Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0003760: BERNARD ARCHARD

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Scarce vintage handwritten, signed note in blue fountain pen on a 5x7-inch sheet of cream-colored stationery, to which a computer-printed image has been affixed with a staple.  In very good condition, with a gentle mailing fold, and one or two negligible surface dings.  Authoritative, icy, aquiline-featured English character actor Bernard Archard first came to fame on the BBC's "Spy-Catcher" (1959), in the role of Lt.Col. Oreste Pinto, who used psychology and guile to unmask foreign spies entering Britain during World War Two.  He went on to strong work in The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966), Dad's Army (1971) and Day of the Jackal (1973), but it was really in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres that he made his mark.  He was unforgettable as the Vicar in Village of the Damned (1960); ill-fated Egyptologist Marcus Scarman on T.V.'s "Doctor Who" (1966-1973); Val Helsing in the Dracula installment of Mystery and Imagination (1966); and Professor Heiss in Hammer's The Horror of Frankenstein (1970).