Roger Delgado DR WHO Doctor THE MASTER signed autograph book page - ULTRA RARE !!!
- Rare Roger Delgado vintage autograph (rare full signature)
Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto (March 1, 1918 - June 18, 1973) was a British actor,
best known for his role as the Master in Doctor Who.
Roger Delgado was born in Whitechapel, in the East End of London - Delgado often remarked to Doctor Who actor Jon Pertwee, a close friend,
that this made him a true cockney, as he was born within the sound of the Bow Bells - although his mother was Belgian and his father Spanish.
He attended the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, a Roman Catholic secondary school in Holland Park.
Delgado worked extensively on the British stage, and on TV, film and radio. He appeared in the 1955 BBC Television serial Quatermass II,
had a role in the Powell and Pressburger wartime classic Battle of the River Plate, and came to wide popular attention in Britain
when he played the duplicitous Spanish envoy Mendoza in the 1961 ITV series Sir Francis Drake,
after which he was much in demand (in an 'in-joke' in the 1971 Doctor Who story Colony in Space, the Brigadier tells the Doctor not to worry -
the suspected sighting of the Master was only the Spanish Ambassador). His saturnine looks meant that he was frequently cast as a villain,
and he appeared in many noted British action-adventure TV series of the 1960s, including The Avengers, The Champions, Danger Man, The Saint, The Power Game,
Crossfire and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
In film, he appeared alongside Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Road to Hong Kong.
He made his first appearance in Doctor Who in the 1971 adventure Terror of the Autons.
He subsequently reprised the role of the Master in many of the Third Doctor serials, including The Demons, The Claws of Axos, The Sea Devils,
The Time Monster, The Mind of Evil and Frontier in Space,
the last of which was completed shortly before his death. The Master's story arc was to have ended in The Final Game, which was planned as the final story to feature Pertwee's Third Doctor,
but the story was scrapped following Delgado's sudden death. The role has since been played by several actors, most notably Anthony Ainley.
Roger Delgado died on location in Turkey whilst shooting his first comedy role in the (never-completed) feature film Bell of Tibet. He was killed, along with two Turkish film technicians,
when the chauffeur-driven car in which he was travelling came off the road and plunged into a ravine.
Pertwee often remarked (such as in his interview for the Myth Makers series of video documentaries) that Delgado's death at the age of 55
was one of the catalysts that led to his own departure from Doctor Who.
Probably the only genuine signature of this great actor for sale anywhere. This is one of the Holy Grail's of Dr Who collectors !!!
Roger Delgado - " Adds All the very best" (Could easily be matted / framed as part of a Dr Who display - for the ultimate collectors piece. )
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