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David Farrar (I) (1908–1995)


London-born David Farrar dropped out of school at 14 and became a writer for the Morning Advertiser newspaper; but it wasn't long before he decided to change careers and become an actor. He started out on the stage in 1932, and five years later made his film debut. Appearing at first in low-budget thrillers, such as Sexton Blake and the Hooded ... See full bio »

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Known For

Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus Mr. Dean
(1947)
Hour of Glory
Hour of Glory Sammy Rice
(1949)
The Sea Chase
The Sea Chase Commander Jeff Napier
(1955)
The 300 Spartans
(1962)

Filmography

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 1962 The Webster Boy
Paul Webster
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Leonard Waugh
- The Clocks (1962) ... Dr. Leonard Waugh
 1960 Wild for Kicks
Paul Linden
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
Pharaoh
 1959 John Paul Jones
John Wilkes
 1959 Watusi
Rick Cobb
 1958 Son of Robin Hood
Des Roches
 1958 My Pal Bob (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1958)
 1957 Woman and the Hunter
David Kirby
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Narrator
 1956 Tears for Simon
Det. Insp. Craig
 1955 Pearl of the South Pacific
Bully Hague
 1955 The Sea Chase
Commander Jeff Napier
 1955 Escape to Burma
Cardigan
 1954 Let's Make Up
Charles King / King Charles II
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Gilbert Blunt, Earl of Alban
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Banner
- Captain Banner (1954) ... Captain Banner
 1954 Duel in the Jungle
Perry Henderson / Arthur Henderson
 1953 I vinti
 1952 Portrait of Peter Perowne (TV Movie)
Peter Perowne
 1952 The Wild Heart
Jack Reddin
 1951 The Golden Horde
Sir Guy of Devon
 1951 Night Without Stars
Giles Gordon
 1950 Gone to Earth
John 'Jack' Reddin
 1950 Cage of Gold
Bill
 1947 Frieda
Robert
 1947 Black Narcissus
Mr. Dean
 1946 Lisbon Story
David Warren
 1943 Headline
'Brookie ' Brooks
 1943 The Dark Tower
Tom Danton
 1942 Went the Day Well?
Lieut. Jung
 1942 Suspected Person
Inspector Thompson
 1942 Courageous Mr. Penn (uncredited)
 1941 Danny Boy
Harold Martin
 1940 Goofer Trouble (Short)
Intelligence Officer
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Viking Bo'sun (uncredited)
 1938 Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror
Granite Grant
 1938 A Royal Divorce
Louis Bonaparte
 1938 Silver Top
Babe
 1937 The Face Behind the Scar
Dr. Young (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(8/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Peter Carter") in a BBC Radio broadcast of "A Matter of Life and Death".

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on why he retired] I was tired of the hassles and battles, and conceit might have come into it--I'd always been the upstanding young leading man and I was afraid of parts being hinted at for uncles or the girl's father instead of the lover! I just felt, "The hell with it all", and walked out into the sunset. See more »

Trivia:

Met his wife, Irene Elliot, in 1926 when he was playing the title role on stage in "David Copperfield". Following her death in 1976, he joined their daughter Barbara on the Natal coast of the Republic of South Africa. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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