Torin Thatcher Overview:

Actor, Torin Thatcher, was born Torin Herbert Erskine Thatcher on Jan 15, 1905 in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai). Thatcher died at the age of 76 on Mar 4, 1981 in Thousand Oaks, CA .


Torin Thatcher was a tall, burly, dark-haired and strong-looking India-born actor. He played in British films on and off for 20 years before going to Hollywood, where he played villains in westerns, swashbucklers, comedies and thrillers (1936, Sabotage; 1950, The Black Rose; 1953, The Robe) without ever quite making star billing. He began his career as a schoolmaster and enthusiastic amateur boxer before going on the stage. He died from cancer in 1981.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Sokurah the Magician: From the land beyond beyond... from the world past hope and fear... I bid you, Genie, now appear.

Sokurah the Magician: Kill! Kill him!

Pendragon: I'm afraid you were not sufficiently impressed on your first visit. I'll give you a new demonstration of my powers.

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Received the 1957 Sylvania Award for his performance in "Beyond This Place.".

A co-founder of the Society for Theatre Research in 1947 and was its Vice Chairman for the Committee.

The favorite villain of director Nathan Juran.

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