1968) and Medium Cool (1969), and a large part in Justine (1969). Although he continued to act in feature films, he took the part of a hardboiled detective in the short-lived TV series Banyon (1971)
appeared in notable parts in
The Black Hole
and as the lead in the cult horror flick
and played the part of a factory worker-turned-vigilante in the thriller
Forster also took the lead as a taxi driver in
Walking the Edge
(1985) by director
Norbert Meisel. A
series of action flicks followed, the most notable being
The Delta Force
Chuck Norris. By
the late 1980s Forster's acting career had begun to slide, and he was
getting less and less work; if there was any, he would be cast in small
parts playing villains. Forster then began to work as a motivational
speaker and an acting coach in Hollywood film schools.
Trade mark: Deep
drawling voice. Frequently cast as law enforcement officers and military
leaders ("Olympus Has Fallen"; "Me, Myself & Irene"; "Mulholland Drive",
Father of three daughters, with June Forster, Elizabeth (born 1967) Kate Forster (born 1969) and Maeghen (born 1972).
Attended University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Majored in psychology.
Brother Gregory (26 December 1915-June 2004) in 3 episodes, 1987 in Crossbow
As brother Gregory, the monk who sparks rebellion in the quiet town of Claremont by refusing to bow to the Prince's hat.
Arne Gordon was an actor, known for several episodes in Doctor Who (1965),
Doctor Who was Gordon's acting debut, after which he appeared on Out of the Unknown, No Hiding Place, Armchair Theatre, ITV Playhouse, Z-Cars, Special Branch, Van der Valk (filmed on a beautiful location in Amsterdam) and Play for Today. Stories: as Hrostar in The Web Planet and an Empire State Building observation deck guide in The Chase ep. 3, "Flight Through Eternity".
Doctor Who 1965 season 2
The chase Guide
Dantes, The Giant and 1 of the headhunters
4 episodes, 1987-1989
Dominique Hulin is an actress, known for Relic Hunter (1999), Les visiteurs (1993) and Le petit poucet (2001).
Hulin debuts at the cinema thanks to the stuntman Yvan Chiffre, who is in charge of handling the cascades of a film with Les Charlots. He remains known for his strong man roles (he measures 2.05 m for 130 kg) in the films Inspector Burr ("Press-Mashed") and The Under-gifted (Bruce, the sports teacher). We can also remember the warrior who has his head cut in The Visitors, but his most important role remains that of the ogre in Tom Thumb.
He had a small role in James Bond's Moonraker 1979, de Lewis Gilbert
Me and Dominique in North France, during our roadtrip. A kind man with a big heart for all his pets!
In 2018 with the man and actor who scared me out as a kid ;) impressed me a lot. very kind man!
Dantes has his own page on this site here
Plays Flamingo, 3 episodes, 1987
The Mission as actor plus stunt and in Albion and Sanctuary
Marcel Labbaye is known for his work on Zorro 1975 stunts, Highlander 1 episode stunts, The Transporter (2002), The City of Lost Children (1995) and Joan of Arc (1999)
First Marcel l'Abbaye then Christian l'Abbaye, Will Mdlc, Phillipe Lazoore
Below in episode Santuary (location: Lavaudieu)
Joseph (joe) Lambie
Joe Lambie was born in Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for MacGyver (1985), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and The Guiding Light (1952). He was previously married to Juanin Clay and Madelon Thomas. Father of two sons.
Joe Lambrie in the Little House on the Prairie 1974
The Emperor 1 and I have a little doubt if this is him in Actors (right below)
Many episodes with stunts, 1988
Philippe Lazoore is known for his work on Highlander tv series episode: Through a Glass Darkly (1996) and episode The Beast Below (1993) ... (stunts)
Ronin (1998), Banlieue 13 (2004) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). Please visit this page for more info
Here is his website
The Little Girl 3 episodes The Emperor 1 and 2 and backgroundplayer in several episodes
Episodes, 1988 at Boissetts Lozere
Actress, producer and used to do stage combat
She has been performing, teaching and choreographing stage combat for 10 years. She is experienced in hand to hand, small sword, broadsword and small stunts.
