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Hugh Williams (I) (1904–1969)

Hugh Williams was a successful actor and dramatist. He collaborated with his second wife Margaret Vyner on several plays, such as "The Grass is Greener". His sons include the actor Simon Williams and the poet Hugo Williams, his grandchildren include the actors Tam Williams, Amy Williams and Kate Dunn and great-granddaughter is Lily Dizdar. His ... See full bio »


(age 65) in London, England, UK

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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Frank Shelley - Observer / Navigator in B for Bertie
Take My Life
Take My Life Nicholas Talbot
Wuthering Heights
An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband Sir Robert Chiltern


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 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lord Greham
- Aren't We All? (1969) ... Lord Greham
 1966 Khartoum
Lord Hartington
 1958-1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Victor, Earl of Rhyall / Thomas Swinley
- The Grass Is Greener (1959) ... Victor, Earl of Rhyall
- The Happy Man (1958) ... Thomas Swinley
 1957-1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Inspector Marlowe
- Safe Deposit (1958) ... Inspector Marlowe
- No Future for Frederick (1958) ... Inspector Marlowe
- Dateline - Execution (1957) ... Inspector Marlowe
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Homecoming (1958)
 1956 Plaintiff in a Pretty Hat (TV Movie)
The Earl of Hewlyn
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Boris Trigorin
- The Seagull (1956) ... Boris Trigorin
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- Scheherezade (1956) ... Shayar
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
- Flight to Calais (1956) ... Milet
 1955 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Harold Hartley
- The Talking Head (1955) ... Harold Hartley
 1954 Star of My Night
Arnold Whitman
 1953 The Intruder
 1953 The Fake
Sir Richard Aldingham
 1953 Twice Upon a Time
James Turner
 1952 The Holly and the Ivy
Richard Wyndham
 1952 Affairs of State (TV Movie)
 1952 Glory at Sea
Captain David G. Wilson, Division Commander
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Horace Giddens / Van Kane
- The Little Foxes (1951) ... Horace Giddens
- The Silent Village (1951) ... Van Kane
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
- Richard III (1950)
 1949 Naughty Arlette
Arnold Dickson
 1949 Paper Orchid
Frank McSweeney
 1948 Elizabeth of Ladymead
John Beresford in 1946
 1948 The Blind Goddess
Lord Arthur Brasted
 1947 An Ideal Husband
Sir Robert Chiltern
 1947 Take My Life
Nicholas Talbot
 1946 A Girl in a Million
 1942 Talk About Jacqueline
Dr. Michael Thomas
 1942 Secret Mission
Major Peter Garnett
 1942 The Avengers
Colin Metcalfe
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Frank Shelley - Observer / Navigator in B for Bertie
 1941 Ships with Wings
 1939 The Human Monster
Det. Insp. Larry Holt
 1939 Wuthering Heights
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh
Bill Gordon, Ann's Brother
 1938 His Lordship Goes to Press
Lord Bill Wilmer
 1938 Dead Men Tell No Tales
Detective Inspector Martin
 1938 Bank Holiday
 1938 One Night in Paris
Nissen, Rene
 1938 The Dark Stairway
Dr. Thurlow
 1937 Dangerous Secrets
Jim Wyndham
 1937 The Perfect Crime
Charles Brown
 1937 Side Street Angel
 1937 The Windmill
Lt. Peter Ellington
 1937 Gypsy
 1936 The Happy Family
Victor Hutt
 1936 The Man Behind the Mask
Nick Barclay
 1936 The Last Journey
Gerald Winter
 1936 The Amateur Gentleman
Lord Ronald Meredith
 1935 Her Last Affaire
Alan Heriot
 1935 Let's Live Tonight
Brian Kerry
 1935 David Copperfield
 1935 Lieut. Daring R.N.
Lt. Bob Daring
 1934 Elinor Norton
Tony Norton
 1934 Outcast Lady
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
Tony Clarendon
 1933 The Acting Business
 1933 Sorrell and Son
Kit Sorrell as an Adult
 1933 The Jewel
Frank Hallam
 1933 Bitter Sweet
 1933 After Dark
Richard Morton
 1932 Rome Express
 1932 Insult
Captain Ramon Nadir
 1932 Down Our Street
Charlie Stubbs
 1932 Edgar Wallace's White Face the Fiend
Michael Seeley
 1932 In a Monastery Garden
Paul Ferrier
 1931 A Gentleman of Paris
Gaston Gerrard
 1931 Night in Montmartre
Philip Borell
 1930 Charley's Aunt
Charlie Wykeham
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Show Show Self (4 credits)

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(8/56-9/56) Stage: Appeared in David Magarshack's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "The Seagull", at the Saville Theatre in London, England, with Diana Wynyard, Lyndon Brook, Perlita Neilson, Jill Bennett, George Relph, Nicholas Hannen and John Bennett in the cast. Michael Macowan was the director. See more »

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Father of the poet Hugo Williams, actor Simon Williams, and actress Polly Williams.



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