Friday 30 September 2016

Maria Berger

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Frau Kahn

With Felix Aylmer.

David Anthony

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Call boy (uncredited)

David Anthony is in the middle, with Walter Rilla and Greta Gynt.

Walter Rilla

Born: 22 August 1894, Neunkirchen, Germany
Died: 21 November 1980, Rosenheim, Bavaria, West Germany

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Brockenburg

Peter Mullins

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Bruno

Caravan (1946) as Young Richard

Friedrich Richter

Born: 5 June 1894, Brünn, Austria-Hungary
Died: 3 March 1984, East Berlin, East Germany

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Herr Heinkes

Peter Croft

Born: 10 February 1917, Bednall, Staffordshire, England
Died: 30 June 1988, Wandsworth, London, England

Peter Croft was a director, producer and actor in a 50-year career.

Escape (1948) as Titch

Peter Croft is on the phone.

Norman Wooland

Born: 16 March 1910, Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: 3 April 1989, Staplehurst, England

Escape (1948) as Parson

Thursday 29 September 2016

Jill Esmond

Born: 26 January 1908, London, England
Died: 28 July 1990, Wimbledon, London, England

Escape (1948) as Grace Winton

Jill Esmond is on the left, with Peggy Cummins.

Patrick Troughton

Born: 25 March 1920, Mill Hill, London, England
Died: 28 March 1987, Columbus, Georgia, USA

Patrick Troughton became the 2nd Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who (1963).

Escape (1948) as Jim, a shepherd

Patrick is on the left. Rex Harrison has his back to us.

Village Hall: The Magic Sponge (1974) (Season 1, Episode 6) as Bill Lester

Rex Harrison

Born: 5 March 1908, Huyton, Lancashire, England [now Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside, England]
Died: 2 June 1990, New York City, New York, USA

Escape (1948) as Matt Denant

Peggy Cummins

Born: 18 December 1925, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales

Escape (1948) as Dora Winton

Elspeth March

Born: 5 March 1911, London, England
Died: 5 May 1999, London, England

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Rose Cooper

With Felix Aylmer.

Erik Freund

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Lawyer

Norman Pierce

Born: 5 September 1900, Southport, Lancashire, England
Died: 22 March 1968, Helions Bumpstead, Essex, England 
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936) as Mr. Findlay
Norman Pierce is on the left, with Ben Williams.


Champagne Charlie (1944) as Landlord of Elephant & Castle

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Capt. John Cooper

Greta Gynt

Born: 15 November 1916, Oslo, Norway
Died: 2 April 2000, London, England

Mr Emmanuel (1944) as Elsie Silver

Felix Aylmer

Born: 21 February 1889, Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Died: 2 September 1979, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey, England

Mr. Emmanuel (1944) as Mr. Emmanuel

Wendy Thompson

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Green for Danger (1947) as Sister Carter

Wendy Thompson is on the left, with Megs Jenkins.

Erik Chitty

Born: 8 July 1907, Dover, Kent, England
Died: 22 July 1977, London, England

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Ballistics Expert

Erik is referred to as 'Smithy' in this film.

Audrey Hessey

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Airport receptionist (uncredited)

Audrey Hessey is on the left, with Brenda Hogan.

Patrick Barr

Born: 13 February 1908, Akola, India
Died: 29 August 1985, Wandsworth, London, England

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as John Everton

Howard Layton

Born: UK
Died: unknown

Howard M. Layton trained at the J. Arthur Rank School of acting and spent about five years on the stage and playing small parts in films. He stood in for Robert Taylor in 'Conspirator' when Taylor had to return to the USA without completing his role. Taylor managed to do all the close-ups and the scenes with Elizabeth Taylor, but for the longer shots the studio used Howard Layton.  Layton was also an engineer and aviator, having flown in the RAF during WWII, and later became an author.

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Surgeon

Howard Layton is on the left, with William Franklyn and Duncan Lamont.

Barbara Graley

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Although Barbara Graley is credited in her one film appearance, nothing more is known about her.

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Betty, the maid

Barbara Graley, on the left, is the maid to Renée Asherson.

William Franklyn

Born: 22 September 1925, Kensington, London, England
Died: 31 October 2006, London, England

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Peter Thompson

Nigel Neilson

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Hubert

Bonar Colleano

Born: 14 March 1924, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 17 August 1958, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Roommate

Mavis Villiers

Born: 10 December 1909, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 23 February 1976, Paddington, London, England, UK

One Exciting Night (1944) as Mabel

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Gladys

Alastair Hunter

Born: 1913, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 1996, Wandsworth, London, England, UK

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Bookmaker (Credited as Alistair Hunter)

Brenda Hogan

Born: 6 September 1928, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Diana

Duncan Lamont

Born: 17 June 1918, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 19 December 1978, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
The Lost Hours (1952) as Bristow
Duncan Lamont is second from the left in this shot, with John Bentley, Mark Stevens and John Harvey.

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Inspector Charles Wayne

Murder at the Gallop (1963) as Hillman

Renée Asherson

Born: 19 May 1915, Kensington, London, England
Died: 30 October 2014, Primrose Hill, London, England

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Barbara Everton (Credited as Renee Asherson)

Agnes Lauchlan

Born: 10 February 1905, Putney, London, England
Died: 28 August 1993, Surrey, England
The Spy in Black (1939) as Mrs. Matthews

Time Is My Enemy (1954) as Aunt Laura (Credited as Agnes Laughlan)

Henry Edwards

Born: 18 September 1882, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
Died: 2 November 1952, Chobham, Surrey, England

Henry Edwards was an actor and director of silent and sound films.

Green for Danger (1947) as Mr. Purdy

Henry Edwards is on the right, with Alastair Sim.

The Long Memory (1953) as Judge (uncredited)

This is the only clear shot of Henry Edwards in this, his last film.

Leo Genn

Born: 9 August 1905, London, England
Died: 26 January 1978, London, England

Green for Danger (1947) as Mr. Eden

No Place for Jennifer (1950) as William

Moby Dick (1956) as Starbuck

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Sally Gray

Born: 14 February 1915, Holloway, London, England
Died: 24 September 2006, London, England

Green for Danger (1947) as Nurse Linley

Judy Campbell

Born: 31 May 1916, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 6 June 2004, London, England

Green for Danger (1947) as Sister Bates

John Normington

Born: 28 January 1937, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
Died: 26 July 2007, Kensington, London, England

A Private Function (1984) as Frank Lockwood the Solicitor

Denholm Elliott

Born: 31 May 1922, Ealing, London, England
Died: 6 October 1992, Ibiza, Spain

Trading Places (1983) as Coleman

Denholm Elliott, Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy.

A Private Function (1984) as Dr. Charles Swaby

With John Normingon.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Shirley MacLaine

Born: 24 April 1934,) as  Richmond, Virginia, USA

The Sheepman (1958) as Dell Payton

With Glenn Ford.

The Apartment (1960) as Fran Kubelik

Mrs Winterbourne (1996) as Grace Winterbourne


The Evening Star (1996) as Aurora Greenway