Georgia Lyman was seen as Molly in Orfeo Group’s Love Song (2012 Best Fringe Production). Prior to that, she played multiple roles in John Kuntz’s Hotel Nepenthe for the Actors Shakespeare Project. She has also worked at Speakeasy Stage, New Rep, the Lyric Stage Company and has been nominated three consecutive times for the Elliot Norton Best Actress Award. A core member of Orfeo Group, she was seen in Marisol and Look Back in Anger. She co-produced the award winning The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) for them as well as all four web trailers for past Orfeo Group pieces. Her film and TV credits include 3 seasons as Cassie Giggs on Showtime’s Brotherhood,a recurring role on Law & Order: SVU, as well as RIPD, The Town, Bride Wars, My Best Friends Girl, The Mulberry Tree, and The Women. She has been performing, teaching and choreographing stage combat for 10 years. She is experienced in hand to hand, small sword, broadsword and small stunts. (Source)
Please visit this link for a video of Georgia.
In choosing acting as her career, the BU grad was following in
the footsteps of her father, Will Lyman, a mainstay on the Boston theater
circuit and the voice of PBS’s Frontline. The younger Lyman’s work is
hardly limited to the stage, either. For three seasons, she delivered an
unforgettable performance as the hard-edged Cassie Giggs on Showtime’s
Brotherhood, a series loosely based on the Bulger brothers. Set and shot in
Providence, it was a harbinger of the upsurge in filmed work now seen in Boston
— an upsurge in which Lyman has already taken part, having recently appeared in
Though looking forward to future opportunities from this influx, Lyman maintains an unflagging commitment to theater, which inspired her and a cadre of actor friends to form the Orfeo Group in 2007. The company’s sophomore effort last summer was a free production of John Osborne’s classic Look Back in Anger at the Factory Theatre. Yes, free. “The idea is ‘theater for all,’ ” says Lyman. “The arts are too important to let finance be in the way. We’re in it for the art, the experience, and to remind people that theater is a necessity, not a luxury.”
The photo below comes from Nick brimble (Horst) The Emperor part 1 and 2
A beautiful photo of father and daugther nowadays
Georgia in Crossbow:
Trolls The Gods
Below in episode The Pit and the Rock found gold
Born and raised in Boston, Georgia Lyman has been a lifelong participant in the performing arts. After a decade as an award winning actor, she stumbled upon a love of producing and curating through her critically acclaimed theater company, Orfeo Group. In her tenure as a co-producer with Orfeo, the group won several Eliot Norton awards for Outstanding Production.
Curating across genre and without boundaries, she creates atmospheric performance experiences which excite, inspire, and leave audiences wanting more. She has recently been named the Artistic Director of TEDxCambridge, and is preparing for the annual event, held at the Boston Opera House on October 12th.
Her work has been seen at Harvard Square’s Mayfair, with immersive spectacle theater in nightclubs, and for Medicine Wheel at the historic Cyclorama. Currently she is curating a season of free events at Lawn on D, running from May 13th to October 28th. She is most well known as the Artistic Director of Outside the Box, Boston’s largest interdisciplinary outdoor performing arts festival, where she has presented over 2000 individual artists over 3 years.
Georgia is wholeheartedly committed to raising the arts & culture sector to be on par with the more widely accepted Bostonian fields of medicine, tech, and higher education.
She still can be seen on stage and screen, if you know where to look. She loves collaborating, artistic risk-taking, home made bread, and finding what’s next.
3 episodes, 1987-1988
Guy Madison (born Robert Ozell Moseley; 19 January 1922 – 6 February 1996) was an American film, television, and radio actor. He is best known for playing Wild Bill Hickok in the Western television series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok from 1951 to 1958. During his career, Madison was given a special Golden Globe Award in 1954 and two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.
