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George Hilsdon (1907–1982)

Prolific and ubiquitous British background player George Hilsdon was born on April 25, 1907 in West Ham, London, England. Hilsdon first began appearing in films in often uncredited minor roles in the mid-1940's. A burly fellow with a gruff face and receding silver gray hair, George was frequently cast as policemen, news vendors, or security guards... See full bio »

Died:

(age 75) in Essex, England, UK

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Known For

(1971)
Sunday Lovers Hotel receptionist (segment "An Englishman's Home")
(1980)
The Skull Policeman
(1965)

Filmography

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 1983 Better Late Than Never
Butler
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Kitchen Worker (uncredited)
 1981 An American Werewolf in London
News Vendor
 1981 Bognor (TV Series)
Albert
- Deadline: Part 2 - Who Goes Home? (1981) ... Albert
 1980 Sunday Lovers
Hotel receptionist (segment "An Englishman's Home") (as George Hillsden)
 1980 Fox (TV Series)
Smoker
- King Billy (1980) ... Smoker
 1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Percy Timson
- Rumpole and the Age for Retirement (1979) ... Percy Timson
 1979 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Barman / Coastguard
- Five Go to Demon's Rocks: Part 2 (1979) ... Barman / Coastguard (as George Hilsden)
- Five Go to Demon's Rocks: Part 1 (1979) ... Barman / Coastguard (as George Hilsden)
 1978 International Velvet
Attendant (as George Hillsden)
 1978 Hazell (TV Series)
Fred Hazell / Mr. Fred Hazell
- Hazell Works for Nothing (1978) ... Fred Hazell
- Hazell Pays a Debt (1978) ... Mr. Fred Hazell
 1977 Sweeney!
Security Man (uncredited)
 1976 The Chiffy Kids (TV Series)
1st Angler
- Magpie Lays an Egg (1976) ... 1st Angler
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Attacker on Ships Bridge (uncredited)
 1976 Star Maidens (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant / Taxi Driver
- Hideout (1976) ... Desk Sergeant
- The Perfect Couple (1976) ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Removalist
- Cat Amongst the Pigeons (1976) ... Removalist (uncredited)
 1976 At the Earth's Core
Reporter (uncredited)
 1975 Carry on Behind
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Mr. Thomas
- The Destructors (1975) ... Mr. Thomas
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Boxing Coach / Pub Patron
- Chalk and Cheese (1975) ... Boxing Coach (uncredited)
- Jigsaw (1975) ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
 1974 It's Not the Size That Counts
Fiat Driver at Petrol Station (uncredited)
 1974 Carry on Dick
Man at Church (uncredited)
 1974 Undercovers Hero
German Officer (uncredited)
 1973 The Hireling
Perkins (uncredited)
 1972 Bless This House
Policeman Outside Magistrates Court (uncredited)
 1972 All Coppers Are...
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1972 The Ruling Class
Lord (uncredited)
 1971 Carry on at Your Convenience
Factory Worker (uncredited)
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Man at Auction
- That's Me Over There (1971) ... Man at Auction (uncredited)
 1971 See No Evil
Pub Landlord (uncredited)
 1971 Dulcima
Blake
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Police Photographer (uncredited)
 1971 The Fourth Victim
Policeman in Court (uncredited)
 1971 10 Rillington Place
Jury Member (uncredited)
 1971 Long Ago, Tomorrow
George
 1970 All the Way Up
Doorman (uncredited)
 1970 Scrooge
Policeman (uncredited)
 1970 The Breaking of Bumbo
Tussauds Guard (as George Hillesden)
 1970 Trog
Publican (uncredited)
 1970 The Man Who Haunted Himself
Casino Cashier (uncredited)
 1970 Hoffman
Ticket Collector Kings Cross (uncredited)
 1970 The Mind of Mr. Soames
Man at Railway Station (uncredited)
 1970 The Misfit (TV Series)
Taxi-driver
- On Being British (1970) ... Taxi-driver
 1969 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Mr. Sutton
- The Long Sixpence (1969) ... Mr. Sutton
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
Waiter
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Latimer / Bernie
- Fly Away Home (1969) ... Latimer
- Steve (1969) ... Bernie
 1969 The File of the Golden Goose
Bathhouse Patron (uncredited)
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini Series)
Plainclothes Inspector
- The Great Bullion Robbery (1969) ... Plainclothes Inspector
 1968 The Franchise Trail (TV Movie)
BBC commissionaire
 1968 Deadfall
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
 1968 The High Commissioner
Security Guard on Gate at Wimbledon (uncredited)
 1968 Salt and Pepper
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1965-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Guard / Pallbearer
- Have Guns - Will Haggle (1968) ... Guard (uncredited)
- The Murder Market (1965) ... Pallbearer (uncredited)
