The Phantom of the Opera and The Kiss of the Vampire, both made for Hammer Studios in 1962. Perhaps his most famous role, however, has been as The Man in Black for BBC Radio 4. He also appeared in the television version of After Henry, Farrington and, earlier, took the part of Soveral (the Portuguese Ambassador to Britain) in Edward the Seventh....
In 1965, he appeared as the lead in the Doctor Who story Mission to the Unknown – the only story ever broadcast in the series not to feature the Doctor in any capacity. From 1961 to 1966, he starred in the popular sitcom Marriage Lines, and in 1977 he played Sheik Hosein in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.He was solicitor "Bonny Bernard" in the first series of Rumpole of the Bailey. In 1982 he appeared in the final Sapphire & Steel adventure, credited only as "The Man". One of his less-known works was his role in The Golden Compass, in 2007, playing the Second High Councillor.
He joined the British soap opera Coronation Street as Colin Grimshaw
Herbert Lom (Czech pronunciation: [ɦɛrbɛrt lom]; 11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a Czech-born film and television actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939. In a career lasting more than 60 years he appeared in character roles, usually portraying villains early in his career and professional men in later years.
Lom's English was noted for a precise, elegant delivery. He is best known for his roles in The Ladykillers and The Pink Panther film series.