Wednesday 17 October 2012

Edward Ogden

Born: unknown

A supporting film actor and later a producer and director of film and television.

Emergency (1962) as Tommy Day

The Marked One (1963) as Nevil Stone

With William Lucas.

Smokescreen (1964) as Police sergeant

Edward Ogden is on the right with Peter Vaughan (left) and Glynn Edwards (centre).

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Deryck Guyler

Born: 29 April 1914, Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Died: 7 October 1999, Brisbane, Australia

A regular on British television on such programmes as Sykes and Please, Sir! Also known for playing a customised washboard.

Smokescreen (1964) as Station master

With Peter Vaughan.

Monday 15 October 2012

Derek Francis

Born: 7 November 1923, Brighton, East Sussex, England
Died: 27 March 1984, Wimbledon, London, England

A valuable but often overlooked member of the later Carry On team.

The Criminal (1960) as The Priest

According to the IMDB the priest in the background is Derek Francis in his first film role, but it is too difficult to confirm.

Smokescreen (1966) as Dr. Brennan, Dexter's Doctor

Left, with Peter Vaughan 

Carry On Loving (1970) as Bishop

Carry On Henry (1971) as Farmer

Carry On Matron (1972) as Arthur

With Sidney James

Carry On Abroad (1972) as Brother Martin

Wednesday 10 October 2012

William Sherwood

Born: unknown

Dilemma (1962) as Banker

Peter Halliday

Born: 2 June 1924, near Llangollen, Wales
Died: 18 February 2012, London, England
Served in WWII. Graduated from RADA in 1947 and worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
A for Andromeda: The Face of the Tiger (1961) (Series 1, Episode 6) as John Fleming
Dilemma (1962) as Harry Barnes

Brian Cobby

Born: 12 October 1929
Died: 31 October 2012, Brighton, East Sussex, UK 
In the 1960s, apart from being an actor on television and in films, Brian Cobby was also a voice-over artist for many television commercials in the UK. In 1985 Brian became the voice of BT's speaking clock in the United Kingdom and remained so until April 2007.
For Members Only (1960) as Bob Sutton

Calculated Risk (1963) as Police constable
Petty criminal Terence Cooper runs into constable Brian Cobby.

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Vincent Charles

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

A television and stage actor who appeared in one film.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Mr. Salting

His one film appearance was a brief one.

David Brierly

Born: 1935, Yorkshire, England
Died: 10 June 2008

David Brierly was the voice of K-9 during season 17 of Doctor Who, with Tom Baker as the Doctor, briefly taking over the role from John Leeson.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Ron (credited as David Brierley)

Left, with William Lucas.

Terence Cooper

Born: 5 July 1933, Cairmoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Died: 16 September 1997, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Terence Cooper was at one time strongly considered for the role of James Bond. Was a noted painter.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Nodge

Shay Gorman

Born: 18 April 1923, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 19 Aptil 1999, London, England

Calculated Risk (1963) as Dodo

Warren Mitchell

Born: 14 January 1926, London, England

Tommy the Toreador (1959) as Waiter

Postman's Knock (1962) as Rupert

Warren is in the dark jacket. On the left is Arthur Mullard and on the right is Lance Percival. The man in the cap is John Bennett.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Simmie

Promise Her Anything (1966) as Frank Focus / Panel Moderator

The Sandwich Man (1966) as Gypsy Sid

Moon Zero Two (1969) as J.J. Hubbard

In Sickness and In Health (1986) (Season 2, Episode 6) as Alf Garnett

In Sickness and In Health (1989) (Season 4, Episode 1) as Alf Garnett

Dilys Watling

Born: 5 May 1946, Fulmer Chase, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 10 August 2021, Clapham Common, London, England, UK
A stage actress on Broadway. Nominated for a Tony Award in 1970 for Best Actress in a Musical.
Calculated Risk (1963) as Julie

Harry Landis

Born: 1929 Stepney, London, England

Was elected President of Equity in 2002.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Charlie

Harry Landis is on the right, with William Lucas.

William Lucas

Born: 14 April 1925, Manchester, England
Died: 8 July 2016, England

Breakout (1959) as Chandler

Calculated Risk (1963) as Steve

The Marked One (1963) as Don Mason

Dateline Diamonds (1965) as Major Fairclough

John Rutland

Born: 31st August 1916
Died: 1st June 2013

A British actor. Often featured in character roles on television later in his career.

Calculated Risk (1963) as Kip

Joey Ray

Born: 5 September 1904, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Died: 27 April 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA

Joey Ray never quite made it above supporting player in films.

I Hate Women (1934) as Jones (Credited as Joey Rae)

Joey Ray is on the left, with Alexander Carr.

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Orchestra leader

Joey Ray is on the right.

Edward Brophy

Born: 27 February 1895, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 27 May 1960, Pacific Palisades, California, USA

Started out in films in 1919 as a bit part player. He also worked behind the scenes to ensure his longevity in the business. By the end of the silent era, Brophy secured slightly bigger parts, working with the likes of Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery. He even directed a couple of foreign language Buster Keaton features. In the mid 1930s Brophy concentrated his efforts solely on acting and with his short stature and bald looks he featured in many comedies of the time.

The Cameraman (1928) as Man in Bath-House (uncredited)
With Buster Keaton.

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Detective Bates
Right, with Eddie Dunn.

The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Goldie Locke (Credited as Edward S. Brophy)

The Falcon's Adventure (1946) as Goldie Locke

Renegade Girl (1946) as Bob Crandall

Nina Vale

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Very few credits and not much is known about Nina Vale. She also acted under the name Anne Hunter.

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Elinor Benford (credited as Anne Hunter)

Nina Vale was beautiful and a good actress in parts like these.

One Dangerous Night (1943) as Coatroom Girl (uncredited)

With Warren William.

Paul Norby

Born: 1 July 1904, Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Died: 6 December 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Cigar clerk (uncredited)

The man behind the counter is stated as being Paul Norby, but is unlikely to be him. The policeman is Frank O'Connor.

The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Detective (uncredited)

Paul Norby is on the far right of this picture, guarding the door. Seated is Allen Jenkins.

Gang Busters: Alvin Karpis (1952) (Season 1, Episode 3) as Landlord

Paul Norby looks a lot older here, standing with a cigarette near his mouth. In the background is Paul Dubov and Aline Towne.

Tex Palmer

Born: 31 July 1904, Xenia, Ohio, USA
Died: 22 March 1982, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
A stuntman and small role player in nearly 300 films.
Riders of Destiny (1933) as Henchman (uncredited)
Tex Palmer is on the left, with Yakima Canutt. Both actors were also stuntmen in this film.
Tex is on the right, with Barney Furey on the left and Blackie Whiteford in the centre.

Marked Trails (1944) as Barfly (uncredited)

I think Tex Palmer is standing nearest to us at the bar.

Blackie Whiteford

Born: 27April 1889, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 21 March 1962, Hollywood, California, USA
Blackie Whiteford appeared in over 350 films in mainly uncredited bit parts. 
The Code of Honor (1930) as Blackie - Card Player (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford is on the right. I haven't identified the other actor yet.
Narcotic (1933) as Dennison (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford is seated on the right, with Herman Hack.

The Law Rides (1936) as Henchman

Centre, with Barney Furey on the left and Tex Palmer on the right.

A Hit with a Miss (1945) as Fighter (uncredited)

Knock On Any Door (1949) as Suspect without shirt

Dragged into the police van.