Marne Maitland

Born in May 1st, 1920

From Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Marne Maitland Biography

Distinctive character actor, born in Calcutta and educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge. His acting career was interrupted by wartime service (for six years) in the British Army. He then joined the Old Vic Company and subsequently appeared on screen. With his hooked nose and furtive eyes, he made the perfect sinister villain, playing an assortment of Arabic or Central Asian diamond smugglers, drug dealers or black market racketeers.

Occasionally, he was on the right side of the law, notably as commissioner Govindaswami in La croisée des destins (1956), or as a cardinal in Les souliers de Saint-Pierre (1968). Early on in his career, Maitland worked for Hammer Studios where he had memorable roles as Patel Shari, a member of the murderous Kali sect in Les étrangleurs de Bombay (1959), and as an evil Malay servant, dedicated to worshipping La femme reptile (1966).

Marne was also very active on British television (Le Saint  (1962), Département S(1969), and others) in very much the same capacity. He stood out as the mysterious dissident Pandit Baba in the excellent award-winning miniseries The Jewel in the Crown(1984). From the early 1970's until his death, he lived in Rome. - IMDb Mini Biography By: I.

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Marne Maitland Filmography

The Scarlet and the Black Poster
February 2, 1983
Trail of the Pink Panther Poster
December 17, 1982
March or Die Poster
September 8, 1977
The Man with the Golden Gun Poster
December 18, 1974
Shaft in Africa Poster
June 14, 1973
Man of La Mancha Poster
February 3, 1973
Roma Poster
October 15, 1972
Anne of the Thousand Days Poster
December 18, 1969