Edward Underdown

Last updated 09 January 2020

Edward Underdown (1908-1989)
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Edward Underdown

Born: Thursday 3rd December 1908
Died: Friday 15th December 1989 (age: 81)


Edward Underdown was an English theatre, cinema and television actor. He was born in London and educated at Eton College in Berkshire.

He appeared in the 1980 story Meglos.

Early theatre credits include: Words and MusicNymph ErrantStop Press and Streamline (revue)

His film credits include: They Were Not DividedBeat the DevilWings of the MorningThe Rainbow Jacket,The Woman's AngleHer Panelled DoorThe Camp on Blood IslandDr. Terror's House of Horrors,ThunderballKhartoumThe Magic Christian and Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World.

Television appearances include: Danger ManThe SaintThe AvengersThe Rat CatchersWeavers Green,Man in a SuitcaseDoomwatchThe RegimentColditzUpstairs, DownstairsSurvivorsThe Duchess of Duke Street

Both Wings of the Morning and The Rainbow Jacket were set in his beloved racing world, the former being set on Epsom Downs. Wings of the Morning, starring Henry Fonda, was Britain's first technicolour movie.

Edward Underdown was also a gentleman jockey and rode with great aplomb both on the flat and over sticks (see references to his riding career in John Hislop's books).


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