Basil Radford (1897–1952)

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Veddy, veddy British stage and film actor Basil Radford (once dubbed "The Eternal Englishman") would actually become best remembered for his droll work in a couple of US films. Specializing in playing stuffy, mustachioed, well bred gents, he was a delightful presence in light, sophisticated comedies and breezy whodunnits. He was born Arthur Basil ... See full bio »

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Whisky Galore! Captain Paul Waggett
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 1951 White Corridors
Retired Civil Servant
 1951 The Galloping Major
Major Arthur Hill
 1950 Ha'penny Breeze
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
 1949 Helter Skelter
Maj. Bright (uncredited)
 1949 Whisky Galore!
Captain Paul Waggett
 1949 Stop Press Girl
The Mechanical Type
 1949 It's Not Cricket
Major Bright
 1949 Passport to Pimlico
 1948 Quartet
Henry Garnet (segment "The Facts of Life")
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Desmond Curry
 1946 A Girl in a Million
 1946 The Captive Heart
Major Ossy Dalrymple
 1945 Dead of Night
George Parratt
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Tiny Williams
 1945 Twilight Hour
Lord Chetwood
 1943 Millions Like Us
 1943 Dear Octopus
 1942 Unpublished Story
 1942 Flying Fortress
Captain Wilkinson
 1942 The Next of Kin
Careless Talker on Train (last scene)
 1940 Room for Two
Robert Spencer
 1940 The Flying Squad
 1940 Crook's Tour
 1940 The Girl in the News
Dr. Tredgrove
 1940 Night Train to Munich
 1940 Just William
Mr. Sidway
 1940/I She Couldn't Say No
Lord Pilton
 1940 The Girl Who Forgot
Mr. Barradine
 1939 The Secret Four (uncredited)
 1939 Spies of the Air
Bill Madison
 1939 Among Human Wolves
John Richardson
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Lord George - Sir Humphrey's Friend
 1939 Shall We Join the Ladies? (TV Movie)
Mr. Preen
 1939 Trouble Brewing
Guest at Madame Berdi's (uncredited)
 1939 Let's Be Famous
 1939 The Royal Family of Broadway (TV Movie)
Gilbert Marshall
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 The Lady Vanishes
 1938 Convict 99
Deputy Governor
 1937 Young and Innocent
Erica's Uncle
 1937 Captain's Orders
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Defending Counsel
 1936 Dishonour Bright
Henry Crane
 1936 Broken Blossoms
Mr. Reed
 1935 Foreign Affaires
Basil Mallory
 1934 A Southern Maid
 1933 Leave It to Smith
Sir John Moynton
 1932 There Goes the Bride
Rudolph (uncredited)
 1930 Seven Days Leave
 1929 Woman to Woman
Officer in Street (uncredited)
 1929 Barnum Was Right
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He acted in Emlyn Williams' play, "Night Must Fall," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Emlyn Williams, May Whitty, Angela Baddeley, and Kathleen Harrison in the cast. Miles Malleson was director.

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Evelyn Shirley Deuchars  (his death)  (1 child)

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