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Thorley Walters (1913–1991)

Son of a clergyman, the British character actor Thorley Walters was born in 1913 in Teigngrace, Devonshire, England. After stage experience, in which he played Shakespearean and light leading roles, he made his film debut in The Love Test (1935) and continued his early film career with numerous quota quickies. Walters quickly found his acting ... See full bio »

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Vampire Circus
Vampire Circus Burgermeister
(1972)
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
(1969)
Frankenstein Created Woman
(1967)

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 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Bishop Harry
 1985-1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Uncle Harold / Johnny Davenport
- He's Asking for Me (1990) ... Uncle Harold
- In the Secret State (1985) ... Johnny Davenport
 1989 Minder (TV Series)
the Magistrate
- Days of Fines and Closures (1989) ... the Magistrate
 1988 The Play on One (TV Series)
Mr. Finister
- The Dunroamin' Rising (1988) ... Mr. Finister
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Harry Gold
- The Surgeon (1988) ... Harry Gold
 1986 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.10 (1986) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.9 (1986) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Mr. Dick
 1983 Spyship (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Arthur Dowdall
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Dr. Arthur Dowdall
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Dr. Arthur Dowdall
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Dr. Arthur Dowdall
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Dr. Arthur Dowdall
 1983 Jury (TV Series)
Uncle George
- Julian (1983) ... Uncle George
 1982 Spider's Web (TV Movie)
Hugo Birch
 1975-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Old Wedding Guest / Chalcott-Bentinck
- Soft Targets (1982) ... Old Wedding Guest
- Goodbye (1975) ... Chalcott-Bentinck
 1982 Shelley (TV Series)
Bank Manager
- Credit Where Credit's Due (1982) ... Bank Manager
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Inspector Jowett
 1979 Henry V (TV Movie)
Charles VI
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Justice Fleminge
- Of Comfort and Despair (1978) ... Mr. Justice Fleminge
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Lord Lochmaben
- The First Step (1977) ... Lord Lochmaben
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Dr. Watson
- Silver Blaze (1977) ... Dr. Watson
 1975-1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Colonel Redfern / Wing Commander / Home Secretary
- Chips with Everything (1975) ... Wing Commander
 1976 Beasts (TV Series)
Sir Ramsey
- The Dummy (1976) ... Sir Ramsey
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Bulstrode
- No Letters, No Lawyers (1976) ... Bulstrode
 1976 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Leopold Jellaby
- Anselm Gets His Chance (1976) ... Sir Leopold Jellaby
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Edward, Prince of Wales
- A Perfect Darling (1974) ... Edward, Prince of Wales
- Recovery (1974) ... Edward, Prince of Wales
- Lady Randolph (1974) ... Edward, Prince of Wales
- Jennie Jerome (1974) ... Edward, Prince of Wales
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Carruthers
- Mark Massey Is Dead (1974) ... Carruthers
 1974 Masquerade (TV Series)
Bunny
- Mützen ab! (1974) ... Bunny
 1974 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Beecham
- Ice Storm (1974) ... Beecham
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Arthur
- Sanctuary (1973) ... Arthur
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Ledworth
- Death in Small Doses (1973) ... Dr. Ledworth
 1973 The Song of Songs (TV Series)
Uncle Albert
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Uncle Albert
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
The Prince
 1973 Lloyd George (TV Movie)
King Edward VII
 1973 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
King Edward VII
- Daisy (1973) ... King Edward VII
 1973 Daisy (TV Movie)
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
Sir Walter Cleaver
- Libel (1972) ... Sir Walter Cleaver
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
John Hatton
- To the Death, Baby (1972) ... John Hatton
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Thatcher
- Trespasser (1970) ... Thatcher
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
Chief Dreamer
- The Benefits of Earth (1970) ... Chief Dreamer
 1969 Cribbins (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1969)
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Col. Baldock
- The Marrying Kind (1969) ... Col. Baldock
 1969 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Fraser
- Unhappy Birthday (1969) ... Dr. Peter Fraser
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Marcus Sedden
- Roly Poly (1969) ... Marcus Sedden
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Holland
- On the Eve of Publication (1968) ... Holland
 1968 A Man of our Times (TV Series)
Wilfred
- The Dream Time (1968) ... Wilfred
 1967 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
David Maxton
- The Tin God (1967) ... David Maxton
 1967 Room at the Bottom (TV Series)
Lord Fareham
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Lord Fareham
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Hemming
- What the Butler Saw (1966) ... Hemming
 1965 Six Shades of Black (TV Series)
Lionel Sparrow
- The Good Woman of Chester Square (1965) ... Lionel Sparrow
 1964 Lance at Large (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1964)
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Dr. Cantlie
- The Dragon Slayer (1963) ... Dr. Cantlie
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Wives and Lovers (1963)
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Lt. Col Tom Jarvis
- Drama '61: The Face of the Enemy (1961) ... Lt. Col Tom Jarvis
 1961 Winning Widows (TV Series)
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Mark Kennedy
- Episode #1.10 (1959) ... Mark Kennedy
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mellersh Wilkins
- The Enchanted April (1958) ... Mellersh Wilkins
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Mortimer
- The Mortimer Touch (1957) ... Professor Mortimer
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Morley
- Million Dollar Smile (1957) ... Morley
 1952 Gay's the Word (TV Movie)
Peter Lynton
 1949 Her Excellency (TV Movie)
Jimmy Denham
 1949 Under the Counter (TV Movie)
Tim Garrett
 1939 The Young Idea (TV Movie)
Rodney Masters
 1938 Badger's Green (TV Movie) (as Thorley Waters)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Elsa Lanchester (Ariel), Marius Goring (Alonso), James Mason (Francisco), Evan John (Gonzalo), Desmond Walter-Ellis (Adrian), Dennis Arundell(Antonio), Ernest Hare (Sebastian), Charles Laughton, Ursula Jeans, Flora Robson, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Thorley Waters
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Trivia:

Actor Thorley Walters appeared in three John le Carré filmed adaptations. The first was in an episode of the television mini-series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) [See: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Tarr Tells His Story (1979)], the second was in the theatrical feature film cinema movie The Little Drummer Girl (1984), whilst the third and final appearance was in the tele-movie A Murder of Quality ... See more »

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