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Marius Goring

1912-05-22 Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK

Image of Marius Goring


The son of Dr Charles Buckman Goring, a renowned physician and criminologist, and Kate Winifred (née MacDonald), a former suffragette and talented pianist. Marius Goring was educated at The Perse School, Cambridge, England and at universities in Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Paris (The Sorbonne) where he perfected his French and German - he became fluent in both languages. He studied for the stage under Harcourt Williams at the Old Vic dramatic school, London. His first stage appearance was a fairy at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge in 1925 at the age of twelve in "Crossings: A Fairy Play" the only play written by Walter De La Mare. His first London appearance was at the Rudolph Steiner Hall in December 1927 as Harlequin in one of Jean Sterling McKinlay’s Children’s Matinees. He performed regularly at the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells in the 1930s and later toured France and Germany. He played Macbeth, Romeo, Trip in School for Scandal and the Chorus in Henry V with Laurence Olivier amongst others. His first West End appearance was at the Shaftesbury Theatre in May 1934 in The Voysey Inheritance. He joined the army in July 1940 but was seconded the following year to the BBC where he became supervisor of productions for its German Service. He made regular propaganda broadcasts to Germany. Most of his radio propaganda work was done under the alias Charles Richardson (using his father’s first name and his grandmother’s maiden name) as the name Goring wasn't too popular during the war (Hermann Göring was the commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe). In 1941 he was married for the second time to the renowned German Jewish actress Lucie Mannheim who had to flee Germany in 1934 after the Nazis came to power. They worked together on stage and in films and television many times over the following years. He was a founder member of British Equity in 1929, being on its council for decades from 1949 and was elected its vice president three times. He had a contentious relationship with the union from the 1970s, taking them to court on a number of issues, the last of which he lost in the High Court and was nearly bankrupted by the court costs. Marius was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1979 and appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1991. He died from stomach cancer in 1998 aged 86 at his home in Rushlake Green, East Sussex, survived by his third wife, Prudence FitzGerald, a television producer/director who had directed him in 18 episodes of The Expert and his only child, a daughter from his first marriage, Phyllida.


Strike It Rich Blixon 1990-01-26
The Late Nancy Irving Angus Aragon 1985-03-02
Cymbeline Sicilius Leonatus 1982-12-20
Tales of the Unexpected: William and Mary Dr. John Landy 1979-04-07
La Petite Fille en velours bleu Raimondo Casarès 1978-08-23
Zeppelin Professor Christian Altschul 1971-04-08
Erste Liebe Dr. Lushin 1970-10-07
The Girl on a Motorcycle Rebecca’s Father 1968-06-21
Subterfuge Shevik 1968-12-12
Der Monat der fallenden Blätter Erster Geheimagent 1968-03-10
Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks Theodore Maxtible 1967-07-01
La vingt-cinquième heure Colonel Muller 1967-04-26
Up from the Beach German Commandant 1965-05-25
The Crooked Road Harlequin 1965-02-03
The Devil's Agent General Greenhahn 1962-09-01
The Inspector Thorens 1962-05-24
The Secret Thread Arnold Reed 1962-01-05
Das Leben von Adolf Hitler Narrator 1961-09-01
The Unstoppable Man Inspector Hazelrigg 1961-06-21
Edgar Wallace - Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen Oliver Milburgh 1961-07-20
Exodus Von Storch 1960-12-15
Beyond the Curtain Hans Körtner 1960-04-01
The Treasure of San Teresa Rudi Siebert 1959-07-21
Whirlpool Georg 1959-03-01
Desert Mice German Major 1959-01-05
The Angry Hills Colonel Elrick Oberg 1959-07-29
Asmodée Blaise Lebel 1959-06-09
Son of Robin Hood Chester 1958-11-01
I Was Monty's Double Karl Nielson 1958-10-21
The Moonraker Colonel John Beaumont 1958-08-02
Rx Murder Doctor Henry Dysert 1958-02-18
Ein Idealer Gatte Lord Goring 1958-06-08
Many Mansions Lester Hockley 1957-03-29
Ill Met by Moonlight Major General Kreipe 1957-01-31
The Truth About Women Otto Kerstein 1957-01-01
Gaslicht Jack Manningham 1956-05-29
The Magic Carpet 1956-01-01
Quentin Durward Count Philip De Creville 1955-09-09
Break in the Circle Baron Keller 1955-01-01
The Mirror and Markheim Narrator 1954-01-01
The Barefoot Contessa Alberto Bravano 1954-09-29
Rough Shoot Hiart 1953-03-30
The Man Who Watched Trains Go By Inspector Lucas 1952-12-01
The Magic Box House Agent 1952-01-01
Nachts auf den Straßen Kurt Willbrand 1952-01-14
So Little Time Colonel Günther von Hohensee 1952-04-18
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Reggie Demarest 1951-04-13
Circle of Danger Sholto Lewis 1951-04-17
Highly Dangerous Commandant Anton Razinski 1950-12-06
Odette Colonel Henri 1950-10-02
Box for One The Caller 1949-06-10
Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill Vincent Perrin 1948-09-27
The Red Shoes Julian Craster 1948-09-06
Take My Life Sidney Fleming 1947-05-30
Night Boat to Dublin Frederick Jannings 1946-01-08
A Matter of Life and Death Conductor 71 1946-12-15
The Night Invader Oberleutenant 1943-12-05
Kill or be Killed German Sniper (voice) 1942-01-01
The Big Blockade German Propaganda Officer 1942-01-19
The Case of the Frightened Lady Willie, Lord Lebanon 1940-09-28
Pastor Hall Fritz Gerte 1940-05-28
The Spy in Black Lieutenant Felix Schuster 1939-08-03
Flying Fifty-Five Charles Barrington 1939-05-01
The Bear Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov, a landowner 1938-09-11
Dead Men Tell No Tales Greening 1938-02-01
Consider Your Verdict The Novelist 1938-11-24
Rembrandt Baron Leivens (uncredited) 1936-11-06
The Amateur Gentleman Bit Part (uncredited) 1936-04-26