Frederick Thomas Wood was born in Rotherhithe, London on 26th October 1922. He died 25th January 2003.
Fred appeared in 161 films and was uncredited in all but one (including his 19 Hammer Productions). His only credit came in the Amicus production The Mind of Mr Soames (1970), as “Pub Patron Reading Paper”.
Wood was best known for roles in Star Wars (1977), Elephant Man (1980) and From Russia with Love(1963). Wood has appeared in a large number of American films, due to filming taking place partly or entirely in Britain. As a British-based actor and supporting artist, he worked extensively in British films since the late 1940s until 2001 and television since the 1950s.
He appeared in a wide range of television shows including Dangerman, Gideon’s Way, The Professionals, The Baron and Gone to Seed (1992).
His wife Joan also appeared appeared uncredited in a number of films and TV shows.