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Wylie Watson (1889–1966)

Diminutive Scottish character player with trademark neatly-trimmed moustache, upturned at the ends, who began as a juvenile soprano vocalist in the late 1890's with a family variety act. At one time he performed 15 times daily at a waxworks ! Watson didn't start in films until 1929, when 'discovered' in Hollywood while on an American vacation. His... See full bio »


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The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps Memory
The Sundowners
The Sundowners Herb Johnson
Whisky Galore
Whisky Galore Joseph Macroon
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock Spicer


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 1960 The Sundowners
Herb Johnson
 1951 Happy Go Lovely
Stage Door Keeper
 1950 The Magnet
 1950 Shadow of the Past
 1950 Operation Disaster
Able Seaman Nobby Clark
 1950 Madeleine
Huggins (uncredited)
 1950 Eye Witness
Mr. Widgery, Red Lion Proprietor
 1949 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Mr. Horatio Hornsby
- Linda Lays a Ghost (1949) ... Mr. Horatio Hornsby
 1949 Train of Events (uncredited)
 1949 Whisky Galore
Joseph Macroon
 1948 Things Happen at Night
Watson - the butler
 1948 No Room at the Inn
Councilor Green
 1948 Tell Her the Truth (TV Movie)
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
 1947 Temptation Harbor
 1946 A Girl in a Million
 1946 The Years Between
 1946 The Trojan Brothers
Stage Manager
 1945 Query
 1945 Waltz Time
 1945 Don Chicago
 1945 Waterloo Road
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye
David Dodd
 1945 The World Owes Me a Living
 1944 Strawberry Roan
Bill Gurd
 1944 Don't Take It to Heart
Harry Bucket
 1944 Tawny Pipit
 1943 The Lamp Still Burns
Diabetic Patient
 1943 The Flemish Farm
 1943 The Saint Meets the Tiger
Horace (Templar's butler)
 1942 From the Four Corners (Short)
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
 1941 Danny Boy
 1941 Mr. Proudfoot Shows a Light (Short)
 1940 Bulldog Sees It Through
Dancing Professor
 1940/I She Couldn't Say No
 1940 Pack Up Your Troubles
Eric Sampson
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Salvation Watkins - Sir Humphrey's Gang
 1938 Queer Cargo
Rev. James Travers
 1938 Oh! Letty (TV Movie)
 1937 Gaiety Girls
 1937 Why Pick on Me?
Sam Tippett
 1937 Please Teacher
Oswald Clutterbuck
 1936 Radio Lover
Joe Morrison
 1935 The Black Mask
Jimmie Glass
 1934 Road House
Magician (uncredited)
 1933 Hawley's of High Street
Rev. Potter
 1933 Leave It to Me
 1932 For the Love of Mike
Rev. James
 1929 It's a Great Life
Bit Role (uncredited)

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He acted in Jack Waller and Joseph Tunbridge's musical, "Yes, Madam?", at the London Hippodrome in London, England with Bobby Howes, Binnie Hale, Vera Pearce, Bertha Belmore and Billy Leonard in the cast. See more »

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His father and mother were originally with the Carl Rosa Opera Company with whom Watson toured later with his sister. He played the 'Cello and his sister the Harp, he also had a Soprano voice. Amongst many famous variety club names that they toured with were Charles Chaplin, Wilkie Bard, Marie Lloyd and Sir Harry Lauder. See more »

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