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Wilfrid Hyde-White (1903–1991)


British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married actress Blanche Glynne (real name: Blanche Hope ... See full bio »

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 1983 Sex, Lies and Renaissance
Mr. John Barville (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1983 Filthy Rich (TV Series)
Hugh McPheeters
 1982 The Toy
Barkley
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie)
Judge
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Willoughby
- Matthew and Elizabeth (1982) ... Willoughby
 1982 The Two of Us (TV Series)
- The Odd Couples (1982)
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Lord William
- House of Dolls/Wuthering Heights (1982) ... Lord William
 1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man
Club Member (voice)
 1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)
Uncle Toby 'Nuncle' Bartlett
 1980 In God We Tru$t
Abbot Thelonious
 1980 Xanadu
Male Heavenly Voice (voice)
 1980 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Colonel Kalaback
- Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 2 (1980) ... Colonel Kalaback
- Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 1 (1980) ... Colonel Kalaback
 1979 A Touch of the Sun
M-1
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
Old man trying to cross the road (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1979 King Solomon's Treasure
Oldest Club Member
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Gen. Howe
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Matt Tolan
- The Way to Live (1979) ... Matt Tolan (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1978 The Cat and the Canary
Cyrus West (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1978 No Longer Alone
Lord Home
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Anton
- Saga of a Star World (1978) ... Anton
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Supt. Melville
 1972-1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Kittering, Esq. / Tanner
- Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) ... Kittering, Esq.
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... Tanner
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Sir Wilfrid
- Our Lady in London (1975) ... Sir Wilfrid
 1974 The Cherry Picker
Dobson
 1973 A Brand New Life (TV Movie)
Mr. Berger
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
 1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Sir Francis Winchester
- Episode #3.1 (1972) ... Sir Francis Winchester (uncredited)
 1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
Verney
- I, Said the Sparrow (1971) ... Verney
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Mr. Copsey
 1970 Skullduggery
Eaton
 1970 Ritual of Evil (TV Movie)
Harry Snowden
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Technikov
- To Lure a Man (1969) ... Technikov
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
The Governor
 1969 The Magic Christian
Captain Reginald K. Klaus (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Dr. Ralph Sawyer (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1969 Fear No Evil (TV Movie)
Harry Snowden
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Simms
- The Suntan Mob (1969) ... Simms
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
Morris Vanders
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
George Perkins
 1968 P.J.
Billings-Browne
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Otto Kelmann
- Echo of Yesterday (1967) ... Otto Kelmann
 1967 The Million Eyes of Su-Muru
Colonel Sir Anthony Baisbrook
 1966 Lucy in London (TV Movie)
Madame Tussauds Guide
 1966 Chamber of Horrors
Harold Blount
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Lord Uffingham (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead!
Arthur Fairbrother (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Arkway
- Wind Fever (1966) ... Arkway
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Taylor / Dr. Manning Taylor / Duncan Bradford / ...
- Why Did the Day Go Backwards? (1965) ... Dr. Manning Taylor
- The Man from Quasilia (1965) ... Taylor
- When Givers Prove Unkind (1965) ... Taylor
- The Evidence of Things Not Seen (1964) ... Father Francis Thompson
 1965 The Liquidator
Chief (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Gen. Lockwood
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Sybil (1965)
 1965 Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians'
Judge Cannon (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Mustafa Guz (Fawz's major-domo)
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
McKenzie
- Passage on the Lady Anne (1963) ... McKenzie
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Lord Glenarvan (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1962 Aliki My Love
Richard Caraway
 1961 Operation Snafu
Trowbridge
 1961 Ada
Sylvester Marin
 1961 On the Double
Colonel Somerset (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1961 His and Hers
Charles Dunton
 1960 Let's Make Love
George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Soapy Stevens (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 Libel
Hubert Foxley (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 North West Frontier
Bridie (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 Life in Emergency Ward 10
