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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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Born:
May 12, 1913 In Teigngrace, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
75
First Appeared:
In the movie Once in a New Moon 1935-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie He's Asking For Me 1990-02-18
Known For
Poster of Soft Targets

Thorley Walters Movies Filmography

Movie
He's Asking For Me
1990-02-18
Movie
Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood
(archive footage) 1987-01-01
Series
Paradise Postponed
1986-09-15
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
Spider's Web
Hugo Birch 1982-12-26
Movie
Soft Targets
Old Wedding Guest 1982-10-19
Series
Cribb
1980-04-13
Movie
The Wildcats of St. Trinian's
Hugo Culpepper Brown 1980-09-10
Movie
Henry V
Charles the Sixth, King of France 1979-12-23
Series
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tufty Thessinger 1979-09-10
Series
Tales of the Unexpected
Unknown 1979-03-24
Series
Worzel Gummidge
1979-02-25
Series
Strangers
1978-06-05
Movie
The People That Time Forgot
Norfolk 1977-07-06
Series
Raffles
Unknown 1977-02-25
Movie
Silver Blaze
Dr. Watson 1977-01-20
Series
Beasts
Unknown 1976-10-16
Series
The Duchess of Duke Street
1976-09-04
Series
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
Unknown 1974-11-05
Movie
Soft Beds, Hard Battles
General Erhardt 1974-01-24
Series
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
Unknown 1973-09-01
Series
Thriller
Unknown 1973-03-14
Series
The Edwardians
King Edward VII 1972-11-21
Series
Crown Court
Unknown 1972-10-11
Movie
Vampire Circus
Burgermeister 1972-04-30
Movie
Mr. Forbush and the Penguins
Mr. Forbush Sr. 1971-07-29
Series
Cousin Bette
Baron Hector Hulot 1971-08-07
Series
The Persuaders!
Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie
There's a Girl in My Soup
Manager of Carlton Hotel 1970-12-15
Movie
Bartleby
The Colleague 1970-10-30
Movie
Trog
Magistrate 1970-10-24
Series
Play for Today
Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie
The Man Who Haunted Himself
Frank Bellamy 1970-09-17
Movie
The Best House in London
Doctor Watson 1969-01-01
Movie
Oh! What a Lovely War
Staff Officer 1969-03-10
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 Wrong Box
Lawyer 1966-06-19
Movie
The Psychopath
Martin Roth 1966-02-04
Movie
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Ludwig 1966-01-09
Movie
Joey Boy
Col. Grant 1965-01-01
Movie
Rotten to the Core
Chief Constable Preston 1965-07-14
Movie
The Earth Dies Screaming
Edgar Otis 1964-10-14
Movie
Ring of Spies
Cmdr. Winters 1964-03-23
Movie
Heavens Above!
Tranquilax Executive 1963-05-20
Movie
The Phantom of the Opera
Lattimer 1962-06-25
Movie
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace
Dr. Watson 1962-01-01
Movie
Petticoat Pirates
Captain Jerome Robertson 1961-11-01
Movie
Invasion Quartet
1961-09-01
Movie
Murder She Said
Cedric Ackenthorpe 1961-01-01
Movie
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
Butters 1960-12-22
Movie
Suspect
Special Agent Prince 1960-01-01
Movie
Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
Colonel Bellingham 1959-03-10
Movie
Don't Panic Chaps!
1959-01-01
Movie
Happy Is the Bride
Jim 1958-03-04
Movie
Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
Major 1957-12-01
Movie
The Birthday Present
Photographer 1957-10-31
Movie
Second Fiddle
Charles 1957-06-10
Movie
The Passionate Stranger
Jimmy 1957-03-04
Movie
The Truth About Women
Trevor Eaton 1957-01-01
Movie
You Can't Escape
Chadwick 1956-01-01
Movie
Josephine and Men
Salesman 1955-11-09
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
Design for Murder
Huey Frazer 1939-03-27
Movie
Life of St. Paul
1938-09-30
Movie
The Love Test
Chemist 1935-06-30
Movie
Once in a New Moon
Beamish 1935-01-01