Now here's a face of the seventies, a lean, shrewd-looking actor who carved his name into a swathe of memorable roles through the heyday of popular television, yet without quite becoming a star.
|As the caddish Danny, telling the world that he doesn't love Annabelle. Soon to be |
pushed off the Albert Bridge by that miffed lady and not, as it turns out, by
a lovelorn Rodney Bewes. All in a days work for a 'Man In A Suitcase'
|Hirsute's you. Culver plays the dastardly kidnapper Kurt with some|
impressive mutton chops, alongside the late Ralph Bates at his glossiest
in 'Nuisance Value', an episode of 'The Persuaders' from 1972
|As Prior Robert in the medieval detective series 'Cadfael'|
Then there's the cinema CV, which contains some pretty impressive titles, kicking off with (uncredited) roles in 'From Russia With Love' (1963) and 'Thunderball' (1965), and including 'A Passage To India' (1984), the Peter O'Toole 'Goodbye Mr Chips' (1969). As with many British character actors, though, he is known throughout geekdom for his brush with the Star Wars franchise, in this case as Captain Needa, another imperial officer who gets on the wrong side of Darth Vader.
|Still breathing in 'The Empire Strikes Back' (1980). But not for long.|