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Creator / Anton Diffring

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Anton Diffring (born Alfred Pollack, 20 October 1916 - 19 May 1989) was a German character actor.

He appeared in over 50 productions, many of them British, and was typically cast as Nazis/German officers in World War II-set productions and similar villainous roles.

Film roles:

Television roles:

This actor provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Irony as She Is Cast: Although Diffring played Nazis in many film and TV productions, he was actually gay and Jewish, which caused him to flee Nazi Germany in 1938 in order to escape persecution.