George Pravda
Actor George Pravda.jpg
Jirí Pravda

19 June 1916
Died1 May 1985(1985-05-01) (aged 68)
London, England
Other namesJiří Pravda
Spouse(s)Hana Maria Pravda

George Pravda (19 June 1916 – 1 May 1985) was a Czechoslovak theatre, film and television actor.[1][2]

Early life

He began his career in Czechoslovakia, where he was credited as Jiří Pravda, and then emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1956.[3]


He appeared in numerous British films and television series.[1]

His film credits include: Battle of the V-1 (1958), Thunderball (1965), Inspector Clouseau (1968), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), The Kremlin Letter (1970), Taste of Excitement (1970), Dracula (1974), The London Connection (1979), Hanover Street (1979) and Firefox (1982).[4]

TV appearances include: No Hiding Place; The Avengers; The Saint; The Baron; The Prisoner; Special Branch; Department S; Callan; Softly, Softly; Doctor Who (in the serials The Enemy of the World, The Mutants and The Deadly Assassin); Doomwatch; Codename; Public Eye; Spy Trap; Moonbase 3; Colditz; QB VII; I, Claudius; The Duchess of Duke Street; 1990; The Professionals; The Onedin Line; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Chessgame and Bulman.[1]

Personal life

His wife Hana Maria was an actress.[5]



  1. ^ a b c "George Pravda". Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. ^ "George Pravda - Theatricalia".
  3. ^ "George Pravda - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie".
  4. ^ "George Pravda - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie".
  5. ^ Quay, Diana (17 July 2008). "Hana Pravda" – via The Guardian.
  6. ^ Talking Pictures TV Schedule 12 September 2021