Date of Birth: 03/17/1927
Place of birth: Nyasaland
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Author: Elena Murzina
Patrick Allen was born March 17, 1927 in Nyasaland (Nyasaland), a small state in the south-east Africa (Africa), which until 1964 was a British colony. Today it is known as the Republic of Malawi (Malawi). His father was a tobacco farmers. After returning to his parents` home Patrick evacuated to Canada (Canada) at the time of the Second World War, and he remained in Canada until he completed his education at the University of McGill (McGill University) in Montreal (Montreal). Prior to his return to England (England) Allen has worked as a presenter on local radio and appeared on television in several dramas and documentary programs.
Back in 1953 in England, Allen made his debut in the film, playing a detective in one of the best thrillers of Hitchcock (Hitchcock) `In the case of murder, dial" M`` (Dial M for Murder, 1954). He subsequently appeared in a number of character roles in many films, tomchisle, in an unexpected combination of drama and adventure horror film `Klegg` Captain (Captain Clegg, 1962), the blockbuster` Wild gusi` (The Wild Geese, 1978), the adventure film ` volki` Sea (The Sea Wolves, 1980) and the thriller `Who is at risk - pobezhdaet` (Who Dares Wins, 1982).
He also starred in the British adventure series `Kreyn` (Crane), which came out in 1963-1965 on Channel Associated Rediffusion, and the series` Brett` (Brett), which came in 1971 on BBC-1. Allen played Colonel Sebastian Moran (Colonel Sebastian Moran), Deputy Moriarty (Moriaty), in `The Adventures of Sherlock Holmsa` (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and `Return of Sherlock Holmsa` (The Return of Sherlock Holmes).
Throughout the `60s and early` 70s, Allen starred in the television series constantly channel the ITC, including hits such as crime drama `Baron` (The Baron), Spy Detective` Chempiony` (The Champions) and fiction series `NLO` (UFO ), though not vhodilv regular cast of the series.
He came out with the participation of Patrick shot the episode `The man who could not umeret` (The Man Who Could Not Die) TV series` Svyatoy` (The Saint) Roger Moore (Roger Moore) in the title role in July of 1965. Allen also worked on the stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company (Royal Shakespeare Company), in addition to many productions of the BBC channel.
Characteristic Allen authoritative voice was familiar throughout Great Britain (UK), even for those viewers who did not know him as an actor. Throughout the `70s, Allen announced a series of training films for the civil defense of the series `Protect and Survive`, commissioned by the British government; and some of his remarks later appeared on the single `Two Tribes` group` Frankie Goes to Hollywood`. He also read a narration in a Comedy Series Vic Reeves (Vic Reeves) and Bob Mortimer (Bob Mortimer), including `Vic Reeves Big Night Out`,` The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer` and `Shooting Stars`; and voiced a lot of commercials, including the well-known construction company `Barratt Developments` and family car` Ford Sierra`.
Working as a dubbing actor Allen led to the idea of ??starting your own business, and he opened a very successful recording studio. In the `80s, Allen was the narrator in the first series of the sitcom `Black gadyuka` (Blackadder), and played Philip of Burgundy (Phillip of Burgundy) in the final episode of the first season. In addition, his voice said Captain Star (Captain Star) in the children`s animated series `TUGS`.
In 2005, Allen became the voice of the British TV channel E4, and after his death he was replaced by Peter Dixon (Peter Dickson), who continues to work in Allen`s style.
Patrick Allen died in London (London), July 28, 2006, at age 79, leaving a widow, a television actress Sarah Lawson (Sarah Lawson), whom he married in 1960, and two sons, Stephen (Stephen) and Stewart ( Stuart).