Miles Malleson (1888–1969)

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Actor, playwright and screenwriter Miles Malleson's list of credits reads like a history of British cinema in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Croydon in Surrey, he attended Brighton College in Sussex before studying at Cambridge University with the intention of becoming a schoolmaster. However, he opted instead for the stage and went ... See full bio »

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Known For

Peeping Tom Elderly Gentleman Customer


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 1965 You Must Be Joking!
 1964 Victoria Regina (TV Mini Series)
- Spring (1964) ... Conyngham
 1964 Murder Ahoy
Bishop Faulkner
 1964 First Men in the Moon
Dymchurch Registrar
 1964 Circus World
Billy Hennigan
 1955-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Quince / Baron Povoromo / Dr.Shpigelsky
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1964) ... Quince
- Reunion in Vienna (1958) ... Baron Povoromo
- A Month in the Country (1955) ... Dr.Shpigelsky
 1964 They All Died Laughing
Dr. Woolley
 1963 Heavens Above!
 1963 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Lord Mayor
- Tickets Please (1963) ... Lord Mayor
 1963 Call Me Bwana
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Maurice Whitcomb
- The Good Old Days (1963) ... Maurice Whitcomb
 1963 Mr. Justice Duncannon (TV Series)
Sir Redvers Featherstone
- Burden of Proof (1963) ... Sir Redvers Featherstone
 1962 The Brain
Dr. Miller - British version
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera
2nd Cabby
 1962 Go to Blazes
 1962 Postman's Knock
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Uncle Simon
- The Gentle Shade (1961) ... Uncle Simon
 1961 If the Crown Fits (TV Series)
Prime Minister
- Royal Divorce (1961) ... Prime Minister
 1961 Double Bunk
Rev. Thomas
 1961 Fury at Smugglers' Bay
Duke of Avon
 1961 The Hellfire Club
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
- The Verger (1960) ... General
 1960/IV Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1960 The Brides of Dracula
Dr. Tobler
 1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
Assistant Curator
 1960 Peeping Tom
Elderly Gentleman Customer
 1960 The Terrible Choice (TV Series)
- Macbeth: Part 2 (1960) ... Porter
 1960 And the Same to You
 1959/II Kidnapped
Mr. Rankeillor
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Windrush Snr.
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat
Resident Advisor
 1959 The Captain's Table
Canon Swingler
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Dr. Butson
 1951-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Quince / Moshkin
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1958) ... Quince
- The Bachelor (1951) ... Moshkin
 1958 Behind the Mask
Sir Oswald Pettiford
 1958 Horror of Dracula
Marx the Undertaker
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Judge Cecil Birkenshaw
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
1st Magistrate
 1957 All at Sea
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
Rev. Bastable
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Josiah Parkerhouse
- Printer's Devil (1957) ... Josiah Parkerhouse
 1957 Paradise Lagoon
 1957 Brothers in Law
Kendall Grimes Q.C.
 1956 Three Men in a Boat
2nd Old Gentleman
 1956 Dry Rot
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
- The Scientist (1956) ... Albertus
 1956 The Silken Affair
Mr. Blucher
 1956 Private's Progress
Mr. Windrush Snr.
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
 1956 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mock Turtle
 1955 King's Rhapsody
 1955 Wee Geordie
Lord Paunceton
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Alexei / Dr. Mayhew
- Provincial Lady (1954) ... Alexei
- The Ship's Doctor (1954) ... Dr. Mayhew
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Lawrence St. James
 1952 Folly to Be Wise
Dr. Hector McAdam
 1952 The Assassin
 1952 Trent's Last Case
Burton Cupples
 1952 Treasure Hunt
Mr. Walsh
 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest
Canon Chasuble
 1952 The Woman's Angle
A. Secrett
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
Mr. Thwaites
 1951 A Christmas Carol
Old Joe
 1951 The Magic Box
Orchestra Conductor
 1951 The Man in the White Suit
The Tailor
 1950 Stage Fright
Mr. Fortesque (as Miles Mallison)
 1950 Golden Salamander
 1949 Train of Events
Johnson, the Timekeeper (segment "The Engine Driver")
 1949 A Provincial Lady (TV Movie)
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Hangman
 1949 The Perfect Woman
Prof. Ernest Belman
 1949 Cardboard Cavalier
Judge Gorebucket
 1949 The Queen of Spades
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Old gentleman on punt
 1948 Woman Hater
 1948 Saraband
Lord of Misrule
 1948 Bond Street
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 Idol of Paris
 1948 One Night with You
 1947 The Mark of Cain
Mr. Burden (uncredited)
 1947 While the Sun Shines
 1945 Journey Together (uncredited)
 1945 Dead of Night
Hearse Driver
 1943 Adventure for Two
Theatre Cashier
 1943 The Gentle Sex
 1942 Thunder Rock
Chairman of Directors
 1942 Spitfire
Vickers Representative (uncredited)
 1942 Unpublished Story
 1942 Wings and the Woman
Vacuum Salesman
 1942 This Was Paris
Watson, Newspaper Librarian
 1941 Major Barbara
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
 1940 For Freedom
Minor Role
 1939 The Lion Has Wings
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Q Planes
Bit part (uncredited)
 1938 Queen of Destiny
Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 A Royal Divorce
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 The Rat
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Victoria the Great
Sir James the Physician
 1937 Knight Without Armor
Drunken Red Commissar (as Miles Malieson)
 1937 Action for Slander
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 Nine Days a Queen
Jane's Father
 1936 Rhodes
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Peg of Old Drury
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Vintage Wine
Henry Popinot
 1935 The 39 Steps
Palladium Manager (uncredited)
 1935 Brewster's Millions
Hamilton Higginbottom Button (uncredited)
 1935 Lazybones
The Pessimist
 1934 Trouble Ahead
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Nell Gwyn
 1934 Evergreen
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 The Luck of a Sailor
Cook on HMS Dangerous (uncredited)
 1934 Runaway Queen
The Chancellor
 1933 Summer Lightning
 1933 Bitter Sweet
The Butler
 1933 Perfect Understanding
 1933 Strange Evidence (uncredited)
 1932 Money Means Nothing
 1932 The Love Contract
 1932 Thark
 1932 Love on Wheels
Academy of Music Porter
 1932 The Mayor's Nest
 1932 The Water Gipsies
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 Frail Women
The Registrar
 1932 The Blue Danube
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1931 A Night in Montmartre
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1931 Sally in Our Alley
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1931/I The Woman Decides
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1931 Farewell to Love
Theater Watchman
 1930 Children of Chance
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1930 Night Birds
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1930 The Yellow Mask
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1930 Two Worlds
Minor Role (British Version) (uncredited)
 1930 The W Plan
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 Battling Bruisers (Short)
 1921 The Headmaster
Palliser Grantley
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "First Messenger") in "Oedipus Rex" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by Sophocles. English version by William Butler Yeats. Directed by Michel Saint-Denis. New Century Theatre: 20 May 1946-22 Jun 1946 (15 performances). Cast included: Julie Harris, Margaret Leighton, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson. NOTE:... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miles Malieson | Miles Mallison


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Edmund Taylor Malleson | Myrrha Bithynia Frances Borrell

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Stubby, meek-looking British character actor/writer with small, puckered mouth and hook nose in scores of films, some of which he wrote, usually appearing in small, unobtrusive parts. See more »

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