Professor Bourne-Evans (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 Carry on Nurse
The Colonel (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1959 The Lady Is a Square
Charles
 1958 Wonderful Things!
Sir Bertram
 1958 Up the Creek
Adm. Foley
 1957 The Truth About Women
Sir George Tavistock
 1957 The Circle
Maj. Harrington aka Robert Brady (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Gordon
- Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper (1957) ... Gordon
 1957 City After Midnight
Sir Maurice Lawes (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1957 Tarzan and the Lost Safari
'Doodles' Fletcher (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1956 The Silken Affair
Sir Horace Hogg
 1956 Teenage Bad Girl
Sir Joseph
 1956 The March Hare
Col. Keene
 1955 Quentin Durward
Master Oliver (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
James Smith / Mr. Crosby
- The Little Black Book (1955) ... James Smith / Mr. Crosby
 1955 John and Julie
Sir James
 1955 See How They Run
Brig. Buskin
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Mr. Starke
 1954 Betrayed
Gen. Charles Larraby (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1954 Duel in the Jungle
Pitt
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Lord Stoneleigh
 1954 Man with a Million
Roderick Montpelier (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1953 The Triangle
Government Minister (segment "Priceless Pocket")
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Charles Harris
- A Priceless Pocket (1953) ... Sir Charles Harris
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
Mr. Marston
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
Sir Hubert Wells
 1952 The Promoter
Lord at Liverpool Boat Harbour (uncredited)
 1951 Outcast of the Islands
Vinck (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1951 Parent-Craft (TV Series)
Mr. Mostin
- Episode #1.3 (1951) ... Mr. Mostin
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Fisher, Inspector of Accidents (uncredited)
 1951 The Browning Version
Frobisher (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1951 Mister Drake's Duck
Mr. May
 1951 Blackmailed
Lord Dearsley
 1950 Midnight Episode
Mr. Knight
 1950 Highly Dangerous
Mr. Luke, British consul (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
 1950 The Mudlark
Tucker (uncredited)
 1950 Trio
Mr. Gray (in segment Mr. Know-All)
 1950 Last Holiday
Chalfont
 1950 Golden Salamander
Agno
 1949 The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Professor Grollet
 1949 Conspirator
Lord Pennistone (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1949 Helter Skelter
Dr. B. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
Col. Bradley
 1949 If This Be Sin
Mr. Potts
 1949 The Forbidden Street
Mr. Culver
 1949 The Bad Lord Byron
Mr. Hopton
 1949 The Passionate Friends
Lawyer
 1948 Quartet
2nd. Clubman (segment "The Colonel's Lady")
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Wilkinson (uncredited)
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Harding
 1948 Bond Street
Jeweller
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Mr. Gaige
 1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Staff Captain (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
 1947 While the Sun Shines
Male Receptionist
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
Garin - News Editor
 1946 Appointment with Crime
Cleaner
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Guide in Madame Tussaud's (as Wilfred Hyde White)
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin
Taxi Driver
 1943 Adventure for Two
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Asking for Trouble
Pettifer
 1942 Lady from Lisbon
Ganier
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again
Removal Man (uncredited)
 1940 The Briggs Family
Man with Moustache at Party (uncredited)
 1939 Poison Pen
Postman
 1939 Me and My Girl
Lord Battersby
 1939 Over the Moon
Dwight - Sanitarium Spokesman (uncredited)
 1938/I Smiling Along
Assistant hotel clerk (uncredited)
 1938 The Claydon Treasure Mystery
Holmes (uncredited)
 1938 I've Got a Horse
Police Constable
 1938 Meet Mr. Penny
Mr. Wilson
 1938 Murder in the Family
Purvitt - Estate Agent (uncredited)
 1937 Change for a Sovereign
Charles
 1937 Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Conrad (uncredited)
 1937 Elephant Boy
Commissioner (as Hyde White)
 1936 Rembrandt
Civil Guardsman (uncredited)
 1936 Murder by Rope
Alastair Dane
 1935 Alibi Inn
Husband
 1935 Admirals All
Mr. Stallybrass
 1935 Night Mail (uncredited)
 1935 Smith's Wives (uncredited)
 1934 Josser on the Farm
Brooks (as Hyde White)
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Other Works:

He performed in Leslie Julian Jones's revue, "Rise Above It," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Hermione Baddeley, Hermione Gingold, Henry Kendall, Walter Crisham, Carol Lynne, and Natasha Sokolova in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wilfred Hyde-White | Hyde White | Wilfred Hyde White | Wilfrid Hyde White

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I learned two things at drama school: first, that I couldn't act; second, that it didn't matter. See more »

Trivia:

Ex-father-in-law of Karen Dotrice. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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