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      Derek Francis

      Derek Francis

      Highest Rated: 86% The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

      Lowest Rated: 45% To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

      Birthday: Nov 7, 1923

      Birthplace: Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK

      British by birth, Derek Francis was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of Hollywood films. Francis began his acting career appearing in various films, such as the Stephen Boyd drama "Lisa" (1962), the crime flick "The Criminal" (1962) with Stanley Baker and the Vincent Price adaptation "The Tomb of Ligeia" (1965). He also appeared in the Frankie Howerd comedy "Carry on Doctor" (1968) and the comedy "Carry on Loving" (1970) with Sidney James. His film career continued throughout the seventies in productions like the comedy "Say Hello to Yesterday" (1970) with Jean Simmons, "Scrooge" (1970) with Albert Finney and the comedy "The Statue" (1970) with David Niven. He also appeared in "To the Devil, a Daughter" (1976). He also appeared in the TV special "Murder Motel" (ABC, 1974-75). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Jabberwocky" (1977) with Michael Palin, "Electric Eskimo" (1979) and "The Wicked Lady" (1983). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Great Expectations" (1981). He also was featured in the TV movie "Pope John Paul II" (CBS, 1983-84). Francis last appeared in "A Christmas Carol" (CBS, 1984). Francis passed away in March 1984 at the age of 61.

      Highest rated movies

      The Tomb of Ligeia
      To the Devil a Daughter

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      JABBERWOCKY, (Front L-R), John Bird, Annette Badland, Michael Palin, Brenda Cowling, (Back L-R), Derek Francis, Neil Innes, Deborah Fallender, Max Wall, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell, 1977 SCROOGE, Derek Francis, Roy Kinnear, Albert Finney, 1970, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. JABBERWOCKY, (Front L-R), Annette Badland, Michael Palin, Brenda Cowling, (Back L-R), Derek Francis, Neil Innes, Deborah Fallender, Max Wall, John LeMesurier, Warren Mitchell, 1977. JABBERWOCKY, (Front L-R), Deborah Fallender, Michael Palin, (Back L-R), Max Wall, Derek Francis, 1977

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 38% The Wicked Lady Lord Kingsclere (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Electric Eskimo Unknown (Character) - 1979
      45% 37% To the Devil a Daughter Bishop (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Motel Sam (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet K Is for Killing Shelby Grafton (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 64% Carry on Matron Arthur (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 20% Man of Violence Sam Bryant (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 16% Crossplot Sir Charles Moberley (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 18% What's Good for the Goose Unknown (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 49% Press for Time Ernest Corcoran (Character) - 1966
      86% 60% The Tomb of Ligeia Lord Trevanion (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Verdict Supt. Brett (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hijackers Jack Carter (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 58% Night Creatures Squire Anthony Cobtree (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Back Losers R. R. Harris (Character) - 1961

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bless Me, Father Unknown (Character) 1978-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Doctor Who Nero (Guest Star) 1965
      68% 79% Doctor Who Nero (Character) 1965