/Vale – Joseph Wiseman

Vale – Joseph Wiseman

Joseph Wiseman - 1918-2009
Joseph Wiseman - 1918-2009

 

Some late news for you today, as we acknowledge the passing this week of Joseph Wiseman, who played the titular character in the very first James Bond film, Dr No. Wiseman has appeared in a number of film roles, however it is for his extensive stage career for which he is perhaps best known.

Wiseman appeared opposite Marlon brando in Viva Zapata, and Sir Laurence Olivier in The Betsy, as well as in films like Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Bye Bye Braverman, and TV series like MacGyver, Law & Order, and LA Law.

His stage career included roles in productions such as Judgement At Nuremberg, In the Matter Of Robert Oppenheimer, and Joan Of Lorraine.

Wiseman died on October 9 at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.

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Normally detesting these kinds of bios, Rodney's keen love of film more often outclasses his ability to write convincingly about them. Never blessed with a body worthy of a porn star, nor being the heir to a wealthy industrialists fortune, nor suffering the tragedy of having his parents murdered outside a Gotham theater, Rodney is, contrary to popular opinion, neither Ron Jeremy, JD Rockefeller, or Batman. As a serious appreciator of film since 1996, Rodney's love affair with the medium has continued with his online blog, Fernby Films, a facility allowing him to communicate with fellow cineasts in their mutual love of all things movie.