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David Tomlinson (I) (1917–2000)

David Tomlinson is best known for his role as George Banks in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (1964). As a youth he spent a short spell in the guards where he survived the trauma of a plane crash. He began his film career in the pre-war British film Quiet Wedding (1941) and followed that with Leslie Howard's 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). Altogether he has ... See full bio »

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 1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Sir Roger Avery
 1979 Dominique
 1978 The Water Babies
Sir John / Voice of Polar Bear
 1977 Wombling Free
Roland Frogmorton
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- Nine Dragons (1976) ... Blake
 1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Pinfold
- Loitering with Intent (1967) ... Charles Pinfold
 1967 Jackanory (TV Series)
- William's Treasure Trove (1967) ... Storyteller
- William's Evening Out (1967) ... Storyteller
- The Knights of the Square Table (1967) ... Storyteller
- William Gets His Fairing (1967) ... Storyteller
- William and the Pop Group (1967) ... Storyteller
 1965 The Truth About Spring
'Skelton' / Skelton
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tom Swinley
- The Happy Man (1960) ... Tom Swinley
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Dick Lanchester
 1957 The Ship Was Loaded
Tom Baker
 1955 All for Mary
Humphrey 'Humpy' Miller
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Tom Pettigo
- The No Man (1955) ... Tom Pettigo
 1954 All for Mary (TV Movie)
Clive Norton
 1954 The Birdcage Room (TV Movie)
Lord Tempest
 1953 Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?
Frank Betterton
 1952 Made in Heaven
Basil Topham
 1952 Castle in the Air
Earl of Locharne
 1951 The Magic Box
Assistant in Laboratory
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Captain Puffin Cheyne
 1950 The Wooden Horse
 1950 So Long at the Fair
Johnny Barton
 1949 Landfall
 1949 The Amazing Mr. Beecham
Lord Tony Pym
 1949 Miranda (TV Movie)
Sir Paul Marten
 1949 Helter Skelter
Nick Martin
 1949 Marry Me
David Haig
 1949 Warning to Wantons
Count Max Kardak
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Ronnie Waring
 1948 Broken Journey
Jimmy Marshall
 1948 Miranda
 1948 Easy Money
Martin Latham
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
Lord Liskeard
 1946 Secret Flight
Mr. Watlington
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Intelligence Officer
 1945 Journey Together
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
'Prune' Parsons
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
 1940 Garrison Follies (uncredited)
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(1950-9/51) Stage: Appeared in Nancy Mitford's adaptation of 'Andre Roussin''s play, "The Little Hut," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England, with Robert Morley, Joan Tetzel and Joyce Redman in the cast. Peter Brook was director. See more »

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Father of producer and 1st assistant director Henry Tomlinson and former actor James Adam Tomlinson. See more »


His roles on Disney's motion pictures.


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