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Wally Patch (1888–1970)

Wally Patch was born on September 26, 1888 in London, England as Walter Vinicombe. He was an actor and writer, known for Pygmalion (1938), Not So Dusty (1936) and Busman's Holiday (1937). He died on October 27, 1970 in London. See full bio »

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(age 82) in London, England, UK

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 1970 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
Second Old Man
- Nice Bodywork - Lovely Finish (1970) ... Second Old Man
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Old Londoner
- Moonlight on the Highway (1969) ... Old Londoner
 1968 Thingumybob (TV Series)
Henry
- Episode dated 9 August 1968 (1968) ... Henry
 1967 Poor Cow
Customer in Pub
 1965-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Grandad / Flowerseller / Totter / ...
- The Profile of a Gentleman (1967) ... Flowerseller
- Cathy Come Home (1966) ... Grandad
- The Coming Out Party (1965) ... Grandad
- Up the Junction (1965) ... Totter
- 3 Clear Sundays (1965) ... Prisoner in Black Maria
 1966-1967 King of the River (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Romantic Dentist (1967) ... Charlie
- The End of the Voyage (1966) ... Charlie
- The Great Albert Mystery (1966) ... Charlie
- Sling Your Hook (1966) ... Charlie
- Once Aboard a Lugger (1966) ... Charlie
 1966 Love Story (TV Series)
Fred
- The Small Hours (1966) ... Fred
 1966 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
- Hair Raising! (1966)
 1965 The Worker (TV Series)
Mr. Huggett
- Little Tom (1965) ... Mr. Huggett
 1964 They All Died Laughing
Tom Pike
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Chelsea pensioner / Big Jim
- Life, or a Girl Called Fred (1964) ... Chelsea pensioner
- Marriage (1964) ... Big Jim
 1964 The Comedy Man
Bar Manager (uncredited)
 1964 Catch Hand (TV Series)
Tom Ellis
- Because It Was There (1964) ... Tom Ellis
 1964 The Bargee
Bargee
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Landlord
- A Try by Weir (1963) ... Landlord
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Watchman
 1962 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Landlord
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Landlord
 1962 Danger on My Side
Factory gatekeeper
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Jim
- Virus X (1962) ... Jim
 1962 Serena
Barman
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
Wally
- One Is One... and All Alone (1962) ... Wally
- The Rivals (1962) ... Wally
 1961 Nothing Barred
Newspaperman
 1961 The Night We Got the Bird
Ticket collector
 1960 The Millionairess
Whelk-Seller
 1960 It Takes a Thief
Ticket Collector
 1960 Operation Cupid
Bookmaker
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Workman
 1959 Too Many Crooks
Sgt,Court Usher (uncredited)
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series)
Bill
- The Constable's Move (1959) ... Bill
- Twin Spirits (1959) ... Bill
- Sentence Deferred (1959) ... Bill
- Friends in Need (1959) ... Bill
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
Fred - paunchy old man
 1957 Suspended Alibi
Porter
 1957 The Strange Case of Dr. Manning
Wally, the tobacconist
 1956 Private's Progress
Barman (uncredited)
 1956 Not So Dusty
Burrows
 1955 Josephine and Men
Landlord
 1954 Thought to Kill
Bridger
 1953 Will Any Gentleman...?
Bookmaker
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Bridger
- The Parlour Trick (1953) ... Mr. Bridger
 1952 My Wife's Lodger
Sergeant
 1950 The 20 Questions Murder Mystery
Police Officer Tiny White
 1949 The Adventures of Jane
Customs Official
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Customer
 1948 The Outsider
Uncle Percy
 1948 Date with a Dream
Uncle
 1948 Calling Paul Temple
Spider Williams
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Bookie (uncredited)
 1948 River Patrol
The Guy
