Person Details

Birthday: 1883-02-18 14:17:45

Death: 1949-11-27 14:17:45

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 34

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia Tom Kirby Walls (18 February 1883 – 27 November 1949) was an English stage and film actor, producer and director, best known for presenting and co-starring in the Aldwych farces in the 1920s and for starring in and directing the film adaptations of those plays in the 1930s. Walls spent his early years as an actor, from 1905, mostly in musical comedy, touring the British provinces, North America and Australia and in the West End. He specialised in comic character roles, typically flirtatious middle aged men. In 1922 he went into management in partnership with the comic actor Leslie Henson. They had an early success in the West End with a long-running farce, Tons of Money, after which Walls commissioned and staged a series of farces at the Aldwych Theatre that ran almost continuously over the next decade. He and his co-star Ralph Lynn were among the most popular British actors of their time. In addition to his work in the theatre, Walls directed and acted in more than forty films between 1930 and 1949. Some of these were screen versions of the successful stage plays, others were specially-written comedies on similar lines, and there were also serious films, particularly later in Walls's career.

Most Famous Work

Dirty Work
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Dirty Work

(1934) Director
A Cuckoo in the Nest
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A Cuckoo in the Nest

(1933) Director
Pot Luck
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Pot Luck

(1936) Director
Plunder
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Plunder

(1931) Director
Foreign Affaires
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Foreign Affaires

(1935) Director
Rookery Nook
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Rookery Nook

(1930) Director
Fighting Stock
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Fighting Stock

(1935) Director
Lady in Danger
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Lady in Danger

(1934) Director

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1949 Mr. Clayton
Inspector
1948 Uncle Joshua Howard
1947 Nehemiah
Simeon Crowther Sr.
1945 Net Pomeroy
1944 Tom Tanner
Capt. Meadows
1943 Christopher Child
Kossan Petrovitch
1938 Jack Drake
Victor Garnett
Tommy Blythe
1937 Doubleday
1936 Stephen Champion
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1935 Capt. the Hon. Archibald Gore
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John Churchill - Duke of Marlborough
Brig. Gen. Sir Donald Rowley
1934 Richard Dexter
Fred Tutt
1933 Max Wheeler
Maj. George Bone
Smith
Tim Fitzgerald
1932 Sir Hector Benbow
Sir Peter Trallion
Michael Mahoney
1931 Freddie Malone
1930 Geoffrey Lymes
Clive Popkiss
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Directing

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1932 Screenplay
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