Thursday, 25 April 2013

Stanley Escane

Born: 2 May 1927, London, England
Died: October 1996, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Spiv (uncredited)

A quick shot of Stanley Escane pushing a market stall.

















Cosh Boy (1953) as Pete
















Genevieve (1953) as Film cameraman (uncredited)














Joe E. Carr

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Dave Parsons (credited as Joey Carr)
















Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Tommy Godfrey

Born: 20 June 1916, Lambeth, South London, England
Died: 24 June 1984, London, England

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Bus conductor

Raymond Huntley is the man getting off the bus with Hermione Baddeley.





Richard Hearne

Born: 30 January 1908, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died: 23 August 1979, Bearstead, Kent, England

Most famous for playing a bumbling slapstick character in several films and on television called Mr. Pastry, including a series called Mr. Pastry's Progress in 1951.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Drunk on bike (uncredited)

Richard Hearne has his finger stuck in the handle bars of his bike.










Arthur Denton

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Customs Officer

Arthur Denton is credited although his few seconds on screen only gives us this side shot of his face. He is the one talking to Margaret Rutherford and holding up a board.





Lloyd Pearson

Born: 13 December 1897, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died: 2 June 1966, London, England

A stage actor from repertory theatre who appeared in films and television until his death.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Fawcett








Gilbert Davis

Born: 9 May 1899, Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 28 February 1983, Montreaux, Switzerland

The Love Test (1935) as Hosiah Smith, Chief Chemist


















Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Bagshawe
















Arthur Howard

Born: 18 January 1910, London, England
Died: 18 June 1995, London, England

A character actor of stage, screen and radio. He is the brother of Leslie Howard.

London Belongs to Me (1949) as Mr. Chinkwell





















Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Bassett

Bespectacled Arthur Howard, with Stanley Holloway on the right and Raymond Huntley in the middle. For reference, the man with his back to us is Gilbert Davis.
















The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Anthony Ramsden



















Grand National Night (1953) as Hotal manager

Arthur Howard is on the left, with George Rose.












Fred Griffiths

Born: 8 March 1912, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Died: 27 August 1994, London, England

A solid character actor in many British films.

Fires Were Started (1943) as Johnny Daniels (uncredited)

Fred Griffiths is on the left. The other fireman is unknown.

















Escape (1948) as Darts player (uncredited)

Fred is on the left. The other two are Al Millen in the middle and Gerald Rex.

















Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Spiv

Fred Griffiths on the left argues with policeman Philip Stainton.













Paul Demel

Born: 14 May 1903, BrĂ¼nn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Brno, Czech Republic)
Died: 31 August 1951, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

A bit part actor.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Central European

Holding his passport, Paul Demel shakes hands with Philip Stainton.





Masoni

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Masoni was a magician whose real name was Eric Mason. He often went under the title of the Great Masoni. He is only known to have appeared in one film.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Conjuror

For his non-speaking performance, Masoni is given a credit in this film.



Grace Arnold

Born: 19 September 1894, London, England
Died: 26 February 1979, London, England

Spare a Copper (1940) as Customer (uncredited)

With George Formby and Dorothy Hyson.

















Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Pompous woman

With Stanley Holloway.

















Those People Next Door (1953) as Lady Diana Stevens

With Garry Marsh.

















Children Galore (1955) as Mrs. Gedge



















Town on Trial (1957) as Clun committee member

Grace Arnold is on the right, with Totti Truman Taylor.

















Angels: Linda (1975) (Season 1, Episode 13) as Mrs. Mackintosh













Michael Hordern

Born: 3 October 1911, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 2 May 1995, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Michael Hordern was a former teacher who became an actor on stage and screen.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Bashford



















Grand National Night (1953) as Insp. Ayling

With Gibb McLaughlin.

















The Man Who Never Was (1956) as Gen. Coburn

Michael Hordern, on the right, listens to Clifton Webb.









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













Naunton Wayne

Born: 22 June 1901, Llanwonno, Glamorganshire, Wales
Died: 17 November 1970, Surbiton, Surrey, England

A character actor who was often teamed up with Basil Radford in films.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Straker



















Double Bunk (1961) as 1st Thames Conservancy Officer















Basil Radford

Born: 25 June 1897, Chester, Cheshire, England
Died: 20 October 1952, London, England

Basil Radford was a stage actor of some repute who entered films in the late 1920's.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Gregg

Basil Radford is on the right, with Naunton Wayne.

















Whiskey Galore! (1949) as Captain Paul Waggett
















James Hayter

Born: 23 April 1907, Lonuvia, India
Died: 27 March 1983, Spain

A stage actor who trained at RADA and appeared on the West End as early as 1925. He entered films in the mid 1930's and was later a regular on television including such series as 'Are You Being Served?'. James Hayter is also remembered for being the voice on the Mr Kipling cakes adverts.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Commissionaire

James Hayter is on the right, with Basil Radford.











Stuart Lindsell

Born: 18 July 1892, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Died: 1969, London, England, UK

Escape (1948) as Sir James Winton

With Peggy Cummins.

















Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Coroner
















Frederick Piper

Born: 23 September 1902, London, England
Died: 22 September 1979, Berkshire, England

Frederick Piper was a character actor in 'working man' roles.

Escape (1948) as Brownie, a convict

With Rex Harrison.

















Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Garland














Roy Gladdish

Born: unknown

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Charlie Randall

Roy Gladdish is 2nd right next to the much younger Malcolm Knight in the middle and Roy Carr on the far right of the picture. The other two boys are as yet unknown to me. This was Roy Gladdish's only film appearance according to the IMDB.

Hermione Baddeley

Born: 13 November 1906, Broseley, Shropshire, England
Died: 19 August 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA

Hermione Baddeley was an actress of stage and screen, appearing in classical plays in England and later on Broadway.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Edie Randall



















Cosh Boy (1953) as Mrs. Collins

With Ian Whittaker to her right and Peter Swanwick to her left.













Rag Doll (1961) as Princess

With Kenneth Griffith.

Esther Dale

Born: 10 November 1885, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Died: 23 July 1961, Los Angeles, California, USA

Esther Dale was a stage actress and singer on Broadway. She entered films in the mid 1930's.

Tell No Tales (1939) as Mrs. Haskins



















The North Star (1943) as Anna Kurin




Walter Brennan

Born: 25 July 1894, Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 21 September 1974, Oxnard, California, USA

A very successful character actor from silent days who continued on through sound films and television.

A House Divided (1931) as Musician (uncredited)

Walter Brennan is on the right, playing the guitar.

















Sing, Sinner, Sing (1933) as Riordan

Walter Brennan is on the left, with Pat O'Malley.

















The North Star (1943) as Karp






Nancy Gabrielle

Born: 1917, Hackney, London, England
Died: 29 July 1998, England

A bit part actress, mainly on British television.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Mrs. Cowan

Nancy is in the background as usual, with child actor Malcolm Knight and Sydney Tafler. Although Nancy gets a credit in this film she has no lines and is seen very little.











Here is a closer look at Nancy on the right, with Charles Hawtrey and Sydney Tafler.

Malcolm Knight

Born: 1935, Stamford Hill, London, England
Died: 15 November 2006, London, England

Malcolm Knight was a child actor in films and continued acting into adulthood, mainly in television.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Monty Cowan