Hugh Burden

Last updated 09 January 2020

Hugh Burden (1913-1985)
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Hugh Burden

Born: Thursday 3rd April 1913
Died: Friday 17th May 1985 (age: 72)


Hugh Burden  was an English actor and playwright.

He played Channing in the 1970 Doctor Who serial Spearhead from Space

He was educated at Beaumont College and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and RADA. He then appeared on stage in repertory theatre in Croydon and in London's West End before military service in the Hampshire Regiment and the Indian Army from 1939 to 1942.

Other roles include  The Avengers (1963) and The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder (1969).

Film appearances include One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), The Way Ahead (1944), Fame is the Spur (1947), Malta Story (1953), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) and The Ruling Class (1972).

He also acted in radio plays and was known for readings of the works of authors such as T. S. Eliot and Evelyn Waugh. He also wrote several television and stage plays and was an Equity council member.