Clifford Rose

Last updated 06 November 2021

Clifford Rose (1929-2021)
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Clifford Rose

Born: Thursday 24th October 1929
Died: November 2021 (age: 92)


Clifford Rose is a British classical actor best know for playing Sturmbannf�hrer Ludwig Kessler in the BBC World War II television drama Secret Army. He appeared in the 1981 Doctor Who story Warriors' Gate.

Rose was born in Herefordshire. He was educated at the King's School, Worcester and King's College London, before appearing in rep and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He played leading roles in The Pallisers (1974), Fortunes of War (1987) and Alan Bleasdale's drama GBH (1991). 

Clifford Rose also played a judge in some episodes of the 1970s/'80s British television series Crown Court and Dr Snell an interogative psychologist for "The Section" in the classic British 1960s/'70s spy drama Callan (1974).

He played King George V in the TV film Wallis and Edward (2005).

In October 2010 Rose played the part of Father Gregory in the ITV Crime Drama Midsomer Murders. In March 2011 Rose played the part of The Judge in Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Gardenon BBC Radio 3.