Robert Rietty

Biography

Date of Birth 8 February 1923, Ferrara, Italy Birth Name Lucio Rietti Sir Robert Rietti (usually credited as Robert Rietty) is a British actor of Italian ancestry who is also a translator. He is best known as an actor, but is also a writer and director. A superb mimic, he has often done voice-overs to replace actors who have died or lost their voices. He did the voiceover for Tim Moxon as John Strangways, a British agent in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, then continued to dub actors in James Bond flims such as Adolfo Celi as Emilio Largo in Thunderball, Tetsuro Tamba as Tiger Tanaka in You Only Live Twice and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in For Your Eyes Only. He also appeared onscreen in the Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Rietty also provided the voice of the mysterious "Number Two" during the opening credits of several episodes of The Prisoner. He has been awarded the title of Officer-Knight of the Italian Republic. He is editor of the drama quarterly GAMBIT. He was nominated for a BAFTA special award in 1993. He has translated the entire dramatic works of Luigi Pirandello into English and also popularised the dramatist's work in the anglophone world.

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Birth Name

Lucio Herbert Rietti

Birth Place

Paddington

Birth Date

2/8/1923

Death Date

4/3/2015
Known For
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Khartoum

Various Roles (voice) (uncredited)

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Reflections in a Golden Eye

Anacleto (voice) (uncredited)

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A Tale of Two Cities

Foreman of Jury (uncredited)

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The Hiding Place

Willem ten Boom

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Don Quichotte

Carrasco (voice) (uncredited)

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Time to Remember

Victor

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Emil and the Detectives

Professor (as Bobby Rietti)

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Love with a Perfect Stranger

Bruno

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The Crooked Road

Police Chief

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The Secret Man

John Manning (voice) (uncredited)

Starring In
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Treasure Island

Long John Silver (voice) (uncredited)

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Hannibal

Sogliato (as Robert Rietti)

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Hilary And Jackie

Italian Flunky

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The Sea Change

Luigi

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Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady

Franz Hoffman

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Madame Sousatzka

Leo Milev

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The Fourth Protocol

Colonel Kay (uncredited)

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Love with a Perfect Stranger

Bruno

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Never Say Never Again

Italian Minister

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Curse of the Pink Panther

Various roles (voice)

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Dubbing (voice)

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For Your Eyes Only

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (voice) (uncredited)

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Hawk the Slayer

Narrator (uncredited)

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Ashanti

Slave Trader in Market (voice) (uncredited)

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Avalanche Express

Gen. Marenkov (voice) (uncredited)

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Force 10 from Navarone

Drazak (voice) (uncredited)

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Cross of Iron

German Officer (voice) (uncredited)

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Gulliver's Travels

Reldresal / King of Blefuscu (voice)

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The Message

of Major and minor roles (voice)

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The Omen

Monk

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Spanish Fly

Antonio (voice) (uncredited)

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Land of the Minotaur

Police Sgt. Vendris (voice)

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Deadly Strangers

Various voices (uncredited)

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The Hiding Place

Willem ten Boom

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Paper Tiger

Harok (voice)

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From Beyond the Grave

Dubbed Marcel Steiner / Dallas Adams (segment 1 "The Gate Crasher") (voice) (uncredited)

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Murder on the Orient Express

Various Tannoy's (voice) (uncredited)

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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Haroun / Omar / Koura's Ship Captain (voice) (uncredited)

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A Doll's House

Small part actor (voice) (uncredited)

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Frenzy

Doctor (voice) (uncredited)

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Tales from the Crypt

Radio Newcaster (segment 1 "And All Through the House") (voice) (uncredited)

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Daniel's Brother

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A Town Called Hell

Paco (voice)

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The Last Run

Miguel (voice) (uncredited)

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Captain Apache

Dubbing (voice)

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The Mckenzie Break

Various voices (uncredited)

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You Can't Win 'Em All

Col. Enci (voice)

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Hell Boats

Salvatore (voice)

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Song of Norway

Winding (uncredited)

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Casino Baccarat Official (uncredited)

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Land Raiders

Harper - Wagon Master (voice)

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The Italian Job

Police Chief

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The Castle of Fu Manchu

Curt and others (voice) (uncredited)

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Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies

Count Levinovich (voice) (uncredited)

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Mackenna's Gold

Hachita (voice)

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The Assassination Bureau

Police Officer with Eleanora (uncredited)

