Patrick Allen
Date of Birth
Mar 17, 1927
Birth Place:
Nyasaland, Central Africa


Jut-jawed leading man Patrick Allen was born in Malawi, raised in Canada, and made a theatrical name for himself in England. Quite comfortable in military authority roles, Allen was equally convincing as a British officer in I Was Monty's Double (1957) as he was as a German officer in Night of the Generals (1967). In the 1960s, he gained TV fame as the eponymous star of the weekly adventure series Crane. He was seen intermittently as the wicked Colonel Sebastian Moran on The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1983), and was cast as Sarah Ferguson's father in the made for television Fergie and Andrew: Behind Palace Doors (1992). He is also a familiar voice-over presence in British and Canadian TV commercials. Patrick Allen is the husband of actress Sarah Lawson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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