Geoffrey Copleston
Gerald Geoffrey Copleston

(1921-03-18)18 March 1921
OccupationActor, voice actor, translator, screenwriter
Years active1956-1999

Gerald Geoffrey Copleston (18 March 1921 – 1999[1]) was an English actor, voice actor, and translator who worked primarily in Italian genre cinema.[2] He appeared in more than one hundred films beginning in 1956, many of which were English-language dubs of European films.[3]


Live-action roles

Year Title Role Notes
1956 War and Peace French Officer Uncredited
1965 War Italian Style American Colonel Uncredited
James Tont operazione U.N.O. Secret Service Director uncredited
1966 Me, Me, Me... and the Others Traveller in restaurant Uncredited
James Tont operazione D.U.E. Secret Service Director
The Hills Run Red Brian Horner
7 Golden Women Against Two 07: Treasure Hunt Martin Borman
Perry Grant, agente di ferro Chief Bowles
Superargo Versus Diabolicus Conrad, the Council President
1967 Matchless Arthur Uncredited
Riderà! J.K. Deline
1968 Il profeta Bagni
The Girl Who Couldn't Say No Bald Man Uncredited
Seven Times Seven Chief Inspector Uncredited
1969 Detective Belli Chief of Police
One on Top of the Other District Attorney Uncredited
1971 Scipio the African Senator Uncredited
Paid in Blood Alec Quinter Uncredited
1973 Bread and Chocolate Paolo Boegli
1974 The Night Porter Kurt Mahler
1975 Red Coat RCMP Chief
1976 Salon Kitty Dinner Guest Uncredited
Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino
A Matter of Time Hotel Manager
The Big Operator The Texan
1977 A Man Called Magnum German Boss
Beyond Good and Evil House Guest Uncredited
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals Wilkes
Sahara Cross Colonel
1978 The Greatest Battle SS General Jürgens
Io tigro, tu tigri, egli tigra The General Uncredited
1979 Lovers and Liars Male Bystander
Lobster for Breakfast Duchamp
Dr. Jekyll Likes Them Hot Archibald Gold
Velvet Hands Benny
1980 The Pumaman Sir George Bradley
S*H*E UN Speaker
The Warning Procuratore Vesce
Savage Breed Conti
Mia moglie è una strega Autista
1981 Bianco, rosso e Verdone Russian Man Uncredited
The Black Cat Inspector Flynn
Bollenti spiriti Dr. Eric Stainer
1982 Dio li fa poi li accoppia The Burgomaster of Kellenborg Uncredited
Buona come il pane Colonel Vittorio Bisceglie
1983 Notturno Ambassador Uncredited
Stangata napoletana
Il tassinaro American Tourist
1984 One Hundred Days in Palermo Judge Uncredited
Vediamoci chiaro Mercalli
1985 The Assisi Underground Police Chief Bertolucci
Madman at War German Commander
Wild Team Harker
1986 Detective School Dropouts Mr. Hamelfarm
1987 The Belly of an Architect Caspetti
The Sicilian Pathe Journalist
1988 Big Man Henry Winterbottom TV movie
1989 Robot Jox Confederation Commissioner
Willy Signori e vengo da lontano Direttore del giornale
The Betrothed Merchant 3 episodes
1990 The Dark Sun
Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection The Senator Uncredited
The Godfather Part III Priest Uncredited
Frankenstein Unbound Innkeeper
A Season of Giants Taddeo Taddei TV movie
C'è posto per tutti Americano
1991 The Pit and the Pendulum Butcher
1992 L'amante scomoda Mr. Manzetti
1993 Killer Rules Chairman of the Board TV movie
1994 The Web of Silence - A.I.D.S. Walter's Father
1995 The Second Time Stefano Uncredited
1996 Fatal Frames Mr. Fairbrain
1998 Besieged Sweaty Man Uncredited

Partial dubbing roles

Year Title Role Actor Notes
1969 The Battle of El Alamein General Schwartz Gérard Herter
Machine Gun McCain Priest Euplio Moscusu
1971 Blackie the Pirate DeLussac Carlo Reali
1972 Don't Torture a Duckling Police Commissioner Virgilio Gazzolo
1974 Emergency Squad Calò Antonio La Raina
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? Dr. Concotti Francesco D'Adda
1975 Deep Red Bardi Piero Mazzinghi
Manhunt in the City Ludovico Mieli Claudio Gora
1976 Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man Sergeant Sergio Ammirata
The Cop in Blue Jeans Barkeep Domenico Cianfriglia
Violent Naples Antinori Attilio Duse
The Big Racket Chief Edy Biagetti
1977 Suspiria Professor Milius Rudolf Schündler
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist Marchetti Marco Guglielmi
The Heroin Busters Ross Ferdinando Poggi
La belva col mitra Caroli Vittorio Duse
1978 Convoy Busters Degan Massimo Serato
1979 Master with Cracked Fingers Big Boss Yeong-Mun Kwon
1980 Cannibal Holocaust NYU Chancellor Paolo Paoloni
Eaten Alive! Jonas Melvin Ivan Rassimov
Nightmare City Mr. Desmond Ugo Bologna
1982 1990: The Bronx Warriors Samuel Fisher Ennio Girolami


  1. ^ "Geoffrey Copleston". British Film Institute.
  2. ^ "Geoffrey Copleston".
  3. ^ "Geoffrey Copleston". Retrieved 2019-07-23.