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December 7th, 2017 10 comments

Roger Delgado: I am usually referred to as the Master

Available to order from www.fantompublishing.co.uk

Roger Delgado is instantly recognisable as the Master in Doctor Who but his most famous role was also one of his last. He died aged only 55 but his career was long and productive including roles in much loved television programs such as The Saint, The Avengers, Quatermass II and films including the Hammer horrors. His brilliant versatility made him an indispensable character actor, who was able to switch accent and nationality.

This biography brings to light Delgado’s life from his childhood and early work in banking, his repertory theatre, early television, film roles, and finally his fame as the Doctor’s nemesis, when colleagues found a master criminal was played by the kindest man they had ever met. It also shows a private life more complex than previously thought.

The biography commemorates the centenary of Delgado’s birth in 1918 and looks beyond commonly told anecdotes to tell the story of Delgado’s life and career based on painstaking archival research. It features never before seen photographs from the collection of Roger’s widow Kismet Delgado and all new interviews with both some of Delgado’s most famous co-stars as well as with rarely-interviewed co-stars and directors.


Categorised under: Autobiographies and biographies, Books

10 comments

  • Richard Brophy

    December 10th, 2017 - 3:52pm

    He was the first master I ever saw.Maybe they should bring back his master in the new series? He came across as a nice person when in reality He was a twisted timelord who even made deals with the Daleks & lived .

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  • Harold Saxon

    December 8th, 2017 - 10:54pm

    Looks interesting , fine actor

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  • whovian

    December 8th, 2017 - 7:24pm

    Roger Delgado was my late dad’s favourite Master in Who history and introduced me to the world of the show. While I was growing up and looking into doctor who, I remember my dad always saying that he looked forward to seeing Degado’s Master facing the Doctor.

    So whenever I see Roger on merchandise, I instantly think of my dad. And I hope to soon own the 5 inch action figure of Delgado as the Master. And now I’m an adult myself, Delgado is my second favourite Master, my first favourite, of course, the brilliant Michelle Gomez as the insane, crazy Missy.

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    • Jordie55555

      December 9th, 2017 - 6:04pm

      I believe that “ the daemons set “ includes a roger Delgado figure

    • whovian

      December 9th, 2017 - 10:28pm

      Thanks for that Jordie55555 I have seen various sellers on ebay, but it’s a case of them attempting to make a huge profit by selling for more than the normal price

    • Jordie55555

      December 11th, 2017 - 10:39pm

      Happy to help – on the ebay it may be easier to buy the roger Delgado figure on its own

    • Jordie55555

      December 11th, 2017 - 10:41pm

      Now I think about it there was a 3rd doctor set that came out not so long ago,( a band m exclusive) which included a Delgado master figure and will be greatly easier to find

    • nick r

      December 14th, 2017 - 1:16am

      amazon have the sets ive got the new one and the demons one

  • The Contessa

    December 7th, 2017 - 11:56pm

    Beautiful portrait. You can see how his Master portrayal was unique. Such hypnotic eyes.

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  • TIMELORDTC

    December 7th, 2017 - 5:19pm

    This looks interesting

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