Bernard Kay (born 23 February 1928, Bolton, Lancashire) is a British actor with an extensive theatre, television and film career. He portrayed the Chief Fire Officer in an episode of London's Burning.
He has appeared in hundreds of TV productions including Emmerdale Farm, The Champions, The Cellar and the Almond Tree, Clayhanger, A Very British Coup, Casualty, Casualty 1909, Doctors, Z-Cars Coronation Street and Foyle's War. He portrayed Captain Stanley Lord of the SS Californian in the BBC dramatisation Trial by Inquiry: Titanic in 1967; and he played the bandit leader Cordova in Zorro television episode "Alejandro Rides Again" in 1991. Kay gave a sympathetic performance as Korporal Hartwig in an early episode of Colditz.
He has appeared four times in the Doctor Who series in various roles, most notably as Saladin in the story The Crusade in 1965, alongside William Hartnell and Julian Glover. He also appeared in the serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Faceless Ones (1967) and Colony in Space (1971). In 2006, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio adventure Night Thoughts.
His most famous film appearance was his turn as a Bolshevik leader in Doctor Zhivago (1965). He was married to the actress Patricia Haines from 1963 until her death in 1977.