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Roger Delgado obituary (The Times)

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Film, radio and television actor

Mr Roger Delgado, the actor, who has been killed in a road accident in Turkey, was known to millions of television viewers for his vivid portrayal of The Master in Dr Who.

A dark; strikingly handsome man, he played with great panache the sinister scientist, versed in all the black arts, who repeatedly plots to do down Dr Who (Jon Pertwee). Though entirely convincing in his sudden Mephistophelean appearances and disappearances and his bloodcurdling threats of disaster for "the Doctor" he was a villain whom it was hard to hate.

Born in London in March, 1918, of French and Spanish parents, he was educated at Cardinal Vaughan School and the London School of Economics. He went on the stage in the late 1930s working in repertory in Leicester until 1940. After war service he returned to repertory, this time in York. From 1950 to 1962 he was a member of the BBC drama repertory, playing a wide variety of parts. He had appeared in a number of films including Antony and Cleopatra, Star and Khartoum and in many television series: Francis Drake; The Troubleshooters; The Man in the Iron Mask ; and The Borderers. He was the Monk in The Adventures of Don Quixote starring Rex Harrison seen on BBC television recently and given a second performance last night.

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