 1967 Quatermass and the Pit
Barman (uncredited)
 1967 The Whisperers
Ticket Collector (as George Hillsden)
 1967 The Dirty Dozen
Medical Officer at Hanging (uncredited)
 1967 They Came from Beyond Space
Guard (uncredited)
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
- The Loser (1967)
 1966 Press for Time
Man Delivering Newspapers (uncredited)
 1966 The Wrong Box
Constable
 1966 That Riviera Touch
Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1965 Blood Beast from Outer Space
Armed Policeman (uncredited)
 1965 Strangler's Web
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1965 The Alphabet Murders
Gaming Club Patron (uncredited)
 1965 Thunderball
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1965 The Early Bird
Surprised Man (uncredited)
 1965 The Liquidator
Bert - Security Guard (uncredited)
 1965 The Big Job
Member of Police Choir (uncredited)
 1960-1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Police Constable / Station Constable / Man in Street / ...
- Strangler's Web (1965) ... Station Constable (uncredited)
- Dead Man's Chest (1965) ... Man in Street (uncredited)
- To Have and to Hold (1963) ... Police Constable (uncredited)
- Flat Two (1962) ... Club Member (uncredited)
- Never Back Losers (1961) ... Jack
 1965 The Skull
Policeman
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Tic-Tac Man (uncredited)
 1965 Cup Fever
Manchester Bobby (uncredited)
 1965 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
New Year Reveller
- The Gate of the Year (1965) ... New Year Reveller (uncredited)
 1964-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Waiter / Factory Worker in Bar
- The Contract (1965) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Man Who Liked Toys (1964) ... Factory Worker in Bar (uncredited)
 1964 Smokescreen
Policeman Pulling Rope (uncredited)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
On Course Bookmaker / Reporter / 2nd Policeman
- The Big Fix (1964) ... On Course Bookmaker (uncredited)
- The Lady-Killer (1964) ... Reporter (uncredited)
- The 'V' Men (1964) ... 2nd Policeman (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Officer in Court / Man in Pub / Reporter / ...
- Heartbeats in a Tin Box (1964) ... Officer in Court / Man in Pub (uncredited)
- Solo Performance (1964) ... Reporter (uncredited)
- 14 Ghosts (1963) ... Policeman (uncredited)
 1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Reporter at Opening of Mummy Exhibition (uncredited)
 1964 Escape by Night
Dog Track Punter (uncredited)
 1964 First Men in the Moon
Constable (uncredited)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Man in Police Station (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Major Domo / Reporter / Guest / ...
- A Tiny Drop of Poison (1964) ... Major Domo (uncredited)
- Do You Remember Leo Winters? (1964) ... Reporter (uncredited)
- Final Decision (1964) ... Guest (uncredited)
- Festival of Pawns (1963) ... Drunk (uncredited)
- The Gentle Spies (1963) ... Constable (uncredited)
 1964 Carry on Jack
Deckhand (uncredited)
 1963 Panic
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1963 The Hi-Jackers
Workman (uncredited)
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Hospital Hall Porter (uncredited)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Hotel Guest / Hotel Barman
- A Very Desirable Plot (1963) ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
- Meet My Son, Henry (1963) ... Hotel Barman (uncredited)
 1963 West 11
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1963 A Place to Go
Pub Patron (uncredited)
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1963 Heavens Above!
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1963 Invasion of the Triffids
Man in Train Station (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. No
Le Cercle Patron (uncredited)
 1962 Strongroom
Policeman (uncredited)
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Penal Colony Guard (uncredited)
 1962 Postman's Knock
Joiner (uncredited)
 1961 Never Back Losers
Jack
 1961 The Fourth Square
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Detective in Park
- Still Waters (1961) ... Detective in Park (uncredited)
 1961 What a Whopper
Monster Maker (uncredited)
 1961 Whistle Down the Wind
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1961 The Never Never Murder (Short)
Constable (uncredited)
 1961 The Square Mile Murder (Short)
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1961 Wings of Death (Short)
Scientist (uncredited)
 1961 Flame in the Streets
Factory Worker (uncredited)
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Gunman / Officer in Car
- The Deputy Coyannis Story (1961) ... Gunman (uncredited)
- The Trap (1961) ... Officer in Car (uncredited)
 1961 The Snake Woman
Villager in Pub (uncredited)
 1961 Clue of the New Pin
2nd Removal Man (uncredited)
