Alan Badel

About Alan Badel

Who is it?: Actor, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
Birth Day: September 11, 1923
Birth Place:  Rusholme, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Died On: 19 March 1982(1982-03-19) (aged 58)\nChichester, Sussex, England
Birth Sign: Libra
Cause of death: heart attack
Years active: 1952–82
Spouse(s): Yvonne Owen (1942–1982; his death)
Children: Sarah Badel

Alan Badel Net Worth

Alan Badel was bornon September 11, 1923 in  Rusholme, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, is Actor, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew. British thespian Alan Badel came to prominence after graduating from RADA a Gold Medal winner. He made an almost instant impact on the stage in both modern and classical roles. One of his first critically acclaimed performances was as Romeo, opposite Claire Bloom's Juliet at the Old Vic. Despite his velvety, resonant voice and commanding personality, Badel never quite made the first rank on screen. In the theatre, however, he was never less than a star, particularly after his tour-de-force impersonation of 19th century actor Edmund Kean in Jean-Paul Sartre's 1971 play.His motion picture career took in parts as John the Baptist in Salome (1953), Richard Wagner in Magic Fire (1956) and as the corrupt manager of a rugby club in This Sporting Life (1963). On the small screen he was excellent as Edmund Dantes, the Count of Monte Cristo (1964), and as the eccentric, enigmatic Count Fosco in The Woman in White (1982). Badel, who died unexpectedly in 1982 at the age of 58, had a distinguished military record dating back to his wartime service with the 13th Parachute Battalion. He took part in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings in 1944. He fought with distinction as a platoon commander and saw action in the Normandy and Ardennes Campaigns and the subsequent advance through northern Germany. After VE Day, he was posted to the Far East as part of the 6th Airborne Division for a projected invasion of Japan, which never took place due to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Badel spent some time in Palestine, until he was demobbed in June 1947.
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💰 Net worth: $1.6 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1942

Badel married the Actress Yvonne Owen in 1942 and they remained married until his death from a heart attack in Chichester, aged 58. Their daughter Sarah Badel is an Actress.

1953

Badel's earliest film role was as John the Baptist in the Rita Hayworth version of Salome (1953), a version in which the story was altered to make Salome a Christian convert who dances for Herod in order to save John rather than have him condemned to death. He portrayed Richard Wagner in Magic Fire (1955), a biopic about the Composer. He also played the role of Karl Denny, the impresario, in the film Bitter Harvest (1963). Around the same time, he played opposite Vivien Merchant in a television version of Harold Pinter's play The Lover (also 1963) and as Edmond Dantès in a BBC television adaptation of Alex Andre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo (1964).

1966

Badel also played the villainous sunglasses-wearing Najim Beshraavi in Arabesque (1966) with Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. He played the French Interior Minister in The Day of the Jackal (1973), a political thriller about the attempted assassination of President Charles de Gaulle; in the political television drama Bill Brand (1976) he played David Last, the government's Employment Minister, a left-wing former backbench MP who had recently joined the front bench after 30 years in the House of Commons. One of his last roles was that of Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg in the Paramount film Nijinsky (1980). A television adaptation for the BBC of The Woman in White (1982) by Wilkie Collins, in which Badel played the role of Count Fosco, was shown posthumously.