Person Details

Birthday: 1913-05-12 02:26:34

Death: 1991-07-06 02:26:34

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Teigngrace, Devon, England, United Kingdom

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Movie Involvements: 34

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thorley Walters (born 12 May 1913, Teigngrace, Devon – 6 July 1991, London) was an English character actor. He is probably best remembered for his comedy film roles such as in Two-Way Stretch and Carlton-Browne of the FO. He also appeared in the acclaimed TV drama Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Walters played Sherlock Holmes sidekick Doctor Watson in four unrelated films: Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), The Best House in London (1969), The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975), and Silver Blaze (1977). He featured in three of the St Trinian's movies, starting as an army major in Blue Murder at St Trinian's. He later appeared as Butters, assistant to Education Ministry senior civil servant Culpepper-Brown (Eric Barker) in The Pure Hell of St Trinian's and played the part of Culpepper-Brown in The Wildcats of St Trinian's. In the 1960s he also appeared in several Hammer horror films, including The Phantom of the Opera (1962), Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966), Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969). In the DVD commentary to The Man Who Haunted Himself, Roger Moore mentioned that co-star Walters lived in Dolphin Square, the prestigious apartment block in Pimlico, London in which some scenes of the film were shot. Thorley and Richard Hope-Hawkins visited the ailing Terry-Thomas in Barnes, London in 1989. Walters had starred with Terry in the Boulting Brother's film Carlton-Browne of the F.O., and was shocked at his appearance (he was ill with Parkinson's Disease). That visit resulted in the "Terry-Thomas Gala" held in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the same year which raised funds to help Terry live the rest of his life in comfort. Hope-Hawkins was with Walters and actress Siobhan Redmond, when he died in a London nursing home. Actor Ian Bannen gave the main address at his funeral held at Golders Green. Description above from the Wikipedia article Thorley Walters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Average
6
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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8

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

(1979) Tufty Thessinger
Frankenstein Created Woman
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7

Frankenstein Created Woman

(1967) Dr. Hertz
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Average
7

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

(1969) Insp. Fritsch
The People That Time Forgot
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5
The Phantom of the Opera
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7

The Phantom of the Opera

(1962) Lattimer
Vampire Circus
Average
6

Vampire Circus

(1972) Burgermeister
The Little Drummer Girl
Average
5

The Little Drummer Girl

(1984) Ned Quilley

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1991 N/A
1990 N/A
1987 (archive footage)
1986 N/A
1985 N/A
1984 Ned Quilley
1983 Major John Sholto
1982 Hugo Birch
Old Wedding Guest
1980 Hugo Culpepper Brown
N/A
1979 Charles the Sixth, King of France
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Tufty Thessinger
N/A
N/A
1978 N/A
N/A
N/A
1977 N/A
Norfolk
N/A
Dr. Watson
1976 N/A
N/A
1974 N/A
General Erhardt
1973 N/A
N/A
1972 King Edward VII
N/A
N/A
Burgermeister
N/A
1971 N/A
Baron Hector Hulot
Mr. Forbush Sr.
1970 Manager of Carlton Hotel
The Colleague
N/A
Magistrate
N/A
Frank Bellamy
1969 Insp. Fritsch
Gen. Jowett
Hubbard
Staff Officer
Doctor Watson
1968 Sir John Forrester
1967 N/A
Dr. Hertz
1966 Vicar
Lawyer
Martin Roth
Ludwig
1965 Chief Constable Preston
Col. Grant
1964 Edgar Otis
Cmdr. Winters
1963 Tranquilax Executive
1962 Lattimer
Dr. Watson
1961 Captain Jerome Robertson
N/A
Cedric Ackenthorpe
1960 Butters
Special Agent Prince
1959 Colonel Bellingham
N/A
1958 Jim
1957 Major
Photographer
Charles
Jimmy
Trevor Eaton
1956 Captain Bootle
Chadwick
1955 Salesman
1951 Stanley Baldwin
1947 Army Officer (uncredited)
1945 Stefan Ravenne
1944 Andrew
1940 Ronnie
1939 Huey Frazer
1938 N/A
1935 Chemist
Beamish
Colonel Bloodstock
Year Character Movie/Tv

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