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Philip Locke

Last updated 09 January 2020

Philip Locke (1928-2004)
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Philip Locke

Born: Thursday 29th March 1928
Died: Monday 19th April 2004 (age: 76)


Philip Locke was an English actor who appeared in the 1982 story Four to Doomsday.

He is possibly best known for his role as villainous SPECTRE underling Vargas in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball.

He trained at RADA and played many Shakespearian characters at The Royal Court Theatre.

On television, he appeared in : The Baron, The Avengers, The Saint, The Champions, Department S, Z-Cars, Pennies from Heaven, The Omega Factor, Bergerac, Inspector Morse, Jeeves and Wooster, Minder, Antony and Cleopatra, and Ivanhoe.

A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he also played "Professor Moriarty" on Broadway in Sherlock Holmes in 1974-76 and appeared in Amadeus at the National Theatre.