Roger Delgado

Roger Delgado

  • Born on
    • March 1st, 1918
  • Died on
    • June 18th, 1973
Roger Delgado (1 March 1918 - 18 June 1973), full name Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto, was a British actor, who will forever be known for being the first actor to play The Master in Doctor Who. Born in Whitechapel, within the sound of Bow Bells, to a Belgian mother and a Spanish father, Delgado was brought up in Bedford Park and attended the LSE before WWII was declared. His war service saw him rise to the rank of a major, serving with both the Leicestershire Regiment and the Royal Signals, despite his dislike of guns. He made his TV debut in 1948 and starred in several TV and film productions before his untimely death at the age of 55 in a car accident whilst filming the Franco/German TV production La Cloche tibétaine in Turkey. He had married twice, firstly to Olga Anthonisz and then, following his divorce. to Kismet Shahani who survived him.


Acting (17 Credits)

1970You Can't Win 'Em All as Capt. Enver (uncredited) (voice)
1969The Assassination Bureau as Bureau Member
1967The Mummy's Shroud as Hasmid
1966Khartoum as Sheikh Abdul Rahim (uncredited)
1964Agent 8 3/4 as Josef
1963The Mind Benders as Dr. Jean Bonvoulois (uncredited)
1963The Running Man as Spanish Doctor
1962The Road to Hong Kong as Jinnah
1962In Search of the Castaways as Patagonian prisoner
1961The Terror of the Tongs as Tang Hao
1961The Singer Not the Song as Pedro de Cortinez
1959First Man Into Space as Mexican Consul - Ramon de Guerrera
1959The Stranglers of Bombay as Bundar
1956Pursuit of the Graf Spee as Captain Varela, Uruguayan Navy
1955Storm Over the Nile as Native Spy
1954The Belles of St. Trinian's as Sultan's Aide
1953The Captain's Paradise as Kalikan Policeman


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