Julian Glover

Active - 1963 - 2012  |   Born - Mar 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England  |   Genres - Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Spy Film

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Trained at RADA, spindly British actor Julian Glover made his film bow as Lt. Matherton in the Oscar-winning Tom Jones (1963). Glover has since proven equally adept at chop-licking villainy and eccentric comedy relief. His movie roles include Shrdlu in The Adding Machine (1968), Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only (1977), General Veers in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), King Richard in the made-for-TV Ivanhoe (1982), Walter Donahue in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Dr. Livesey in the Charlton Heston version of Treasure Island (1989) and King Gustav in King Ralph (1992). Julian Glover also appeared as megalomanic heavy Dr. Stefan Kilkis in the campy TV series QED (1982).

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  • At 15, got hooked on acting after being cast as Mark Antony in a school production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
  • Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and in the late 1950s got first breaks in walk-on roles with the theater company that would become the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961.
  • Beginning with a duel with the title character in Tom Jones (1963), has played a long list of screen villains, including the alien monster Scaroth on a 1979 episode ("City of Death") of TV's Doctor Who; an Imperial general in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980); the main antagonist of James Bond in For Your Eyes Only (1981); and the American Nazi in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
  • In 1993, won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Henry IV.
  • Half brother, Robert Wyatt, is a founding member of the 1960s English prog-rock band Soft Machine.