Christopher Rhodes: British actor, baronet, World War II veteran (1914 - 1964)
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Christopher Rhodes
British actor, baronet, World War II veteran

Christopher Rhodes

Christopher Rhodes
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Intro British actor, baronet, World War II veteran
A.K.A. Sir Christopher Rhodes, Christopher George Rhodes, Sir Christopher Geo...
Was Actor Film actor Television actor Soldier
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Military
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1914, Alverstone, United Kingdom
Death 22 June 1964, Blakeney, United Kingdom (aged 50 years)
Star sign Taurus
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Christopher Rhodes in The Colditz Story (1955)

Sir Christopher George Rhodes, 3rd Baronet (30 April 1914 – 22 June 1964) was an English film and television actor. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the United States Legion of Merit for his Second World War service.

Early life

Rhodes was born in Alverstone, Isle of Wight, the only son of Sir John Rhodes, 2nd Baronet, and attended Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford. During the Second World War he served with the Essex Regiment, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.


Rhodes began his acting career after the war. His television appearances include The Quatermass Experiment, Danger Man, Dixon of Dock Green and The Saint.

Selected filmography

  • Moulin Rouge (1952) .... (uncredited)
  • Laughing Anne (1953) .... Escort No. 1
  • Betrayed (1954) .... Chris
  • Gravelhanger (1954)
  • The Colditz Story (1955) .... 'Mac' McGill
  • The Feminine Touch (1956) .... Dr Ted Russell
  • Tiger in the Smoke (1956) .... Chief Inspector Luke
  • Ill Met by Moonlight (1957) .... General Bräuer (uncredited)
  • The Naked Earth (1958) .... Al
  • Dunkirk (1958) .... Sergeant on the beaches
  • Wonderful Things! (1958) .... Codger
  • Operation Amsterdam (1959) .... Alex
  • The Lady Is a Square (1959) .... Greenslade
  • Tiger Bay (1959) .... Inspector Bridges
  • John Paul Jones (1959) .... Ringleader
  • Shake Hands with the Devil (1959) .... Colonel Smithson
  • A Terrible Beauty (1960) .... Tim Malone
  • Gorgo (1961) .... McCartin
  • The Guns of Navarone (1961) .... German Master Gunner
  • El Cid (1961) .... Don Martín
  • The Piper Pune (1962) .... Captain
  • Lancelot and Guinevere (1963) .... Ulfus... aka Sword of Lancelot (USA)
  • The Cracksman (1963) .... Mr. King
  • Becket (1964) .... Baron (final film role)

Personal life

Rhodes was married twice, first to Mary Kesteven in 1936, whom he divorced in 1942, and then to Mary Florence Wardleworth in 1943, who bore him two sons and a daughter. He succeeded to his father's baronetcy in 1955.


Rhodes died at his home in Blakeney, Norfolk, on 22 June 1964, aged 50.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Sep 2019. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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