Saturday, 23 February 2013

Wilfrid Brambell

Born: 22 March 1912, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 18 January 1985, London, England

His most famous work was as Albert Steptoe in the British comedy series 'Steptoe and Son'.

Some Will, Some Won't (1970) as Henry Russell







Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Michael Wilding

Born: 23 January 1912, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England
Died: 8 July 1979, London, England

Secret Mission (1942) as Private Nobby Clark



Roland Culver

Born: 21 August 1900, London, England, UK
Died: 1 March 1984, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Love on Wheels (1932) as Salesman, Mr Fisher




















Old Bill and Son (1941) as Colonel



















Secret Mission (1942) as Captain Red Gowan



















The Ship That Died of Shame (1955) as Maj. Fordyce



















The Iron Maiden (1962) as Lord Upshott
















Hugh Williams

Born: 6 March 1904, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England
Died: 7 December 1969, London, England

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) as Frank Shelley



















Secret Mission (1942) as Major Peter Garnett
















John Salew

Born: 1902, Portsmouth, England
Died: September 1961, London, England

Secret Mission (1942) as Hauptmann Gruening



















London Belongs to Me (1948) as Mr. Barks

With cigarette in mouth, John Salew talks to Wylie Watson.













Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Pat Harrington Sr.

Born: 6 February 1901, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2 September 1965, New York City, New York, USA

The Goldbergs: Unknown Episode (1955) as Boojie




Edith Gresham

Born: 28 September 1897
Died: 31 December 1976, Riverdale, The Bronx, New York, USA

The Goldbergs: Episode Unknown (1955) as Mrs. Fisher





Anabel Shaw

Born: 24 June 1921, Oakland, California, USA
Died: 16 April 2010, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Signed a contract with 20th Century Fox in 1946.

Shock (1946) as Mrs. Janet Stewart





Anita Gombault

Born: unknown

Anita is only known to have been in two fims.

Secret Mission (1942) as Estelle Fayolle

With Percy Walsh.


Karel Stepanek

Born: 29 October 1899, BrĂ¼nn, Austria-Hungary (now Brno, Czech Republic)
Died: 25 December 1980, London, England

Work extensively in Germany before WWII and fled the country in 1940. Potrayed many characters sympathetic to the Nazis in films during and after the war. Worked in Hollywood as well as London.

Secret Mission (1942) as Major Lang

Karel is on the right, with John Salew.



Percy Walsh

Born: 24 April 1888, Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Died: 19 January 1952, London, England

A stage actor who appeared in over 60 films.

Old Bill and Son (1941) as Gustave (uncredited)

Percy Walsh's French speaking is excellent is this film. Manning Whiley is being served a stare.
















Secret Mission (1942) as M. Fayolle














Fritz Wendhausen

Born: unknown
Died: 1962, London, England

Fritz Wendhausen was a director and actor in Germany and the UK during the 1920's and early 1930's before settling in England in the mid 1930's, before WWII.

Secret Mission (1942) as General von Reichman (credited as F.R. Wendhausen)







Nancy Price

Born: 3 February 1880, Kinver, Worcestershire, England
Died: 31 March 1970, Worthing, Sussex, England

Nancy Price's screen acting days go back to the silent era.

Secret Mission (1942) as Violette, the housekeeper




Yvonne Andre

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Secret Mission (1942) as Martine, money collector

Yvonne is on the left, with Nancy Price.












David Page

Born: 17 February 1936, London, England

A child actor.

Secret Mission (1942) as Rene de Carnot, boy

One of only two known performances on film. With Carla Lehmann on the right and James Mason on the left.

Betty Warren

Born: 31 October 1905, Fareham, England
Died: 15 December 1990, London, England

Secret Mission (1942) as Lulu Clark
















Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Connie Pemberton

The policeman is Philip Stainton.







Carla Lehmann

Born: 26 February 1917, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 1 December 1990, Berkshire, England

Secret Mission (1942) as Michele de Carnot

With James Mason.




Monday, 18 February 2013

Al Mulock

Born: 30 June 1926, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 1968, Guadix, Spain

Kill Me Tomorrow (1957) as Rod




















The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Nick

















Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) as Knuckles, member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)









Toni Palmer

Born: 17 September 1932, London, England

Toni Palmer was a stage, television and film actress and singer from the late 1950's onwards.

The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Jackie

















Smashing Time (1967) as Toni















Keep Off the Grass (1983) as Stripper



















Eastenders: Episode Date 2nd August 2007 (2007) as Alice















The Unforgettable Danny LaRue (2010) as Herself, Danny's Leading Lady
















Toni in an archive clip of a stage performance.













Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation (2012) as Herself













Catherine Willmer

Born: unknown

The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Miss Stewart




Rachel Gurney

Born: 5 March 1920, Eton, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 24 November 2001, Holt, Norfolk, England

Rachel Gurney mostly worked on stage and in television with only occasional roles in British films. Her most famous TV role was as Lady Marjorie Bellamy in 'Upstairs, Downstairs'.

The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Adele




Sunday, 17 February 2013

Allan Cuthbertson

Born: 7 April 1920, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died: 8 February 1988, London, England

A stage actor who came over to England in 1947 after his service in the Royal Australian Air Force during the war years. He was in films from the mid 1950's.

The Man Who Never Was (1956) as Vice-Admiral

Allan Cuthbertson sits next to the real Ewan Montagu whose story this film was based upon.








The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Garsden







Kenny Lynch

Born: 18 March 1938, Stepney, London, England

Kenny Lynch has had a varied career in showbusiness.  He is a songwriter, producer, manager and singer in his own right. He can also be said to be a comedian and actor, on stage and screen. His film career started around the late 1950's or early 1960's. Even before being credited as a performer in 'Just For Fun (1963)', Kenny was appearing in films as walk-ons and non speaking bit parts.

The Criminal (1960) as Man in church (uncredited)

Kenny is in the foreground on the left, with Kenneth Cope.  This is the only time we see Kenny in this film and his screen time is about 4 seconds.


Kenneth Benda

Born: 1902, UK
Died: 1 July 1978

Kenneth Benda appeared on screen for the first time whilst in his 60's.

The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Bryce




Mark Eden

Born: 14 February 1928, London, England

The L-Shaped Room (1962) as Terry

With Leslie Caron.













The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Oliver Marchant

















Coronation Street (1989) as Alan Bradley



















Cluedo: The Best Insurance (1991) (Season 2, Episode 2) as George Biddle




















The Unforgettable John Le Mesurier (2001) as Himself

















Doctors: Loyalty (2006) (Season 7, Episode 131) as Glen Hodgkins


















John Le Mesurier: It's All Been Rather Lovely (2012) as Himself, friend







Michael Gough

Born: 23 November 1916, Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died: 17 March 2011, London, England

Michael Gough was best known in his later career for playing 'Alfred' the butler in the late 80's and 90's Batman films.

Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) as Edmond Bancroft











The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Game for Three Losers (1965) as Robert Hillary















Journey to the Unknown: Eve (1968) (Season1, Episode 1) as Royal

With Dennis Waterman.