Early life: Madison was born in Pumpkin Center, California. He attended Bakersfield College, a junior college, for two years and then worked briefly as a telephone lineman before joining the United States Navy in 1942, during World War II. He had three brothers, Wayne, Harold and David, and a sister, Rosemary. Wayne Moseley was an actor, using the stage name Wayne Mallory.
Guy Madison appeared in 85 films, on radio, and television, finding his niche in the 1940s and starring as James Butler Hickock in the television series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). A radio version of the show aired on the Mutual network from 1951-1956.
Handsome American leading man Guy Madison stumbled into a film career and became a television star and hero to the Baby Boom generation. As a young man he worked as a telephone lineman, but entered the Coast Guard at the beginning of the Second World War. While on liberty one weekend in Hollywood, he attended a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast and was spotted in the audience by an assistant to Henry Willson, an executive for David O. Selznick. Selznick wanted an unknown sailor to play a small but prominent part in Since You Went Away (1944), and promptly signed Robert Moseley to a contract. Selznick and Willson concocted the screen name Guy Madison (the "guy" girls would like to meet, and Madison from a passing Dolly Madison cake wagon). Madison filmed his one scene on a weekend pass and returned to duty. The film's release brought thousands of fan letters for Madison's lonely, strikingly handsome young sailor, and at war's end he returned to find himself a star-in-the-making. Despite an initial amateurishness to his acting, Madison grew as a performer, studying and working in theatre. He played leads in a series of programmers before being cast as legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickok in the TV series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). He played Hickok on TV and radio for much of the 1950s, and many of the TV episodes were strung together and released as feature films. Madison managed to squeeze in some more adult-oriented roles during his off-time from the series, but much of this work was also in westerns. After the Hickok series ended Madison found work scarce in the U.S. and traveled to Europe, where he became a popular star of Italian westerns and German adventure films. In the 1970s he returned to the U.S., but appeared mainly in cameo roles. Physical ailments limited his work in later years, and he died from emphysema in 1996. His first wife was actress Gail Russell. IMDb Biography By: Jim Beaver
Europe: Madison went to Britain for Jet Over the Atlantic (1959) then went to Europe, where he found greater success in sword-and-sandal, spaghetti Western and macaroni combat films. He went to Italy for Slave of Rome (1961), Sword of the Conqueror (1961), Women of Devil's Island (1962), and The Executioner of Venice (1963). Madison went to Germany for Old Shatterhand (1964) then made a spaghetti Western, Desafío en Río Bravo (1964). He did Kidnapped to Mystery Island (1964), Gentlemen of the Night (1964), The Adventurer of Tortuga (1964), Das Vermächtnis des Inka (1965), Renegade Riders (1967), and Son of Django (1967). He made Bang Bang Kid (1967), The Devil's Man (1967), Superargo and the Faceless Giants (1968), Long Days of Hate (1968), Hell in Normandy (1968), Battle of the Last Panzer (1969), and Reverend's Colt (1970).
Personal life: Madison married the actress Gail Russell in 1949. They separated in 1953 and divorced in October 1954. Later that month, Madison married actress Sheila Connolly in Juarez, Mexico. They had three daughters: Bridget, Erin, and Dolly. They separated in November 1960 and divorced in April, 1963. He had an affair with Gia Scala and, before her death, she made him the beneficiary to her portion of the Screen Actors Pension Fund. He also had a son, Robert Madison (born in Rome in 1967), who also became an actor. Madison's grandson by daughter Bridget, Spencer T. Karol, was killed in action during military service in Iraq in 2003. He was a Republican who supported Dwight Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential election. Madison died of emphysema at the Desert Hospital Hospice in Palm Springs, California, on February 6, 1996, at the age of 74.
