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Valentine Dyall

Valentine Dyall

Highest Rated: 100% I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Lowest Rated: 75% Horror Hotel (1960)

Birthday: May 7, 1908

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Valentine Dyall was a British actor who brought his acting talents to Hollywood films. Early on in his acting career, Dyall landed roles in various films, including the Laurence Olivier adaptation "Henry V" (1944), the Trevor Howard dramatic adaptation "Brief Encounter" (1945) and the romance "I Know Where I'm Going" (1945) with Wendy Hiller. He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Caesar and Cleopatra" (1946) with Vivien Leigh and "The Queen of Spades" (1948). His film career continued throughout the fifties and the seventies in productions like the period drama "Ivanhoe" (1953) with Robert Taylor, "Horror Hotel" (1960) and "The Haunting" (1963). He also appeared in "The Wrong Box" (1966) with John Mills and the Spike Milligan comedy "The Great McGonagall" (1974). In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the adaptation "The Slipper and the Rose" (1976) with Richard Chamberlain and "Britannia Hospital" (1983) with Leonard Rossiter. He also had a part in the TV miniseries "Peter and Paul" (1980-81). Dyall's distinctive voice can be heard on "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (PBS, 1982-83). Dyall last worked on "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series I" (PBS, 1985). Dyall passed away in June 1985 at the age of 77.

Highest rated movies

100% I Know Where I'm Going!
100% Henry V
96% The Queen of Spades
93% Brief Encounter
88% The Wrong Box
87% The Haunting
83% Corridor of Mirrors
80% Caesar and Cleopatra

Photos

BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Trevor Howard, Valentine Dyall, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Trevor Howard, Valentine Dyall, 1945 HORROR HOTEL, (aka THE CITY OF THE DEAD), from left: Betta St. John, Patricia Jessel, Christopher Lee, Valentine Dyall, 1960 HORROR HOTEL, Betta St. John, Patricia Jessel, Christopher Lee, Valentine Dyall, 1960

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Crowd Oscar (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 40% The Great McGonagall Army Sergeant / Lord Tennyson (Character) - 1974
88% 69% The Wrong Box Oliver Pike Harmsworth (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 18% The Horror of It All Reginald Marley (Character) - 1964
87% 82% The Haunting Mr. Dudley (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fate Takes a Hand Wilson (Character) - 1962
75% 68% Horror Hotel Jethrow Keane (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Identity Unknown Ambrose (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspended Alibi Inspector Kayes (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny On The Spot Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Jest Lady Irma Enderby (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Final Test Man in Black (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer the Toff Unknown (Character) - 1952
79% 64% Ivanhoe Norman Guard (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brighthaven Express Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bombay Waterfront Superintendant Bradley (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in Black The Man in Black - Story-Teller (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of Charles Peace Storyteller Sir Clement Barnes KC (Character) - 1950
96% 71% The Queen of Spades St. Germain's messenger (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Morelle Dr. Morelle (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room to Let Dr. Fell (Character) - 1949
83% 33% Corridor of Mirrors Counsel for Defence (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance Is Mine Charles Heywood (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost of Rashmon Hall Dr. George Clinton (Character) - 1947
80% 55% Caesar and Cleopatra First Guardsman (Character) - 1945
100% 82% I Know Where I'm Going! Mr. Robinson (Character) - 1945
100% 74% Henry V Duke of Burgundy (Character) - 1945
93% 91% Brief Encounter Stephen Lynn, Alec's `Friend' (uncredited) (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 31% Hotel Reserve Warren Skelton (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% The Yellow Canary German Commander (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 43% The Silver Fleet Markgraf (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
68% 79% Doctor Who The Guardian (Character) 1979 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Doctor Who The Guardian (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1979 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Army Dr Pascal Keldermans (Character) 1977-1979
No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1968