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Hannibal Brooks

Kellerman (voice)

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The Valley of Gwangi

Carlos (voice) (uncredited)

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The Red Tent

Finn Malmgren (voice) (uncredited)

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The Desperados

Deputy (voice)

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A Walk with Love and Death

Various roles (voice)

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The Blood of Fu Manchu

of Jansen and Lopez and others (voice)

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Assignment K

Minor Role (voice) (uncredited)

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Reflections in a Golden Eye

Anacleto (voice) (uncredited)

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Five Golden Dragons

Gert (voice) (uncredited)

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You Only Live Twice

Tiger Tanaka (voice) (uncredited)

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Casino Royale

Dubbing (voice) (uncredited)

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The Night of the Generals

Driver (voice) (uncredited)

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Triple Cross

B.B.C. Reporter (voice) (uncredited)

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The Bible... In The Beginning

Abraham's Steward

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Lost Command

Verte (voice) (uncredited)

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Khartoum

Various Roles (voice) (uncredited)

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Dolche in der Kasbah

Operator (voice) (uncredited)

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Doctor Zhivago

Kostoyed (voice) (uncredited)

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Battle of the Bulge

Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

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Thunderball

Emilio Largo (voice) (uncredited)

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Return from the Ashes

Paul (voice) (uncredited)

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The Crooked Road

Police Chief

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce

Hotel Manager (uncredited)

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The Fall of the Roman Empire

Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

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Becket

Alexander III (voice) (uncredited)

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The Castle of the Living Dead

Bruno (voice) (uncredited)

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Agent 8 3/4

Various Roles (voice) (uncredited)

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The Scarlet Blade

King Charles I (uncredited)

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55 Days at Peking

Spanish Minister (voice) (uncredited)

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I Could Go On Singing

Palladium Stage Manager

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The Ceremony

Sanchez / Chief Warden / Gendarme (voice) (uncredited)

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Doctor in Distress

Various Roles (voice) (uncredited)

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Lawrence of Arabia

Majid (voice) (uncredited)

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Dr. No

John Strangways / Superintendent Duff (voice) (uncredited)

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On the Beat

Italian Lawyer

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Time to Remember

Victor

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Light in the Piazza

The Priest (uncredited)

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The Story of Joseph and His Brethren

Pharaoh

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The Guns of Navarone

Mallory - German Voice (voice) (uncredited)

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The Naked Edge

Dubbing (uncredited)

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Bit Part (uncredited)

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Sink the Bismarck!

Captain Lindemann (voice) (uncredited)

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Conspiracy of Hearts

Emilio Casella

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The Savage Innocents

Missionary (voice) (uncredited)

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The Snorkel

Station Sergeant (uncredited)

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Tank Force

Alberto

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The Silent Enemy

Rosati (voice) (uncredited)

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The Secret Man

John Manning (voice) (uncredited)

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The Key

Dubbing (voice) (uncredited)

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A Tale of Two Cities

Foreman of Jury (uncredited)

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Intent to Kill

Francisco Flores (voice)

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Don Quichotte

Carrasco (voice) (uncredited)

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The Passionate Stranger

Carlo / Mario (voice) (uncredited)

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Blue Murder at St. Trinian's

Policeman (uncredited)

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Just My Luck

Italian (uncredited)

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The Battle of the River Plate

Dubbing (voice) (uncredited)

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Checkpoint

Frontier Guard

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Mr. Arkadin

Airport Control Tower Operator (uncredited)

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Attila

Aetius (voice) (uncredited)

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They Who Dare

Italian Officer (uncredited)

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The Captain's Paradise

Tea vendor at market (uncredited)

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Always a Bride

Inspector (uncredited)

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Terror on a Train

Mr. Hancock (uncredited)

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The Golden Coach

Ramon (voice) (uncredited)

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Othello

Lodovico (voice) (uncredited)

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Christ in Concrete

Pietro

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The Glass Mountain

Gino (voice) (uncredited)

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Sleeping Car to Trieste

Vincente (voice) (uncredited)

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A Matter of Life and Death

Man on Stairway (uncredited)

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The Challenge

Boy (uncredited)

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Emil and the Detectives

Professor (as Bobby Rietti)

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Boy (uncredited)

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The Private Life of Don Juan

Boy (uncredited)

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On Secret Service

Little Boy (uncredited)

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The Truth About Women

Sultan

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