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Edwin Ronald Richfield
(1921-09-11)11 September 1921
London England, UK
|Died||2 August 1990(1990-08-02) (aged 68)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Jan Holden (1952–1973) (divorced) 3 children|
Edwin Richfield (11 September 1921 – 2 August 1990) was an English actor.
Richfield played regular guest roles in the 1960s spy series The Avengers, frequently cast as a villain. He was the only actor – other than Patrick Macnee – to have appeared in each of the six seasons of the programme.
Other television roles include: R3, 199 Park Lane, Gideon's Way, Danger Man, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Baron, Champion House, Out of the Unknown, The Owl Service, UFO, Bergerac, Crossroads, Doctor Who (The Sea Devils and The Twin Dilemma), and All Creatures Great and Small.
While they were both playing in repertory Richfield met the Lancashire-born actress Valerie Jeanne Wilkinson (1931-2005), known by her stage name of Jan Holden, who had spent much of her childhood in India. They were married in 1952, while they were both appearing in a stage version of The Blue Lamp. She became known for her performances in light comedy, making her West End debut in 1958 and appearing in several popular television series during the 1950s and 1960s. The couple would have three children together, twin girls (Jan Holden herself had a twin brother) and a boy, Simon. The marriage broke down in 1973. While Richfield never remarried, in 1988 Holden married her second husband, Louis Manson, a solicitor and businessman, who had two daughters and four sons from a previous marriage.
- The Jack of Diamonds (1949) – George Paxton
- Ha'penny Breeze (1950) – David King
- Undercover Agent (1953) – Safecracker (uncredited)
- Park Plaza 605 (1953) – Mr. Reynolds
- The Blue Parrot (1953) – Taps Campelli
- Flannelfoot (1953) – Bill Neilson
- Stryker of the Yard (1953)
- Conflict of Wings (1954) – Smother Brooks
- What Every Woman Wants (1954) – Frank
- Radio Cab murder (1954) – Nat
- The Black Rider (1954) – Geoff Morgan
- Devil's Point (1954) – Daller
- Mask of Dust (1954) – Cynical Reporter in Lounge
- The Brain Machine (1955) – Henry Arthur Ryan, thug
- The Dam Busters (1955) – RAF Officer (uncredited)
- The Blue Peter (1955) – Number One
- Find the Lady (1956) – Max
- X the Unknown (1956) – Soldier Burned on Back
- The Hideout (1956) – Teacher
- Quatermass 2 (1957) – Peterson
- Account Rendered (1957) – Porter
- The Big Chance (1957) – Café Owner
- Black Ice (1957) – White
- The Camp on Blood Island (1958) – Sergeant-Major
- Up the Creek (1958) – Bennett
- The Adventures of Hal 5 (1958) – Cooper
- Further Up the Creek (1958) – Bennett
- Model for Murder (1959) – Costard, Chauffeur
- Make Mine a Million (1959) – Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited)
- No Trees in the Street (1959) – Jackie
- Innocent Meeting (1959) – (uncredited)
- Ben-Hur (1959) – Supplier to Leper Colony (uncredited)
- Tommy the Toreador (1959) – Tommy's dresser
- Inn for Trouble (1960) – Mr. Turner
- Sink the Bismarck! (1960) – Bridge Officer (uncredited)
- Life Is a Circus (1960) – Driver
- The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960) – Commissionaire
- Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960) – The Sheriff's Lieutenant
- Locker 69 (1962) – Peters
- Village of Daughters (1962) – Balbino (A Father)
- Just for Fun (1963) – Man With Badge
- The Break (1963) – Moses
- The Comedy Man (1964) – Commercial Director
- The Secret of Blood Island (1964) – O'Reilly
- The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) – Chief Magistrate
- Quatermass and the Pit (1967) – Minister
- UFO (1970) – Admiral Sheringham, "Destruction"
- Champions (1984) – Ashton
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