Czech-born actor Herbert Lom passed away today at the age of ninety-five at his home in
In a career lasting more than sixty years he largely appeared in character
roles, usually portraying villains early in his career and professional men in
later years. He was best known for his comedic role as "Chief Inspector Charles
Dreyfus" in the celebrated Pink Panther film series, but he was also a
featured player in War and Peace, The Ladykillers, Spartacus, El Cid, The Dead
Zone, and appeared as “Captain Nemo” in .
He received top billing in Hammer Films' 1962 remake of The Phantom
of the Opera. Lom also appeared in two different screen versions of the Agatha
Christie novel "And Then There Were None" (1975 and 1989). He also wrote
two historical novels, one on the playwright Christopher Marlowe (Enter
a Spy; 1971) and another on the French Revolution (Dr. Guillotin; 1992). The
Catacombs extends its condolences to his family, friends and fans. Mysterious Island
Well, that's just sad.
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