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Patrick Wymark
Born July 11, 1926
Died October 20, 1970

​Born Patrick Carl Cheeseman in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England. He was brought up in neighbouring Grimsby and frequently re-visited the area during the height of his career. He attended University College, London, before training at the Old Vic Theatre School and making his first stage appearance in a walk-on part in Othello in 1951. He toured South Africa the following year and then directed plays for the drama department at Stanford University, California. Moving to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Wymark played a wide range of traditional roles, including Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing and Stephano in The Tempest. He also played the parts of Marullus in Julius Caesar and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other stage parts included the title role in Danton's Death and, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Ephihodov in The Cherry Orchard. His theatre roles also included playing the part of Bosola in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi in 1960. His film roles included: Children of the Damned (1964), Operation Crossbow (1965), Battle of Britain (1969), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) and Cromwell (1970). On television, where at one point he was considered as a replacement for William Hartnell on Doctor Who., he was best known for his role as the machiavellian businessman John Wilder in the drama series The Plane Makers/The Power Game, a role which led to offers of company directorships. Wymark, however, was a gentle man in real life, self-confessedly ignorant of business matters, who considered the Wilder character to be a "bastard" and was described by his wife as "the most inefficient, dreamy muddler in the world."


Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow
 1975, Joseph Ransley
The Blood on Satan's Claw
 1971, The Judge
 1970, The Earl of Strafford
Battle of Britain
 1969, Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
 1969, Jason Webb
Where Eagles Dare
 1969, Col. Wyatt Turner, DSO MC
Witchfinder General
 1968, Cromwell
Tell Me Lies
Woman Times Seven
 1967, Henri
The Psychopath
 1966, Inspector Holloway
 1965, le propriétaire
The Skull
 1965, Anthony Marco
Operation Crossbow
 1965, Prime Minister Winston Churchill
The Secret of Blood Island
 1964, Major Jocomo
The Finest Hours
 1964, Churchill (voice)
Children of the Damned
 1964, Commander
West 11
 1963, Father Hogan
As You Like It
 1963, Touchstone
The Criminal
 1962, Sol
The League of Gentlemen
 1960, Wylie



The Champions
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Sir Francis Drake
The Plane Makers
 1963, John Wilder
Sherlock Holmes
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
 1954, Joseph Ransley


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