Brilliant actors without photos

by norwell-services | created - 23 Dec 2014 | updated - 23 Dec 2014 | Public

I've been watching Films and TV from the late 50's and IMDb allows me to look up some of the actors I loved to watch. Unfortunately some have no photographic identity. I thank IMDb for not allowing these great actors not to be forgotten. Hopefully at some future date photographs will be attached.

1. Patrick Allen

Actor | Dial M for Murder

Patrick Allen was born on March 17, 1927 in Nyasaland as John Keith Patrick Allen. He was an actor, known for Dial M for Murder (1954), Glencannon (1959) and Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (1986). He was married to Sarah Lawson. He died on July 28, 2006 in London, England.

This actor appeared in many TV series notably in Glenncannon

2. George Cole

Actor | Cleopatra

George Cole OBE was a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career spanned over 60 years. For many, he will perhaps be best remembered for playing one of the most endearing characters of recent times on British television, "Arthur Daley", the shifty but very likable "...

Great comic actor appearing in such programs as Minder.

3. Reg Varney

Actor | The Best Pair of Legs in the Business

Reg Varney was born on July 11, 1916 in Canning Town, London, England as Reginald Alfred Varney. He was an actor and writer, known for The Best Pair of Legs in the Business (1973), Down the 'Gate (1975) and On the Buses (1969). He was married to Lilian Emma Flavell. He died on November 16, 2008 in ...

One of my all time favorite actors. I saw him first in The Rag Trade and then memorably in On The Buses.

4. Doris Hare

Actress | On the Buses

Doris Hare was born on March 1, 1905 in Bargoed, Monmouthshire, Wales as Doris Breamer Hare. She was an actress, known for On the Buses (1969), Second Best (1994) and On the Buses (1971). She was married to John Fraser Roberts. She died on May 30, 2000 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, ...

A stalwart of screen and cinema. Always played a nag. Great actress.

5. Miriam Karlin

Actress | Children of Men

Miriam Karlin was born on June 23, 1925 in Hampstead, London, England as Miriam Samuels. She was an actress, known for Children of Men (2006), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Flashbacks of a Fool (2008). She died on June 3, 2011 in St John's Wood, London.

Great voice ... Lovely actress ..

6. Sidney James

Actor | Carry On Cleo

The star of the Carry On series of films, Sid James originally came to prominence as sidekick to the ground breaking British comedy actor Tony Hancock, on both radio and then television. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and named Solomon Joel Cohen, James arrived in England in 1946, second wife ...

What a great personality ... Great laugh ... So much talent

7. Kenneth Williams

Actor | Follow That Camel

The acting bug bit Kenneth Williams when, as a student, his English teacher suggested he try out for a school play. He found that he enjoyed it tremendously, but when he raised the possibility at home of becoming an actor, his father forbade it. Williams was eventually sent to art school in London ...

Have you read his diarys ? ... Lovely character but troubled

8. Charles Hawtrey

Actor | Follow That Camel

Coming from a theatrical family (although not related to the famous Edwardian actor Sir Charles Hawtrey, he did "borrow" his last name), Charles Hawtrey made his stage debut at age 11 after having spent several years in a prestigious acting school. A string of stage roles followed, and by 1929 his ...

This guy used to crack me up he was so camp ...

9. Joan Sims

Actress | Carry On... Up the Khyber

The First Lady of Carry On, was born Irene Joan Marion Sims on 9 May 1930. The daughter of an Essex railway station master, Joan was interested in pursuing show-business, and soon became a familiar face in a growing number of amateur productions. In 1946, Joan first applied to RADA, her audition ...

Such a marvelous actress ...

10. Peter Butterworth

Actor | Carry On... Up the Khyber

Peter Butterworth's promising career in the British Navy Fleet Air Arm ended when the plane which he was flying was shot down by the Germans in WW II and he was placed in a POW camp. There he became close friends with Talbot Rothwell (later a writer on the "Carry On" series, on which Butterworth ...

This guy has been in so many things as a supporting actor

11. Jack Warner

Actor | Scrooge

Jack Warner started acting with the Sutton Amateur Dramatics Club after the end of World War I. From 1935, performed in cabaret at the London West End as half of the double act of Warner & Darnell. In addition to starring as Dixon of Dock Green (1955), which ran for over 20 years, he achieved ...

My mum used to love watching this actor

12. Stratford Johns

Actor | Cromwell

South African-born Stratford Johns was forever associated with the role of tough, abrasive Superintendant Charlie Barlow on TV's Z Cars (1962) and its sequels Softly Softly: Task Force (1969) and Barlow (1971). In between, he also played Barlow in the miniseries Jack the Ripper (1973) (which, in ...

Who can forget this actor ... He was great in I Claudius

13. Sheila White

Actress | Oliver!

Sheila White was born on October 18, 1948 in London, England as Sheila Susan White. She was an actress, known for Oliver! (1968), Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979) and Albert! (1969). She was married to Richard M. Mills. She died on September 7, 2018 in the UK.

Another I Claudius actress ...

14. John Bennett

Actor | Watership Down

The lean, rather emaciated-looking John Bennett studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After years in repertory theatre, he made his feature debut in 1960, and, thereafter, appeared regularly on British screens. He was prone to perform in diverse ethnic guises, often ...

This actor has been in everything ... One of my favorite actors ... From I Claudius to Fifth Element

15. Philip Madoc

Actor | The Avengers

Philip Madoc was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and attended Twyn School. He became interested in acting when he was a teenager. He studied at the University of Vienna and pursued a theatrical career by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the 1960s, he became a familiar face on ...

My favorite villain... Don't tell him Pike

16. Madeline Smith

Actress | Live and Let Die

Shapely, dark haired British actress who appeared in a number of sensual film and TV roles that showcased her beauty. She is probably best recognizable as Miss Caruso, the beautiful young Italian agent sleeping with James Bond in the opening of Live and Let Die (1973) whose blue dress zipper meets ...

Who can forget Vampire Lovers ... Wow

17. Patrick Wymark

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

British character actor with radio and stage experience from 1951. Studied at University College in London and learned acting at the Old Vic Theatre School. Toured South Africa in 1952 and subsequently appeared in many Shakespearean roles in Stratford-upon-Avon. Busy television actor from the late ...

Jumping out of an airplane without a parachute ... Father of Barnaby's wife ... Great actor

18. Terence Alexander

Actor | Waterloo

To say that Terence Alexander, the distinguished British thespian, was hyperactive is a statement that borders on the understatement! Judge for yourself : born in 1923, following a short period when he considered becoming a priest, Alexander exercised the acting profession for six full decades and ...

This actor has been in so many films ... Great Escape etc. ... Bergeracs dad in law

19. Irene Handl

Actress | The Italian Job

English character actress best known for her many portrayals of feisty cockney types, ranging from barmaids to landladies, charwomen to cooks. Unlike her working class screen personae, Irene's parentage was quite cosmopolitan, her father a Viennese banker, her mother a French aristocrat - affluent ...

Great actress ... Voice like razor blades on a window

20. Patrick Magee

Actor | A Clockwork Orange

Born in Armagh, Northern Ireland, Patrick Magee is a classic example of how certain actors rate the stage far more highly than the screen. Magee was well aware that the vast majority of the films that he appeared in were dreadful (he mostly played sinister villains in horror films), but the money ...

This actor has been in everything ... Best moments for me are from Zulu

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