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Reginald Purdell (1896–1953)

Reginald Purdell was born on November 4, 1896 in Clapham, London, England as Reginald Grasdorf. He was an actor and writer, known for We Dive at Dawn (1943), Pack Up Your Troubles (1940) and Quiet Please (1938). He died on April 22, 1953 in London. See full bio »


(age 56) in London, England, UK

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Known For

We Dive at Dawn
We Dive at Dawn Coxwain - C / P.O. Dabbs
Pack Up Your Troubles
Pack Up Your Troubles Tommy Perkins
Quiet Please
Quiet Please Algy Beresford
Brighton Rock


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 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Cast member 'The Island of Cipango'
- Three Plays by Benn W. Levy (1952) ... Cast member 'The Island of Cipango'
 1951 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
Actor in Our Neighbours segment
- Episode #6.4 (1951) ... Actor in Our Neighbours segment
- Episode #6.3 (1951) ... Actor in Our Neighbours segment
- Episode #6.2 (1951) ... Actor in Our Neighbours segment
- Episode #6.1 (1951) ... Actor in Our Neighbours segment
 1951 Files from Scotland Yard
Inspector Gower
 1950 Stage Fright
Police Car Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Flotsam's Follies (TV Short)
 1947 A Man About the House
 1947 Captain Boycott
American reporter
 1947 Holiday Camp
 1947 The Root of All Evil
 1946 London Town
Stage Manager
 1944 Candles at Nine
Charles Lacey
 1944 Two Thousand Women
Alec Harvey
 1944 A Lady Surrenders
 1944 It's in the Bag
 1943 Variety Jubilee
Joe Swan
 1943 We Dive at Dawn
Coxwain - C / P.O. Dabbs
 1941 Fingers
 1940 Pack Up Your Troubles
Tommy Perkins
 1940 His Brother's Keeper
Bunny Reeves
 1939 The Missing People
Harry Morgan
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Pilot (uncredited)
 1938 Many Tanks Mr. Atkins
Private Nuts Nutter
 1938 Simply Terrific
Sam Todd
 1938 The Viper
 1938 Quiet Please
Algy Beresford
 1938 The Dark Stairway
 1937 Ship's Concert (Short)
 1937 Side Street Angel
 1936 Hail and Farewell
 1936 Crown v. Stevens
 1936 Where's Sally?
Dick Burgess
 1936 Debt of Honour
Pedro Salvas
 1935 Get Off My Foot
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
Radio Listener
 1935 Key to Harmony
Tom Kirkwood
 1934 What's in a Name?
Harry Stubbs
 1934 The Luck of a Sailor
 1934 Runaway Queen
 1934 On the Air
 1933 Up to the Neck
Jimmy Catlin
 1933 Crime on the Hill
 1933 Strictly in Confidence (Short)
 1933 My Lucky Star
 1933 Looking In (TV Movie)
 1932 Congress Dances
 1932 A Night Like This
Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 Night in Montmartre
Show Show Writer (19 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Dear Fool. Written by H.V. Esmond. Garrick Theatre: 26 Jan 1914- Feb 1914 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Harry Ashford, Leslie Banks, Marion Courtnay, Estelle Despa, H.V. Esmond, Reginald Purdell [credited as Reginald Grasdorff], Fred Grove, Constance Groves, Eva Moore, Jessamine Newcombe, Howard Stuart. ... See more »

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Stocky, dark-haired British stage and radio comedian, who later played supporting roles on screen and also occasionally contributed film scripts. Served with the British Army during World War I.

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