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Ian Hunter (I) (1900–1975)

Ian Hunter was born in the Kenilworth area of Cape Town, South Africa where he spent his childhood. In his teen years he and his parents returned to the family origins in England to live. Sometime between that arrival and the early years of World War I, Hunter began exploring acting. But in 1917 - and being only 17 - he joined the army to serve in ... See full bio »

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 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Mallowby - Host
- The Closed Shop (1962) ... Mallowby - Host
- The Book Bag (1962)
 1962 Guns of Darkness
Dr. Swann
 1961 The Queen's Guards
Mr. George Dobbie
 1961 The Secret of Monte Cristo
Colonel Jackson
 1961 Doctor Blood's Coffin
Dr. Robert Blood, Peter's Father
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Adm. Sir Bryanston Blyth
 1959-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Malcolm Saville
- The Innocent (1960) ... Sir Malcolm Saville
- The Thug (1959)
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Sir Walter Barling
- Money to Burn (1960) ... Sir Walter Barling
 1959 North West Frontier
Sir John Windham
 1958 Mad Little Island
Air Commodore Watchorn
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
Tom Dyson
 1957 She Played with Fire
Clive Fisher
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Captain Woodhouse - H.M.S. Ajax
 1956 South Sea Bubble (TV Movie)
Sir George Shotter
 1955-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Tom / Harold Bennet
- A Train to the Sea (1956) ... Tom
- The Sound of Your Voice (1955) ... Harold Bennet
 1956 The Door in the Wall (Short)
Henry Redmond
 1954 It's Never Too Late (TV Movie)
Charles Hammond
 1954 Fire One (TV Movie)
Mr. Dennison
 1954 Eight O'Clock Walk
Geoffrey Tanner, Q.C.
 1954 Don't Blame the Stork
Sir George Redway
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
 1952 The Divine Creatures (TV Movie)
 1952 It Started in Paradise
Arthur Turner
 1947 Bad Sister
Philip Templar
 1947 High Fury
 1943 Forever and a Day
Dexter Pomfret
 1943 It Comes Up Love
Tom Peabody
 1941 Come Live with Me
Barton Kendrick
 1940 Gallant Sons
'Natural' Davis
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Bert C. Matthews
 1939 Bad Little Angel
Jm Creighton (Sentinel editor)
 1939 Maisie
Clifford Ames
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Larry Bryant
 1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter
Lewis Murray
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Bert Ballin
 1938 The Sisters
William Benson
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Peter Snowden
 1938 Always Goodbye
Phillip Marshall
 1937 52nd Street
Rufus Rondell
 1937 Confession
Leonide Kirow
 1937 Stolen Holiday
Anthony Wayne
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Jay Pierce
 1936 To Mary - with Love
Bill Hallam
 1936 The White Angel
Reporter Fuller of the London Times
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Keith Lockridge
 1935 The Crusades
Second Knight Pleading to King Richard for Food (uncredited)
 1935 The Phantom Light
Jim Pearce
 1935 The Murder Party
Guy Kennington
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
Geoffrey D. 'Geoff' Sherwood
 1934 Death at a Broadcast
Detective Inspector Gregory
 1934 No Escape
Jim Brandon
 1934 The Church Mouse
Johnathan Steele
 1933 Skipper of the Osprey (Short)
Charlie Lee
 1933 The Silver Spoon
Captain Watts-Winyard
 1933 The Man from Toronto
Fergus Wimbush
 1932 Marry Me
Robert Hart
 1932 The Water Gipsies
Fred Green
 1931 Sally in Our Alley
George Miles
 1931 The Love Storm
Gordon Kingsley
 1930 Escape!
 1929 Syncopation
Alexander Winston
 1928 The Thoroughbred
Allen Stockbridge
 1928 Valley of the Ghosts
Andrew McLeod
 1928 Easy Virtue
The Plaintiff's Counsel
 1927 When Boys Leave Home
 1927/I The Ring
Bob Corby
 1925 A Girl of London
Peter Horniman
 1925 Confessions
Charles Oddy
 1924 Not for Sale
Martin Bering
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He acted in Lesley Storm's play, "The Day's Mischief", at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Muriel Pavlow, Catherine Lacey, Beatrix Lehmann and Walter Fitzgerald in the cast. See more »

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Smooth, pleasant-looking, fair-haired British leading man (born in South Africa) with patrician good looks and Leslie Howard-like panache who sustained productive film careers in both England and Hollywood for most of his four-decade career opposite more florid female stars, such as Bette Davis. See more »

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