The British actor Edwin Richfield was born on 11th September 1921 in London died 2 August 1990 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
An actor of stage and screen, often seen in bureaucratic or military roles. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he was part of the original Shakespeare Project, held in New York in October 1983 at the Upper West Side Theatre.
His film credits include: 'X the Unknown', 'Quatermass 2', 'The Camp on Blood Island', 'The Face of Fu Manchu' and 'Quatermass and the Pit'.
He was the star of the 1959 television series 'Interpol Calling'. In Granada TV's series, of the same name, he was 'The Odd Man'.
He appeared in one of my personal favourite episodes of ‘Danger Man’ ‘Not So Jolly Roger’ playing the character of ‘Marco Janson’, the chief of an offshore commercial radio station based on an old army fort ( Red Sands Whitstable). The premise of the story was that the station was a cover for an espionage operation. At the time of filming the actually station, Radio 390, was operational.
Although all Edwin’s scenes were studio based and not shot out at sea, it is a great episode, never the less.
Other television roles include: R3, '199 Park Lane', 'Gideon's Way', 'The Avengers' (six episodes), 'Dixon of Dock Green', 'Z-Cars', 'Adam Adamant Lives!', 'The Baron',' Champion House', 'Out of the Unknown', 'The Owl Service',' UFO',' Bergerac', 'Doctor Who' (The Sea Devils and The Twin Dilemma), and 'All Creatures Great and Small .
He was a regular in many ITC TV series of the 1960’s