Edwin Richfield

Edwin Richfield (11 September 1921 – 2 August 1990) was an English actor.[1]

Edwin Richfield
in The Avengers (1961)
Edwin Ronald Richfield

(1921-09-11)11 September 1921
London England, UK
Died2 August 1990(1990-08-02) (aged 68)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK
Years active1949–1988
Spouse(s)Jan Holden (1952–1973) (divorced) 3 children


Richfield starred in the television series Interpol Calling (1959).[2] He was The Odd Man in Granada Television's series of the same name in the early 1960s.[3][4] Richfield played regular guest roles in the 1960s spy series The Avengers, frequently cast as a villain. He was the only actor – other than Patrick Macnee – to appear in each of the six seasons of the programme.[5]

Richfield's other television roles include: R3, 199 Park Lane, Gideon's Way, Danger Man, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Baron, Champion House, Out of the Unknown, The Owl Service, UFO, Bergerac, Crossroads, Doctor Who (The Sea Devils and The Twin Dilemma), and All Creatures Great and Small.[5][6]

His film credits include: X the Unknown, Quatermass 2, The Camp on Blood Island, The Face of Fu Manchu and Quatermass and the Pit.[7]

Personal life

While they were both playing in repertory Richfield met the actress Valerie Jeanne Wilkinson (1931-2005), known by her stage name of Jan Holden. They married in 1952, while they were both appearing in a stage version of The Blue Lamp. The couple had three children together, twin girls and a boy, Simon. The marriage broke down in 1973; Richfield never remarried.

Selected filmography


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