Richard Marner

Biography

Date of Birth 27 March 1921, Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), Russia Date of Death 18 March 2004, Perth, Scotland, UK Birth Name Alexander Molchanoff-Sacha A Russian-born stage and screen actor who usually plays a military man in lots of spy thrillers and war films, Alexander Molchanoff was born in Petrovgrad in 1921. He was the eldest son of Colonel Paul Molchanoff, of the Semionovsky regiment. In 1924 his family left Russia via Finland and Germany finally ending up in London,where Alexander's grandmother had a house in Harley Street. Alexander was educated in Monmouth School. After that he became an assistant to the Russian tenor Vladimir Rosing at Covent Garden. Later he joined the RAF and after being invalided out he turned into Richard Marner and started his long career as a stage and film actor. His first success was a title role in a stage version of Dracula where he made a memorable performance. He went on with his work in theatre but he started appearing in films as well. A small part in The African Queen (1951) was one of his first. He continued with roles in plenty of films where he usually played German or Russian officers. He acted in classic films such as The Dirty Dozen and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and also had a part in James Bond's You Only Live Twice. While working as an actor he supplemented his income by working as a sales agent for a costume jewellery manufacturer. In the 1980s Marner played the part of Colonel Von Strohm in the British comedy classic "Allo Allo" which was his most famous and loved performance as an actor. His last film was The Sum of All Fears where he played the Russian president.

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Not Now, Comrade

1st Russian Official

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Tiffany Jones

Vorjak

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Dolche in der Kasbah

Josef

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The Master Plan

Man (uncredited)

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Mask of Dust

Hans Brecht - Racer

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The Password Is Courage

Schmidt

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Birth of the Beatles

Club Boss

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Tank Force

German Colonel

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Circle of Deception

German Colonel (uncredited)

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The Safecracker

German N.C.O

Starring In
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The Sum of All Fears

President Zorkin

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Allo Allo The Best Of

Colonel Kurt von Strohm (archive footage)

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The Last Horror Film

Screening Room Jury

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Birth of the Beatles

Club Boss

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Avalanche Express

Field Marshal Prachko

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The Boys from Brazil

Doring

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Not Now, Comrade

1st Russian Official

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The Girl from Petrovka

Kremlin Press Official

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QB VII

Wladislaw Kranz

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Crime à Distance

German Delegate (uncredited)

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Tiffany Jones

Vorjak

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The Loves of Isadora

(uncredited)

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The Dirty Dozen

German Sentry at Chateau (uncredited)

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You Only Live Twice

Russian Spacecraft Communicator (uncredited)

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Dolche in der Kasbah

Josef

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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Vopo Captain

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Operation Crossbow

SS Oberscharführer (uncredited)

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Ring of Treason

Colonel Monat (uncredited)

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The Mouse On The Moon

Russian Air Force General

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The Password Is Courage

Schmidt

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A Coming-Out Party

German Guard (uncredited)

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Circle of Deception

German Colonel (uncredited)

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Beyond the Curtain

Russian Officer (uncredited)

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The Square Peg

German Officer

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Ice Cold In Alex

German Guard

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Tank Force

German Colonel

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The Safecracker

German N.C.O

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Ill Met by Moonlight

German Officer with Gen. Brauer (uncredited)

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The One That Got Away

German Prisoner

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Miracle in Soho

Karl

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Reach for the Sky

German Officer in Staff Car (uncredited)

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Aide to Prime Minister (uncredited)

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Oh... Rosalinda!!

Col. Lebotov

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Mask of Dust

Hans Brecht - Racer

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The Master Plan

Man (uncredited)

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2736 Never Let Me Go

Toasting Russian Officer (uncredited)

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The African Queen

Second Officer of Shona

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Lilli Marlene

SS Colonel

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State Secret

2nd Officer at Billin Police Headquarters (uncredited)

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Highly Dangerous

Soldier on Train (uncredited)

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