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Jimmy Hanley (1918–1970)

Good-natured British actor Jimmy Hanley was groomed by the Rank Studio system during his teen years and earned stardom as the "boy next door" type in exuberant musicals and likeable comedies. He married actress Dinah Sheridan in 1942 and they appeared together in a number of featherweight war-era films, including Salute John Citizen (1942) and For... See full bio »

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The Blue Lamp
The Blue Lamp PC Andy Mitchell
The Way Ahead
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 1968 The Lost Continent
Patrick, the Bartender
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ernest Maybrick
- Murder: A Professional Job (1968) ... Ernest Maybrick
 1966 Crossroads (TV Series)
Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.500 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.499 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.498 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.496 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
 1966 Mr. John Jorrocks (TV Series)
Post Boy
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Post Boy
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Antonio Laveline
- Way Off Beat (1966) ... Antonio Laveline
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Ralph Peters
- Pom-Pom (1965) ... Ralph Peters
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Deep and Crisp and Stolen (1964) ... Guest
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
- Episode #4.1 (1959)
 1956 Jim Whittington and His Sealion (TV Movie)
Jim Whittington
 1956 Satellite in the Sky
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Guv'nor (1956) ... Buxton
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Dicer Durston
 1954 The Black Rider
Jerry Marsh
 1954 Radio Cab Murder
Fred Martin
 1954 There's Always a Better Way: Views on Trial (Short)
Nicholas 'Garble' Diabolus / Budgenot / Works Foreman / ...
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Centrifuge (1953) ... (as James Hanley)
 1951 The Galloping Major
Bill Collins, Bus Driver
 1950 Room to Let
Curly Minter
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Captain James Gladstone Wedge VC
 1947 Master of Bankdam
Simeon Crowther Jr.
 1946 The Captive Heart
Pte. Mathews
 1945 Query
Peter Rogers
 1945 For You Alone
Dennis Britton
 1945 The Facts of Love
Peter Robinson
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye
Jack Fowler
 1944 The Way Ahead
Pvt. Geoffrey Stainer (as Jimmie Hanley)
 1943 The Gentle Sex
1st Soldier
 1942 Salute John Citizen
Ernest Bunting
 1939 There Ain't No Justice
Tommy Mutch
 1938 Coming of Age
Arthur Strudwick
 1938 Housemaster
 1937 Night Ride
Dick Benson
 1937 Cotton Queen
Jack Owen (uncredited)
 1937 Landslide
Jimmy Haddon
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Geoffrey McAllan
 1935 Born for Glory
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys
Cyril Brown
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
 1934 Wild Boy
Boy With Message (uncredited)
 1934 Little Friend
Leonard Parry
 1934 Those Were the Days
Boy with bicycle (uncredited)
 1933 Red Wagon
Young Joe Prince
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Other Works:

He acted in Talbot Rothwell, George S. Kaufman, and Moss Hart's play, "Queen Elizabeth Slept Here," at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Rosalyn Boulton and Kenneth Connor in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Hanley | Jimmie Hanley


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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In later life, his son, Jeremy Hanley, became a British MP and served in the Ministry for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under John Major's Conservative administration, was chairman of the party and was later knighted. See more »

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