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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 June 1932Willesden, London, England, UK
Date of Death 23 December 1990Bali, Indonesia
Birth NameAnthony Alexander Wager
Nickname Tony

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Wager was born on June 24, 1932 in Willesden, London, England as Anthony Alexander Wager. He is known for his work on Great Expectations (1946), Silent Number (1974) and The Secret Tunnel (1948). He died on December 23, 1990 in Bali, Indonesia.

Trivia (12)

Since Great Expectations (1946) was his first film, he was coached by co-stars John Mills and Valerie Hobson.
Saved Jean Simmons' life on the set of Great Expectations (1946) when her apron caught fire
Was chosen by director David Lean from 700 applicants to play the young Pip in Great Expectations (1946).
Was a student at Christ's College.
His father was a London plumber.
His name, Anthony Wager, was coincidentally (or maybe intentionally?) used for the main character in the Robert Englund film _Dance Macabre (1991)_.
In the late 1940s, he had tea with a young 'Michael Caine', who was part of the crowd at a showing of Great Expectations. As a surprise prize, the organizers asked if anyone in the crowd was celebrating a birthday. Caine said it was his birthday and so was invited to have tea with Anthony Wager.
In the late 1960s, he moved to Australia, where he mainly appeared in television shows.
Has a younger sister.
As a child, he lived in Finchley and Mill Hill, which are part of the London Borough of Barnet.
Before Great Expectations, his only acting experience was in a children's concert party, which gave amateur shows in wards of local London hospitals.
Had a heart attack at the age of 39.

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