 1947 Brighton Rock
Bill (uncredited)
 1947 The Adventures of Dusty Bates
Uncle Hank Miller
 1947 Green Fingers
Dawson
 1946 Appointment with Crime
Joe Fisher - Garage Manager
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
ARP Warden (uncredited)
 1946 London Town
Constable (uncredited)
 1946 Showtime
Commissionaire
 1946 The Ringer (TV Movie)
Samuel Hackitt
 1946 George in Civvy Street
Sprout
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Merry-Go-Round Barker
 1945 Old Mother Riley at Home
Bouncer
 1945 Dumb Dora Discovers Tobacco (Short)
Heckler
 1945 Don Chicago
Sergeant
 1945 I Didn't Do It
Sgt. Carp
 1945 Read All About It (Short)
2nd Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 One Exciting Night
Salvage Collector (uncredited)
 1943 Women in Bondage
German Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Sergeant Clearing Debris (uncredited)
 1943 Get Cracking
Sergeant Joe Preston
 1943 Death by Design
Sergeant Clinton
 1943 Strange to Relate (Short)
 1942 We'll Smile Again
Head Porter
 1942 Much Too Shy
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1942 In Which We Serve
Uncle Fred
 1942 Sabotage at Sea
Tom (the steward)
 1942 Salute John Citizen
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1942 Let the People Sing
Sam
 1942 Unpublished Story
Taxi driver at Victoria Station
 1942 Banana Ridge
Police Officer
 1942 Bob's Your Uncle
Sgt. Brownfoot
 1942 Gert and Daisy's Weekend
Charlie Peters
 1942 The Seventh Survivor
Bob Sutton
 1941 The Common Touch
'Nobby'
 1941 I Thank You
Bill The Fireman
 1941 Bombsight Stolen
Evans
 1941 Jeannie
Porter
 1941 Facing the Music
Briggs
 1941 Once a Crook
Warder
 1941 Mail Train
Sergeant Major
 1941 Quiet Wedding
Magistrate
 1941 Gasbags
Sergeant-Major
 1940 Two Smart Men
Wally
 1940 Neutral Port
Fred
 1940 Henry Steps Out
Wally
 1940 The Flying Squad
Bargee (uncredited)
 1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt
The Buller
 1940 Night Train to Munich
Fisherman (uncredited)
 1940 Band Waggon
Commisssionaire
 1940 Laugh It Off
Sergeant
 1940 Return to Yesterday
Night Watchman
 1940 They Came by Night
Bugsie
 1940 Pack Up Your Troubles
Sgt. Barker
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday
Police Sergeant
 1939 Poison Pen
Mr. Suggs
 1939 Down Our Alley
Mr. Dunstable
 1939 Smith (Short)
Harry Jones
 1939 Sword of Honour
Pomeroy Brown
 1939 Home from Home
Banks
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh
Sam Holt aka Keyhole Charlie
 1938 Almost a Honeymoon
Bailiff
 1938 Night Alone
Policeman
 1938 On Velvet
Harry Higgs
 1938 The Sky's the Limit
Commissionaire
 1938 The Ringer (TV Movie)
 1938 The Ware Case
Taxi Driver
 1938 Pygmalion
First Bystander
 1938 The High Command
Crawford
 1938 Alf's Button Afloat
Sergt. Hawkins
 1938 13 Men and a Gun
Hans
 1938 Break the News
Prison Guard
 1938 I See Ice
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1938 Quiet Please
Bill
 1938 Three on a Weekend
Arthur
 1938 To the Victor
Unlucky Joe
 1937 Busman's Holiday
Jeff Pinkerton
 1937 Holiday's End
Sergeant Yerbury
 1937 Talking Feet (uncredited)
 1937 Captain's Orders
Johnstone
 1937 Sam Small Leaves Town
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 Missing, Believed Married
Flatiron Stubbs
 1937 Doctor Syn
Collyer's Bo'sun
 1937 Night Ride
Alf Higgins
 1937 The Man Who Made Diamonds
Alf Higgins
 1937 Troopship
Sgt. Maj. Billings
 1937 The Street Singer
Policeman
 1936 Father and Son
James Kaley (uncredited)
 1936 You Must Get Married
Chief Blow
 1936 The Scarab Murder Case
Inspector Moor
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Supt. Smithnells
 1936 Men Are Not Gods
Gallery Attendant
 1936 Hail and Farewell
Sergeant Major
 1936 Hideout in the Alps
Thug
 1936 Luck of the Turf
Bill Harris
 1936 Apron Fools (Short)
 1936 The Interrupted Honeymoon
Police Constable
 1936 Not So Dusty
Dusty Gray
 1936 A Touch of the Moon
Police Constable
