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      Percy Herbert

      Percy Herbert

      Highest Rated: 100% Curse of the Demon (1957)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jul 31, 1920

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Humble Cockney origins eventually paid off for Percy Herbert, a beefy and bent-nosed veteran of World War II who became a reliable resource for directors needing a gruff, working-class British soldier for their war pictures. In Jose Ferrer's "The Cockleshell Heroes" he plays one of the doomed soldiers on a bizarre kayaking mission into occupied France. In David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai," he appears as one of the more reluctant bridge-building prisoners. And for director Ronald Neame he became reacquainted with Alec Guinness, once again playing a mildly deranged character, in "Tunes of Glory." Science fiction movies also attracted Herbert, who could make an unworldly impression with his imposing physique and distinctive accent. He appeared in the second installment of the quirky Quatermass franchise, and played a dangerous farmer in Jacques Tourneur's "Curse of the Demon." His military and fantastical qualities were brought together in 1961's "Mysterious Island," where he played a soldier caught up in a Jules Verne phantasmagoria. For the British television series "The Worker," he had a recurring role opposite Charlie Drake. Herbert had an American sojourn for the late '60s series "Cimarron Strip," for which he affected a believable Scottish brogue. In his twilight years, he was one of the aging seamen in the 1980 film "The Sea Wolves," his penultimate film role.

      Highest rated movies

      Curse of the Demon
      The Bridge on the River Kwai
      Mysterious Island
      Quatermass II
      The Wild Geese
      Mutiny on the Bounty
      One Million Years B.C.
      Too Late the Hero

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Child Maurice (Character) - 1987
      70% 75% The Wild Geese Keith (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fiona Hubert (Character) - 1977
      55% 44% The Mackintosh Man Taafe (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 31% Black Snake (Sweet Suzy) (Dutchess of Doom) Unknown (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Suzy Joxer Tierney (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 27% The Fiend Commissionaire (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 20% Doomwatch Hartwell (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 71% Man in the Wilderness Fogarty (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 35% Captain Apache Moon (Character) - 1971
      0% 25% One More Time Mander (Character) - 1970
      57% 71% Too Late the Hero Sgt. Johnstone (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 50% Tobruk Dolan (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 34% Island of the Burning Doomed Gerald Foster (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 15% The Viking Queen Catus (Character) - 1967
      67% 36% One Million Years B.C. Sakana (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracksman Nosher (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joey Boy Mad George Long (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 41% Carry on Jack Mr. Angel (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carry on Venus Mr. Angel (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Counterfeit Constable L'agent Baxter (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 50% Call Me Bwana First Henchman (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to a Hanging Unknown (Character) - 1963
      70% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty Matthew Quintal (Bosun) (Character) - 1962
      81% 65% Mysterious Island Sgt. Pencroft (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 17% Serious Charge Mr. Thompson (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Idle on Parade Sgt. Hebrides (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes a Thief Shop Steward (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Safecracker Sergeant Harper (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 61% Sea of Sand 'Blanco' White (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Fury Walker (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 59% All at Sea Tommy (Character) - 1957
      80% 60% Quatermass II Gorman (Character) - 1957
      100% 85% Curse of the Demon Farmer (deleted from US print) (Character) - 1957
      96% 93% The Bridge on the River Kwai Grogan (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 46% A Hill in Korea Pvt. Moon (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 44% The Cockleshell Heroes Marine Lomas (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Buddha Casey O'Rourke (Character) - 1954

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Character) 1967-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Tom Kane (Guest Star) 1962 1965