Redmond Bernard Phillips (5 June 1912 – 3 November 1993) was a New Zealand-born actor and writer, particularly of theatre and television, who worked in his native country, as well also worked in England and Australia.
Redmond Bernard Phillips
5 June 1912
|Died||3 November 1993 81) (aged|
|Occupation||Actor and Writer|
|Years active||late 1930s - 1991|
Phillips was born in Reefton, New Zealand and began acting in the theatre while a student at Victoria University of Wellington. After moving to Sydney, Australia in the late 1930s he performed with Doris Fitton's pioneering Independent Theatre group and wrote material for radio star Jack Davey. During the Second World War he served as a staff sergeant with the Entertainment Unit of the Australian Army for which he also wrote material.
He moved to Britain in 1948 where he became a successful character actor in the theatre, working with the Nottingham Playhouse, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. From 1957 he started acting for television and appeared in many series such as Maigret, Danger Man, The Saint and The Avengers and in several plays produced by the BBC.
In 1968 he returned to Sydney and continued performing on stage with the Old Tote Theatre Company. He remained active in television playing roles in many series and was part of the regular cast of Spyforce playing the ruthless Colonel Cato.
|1958||The Golden Disc||1st Recording Manager|
|1958||A Night to Remember||Mr. Hoyle|
|1959||Naked Fury||Inspector Stevens|
|1959||Left Right and Centre||Mr. Smithson|
|1959||Blind Date||Police Doctor|
|1960||The Angry Silence||Ambulance Driver|
|1960||There Was a Crooked Man||Padre|
|1960||The Criminal||Prison Doctor|
|1963||Love Is a Ball||Starcy|
|1963||Tom Jones||Lawyer Dowling|
|1971||Demonstrator||Sir David Crawford|
|1978||Little Boy Lost||Canon Pritchard|
|1980||The Earthling||Bobby Burns|
|1983||With Prejudice||Judge Nagle|
|1983||Now and Forever||Judge|
|1983||Phar Lap||Sir Samuel Hordern|
|1985||Burke & Wills||Committee Man (Commissioner May)|