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Thorley Walters

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.

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May 12, 1913 In Teigngrace, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Freaks 1932-02-12
Latest Project:
Series Ein Fall für die Anrheiner 2011-05-01
Known For
Poster of The Man Who Haunted Himself
Poster of Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Poster of Frankenstein Created Woman
Poster of The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
Series Ein Fall für die Anrheiner Hugo Culpepper Brown 2011-05-01
Movie Poison Ivy: The Secret Society 2008-07-27
Movie On the Doll 2007-10-12
Movie The Collective 2004-01-01
Series Marry Me! Colonel Bellingham 2004-04-21
Movie Control Unknown 2003-11-20
Series Where the Heart Is Cedric Ackenthorpe 1997-04-06
Movie He's Asking For Me 1990-02-18
Series Bulman Unknown 1985-06-05
Movie The Little Drummer Girl Ned Quilley 1984-10-19
Movie The Sign of Four Major John Sholto 1983-12-06
Movie Soft Targets Old Wedding Guest 1982-10-19
Series Cribb 1980-04-13
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tufty Thessinger 1979-09-10
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tufty Thessinger 1979-09-10
Movie Henry V Charles the Sixth, King of France 1979-12-23
Series Life of Shakespeare Unknown 1978-06-13
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Series Raffles Unknown 1977-02-25
Movie The People That Time Forgot Norfolk 1977-07-06
Series Treasure Island 1977-10-16
Series The Duchess of Duke Street 1976-09-04
Movie Soft Beds, Hard Battles General Erhardt 1974-01-24
Series Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Unknown 1974-11-05
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie The Edwardians King Edward VII 1973-01-09
Series The Lotus Eaters 1972-04-23
Movie Vampire Circus Burgermeister 1972-04-30
Series The Edwardians King Edward VII 1972-11-21
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Movie Mr. Forbush and the Penguins Mr. Forbush Sr. 1971-07-29
Movie Cousin Bette Baron Hector Hulot 1971-08-07
Movie The Man Who Haunted Himself Frank Bellamy 1971-09-02
Series The Persuaders! Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie Trog Magistrate 1970-10-24
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series The Adventures of Don Quick Unknown 1970-10-30
Movie There's a Girl in My Soup Manager of Carlton Hotel 1970-12-15
Movie Oh! What a Lovely War Staff Officer 1969-03-10
Movie The Best House in London Doctor Watson 1969-01-01
Movie Crooks and Coronets Hubbard 1969-04-02
Movie The Last Shot You Hear Gen. Jowett 1969-05-14
Movie Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Insp. Fritsch 1969-05-22
Movie Twisted Nerve Sir John Forrester 1968-10-15
Movie Frankenstein Created Woman Dr. Hertz 1967-03-15
Movie The Family Way Vicar 1966-12-18
Movie The Psychopath Martin Roth 1966-02-04
Movie Dracula: Prince of Darkness Ludwig 1966-01-09
Movie The Wrong Box Lawyer 1966-06-19
Movie Rotten to the Core Chief Constable Preston 1965-07-14
Movie Ring of Spies Cmdr. Winters 1964-03-23
Movie The Earth Dies Screaming Edgar Otis 1964-10-14
Movie Heavens Above! Tranquilax Executive 1963-05-20
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Dr. Watson 1962-01-01
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Lattimer 1962-06-25
Movie Petticoat Pirates Captain Jerome Robertson 1961-11-01
Movie The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's Butters 1960-01-01
Movie Suspect Special Agent Prince 1960-01-01
Movie Don't Panic Chaps! 1959-01-01
Movie Happy Is the Bride Jim 1958-03-04
Movie Second Fiddle Charles 1957-06-10
Movie The Truth About Women Trevor Eaton 1957-01-01
Movie The Passionate Stranger Jimmy 1957-03-04
Movie The Birthday Present Photographer 1957-10-31
Movie Blue Murder at St. Trinian's Major 1957-12-01
Movie You Can't Escape Chadwick 1956-01-01
Movie Rififi 1955-04-13
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Waltz Time Stefan Ravenne 1945-08-13
Movie Medal for the General Andrew 1944-11-06
Movie Life of St. Paul 1938-09-30
Movie The Love Test Chemist 1935-06-30
Movie Freaks Unknown 1932-02-12