Basil William Hoskins (10 June 1929 - 17 January 2005) was an English stage, film and television actor.

Biography Edit

A native of Edmonton, London and a popular British Actor who also had a distinguished career on the London stage, Hoskins studied acting at RADA and later joined the Nottingham Playhouse company. His long term partner was fellow English actor Harry Andrews.[1]

Films Edit

His best known films are Ice Cold in Alex and Northwest Frontier.

Television Edit

He played the part of Number 14 on The Prisoner television series (episode "Hammer Into Anvil").


  1. Basil Hoskins”, The Daily Telegraph, November 2, 2005, <>. Retrieved on 18 December 2007 

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