Wilfrid Lawson (1900–1966)

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A scene stealing actor of lugubrious countenance, Wilfrid Lawson (born Wilfrid Worsnop) made his debut on the stage in "Trilby" at the Pier Pavilion in Brighton at the age of 16. He served as a pilot in the RAF during the final months of World War I, before resuming his theatrical career, becoming a well-established character player by the end of ... See full bio »

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Pygmalion Alfred Doolittle
War and Peace Prince Bolkonsky
Pastor Hall Pastor Frederick Hall
The Prisoner The Jailer


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 1967 The Viking Queen
King Priam
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Dormouse (as Wilfred Lawson)
 1966 The Likely Lads (TV Series)
- Friends and Neighbours (1966) ... Grandad
 1966 The Wrong Box
Peacock - the Butler
 1966 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Series)
King of the Beggars
- Retribution (1966) ... King of the Beggars
- Repentance (1966) ... King of the Beggars
- Torture (1966) ... King of the Beggars
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
- Not So Jolly Roger (1966) ... Corrigan
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mr. Bourne
- The Siege of Manchester (1965) ... Mr. Bourne
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Flats Porter
- Nine-Tenths of the Iceberg (1965) ... Flats Porter
 1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
- A Matter of Give and Take (1965) ... Towser
 1964 Cluff (TV Series)
- The Daughter-In-Law (1964) ... Bateson
 1964 Becket
Old Soldier (uncredited)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Lunatic - King George III
- The Frantick Rebel (1964) ... Lunatic - King George III (uncredited)
 1963 Tom Jones
Black George
 1963 Hancock (TV Series)
Paper Man
- The Memory Test (1963) ... Paper Man
- The Man on the Corner (1963) ... Paper Man
 1962 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
Mr. Weller
- Sam Weller and his Father (1962) ... Mr. Weller
 1962 Go to Blazes
Scrap Dealer
 1962 Postman's Knock
Postman (as Wilfred Lawson)
 1961 Over the Odds
Willie Summers
 1961 Nothing Barred
 1961 The Naked Edge
Mr. Pom
 1958-1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Death of Satan (1958) ... Satan
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Old man
- The Darkness Outside (1960) ... Old man
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Mr. Rudge (uncredited)
 1959 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
Old Saxon
- Pedigree (1959) ... Old Saxon
 1959 Room at the Top
Uncle Nat (uncredited)
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Charles Broderick
- In a Backward Country (1958) ... Charles Broderick
 1953-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Luka, a pilgrim / Stephen Flesser / Cornelius Rockley / ...
- The Lower Depths (1958) ... Luka, a pilgrim
- The Stone Faces (1957) ... Stephen Flesser
- You Touched Me (1956) ... Cornelius Rockley
- The Road (1953) ... Michel
- Will Shakespeare (1953) ... Henslowe
 1958 Tread Softly Stranger
Holroyd (uncredited)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Rafe Crompton
- My Flesh, My Blood (1958) ... Rafe Crompton
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
Walter - Contestant in T.V. Show (uncredited)
 1957 Hell Drivers
 1957 Miracle in Soho
Mr. Morgan (uncredited)
 1957 The Survivors (TV Movie)
Jodine Decker
 1957 Doctor at Large
Dustman. with Cyst (uncredited)
 1956 War and Peace
Prince Bolkonsky (as Wilfred Lawson)
 1956 A Flea Off Pepe (TV Movie)
Captain Pepe Galdos
 1956 Now and Forever
 1956 Tales from Soho (TV Series)
Barrel Binacre
- The Message (1956) ... Barrel Binacre
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
Irishman (uncredited)
 1955 Make Me an Offer
Charlie's Father
 1955 The Prisoner
The Jailer
 1954 Liebelei (TV Movie)
Hans Weyring
 1952-1953 Saturday Special (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1953) ... Trefusis (as Wilfred Lawson)
- Episode #2.5 (1952) ... Trefusis (as Wilfred Lawson)
- Episode #2.4 (1952) ... Trefusis (as Wilfred Lawson)
- Episode #2.3 (1952) ... Trefusis (as Wilfred Lawson)
- Episode #2.2 (1952) ... Trefusis (as Wilfred Lawson)
 1947 The Turners of Prospect Road
Will Turner
 1944 Man of Evil
 1943 Thursday's Child
Frank Wilson
 1942 The Great Mr. Handel
George Frideric Handel
 1942 The Night Has Eyes
Jim Sturrock
 1942 Hard Steel
Walter Haddon
 1941 Tower of Terror
Wolfe Kristan
 1941 Jeannie
James McLean
 1941 Danny Boy
Jack Newton
 1941 Men of the Sea
Henry Foley
 1941 The Ghost Train
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1941 The Farmer's Wife
Churdles Ash
 1940 It Happened to One Man
Felton Quair
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
Captain (as Wilfred Lawson)
 1940 Pastor Hall
Pastor Frederick Hall
 1940 Dead Man's Shoes
Lucien Sarrou
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
 1939 Stolen Life
Thomas E. Lawrence
 1938 The Phantom Strikes
Maurice Meister
 1938 Pygmalion
Alfred Doolittle
 1938 Yellow Sands
Richard Varwell
 1938 The Terror
Mr. Goodman
 1938 Bank Holiday
Police Sergt.
 1937 The Man Who Made Diamonds
 1936 White Hunter
Michael Varek
 1936 Ladies in Love
Ben Horvath
 1935 Turn of the Tide
Luke Fosdyck
 1933 Strike It Rich
 1931 East Lynne on the Western Front
Dick Webb / Carlyle
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Mary Newcombe, David Horne, Maurice Evans, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Leo Genn, and Alan Webb in the cast. Henry Cass was director. See more »

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Wilfred Lawson

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Uncle of Bernard Fox and brother of Gerald Lawson. See more »

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