 1936 Excuse My Glove
Hurricane Harry
 1936 King of the Castle
Trout
 1936 On Top of the World
Cardsharper
 1936 Prison Breaker
Villars
 1936 A Wife or Two
 1936 Ticket of Leave
Sergeant Knott
 1936 What the Puppy Said (Short)
Wally
 1935 His Majesty and Co
Bert Hicks
 1935 Hope of His Side
Ted Sloane
 1935 Marry the Girl
Bookmaker
 1935 Old Faithful
Joe Riley
 1935 Once in a New Moon
Syd Parrott
 1935 Street Song
Wally
 1935 No Monkey Business
Stage Hand (uncredited)
 1935 Get Off My Foot
Tramp
 1935 Crime Unlimited
Andrew Purvis (uncredited)
 1935 While Parents Sleep
Taxi Driver
 1935 Murder on the Set
Sergeant Crowther
 1935 Dandy Dick
Police Constable Topping (uncredited)
 1935 That's My Uncle
Splinty Woods
 1935 Trouble Ahead
Boatman (uncredited)
 1935 Brewster's Millions
Bookmaker (uncredited)
 1935 Lucky Dogs (Short)
 1935 Off the Dole
Detective Brown
 1935 The Half-Day Excursion (Short)
Cockney
 1935 What the Parrot Saw (Short)
 1934 The Old Curiosity Shop
George (uncredited)
 1934 Borrow a Million
Bodgers
 1934 A Glimpse of Paradise
Harry
 1934 Crazy People
 1934 The Scoop
Harry Humphries
 1934 Virginia's Husband
Police Sergeant
 1934 Music Hall
Fred
 1934 Orders Is Orders
Regimental Sergeant Major
 1934 Passing Shadows
Sergeant
 1934 Those Were the Days
Insp. Briggs (as Walter Patch)
 1934 Tiger Bay
Wally
 1934 The Man I Want
Crook
 1934 The Fire Raisers
Price the Trainer (uncredited)
 1934 The Perfect Flaw
Bert
 1934 The Scotland Yard Mystery
Detective Sergeant George
 1933 Up for the Derby
Bert Davis, Bookie (uncredited)
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth
Bookmaker (uncredited)
 1933 Marooned
Wilson
 1933 Trouble
Chief Steward
 1933 Channel Crossing
Sailor (uncredited)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Butcher in Kitchen (uncredited)
 1933 Falling for You
Publican (uncredited)
 1933 Dora (Short)
PC William Petty
 1933 Adventures of Don Quixote
Gypsy King (as Walter Patch)
 1933 The Crime at Blossoms
Palmer
 1933 The Good Companions
Fred - Driver's Mate
 1932 Heroes of the Mine
Bob
 1932 The Lucky Number
Bookmaker at Greyhound Stadium (uncredited)
 1932 Here's George
Foeman
 1932 Illegal
The Bookie (uncredited)
 1932 Castle Sinister
Jorkins
 1931 Never Trouble Trouble
Bill Hainton
 1931 Shadows
Cripps
 1931 The Great Gay Road
Joe
 1931 The Battle of Gallipoli
Sergeant
 1931 The Skin Game
Van Driver (uncredited)
 1931 The Sport of Kings
Panama Pete
 1930 Kissing Cup's Race
Bookie
 1930 The Great Game
Joe Miller
 1930 Warned Off
Miles
 1930 Thread O' Scarlet (Short)
Ford
 1929 High Treason
Commissionaire
 1929 The Adventures of Dick Turpin
Jonathan Wild (as Walter Patch)
 1928 A Reckless Gamble
Wally
 1928 Balaclava
Trooper Strang (as Walt Patch)
 1928 The Light on the Wall (Short)
Bill Riggers
 1928 The Living Death (Short)
Bill Riggers
 1928 The Scarred Face (Short)
Bill Riggers
 1928 The Torture Cage (Short)
Bill Riggers
 1928 The Zone of Death (Short)
Bill Riggers
 1928 Under the Tide (Short)
Bill Riggers
 1928 The Guns of Loos
Sergeant
 1928 Shooting Stars
Property Man
 1927 The Luck of the Navy
Stoker Clark
 1927 Carry On!
Andrews
 1927 The King's Highway
Police Chief
 1927 Boadicea
Officer in Roman Army (uncredited)
 1927 Blighty
Drill Sergeant
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Pat Wallace and Guy Bolton's play, "The Sun Never Sets," at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London, England with Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Todd Duncan, Adelaide Hall, Stewart Granger, Henry Oscar, Mackenzie Ward, Frank Cochrane, Shelagh Furley, and Charles Farrell in the cast. Basil Dean was director.

Alternate Names:

Walter Patch | Walt Patch

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

In films from 1927, often as cockney working class types or the occasional drill sergeant. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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