Cyril Shaps Biography

Birthday: 1923-10-13
Place of Birth: Highbury, London
Wiki Biography: The son of a tailor, Cyril studied at the London School of Broadcasting aged 12 years. His first professional appearance, at 12, came on Radio Lyons and Radio Luxembourg in such commercials as O.K. Sauce and Quaker Oats. After demob from the Army, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art which was followed by Guildford rep and the West End. He worked in Hollywood for two years with Radio Netherland as English announcer,scriptwriter and producer of programmes. Then came BBC Radio Drama Rep. for two years (1952 - 54). Cyril, whose forebearers were Polish, was the father of three children, Michael, Simon and Sarah.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Theatre 625 1964 Drama
Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense Dr. Magnusson 1984 - 1986
Dark Season Mr. Polzinski 1991 Adventure
The Adventures of Paddington Bear 1997 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Looking-Glass War 1965
11 Harrowhouse 1974 Comedy, Crime
The Hiding Place 1977 Drama, History
Holocaust Weinberg 1978 Drama, History, Romance
Avalanche Express 1979 Action, Thriller
The Governess 1998 Drama, Romance
The End of the Affair 1999 0
Our Mutual Friend 1999 Drama
The Lost Son Mr. Spitz 1999 Crime, Drama, Romance
Simon Magus Chaim 2000 Mystery, Fantasy, Romance
For My Baby Joshua Orgelbrand 2000 Drama
The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 0, 0, Biography