in The Avengers (1961)
Edwin Ronald Richfield
11 September 1921
London England, UK
|Died||2 August 1990 (aged 68)|
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Jan Holden (1952–1973) (divorced) 3 children|
Edwin Richfield (11 September 1921 – 2 August 1990) was an English actor.
Richfield played regular guest roles in the 1960s spy series The Avengers, frequently cast as a villain. He was the only actor – other than Patrick Macnee – to have appeared in each of the six seasons of the programme.
Other television roles include: R3, 199 Park Lane, Gideon's Way, Danger Man, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Baron, Champion House, Out of the Unknown, The Owl Service, UFO, Bergerac, Crossroads, Doctor Who (The Sea Devils and The Twin Dilemma), and All Creatures Great and Small.
While they were both playing in repertory Richfield met the Lancashire-born actress Valerie Jeanne Wilkinson (1931-2005), known by her stage name of Jan Holden, who had spent much of her childhood in India. They were married in 1952, while they were both appearing in a stage version of The Blue Lamp. She became known for her performances in light comedy, making her West End debut in 1958 and appearing in several popular television series during the 1950s and 1960s. The couple would have three children together, twin girls (Jan Holden herself had a twin brother) and a boy, Simon. The marriage broke down in 1973. While Richfield never remarried, in 1988 Holden married her second husband, Louis Manson, a solicitor and businessman, who had two daughters and four sons from a previous marriage.
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