Vladek Sheybal

Biography

Vladek Sheybal (born Władysław Rudolf Z. Sheybal 12 March 1923, Poland – 16 October 1992London, England) was a Polish character actor, whose career lasted from the 1950s into the 1980s. He was probably best known for his portrayal of the chess grandmaster Kronsteen in the 1963 James Bond film From Russia with Love, a role for which he had been personally recommended by his good friend Sean Connery. He was also well known for playing Russian General Bratchenko in Red Dawn. Sheybal excelled in playing cold, sinister villains. Life and career Sheybal was born in Zgierz, Second Polish Republic. He starred in the film Kanał (1957, credited as Władysław Sheybal), directed by Andrzej Wajda, before migrating to the United Kingdom where he was usually cast in villainous roles. He also appeared as Holocaust survivor Egon Sobotnik in the TV mini-series QB VII. Other movie credits include: Casino Royale, Billion Dollar Brain, Deadfall, Mosquito Squadron, The Last Valley, Women in Love, The Boy Friend, The Wind and the Lion, The Lady Vanishes, The Apple and The Jigsaw Man. TV credits include: Z-Cars, Danger Man, The Troubleshooters, The Saint, The Baron, The Champions, Callan, UFO (in which he had a recurring role as Dr. Jackson), The New Avengers, Supernatural, Shogun, Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy, and Smiley's People (1982). In 1977 Sheybal won the Dracula Society's prestigious Hamilton Deane Award for his performance in the BBC play Night Of The Marionettes in which he played a sinister Austrian innkeeper whose life-size puppets were purported to have inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Other recipients have included Guillermo del Toro and Christopher Lee. Sheybal's final stage appearance was in the Pierre Bourgeade play The Eagle and the Serpent at London's Offstage Downstairs Theatre in 1988; he played Friedrich Nietzsche. He died in 1992 from a ruptured aortic aneurysm and was buried in Putney Vale Cemetery. ------------ see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladek_Sheybal ------------

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Birth Name

Wladyslaw Sheybal

Birth Place

Zgierz

Birth Date

3/12/1923

Death Date

10/16/1992
Known For
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Deadfall

Dr. Delgado

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Invasion: UFO

Dr. Doug Jackson

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Smiley's People

Otto Leipzig (4 episodes, 1982)

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Alistair Maclean's Puppet On A Chain

Meegeren

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The Sell-Out

Dutchman

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House of Pleasure for Women

Francesco

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Leo the Last

Laszlo

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80.000 Meilen durch den Weltraum

Dr. Doug Jackson

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Return from the Ashes

Paul, Chess Club Manager

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Innocent Bystanders

Aaron Kaplan

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Champagne Charlie

Le comte Plasky

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The Jigsaw Man

Gen. Zorin

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Red Dawn

Bratchenko

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Marco Polo

Prosecuting Reverend (unknown episodes)

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Smiley's People

Otto Leipzig (4 episodes, 1982)

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Tristan and Isolde

Andret

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The Apple

Mr. Boogalow

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Shogun

Captain Ferriera

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The Lady Vanishes

Trainmaster

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Avalanche Express

Zannbin (as Vladets Shebal)

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Gulliver's Travels

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The Sell-Out

Dutchman

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House of Pleasure for Women

Francesco

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The Wind and the Lion

The Bashaw

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80.000 Meilen durch den Weltraum

Dr. Doug Jackson

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Invasion: UFO

Dr. Doug Jackson

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QB VII

Egon Sobotnik

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S*P*Y*S

Borisenko (Russian Spy Chief)

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Ufo Annientate Shado Uccidete Straker...Stop

Dr. Doug Jackson (11 episodes, 1970-1973)

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Scorpio

Zemetkin

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Innocent Bystanders

Aaron Kaplan

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The Last Valley

Mathias

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Ufo Distruggete Base Luna

Dr. Doug Jackson (11 episodes, 1970-1973)

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The Boy Friend

De Thrill

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Alistair Maclean's Puppet On A Chain

Meegeren

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Leo the Last

Laszlo

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Mosquito Squadron

Lieutenant Schack

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Women in Love

Loerke

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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

Psychiatrist

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Deadfall

Dr. Delgado

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Billion Dollar Brain

Dr. Eiwort

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Casino Royale

Le Chiffre's Representative

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Return from the Ashes

Paul, Chess Club Manager

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From Russia With Love

Kronsteen

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Kanal

Composer Michal (as Wladyslaw Sheybal)

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