Herbert Lom, the actor, who has died aged 95, brought to the screen a remarkable gallery of monarchs and gangsters, witchfinders, psychiatrists and spies, dictators and assassins, cops and robbers. A ladykiller and several times Napoleon, he will, above all, be remembered as the French police chief driven gradually mad by the antics of Peter Sellers’s Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the long-running Pink Panther series of films.
Herbert Lom’s long filmography includes many appearances in notable films in Melon Farming genres:
- Hammer’s Phantom of the Opera (1962)
- Jess Franco’s 99 Women , a Women in Prison film (1969)
- Mark of the Devil , a massively controversial witchfinder film which is still cut in the UK
- Jess Franco’s Count Dracula . Lom played Van Helsing (1970)
- Massimo Dallamano’s Dorian Gray (1970)
- Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)