Madison, episodes 18, 19, and 20, 'The Four Horsemen' - The veteran Hollywood leading man began his career as a sailor in the hit war film Since You Went away. He is best known for playing Wild Bill Hickock both on tv and in movies. He also played other famous frontiers men like Daniel Boone and Kit Carson and had many diverse roles in films like Hilda Crane. In Crossbow he played Gerrish, the leader of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse a cautious but honest old soldier, whom Tell asks to help in the rescue of Matthew Tell
For his contribution to the radio and television industries, Madison has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star for his contributions to radio is located at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard; the star for his television contributions is located at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard.
In 1996, a Golden Palm Star was dedicated to Madison on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, in Palm Springs, California.
3 episodes, 1987
Imdb calls him Morgan in episode 4, 5 and 10 The Scarvengers, The Reunion and The Stallion. But Morgan is Dicken Ashworth. I found Volker Marek in episode 4 the Scarvengers. But In episode 5 and 10 both are mentioned (on IMDB and in the Endtitles of Crossbow) and I only see Dicken Ashworth as Morgan and don't recognize him in these two episode. If anyone knows more, please tell us. I can only add screenshots of episode 4 the Scarvengers.
episodes 5 and 10 'The Stallion' - as Morgan one of Stefan's rebels whose lust for power proves to be his downfall. Credits include Rembrandt van Rijn '98
Volker Marek was born on May 20, 1944 in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is an actor, known for Un amour de sorcière (1997), IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992) and Max & Jeremie (1992).
As soldiers they demanding the found weapons. The group of three soldiers walk in three times. One to look for weapons, secondly to buy partly Tell's stuff (the caveman Parker offers them). The third time, when they came back, the orphan children have learned to defend themselves and they drive the soldiers away. Volker Marek is hung upside downand.
Blade, 6 episodes, 1987
Mullins has appeared in numerous roles in film, television and on the Broadway stage. While appearing in several TV series, such as M*A*S*H or Law & Order, Mullins may be best known for her role as former Broadway leading lady Hilary Booth in Rupert Holmes' Remember WENN. Mullins, who also writes screenplays and short stories, has been married to actor/author Joshua Bryant, who appeared as Jack Scully on M*A*S*H, since 2005; the couple currently resides in France.
A former student of the drama division of The Juilliard School, with a BA from Mount Holyoke College, she also studied overseas at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique in Paris. Melinda is also voice-over writes and she writes. Look at this link of her. https://www.melindamullins.com/melinda-mullins-writing.php
Act of God (1995) Melinda Mullins in Law & Order (1990) On Mash
Blade in Crossbow:
Melinda Mullins as Blade Roland's rebel companion. She appeared in the first 12 episodes with Roland. The two were the first to talk of rebellion in Claremont and following Tell's arrest and the burning of their village they fled to the hills to insight insurrection and rebellion against Gessler and the empire. She cut her hair and dawned balck leather trousers and became a very clever schemer and a stabilising force for Roland. You could almost say she is the brains of the outfit, planning and strategising while Roland did all the talking. There relationship is never clearly defined, but they are inseparable and share the same ideals. She gets separated from Roland in episode 11 'The Imposter' and ends up faking her own death in order to escape murder by Gaston, a bandit with a lower agenda
Melinda Mullins enjoys a successful stage career on Broadway. Her other television credits include the acclaimed drama The City and AMC's Remember WENN, Film includes Dennis The Menace and What About BOB?
Melinda Mullins' Broadway career includes performances in SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE, SERIOUS MONEY and MASTERGATE. Off-Broadway, Ms. Mullins starred with Raul Julia in NYSF's presentation of MACBETH, and also appeared in OWNERS/TRAPS at the NY Theatre Workshop. Her film credits include PRISONER OF INERTIA, WHAT ABOUT BOB, DENNIS THE MENACE and RESCUING DESIRE, and her television roles encompass popular shows like M*A*S*H*, LAW AND ORDER and ANOTHER WORLD. A former student of the Julliard Theatre School with a BA from Mount Holyoke College, she also studied overseas at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique in Paris. She was born in Clanton, Alabama
Mullins received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the roman languages from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1979. She also studied at the Juilliard School in New York City, New York, and the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris, France.
