Almost exactly five years later, a reply! I wasn't here when the original poster started (and almost finished) this thread but would like to say a few words about good old Victor.
He's one of many actors I was first introduced to in The Prisoner, as a Shop Assistant who is puzzled by Number Six's behaviour. This included listening to the opening notes of a classical record (the Prelude from L'Arlesienne by Bizet) and even buying a cuckoo clock that was different to the one he recommended! Something the baffled shopkeeper reports back to No. 2 (Patrick Cargill, in one of my very favourite performances).
Mike asked us if we knew anything about Victor Woolf and any of the other "less familiar" http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/br...-prisoner.html. I hope, if he comes across this post, he'll see that link to our own Number Six's thread, which might have some useful Information. I've also put together a few posts on some of those supporting players myself, there and elsewhere. The likes of Stephanie Randall, Bettine Le Beau (both at 'Bit Part Actresses') and Michael Segal. Lots of them have their own threads, such as Sheila Allen, Anton Rodgers and Jane Merrow.
I don't expect we'll ever find much on Victor (not even if he's alive or not) but here he is to remind you:
From The Prisoner: Hammer Into Anvil (1967)
Good News, Bad News
(Victor Woolf's archive status)
Of course, I had to add The Prisoner to my DVD collection, years after recording it from Channel 4 and buying a video boxset, but this is one of only two appearances that I've seen. The other is the first episode of The Mind of J.G. Reeder, The Treasure Hunt, where he's a prisoner who shares a cell with John Bennett and Michael Balfour. I'm still hoping there will be a box set of The Adventures of Robin Hood, in which Victor had various roles, as well as the regular one of Derwent. Surely viewers have noticed this?!
How I wish I had his episode of Public Eye, my favourite series. Apparently, Mr. Woolf was a Builder in But They Always Come Back for Tea, made between the aforementioned shows, in 1968. I didn't realise until now that Norman Scace, his co-star in Hammer Into Anvil, was in this, as were Ewan Hooper (later to star in Hunter's Walk) and Rhoda Lewis. Depressingly, this is one of the lost episodes.
In the early days of British television, before recordings were made, the actor was seen portraying a couple of animals!: The Lion in Androcles and the Lion, by George Bernard Shaw, and Alfred the Horse in Kenneth Grahame's Toad of Toad Hall, with a young Kenneth More as Mr. Badger. There must be some pictures of these productions somewhere.
Victor's next IMDb credit is not until twelve years later, as a Bald Man in an episode of The New Adventures of Charlie Chan, starring J. Carroll Naish in the title role. This and Tales from Dickens, in which he played Mr. Perker, both exist complete. Will we ever see these shows?
I'm always discovering new programmes and unusual credits (like Alfred the Horse) when I research actors' careers. One thing I did know, however, was that Victor Woolf played Sue Nicholls' father in Crossroads. Most of this famous Soap is lost but I hope he'll turn up in one or more surviving episodes on the DVD box set. I'd love to know what memories Sue has of her on-screen dad.
Mixed news regarding the last few credits. Neither of his episodes of Z Cars and Out of the Unknown exist, but, as established, The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder is on DVD and there is also hope for the final series of Ooh La La, based on some French farces by Georges Feydeau. Starring .... Patrick Cargill again. Full circle.
Of his films, the first listed at IMDb is an obscure short called The Harvest Shall Come, way back in 1942. I remember The Two-Headed Spy, with Jack Hawkins, and am disappointed it's not on DVD. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, possibly featuring Victor's last appearance, has been though. Who knows what happened to this likeable character actor after 1974? Thanks, Victor.