Derek Tansley: Derek Tansley. Actor: The Crimson Pirate. Derek Tansley was born on 7 July 1917 in Brighton, Sussex, England, UK. He was an actor, known for The Crimson Pirate (1952), Hide and Seek (1964) and The Servant (1963). He was previously married to Jean Burgess. He died on 4 April 2010 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London, England, UK.