She also took the Alan Weiss Broadcasting Course and Michael Shurtleff's Scene Study and Audition Class. She has appeared in numerous roles in film, television and on the Broadway stage.
She also writes screenplays and short stories. She is married to actor Joshua Bryant who played the part of Jack Scully in two episodes on the series; the couple wed in 2005.
She also writes screenplays and short stories.
Awards and nominations
Off-Broadway and Regional
Roland, 6 episodes, 1987
Valentine Pelka as Roland a champion of the rebellion. Roland appeared in the first 12 episodes as a rable rousing, tough talking rebel leader. When he arrives in Claremont his farm and family had been destroyed by Gessler's men and he had to flee for striking a soldier and was thus a wanted man. He is full of hatred for the empire and has now taken to preaching rebellion. It is from listening to Roland that Matthew's fervour for rebellion first arises.
Following the destruction of Claremont, Roland and Blade flee to the hills and spread sedition.
His ideals are high but his methods are not the wisest. In trying to raise a rebel army Roland takes Tell's name in order to gain more followers. In doing this he compiles a following of rebels and outlaws, which ends with him dragging Tell's name through the mud. The name of William tell becomes the name of a notorious theif and pillager. A reputation tell himself is none to happy about. Roland's lust for power and action puts him in way over his head among ruthless cutthroats who soon betray him.
Valentine Pelka is known for his roles on television in The Highlander, The Queen of Swords, Ivanhoe, If Tomorrow Comes, and Life Force. Film roles include First Knight, King David, the Plant, the last of the Blonde Bombshells, and Sabotage.
as Sarak in Sheriff of Nottinham Robin of Sherwood and in Ivanhoe 1997
|Pelka was born in
Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire, to a Polish civil engineer
father and an Irish actress mother, and attended St Michael’s
College, Leeds (now part of Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School,
Leeds). His sister, Kazia, is an actress who starred on Brookside,
among other television programmes. See the picture left! She
looks like him. He has made guest appearances on Highlander: The
Series as Kronos, an enemy of Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul) and
former acolyte of Methos (Peter Wingfield) in the episodes “Comes a
Horseman”, “Revelations 6:8”, “Archangel” and “Not To Be”. He
starred in the 1986 TV series Crossbow (UK, William Tell) as
He also guest starred in the 1990 TV series Zorro in the episode “All that Glitters” which preceded his starring role as the military governor, Colonel Montoya, in the 2000 syndicated TV series Queen of Swords. Peter Wingfield also co-starred as Dr Robert Helm. The part of Montoya was written for Pelka by executive producer David Abramowitz who in October 1999 offered him the part subject to approval by the other show producers.
In 1999, he appeared in the British TV soap opera Family Affairs as Simon Thornton. His sister, Kazia, was also a leading player in Family Affairs; however, that was after Valentine had appeared in the soap opera. Of the feature films in which Valentine has performed, the best-known was Roman Polanski’s 2002 film The Pianist. His supporting comedic role in Under the Tuscan Sun was performed mute. He returned to stage work in 2013 when he reprised his role as John Lennon in Sandy Marshall’s biopic And in the End at the Jeremy Street Theatre in London.
Also in 1999, he had a guest starring role in Highlander: The Raven as Andre Korda, an immortal who is a criminal and once trained the main character Amanda. The episodes were ‘The French Connection’ and ‘A Matter of Time’.
First knight in 1995. V. Pelka plays Sir Patrise. (With Sean Connery)
In Ivan Hoe 1997 and in Highlander the series as Kronos, the leader of the horsemen
left: In Double Identity 2010
Below Robin of Sherwood
Captain of the Guard in Handmaiden en The Emperor part 1 and 2
episodes 23 'The Handmaiden' and 33+34, 'The Emperor' - plays the Captain of the Imperial Guard who is greatly agitated by the interference of Gessler's men in the Emperor's affairs.
