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Philip Stainton (1908–1961)

Philip Stainton was born on April 9, 1908 in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England. He was an actor, known for The Ladykillers (1955), Mogambo (1953) and Moby Dick (1956). He died on August 1, 1961 in Melbourne, Australia. See full bio »


(age 53) in Melbourne, Australia

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The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers The Sergeant
Mogambo John Brown-Pryce
Moby Dick
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 1959 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
 1958 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
- The Deserted Yacht (1958) ... Hannibal
 1957 Take That (TV Series)
 1957 Sound of Thunder (TV Movie)
 1957 The Duke in Darkness (TV Movie)
 1957 Fair Passenger (TV Movie)
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Police Constable
 1956 Moby Dick
 1956 The Dragon Embellishment (TV Short)
Tong Yu
 1956 A Flea Off Pepe (TV Movie)
Monsieur Allamagne
 1956 Who Done It?
Jimmy Maddox, Frankie's Agent
 1956 Act of Violence (TV Movie)
 1951-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Bobbio / Sebastian Forge-Abbott / Uncle Ted / ...
- The Weeping Madonna (1956) ... Bobbio
- Mr. Maypole (1955) ... Sebastian Forge-Abbott
- The Fifty Mark (I) (1955) ... Uncle Ted
- The Bachelor (1951) ... Shpundic
 1955 The Ladykillers
The Sergeant
 1955 Cast a Dark Shadow
Charlie Mann
 1955 The Woman for Joe
 1955 The Wise Cat (TV Movie)
The King
 1955 John and Julie
London Police Sergeant
 1955 The Vale of Shadows (TV Movie)
Orpheus's father
 1954 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Dr. Mason
 1954 The Walking Stick (TV Short)
Mr. Pepperel
 1954 Up to His Neck
Mr. Woo
 1954 Forbidden Cargo
Seaburyness Police Sargeant (uncredited)
 1954 Hobson's Choice
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Nobby Clarke
 1952 Made in Heaven
Stanley Grimes
 1952 Monsoon
 1952 The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird
Chief of Police (English version, voice)
 1952 The Quiet Man
Anglican Bishop (uncredited)
 1952 Angels One Five
Police Constable
 1951 Island Rescue
 1951 The Fifty Mark (TV Movie)
Uncle Ted
 1951 White Corridors
 1949 Boys in Brown
Principal Prison Officer
 1949 The Spider and the Fly
Café Manager
 1949 The Gay Lady
Arthur Briggs (uncredited)
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Detective Inspector
 1949 Poet's Pub
Mr. Lott (uncredited)
 1949 Passport to Pimlico
 1949 The Blue Lagoon
Mr. Ansty
 1948 Scott of the Antarctic
Second Questioner
 1948 The Dumb Wife of Cheapside (TV Movie)
Alderman John Groat
 1947 Nightbeat
Sgt. Slack (uncredited)
 1947 Everyman (TV Movie)
 1946 Alice in Wonderland (TV Short)
Mock Turtle
 1946 Quartet (TV Movie)

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Other Works:

He acted in Denis Cannan's play, "Misery Me!," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Yvonne Mitchell, Clive Morton, George Cole, and Leonard Sachs in the cast. Alastair Sim was director. See more »

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Died during the 423rd stage performance of "East Lynne", a musical comedy melodrama. It was directed and rewritten by him, and became a smash hit in Australia. He died in the arms of his wife, Betty Bailey-Stanton, who was a performer in the show as well. See more »

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