Victor Mercieca

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Victor Mercieca (10 May 1927 - 23 December 2010) was a Maltese actor and broadcaster born in Birkirkara, Malta.

After working as a school teacher, he was employed for many years within the Central Office of Information (later known as the Department of Information), ending his career as assistant director of this department.

On stage he was as known for his voice as he was on radio, where he initially began writing scripts and broadcasting during programmes for schools on the Rediffusion cable radio service, which were produced by the DOI under the direction of Lewis Portelli. Other producers and scriptwriters working on these productions included Lawrence Mizzi, Mannie Spiteri, Karmen Azzopardi, Eddie Sammut and Tony Parnis. His colleagues in Later he went on to produce several radio plays and drama serials on Radju Malta. For many years he also produced a popular history programme on Radju Malta called Art Twelidna, where was regularly accompanied by historian Ġużé Galea.

He played small parts in many of the films shot in Malta, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s. The most notable of these is the part of these is that of Prince Cippola in Mike Hodges' Pulp in 1972.

Victor Mercieca died at Villa Messina in Rabat on Thursday 23 December 2010, surrounded by his seven children: Maryrose, Anthony, John, Bernadette, Anna, Jacqueline, and Joseph.