Robert Pereno was born on April 4, 1957 in Torino, Italy. He is an actor, known for Crossbow (1987), Xtro (1982), Episode Demsey and makepeace as Eddie Dean (1986) In Bird of Pray and The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
49 episodes, 1988-1989
Appeared sporadically throughout the second series as the aging Emperor, whose ill health, both physical and mental, causes him to lose some of his stronge hold over the empire to Gessler. Thus continuing his tendency for medieval costume pieces. His career includes films like Ivanhoe, Young Bess, and Taras Boulba.
Edwin Arthur Rolfe - Guy Rolfe was born in Kilburn, London (27 December 1911 – 19 October 2003, aged 91). Before turning to acting at the age of 24 he was a professional boxer and racing driver, making his stage debut in Ireland in 1935. Repertory theatre led to his screen debut in 1937 with an uncredited appearance in Knight Without Armour.
Years active: 1937–1999
After the Second World War he re-appeared in a number of bit parts throughout 1947 in films like Hungry Hill and Odd Man Out, which in turn led to larger roles in movies such as Uncle Silas (1947), Easy Money (1948) and in particular Ken Annakin's Broken Journey (1948), where he played the pilot of an aeroplane that crashes in the Alps. He then graduated to leading man status in Terence Fisher's Portrait from Life (1948), as a British army officer who helps an Austrian professor track down his missing daughter. 1949 saw perhaps his best role, that of safe cracker turned spy Philippe Lodocq in Robert Hamer's The Spider and the Fly.
He was cast as a British Army major dying of tuberculosis for the film Trio (1950), but actually contracted the disease and had to be replaced by Michael Rennie. He recovered his health in less than a year, but his time away from the screen hurt his career, and he starred in less prestigious B movies such as Home to Danger (1951) and Operation Diplomat (1953), as well as the Hammer films Yesterday's Enemy and The Stranglers of Bombay (both 1959). This period also saw him play a number of Hollywood roles, such as Prince John in Ivanhoe (1952), Ned Seymour in Young Bess (1953), Caiaphas in King of Kings (1961) and Prince Grigory in Taras Bulba (1962).
One of his most famous parts was the title role in William Castle's cult horror film Mr. Sardonicus (1961), which several decades later led director Stuart Gordon to cast him in his horror film Dolls (1987) (He starred in it with Hilary Mason, in Crossbow Gessler's mother). The 1990s saw him continue in a similar vein when he appeared in five films of the Puppet Master series as Andre Toulon.
His television credits include Thriller, Armchair Theatre, The Saint, The Avengers, The Champions, Department S, The Troubleshooters, Space: 1999, Secret Army and Kessler.
Personal life: He was married to the Scottish actress Jane Aird until her death in 1993, and then to Margret Allworthy until his death in 2003 in Ipswich, Suffolk. He is buried in the churchyard of St Mary's in Benhall, Suffolk
The veils of bagdad 1953
Dolls 1987 with Hilary Maison (Gessler's mother, in episode Actors)
- He made his screen debut in 1937 with an uncredited appearance in Knight Without Armour. Notable roles include: King John in Ivanhoe (1952), Ned Seymour in Young Bess (1953), Caiaphas in King of Kings (1961), and Prince Grigory in Taras Bulba (1962). He is perhaps best remembered for his role as Andre Toulon in the Puppet Master film series, appearing in the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh movies, with archive footage in the eighth.
- Was once a professional race car driver and boxer. Although he was married, he never had any children.Gaunt and saturnine British character actor of stage, screen and telvision, Guy Rolfe first made his stage debut in 1936, the same year he had a small uncredited bit part in"Knight Without Armour".
