Fred Williams (actor)

Fred Williams (born Friedrich Wilhelm Löcherer; 9 February 1938) is a German actor. He appeared in more than forty films from 1962 to 1992. 1977 came his most well-known international role as Captain Gräbner, the commander of the reconnaissance battle group of 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen in Richard Attenborough's film A Bridge Too Far.[1]

Fred Williams
Born (1938-02-09) 9 February 1938
Years active1962–1992


Year Title Role Notes
1962 Il capitano di ferro Leopold
1963 The Shortest Day L'attendente di von Gassman Uncredited
Il fornaretto di Venezia Alvise
1964 The Magnificent Cuckold Man in Nightclub Uncredited
Cover Girls Philippe
1965 The Gentlemen
Sandra Pierto Formari
Juliet of the Spirits Lynx-Eyes' agent
1966 Angelique and the King Ràkóczi
Die Nibelungen Gernot
1968 Anyone Can Play Esmerelda's lover
1969 Madame and Her Niece Peter von Hallstein
Catherine, il suffit d'un amour Michel de Montsalvy
Isabella, Duchess of the Devils Viscount Gilbert de Villancourt
1970 Count Dracula Jonathan Harker
1971 The Devil Came from Akasava Rex Forrester
She Killed in Ecstasy Dr. Johnson
1972 Der Todesrächer von Soho Inspector Ruppert Redford
Dr. M schlägt zu Inspector Thomas
1974 The Last Desperate Hours Dario Lippi
1975 Le jouisseur Count Roland
Les Chatouilleuses Carlos Ribas
Les incestueuses
Les lesbiennes
1976 Gli amici di Nick Hezard Henry
Les emmerdeuses Guest Appearance Uncredited
Voir Malte et mourir
1977 Le lunghe notti della Gestapo Helmut von Danzig
A Bridge Too Far Hauptsturmführer Viktor Eberhard Gräbner
1983 And the Ship Sails On Sabatino Lepori


  1. Cornelius Ryan: A Bridge Too Far
  • Ryan, Cornelius (1974), A Bridge Too Far, London: Hamish Hamilton, ISBN 0-340-19941-5
  • Waddy, Colonel John (1977), "The Making of a Bridge Too Far", After the Battle, London: Plaistow Press (17): 10–34
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