<p>Hugh Burden (3 April 1913 - 17 May 1985) was an English actor and playwright.
He was the son of a colonial official and was educated at Beaumont College and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and RADA. He then appeared on stage in repertory theatre in Croydon and in London's West End before military service in the Hampshire Regiment and the Indian Army from 1939 to 1942.
He made appearances in numerous UK television plays and series including Doctor Who (1970) and The Avengers (1963). He is probably most famous for his playing the title role in The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder (1969). His many film appearances include One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), The Way Ahead (1944), Fame is the Spur (1947), Malta Story (1953), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) and The Ruling Class (1972).
He also acted in radio plays and was known for readings of the works of authors such as T. S. Eliot and Evelyn Waugh. He also wrote several television and stage plays and was an Equity council member.</p>