Philip Madoc life and biography

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Philip Madoc biography

Date of birth : 1934-07-05
Date of death : 2012-03-05
Birthplace : Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Nationality : Welsh
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-03-05
Credited as : actor, A Mind to Kill,

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Philip Madoc, a Welsh actor native from Merthyr Tydfil was a well known actor who had many television and film roles, including the lead role in the detective series A Mind to Kill. The actor passed away on March 5th, during the morning in a Hertfordshire hospital following a short illness. He was 77.

Madoc first gained widespread recognition in two TV serials, first as the relentless SS Officer Lutzig in the WW2 serial Manhunt (1969), and then as the vicious Huron warrior Magua in a serialisation of The Last of the Mohicans (1971). He reprised the character of Lutzig somewhat in a later episode of the comedy Dad's Army, "The Deadly Attachment", where he played a U-boat Captain held prisoner by the Walmington-on-Sea platoon of the Home Guard. Philip Madoc's ability to give life to German villains also surfaced in the Kenneth Branagh/Emma Thompson TV series The Fortunes of War directed by James Cellan-Jones.

Madoc starred in the 1990s detective series A Mind to Kill as DCI Noel Bain. This series was made simultaneously in Welsh and English from 1994 to 2002. He appeared in an episodes of the BBC sitcoms The Good Life and Porridge ("Disturbing The Peace"), and in a controversial episode of The Goodies ("South Africa"), which satirised apartheid. He took the lead role in the BBC Wales drama The Life and Times of David Lloyd George.

Madoc's film roles included Operation Crossbow (1965), The Quiller Memorandum (1966) and Operation Daybreak (1975).

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