In the 1939 novel And Then There Were None, Philip Lombard had been a mercenary, and was accused of causing the death of twenty-one African tribesmen. He was described as a "tall man with a brown face, light eyes set rather close together and an arrogant, almost cruel mouth". Lombard was invited to Soldier Island by a mysterious couple of hosts, by the name of Owens, with other nine guests.
He was shot out of panic by Vera Claythorne.
Portrayals[edit | edit source]
In the 2015 BBC And Then There Were None miniseries, he was portrayed by actor Aidan Turner. The character is mostly faithful to the original one with the addition of a sub-plot concerning a love affair between him and Vera Claythorne.
In the 1974 TV adaptation of the novel, he was renamed Hugh Lombard and portrayed by Oliver Reed.