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Anthony Kimmins (1901–1964)

British writer/director Anthony Kimmins was a naval officer in World War I, and after the war became a film actor and playwright. He wrote and directed several films for British comedian George Formby in the 1930s, but with the outbreak of World War II Kimmins rejoined the Royal Navy and spent the duration in the service. With the end of the war ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Keep Fit
Keep Fit Writer
(1937)
George Takes the Air
(1938)
I See Ice
I See Ice Writer
(1938)
Smiley
Smiley Writer
(1956)

Filmography

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 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn (play - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Amorous Prawn (1960) ... (play)
 1958 Smiley Gets a Gun (writer)
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- While Parents Sleep (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Smiley (screenplay)
 1953 Top of the Form (story)
 1940 Under Your Hat (screenplay)
 1940 Narcisse (novel)
 1939 Come on George! (story & screen play)
 1939 Trouble Brewing (original screen play)
 1938 George Takes the Air (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 I See Ice (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1937 Keep Fit (dialogue) / (scenario) / (story)
 1937 The Show Goes On (scenario and dialogue)
 1937 Feather Your Nest (uncredited)
 1936 Talk of the Devil (screenplay) / (story)
 1936 Keep Your Seats, Please! (screenplay)
 1936 Laburnum Grove (screen play)
 1936 Queen of Hearts (dialogue)
 1936 All at Sea
 1936 Parisian Life
 1935 Midshipman Easy (screenplay)
 1935 While Parents Sleep (play) / (screenplay)
 1934 The Night Club Queen (play)
 1933 Two Wives for Henry (writer)
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Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Stage: Wrote "While Parents Sleep", produced in London, England. Royalty Theatre. Directed by Nigel Playfair. See more »
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Trivia:

His wife, Elizabeth Hodges--whom he married in 1928, while he was an officer in the Royal Navy--was the daughter of Adm. Sir Michael Hodges, Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet and later Second Sea Lord. Kimmins later joked, "Like all really keen and ambitious naval officers I married the C-in-C's daughter". See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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