Bill Travers (I) (1922–1994)

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Bill Travers was born on January 3, 1922 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK. He was an actor and producer, known for Ring of Bright Water (1969), Born Free (1966) and Gorgo (1961). He was previously married to Virginia McKenna and Patricia Raine. He died on March 29, 1994 in Dorking, Surrey, England, UK. See full bio »

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Known For

Ring of Bright Water Graham Merrill
Born Free George Adamson
Gorgo Joe Ryan


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 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
- Highland Fling: Part Two (1992) ... Duncan
- Highland Fling: Part One (1992) ... Duncan
 1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini Series)
Harold Flack
- Part 2 (1984) ... Harold Flack
- Part 1 (1984) ... Harold Flack
 1980 To the Manor Born (TV Series)
Arthur Smith
- Tramps and Poachers (1980) ... Arthur Smith
 1973 The Belstone Fox
 1971 Rum Runners
Le commodore Gerry Sanderson
 1969 Ring of Bright Water
Graham Merrill
 1968 The Admirable Crichton (TV Movie)
 1966 Duel at Diablo
Lt. Scotty McAllister
 1966 Born Free
George Adamson
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Father James
- A Camel to Ride (1963) ... Father James
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jeremiah O'Neal
- Incident at Two Graves (1963) ... Jeremiah O'Neal
 1963 Lorna Doone (TV Mini Series)
John Ridd / John Ridd, the elder
- A Long Account Settled (1963) ... John Ridd
- A Royal Favour (1963) ... John Ridd
- Slaughter in the Marshes (1963) ... John Ridd
- The Secret (1963) ... John Ridd
- The Glass Necklace (1963) ... John Ridd
 1961 Invasion Quartet
Freddie Oppenheimer
 1961 The Green Helmet
Greg Rafferty
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
 1961 Gorgo
Joe Ryan
 1960 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
Andrew Jackson
- Born a Giant (1960) ... Andrew Jackson
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Fred Manson
- Episode (1960) ... Fred Manson
 1959 The Bridal Path
Ewan McEwan
 1958 Storm Over Jamaica
Douglas Lockwood
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 The Seventh Sin
Walter Carwin
 1957 Big Time Operators
Matt Spenser
 1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Robert Browning
 1956 Bhowani Junction
Patrick Taylor
 1955 Wee Geordie
Geordie Mac Taggart
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
David Macdonald
 1954 Romeo and Juliet
 1953 Undercover Agent
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Major Robert Morgan
- The Heel (1953) ... Major Robert Morgan
 1953 The Square Ring
Rowdie Rawlings
 1953 The Genie
Morgan (segment "The Heel")
 1953 The Shadow Man
Nigel Langley
 1953 Man in Hiding
Victor Tasman
 1952 Holiday Week
Bob Slater
 1952 It Started in Paradise
2nd Photographer (uncredited)
 1952 Outpost in Malaya
Planter (uncredited)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Jim Reid
- Albert (1951) ... Lt. Jim Reid
 1951 The Browning Version
 1950 Trio
Fellowes (segment "Mr. Know-All") (as Bill Linden-Travers)
 1950 The Wooden Horse
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1949 Conspirator
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Dodie Smith's play, "I Capture the Castle", at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Richard Greene, Yvonne Furneaux, George Relph, Virginia McKenna, Georgina Cookson, Andrew Ray, Cyril Luckham, Vivian Pickles and Victor Lucas in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Linden-Travers | William Lindon-Travers


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Virginia McKenna  (his death)  (4 children) | See more »


Penelope Wilton (niece or nephew) | See more »

Did You Know?


His part in 'Born Free' lessened his interest in film acting and led to his increased involvement in wildlife conservation. See more »


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