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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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(age 78) in London, England, UK

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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)
 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
 1984 The Little Drummer Girl
Ned Quilley
 1983 Spyship (TV 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 Life of Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Justice Fleminge
- Of Comfort and Despair (1978) ... Mr. Justice Fleminge
 1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Dr.Watson
- Silver Blaze (1977) ... Dr.Watson
 1977 Silver Blaze (TV Short)
Dr. Watson
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Lord Lochmaben
- The First Step (1977) ... Lord Lochmaben
 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 Dominic (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Stainton
 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
 1974 Undercovers Hero
General Erhardt
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Arthur
- Sanctuary (1973) ... Arthur
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Ledworth
- Death in Small Doses (1973) ... Dr. Ledworth
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
The Prince
- Keep an Eye on Amélie (1973) ... 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 Young Winston
Major Finn
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
Sir Walter Cleaver
- Libel (1972) ... Sir Walter Cleaver
 1972 Vampire Circus
Burgermeister
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
John Hatton
- To the Death, Baby (1972) ... John Hatton
 1971 Cry of the Penguins
Mr. Forbush Sr.
 1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
Manager of Carlton Hotel
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Thatcher
- Trespasser (1970) ... Thatcher
 1970/II Bartleby
The Colleague
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
Chief Dreamer
- The Benefits of Earth (1970) ... Chief Dreamer
 1970 Trog
Magistrate
 1970 The Man Who Haunted Himself
Frank Bellamy
 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 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Inspector Frisch
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Roly Poly (1969)
 1969 The Last Shot You Hear
Gen. Jowett
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Staff Officer in Ballroom
 1969 Sophie's Place
Hubbard
 1968 Twisted Nerve
Sir John Forrester
 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
 1966 The Family Way
The Vicar
 1966 Room at the Bottom (TV Series)
Lord Fareham
 1966 The Wrong Box
Lawyer Patience
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Hubert Hemming
- What the Butler Saw (1966) ... Hubert Hemming
 1966 The Psychopath
Martin Roth
 1965 Joey Boy
Col. Grant
 1965 Rotten to the Core
Chief Constable Preston
 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)
 1964 Ring of Treason
Cmdr. Winters
 1964 A Home of Your Own
Estate agent
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Dr. Cantlie
- The Dragon Slayer (1963) ... Dr. Cantlie
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Wives and Lovers (1963)
 1963 Heavens Above!
Tranquilax Executive
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera
Lattimer
 1961 Murder She Said
Cedric
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Lt. Col Tom Jarvis
- Drama '61: The Face of the Enemy (1961) ... Lt. Col Tom Jarvis
 1961 Petticoat Pirates
Captain Jerome Robertson
 1961 Invasion Quartet
Cummings
 1960 The Risk
Special Agent Prince
 1960 A French Mistress
Colonel Edmonds - Chairman of the Governors
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Col. Parkright
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1959)
 1959 Don't Panic Chaps
Brown
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat
Colonel Bellingham of the Bays
 1958 A Lady Mislaid
Smith
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mellersh Wilkins
- The Enchanted April (1958) ... Mellersh Wilkins
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
Jim
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Mortimer
- The Mortimer Touch (1957) ... Professor Mortimer
 1957 The Birthday Present
Photographer
 1957 The Truth About Women
Trevor
 1957 Second Fiddle
Charles
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Morley
- Million Dollar Smile (1957) ... Morley
 1957 A Novel Affair
Jimmy
 1956 You Can't Escape
Chadwick
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Lt. Setley
 1956 Who Done It?
Raymond Courtney
 1956 Private's Progress
Captain Bootle
 1955 Josephine and Men
Salesman
 1947 Captain Boycott
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1945 Waltz Time
Stefan Ravenne
 1945 They Were Sisters
Channing
 1944 The Gay Intruders
Andrew
 1944 Some Like It Rough (Short)
British Soldier
 1940 It Happened to One Man
Ronnie
 1939 Among Human Wolves
Max von Reimer
 1939 Design for Murder
Huey Frazer
 1939 The Young Idea (TV Movie)
Rodney Masters
 1939 The Kindled Flame (Short)
 1938 Life of St. Paul
Unidentified role
 1938 Badger's Green (TV Movie) (as Thorley Waters)
 1935 Once in a New Moon (uncredited)
 1935 The Love Test
Chemist
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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He acted in Macrae and Sherwin's musical, "Under the Counter," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Cyril Raymond and Florence Desmond in the cast. Ben Frankel was orchestrator. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Thorley Waters
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He died only four days after his Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974) co-star Lee Remick. See more »

Star Sign:

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