- In 1952 he starred in Ivanhoe with Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor Rolfe's characters ranged from wealthy businessmen, to romantic leads, to sinister villians and heroes, starring in the over thirty motion pictures His important film roles include playing Cauphas in "The King of Kings,"Taras Bulba" and "Mr. Sardonicus". Although he was always recognized in such classic pictures, Rolfe became a familiar presence when he took over the role of toy maker Andre Toulon in the Slasher film franchise "Puppetmaster". First appearing in the third installment, he made brief appearances in most Puppet Master movies since then. Guy Rolfe passed away of 'natural causes'at the British Film Hospital in London, England at the age of 91.
- Was the original choise for the role of Major Templeton in the segment "Senatorium"of the film Trio (1950). Ironacally, he was diagnosed with the very disease, tuberculosis, which was the background to the story and the lost almost a year's work at a critical point in his career.
- Is most famous for the rol of Andre Toulon in the Puppetmaster (1989(V) sequels Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)(V, Pupper Master 4 (1993)(V), Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994) (V) and Retro Puppet Master (1999) (V). Rolfe also appears in Puppet master: The legacy (2003)(V) in archive footage taken from previous installments.
- He was direct sedcendant of John Rofe, the man who married Pocahontas in 1614. Lived in Spain for many years.
Pierre (Peter) Semmler
Wolf in 4 episodes, 1988-1989
Pierre Semmler was born on April 19, 1943 in Gladbeck, Germany. Pierre Semmler was a German-born French actor. In the beginning of his cinema career he was credited under his real name Peter Semler but later he was mostly credited under a French version of his name. He was an actor, known for Le grand bleu (1988), Nachtschicht (2003) and Sturm der Liebe (2005). He died on September 9, 2011 in Germany.
played a soldier of Gessler in episode 'Betrayal' and 'Blood brothers.' His name in the series is Wolf.
Jean-René Gossart and Pierre Semmler in L'île aux trente cercueils (1979) In Crossbow in episode Rebirth (this time without beard)
In Cargo 2009, two years before he unfortunately died
Beatrice, 4 episodes 1987-1988
episodes 18, 19, 20, and 23 'The Handmaiden' - as Beatrice, the Princess' maiden, who has a soft spot for Matthew.
Modelling in London 1987
Weevil, 47 episodes, 1987-1989
For all his films please visit: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0818515/
Above the duo in The prisoner and Lotus. below (left): Bernard Spiegel as a barmaid
Timothy is in 6 Crossbow episodes! Episode 1, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 24 'The Citadel' - Plays Prince Martin, the Emperor's grandson, who takes Matthew home with him to have someone to play with, thus causing a lot of confusion as to Matthew's whereabouts.
Appeared on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1988/1989 season in Stratford-upon-Avon, starring in the plays "Across Oka", "Restoration", "The Man Of Mode" and "Making Noise Quietly."
Currently a theatre Director, Winner of the Cohen Bursary at National Theatre. Credits include Kurt & Sid with Danny Dyer and Shaun Evans WOS Award nominee, The Last Pilgrim Off West End Theatre Awards Three Nominations, Twisted, Festen, Mayhem & Rafts & Dreams. (November 2010). https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0823276/
Princess Irena, 5 episodes, 1987-1988
episodes 18, 19 20, 21 and 24 'The Princess' - Credits include Does This Mean We're Married? and Sky Bandits. She had a recurring role as Princess Irena, the Emperor's haughty granddaughter. Her hand is sought by Gessler, whom she detests. So much so that she helps William Tell escape and risks her life to avoid marrying Gessler.
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Valérie Steffen in Le solitaire (1987)
Valérie Steffen was born on December 31, 1963 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story 1 episode as Jeanette Foures ep 1.2 (1987), Le solitaire (1987) and Le coeur des hommes (2003)
Stunts and actor in episode Possesed and Gansari's zombies
Below: Will MDLC in episode Possesed in Senanque