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Boxing Patron (uncredited)
 1961 Konga
Second News Vendor (uncredited)
 1961 The Secret Partner
Constable Hill (uncredited)
 1961 The Silent Weapon (Short)
Constable (uncredited)
 1961 I Promised to Pay
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1960 Evidence in Concrete (Short)
AA Patrolman (uncredited)
 1960 Jungle Street Girls
Adam & Eve Club Patron (uncredited)
 1960 The Concrete Jungle
Trustee (uncredited)
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man
Mill Worker (uncredited)
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Detective / Hotel Doorman / Chauffeur
- The Protector (1960) ... Detective (uncredited)
- The Princess (1960) ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
- The Godfather (1959) ... Detective (uncredited)
- The Crying Jester (1959) ... Detective (uncredited)
- The Prime Minister (1959) ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1960 The Angry Silence
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1960 Never Take Candy from A Stranger
Court Official (uncredited)
 1960 And the Same to You
Boxing Second (uncredited)
 1960 Jazz Boat
Market Trader (uncredited)
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Harold (uncredited)
 1959 Strictly Confidential
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1959 The Ghost Train Murder (Short)
Detective (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Army Driver / Prison Officer
- The Prize (1959) ... Army Driver (uncredited)
- Jailbreak (1958) ... Prison Officer (uncredited)
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Reporter at Factory Gate (uncredited)
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
Laughing Man in Street (uncredited)
 1959 Bobbikins
Man Painting Office Door (uncredited)
 1959 Web of Evidence
Policeman in Court (uncredited)
 1959 Operation Amsterdam
Diamond Merchant (uncredited)
 1958 Alive and Kicking
Russian Trawlerman (uncredited)
 1958 Nowhere to Go
Sullivan's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1958 Print of Death (Short)
Workman (uncredited)
 1958 Innocent Sinners
Magistrates Court Usher (uncredited)
 1958 The Safecracker
Tic Tac Man (uncredited)
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Landlord
- The Bracelet (1957) ... Landlord (uncredited)
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
Water Polo Spectator (uncredited)
 1957 All at Sea
Lifeboat crewman (uncredited)
 1957 The One That Got Away
Prisoner Escort (uncredited)
 1957 Just My Luck
Tic-tac Man (uncredited)
 1957 Small Hotel
American Airforce Officer (uncredited)
 1957 The Long Haul
Mac's Cafe Customer (uncredited)
 1957 Kill Me Tomorrow
Webber's Henchman
 1957 Quatermass 2
Guard (uncredited)
 1956 Dry Rot
Bookmaker (uncredited)
 1956 Port of Escape
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Photographer at the Airport (uncredited)
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Tic Tac Man (uncredited)
 1955 A Yank in Ermine
Alf Lewis (uncredited)
 1955 All for Mary
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
 1955 The Ladykillers
Security Van Driver (uncredited)
 1955 Man of the Moment
Swedish Delegate (uncredited)
 1955 Stolen Assignment
Reporter (uncredited)
 1955 You Lucky People
Soldier in Bar (uncredited)
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Man in Bus Queue (uncredited)
 1954 The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp
Bookie (uncredited)
 1954 Chance Meeting
Detective at Victoria Station (uncredited)
 1954 The Gay Dog
Bookmaker (uncredited)
 1954 Forbidden Cargo
Police Driver (uncredited)
 1953 Roadhouse Girl
Garage Attendant (uncredited)
 1953 The Straw Man
Prison Officer (uncredited)
 1953 Norman Conquest
Russian Embassy Man (uncredited)
 1953 Will Any Gentleman...?
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1953 Shoot First
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1952 The Gambler and the Lady
Tic Tac Man (uncredited)
 1951 High Treason
Detective (uncredited)
 1951 Island Rescue
German Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 The Galloping Major
Tic-tac Man (uncredited)
 1950 The Wooden Horse
German Sentry (uncredited)
 1950 Odette
Guard (uncredited)
 1948 The Silk Noose
Nightclub Doorman (uncredited)
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Old Bailey Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 The Agitator
Man Leaving Factory (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

George Hillesden | George Hillsden | George Hilsden

Spouse:

Ivy Lilian Benge  (her death)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

A friend of director Bryan Forbes, who cast him in six of his films and named the protagonist of his novel "The Endless Game" after him.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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