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)

Joey Carr

Born: 9 July 1912, Old Ford, London, England, UK
Died: 1990, Old Ford, London, England, UK

Champagne Charlie (1944) as Tim, Elephant & Castle Barman (uncredited)

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Dave Parsons

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

The Man in the White Suit (1951) as Roberts

With Ewan Roberts.

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.


Born: 12 January 1897, Hastings, Sussex, England, UK
Died: 10 July 1977, Wandsworth, London, England, UK

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, UK
Died: 26 February 1979, London, England, UK
Spare a Copper (1940) as Customer (uncredited)

I'll Walk Beside You (1943) as Mrs. Collins (uncredited)

Grace Arnold, on the right, talks to Irene Handl.
One Exciting Night (1944) as Salvage Collector (uncredited)

Grace Arnold sits in the car talking to Vera Lynn.

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

The Missionary (1982) as Slatterthwaite / Narrator

Naunton Wayne

Born: 22 June 1901, Llanwonno, Glamorganshire, Wales,UK
Died: 17 November 1970, Surbiton, Surrey, England, UK
A character actor who was often teamed up with Basil Radford in films.
The Lady Vanishes (1938) as Caldicott
Naunton Wayne is on the right, with Basil Radford.
Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Straker

It's Not Cricket (1949) as Captain Early

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. Appeared in 11 films with Naunton Wayne.
The Lady Vanishes (1938) as Charters
Basil Radford is on the left, with Naunton Wayne.
Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Gregg
Basil Radford is on the right, with Naunton Wayne.

It's Not Cricket (1949) as Major Bright

Naunton Wayne is on the right.

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.

The 39 Steps (1935) as The Milkman (uncredited)

Champagne Charlie (1944) as Learoyd

Escape (1948) as Brownie, a convict

With Rex Harrison.

Passport to Pimlico (1949) as Garland

It's Not Cricket (1949) as Yokel

A nighttime scene with Frederick Piper. Probably the funniest moment in a dire film.

Cosh Boy (1953) as Mr. Easter (uncredited)

With Hermione Baddeley walking across the shot and Betty Ann Davies behind her.