Marne Maitland Biography

Birthday: 1920-05-01
Place of Birth: Calcutta, India Date of Death December 1991
Wiki Biography: Distinctive character actor, born in Calcutta and educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge. His acting career was interrupted by wartime service (for six years) in the British Army. He then joined the Old Vic Company and subsequently appeared on screen. With his hooked nose and furtive eyes, he made the perfect sinister villain, playing an assortment of Arabic or Central Asian diamond smugglers, drug dealers or black market racketeers. Occasionally, he was on the right side of the law, notably as commissioner Govindaswami in Bhowani Junction (1956), or as a cardinal in The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968/I). Early on in his career, Maitland worked for Hammer Studios where he had memorable roles as Patel Shari, a member of the murderous Kali sect in The Stranglers of Bombay (1959), and as an evil Malay servant, dedicated to worshipping The Reptile (1966). Marne was also very active on British television ("The Saint" (1962), "Department S" (1969), and others) in very much the same capacity. He stood out as the mysterious dissident Pandit Baba in the excellent award-winning miniseries "The Jewel in the Crown" (1984). From the early 1970's until his death, he lived in Rome.

Marne MaitlandPhotos & Pictures


TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Tiger Bay 1959 Crime
Journey to the Unknown 1968 Mystery
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Outcast of the Islands 1952 Drama, Adventure
Bhowani Junction 1956 Drama, Adventure, Romance
Tiger Bay 1959 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Reptile 1966 Horror
Khartoum 1966 Action, Adventure, Drama
Man of La Mancha 1972 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Shaft in Africa 1973 0, Game Show
The Man with the Golden Gun Lazar 1974 Game Show
March or Die 1977 Drama, Adventure
Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 Comedy, 0
Memed My Hawk Suleyman 1984 Drama
The Belly of an Architect 1987 Drama
Una vita scellerata Blind cardinal 1990 Drama, History
Pope John Paul II 2005