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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.

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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1913-05-12

Day of Death 1991-07-06

Place of Birth Teigngrace, Devon, England, United Kingdom

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1990 He's Asking For Me
1986 Paradise Postponed (13 episodes)
1985 Bulman (2 episodes)
1984 The Little Drummer Girl as Ned Quilley
1983 The Sign of Four as Major John Sholto
1982 Spider's Web as Hugo Birch
1982 Soft Targets as Old Wedding Guest
1980 The Wildcats of St. Trinian's as Hugo Culpepper Brown
1980 Cribb (13 episodes)
1979 Henry V as Charles the Sixth, King of France
1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (7 episodes) as Tufty Thessinger (1 episode)
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
1979 Worzel Gummidge (54 episodes)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1978 Life of Shakespeare (1 episode)
1978 Strangers (32 episodes)
1977 Treasure Island (4 episodes)
1977 The People That Time Forgot as Norfolk
1977 Raffles (1 episode)
1977 Silver Blaze as Dr. Watson
1976 Beasts (1 episode)
1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (31 episodes)
1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (5 episodes)
1974 Soft Beds, Hard Battles as General Erhardt
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1 episode)
1973 Thriller (1 episode)
1972 The Edwardians (8 episodes) as King Edward VII (2 episodes)
1972 Crown Court (1 episode)
1972 Vampire Circus as Burgermeister
1972 The Lotus Eaters (16 episodes)
1971 The Persuaders! (1 episode)
1971 Cousin Bette (5 episodes) as Baron Hector Hulot
1971 Mr. Forbush and the Penguins as Mr. Forbush Sr.
1970 There's a Girl in My Soup as Manager of Carlton Hotel
1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (1 episode)
1970 Bartleby as The Colleague
1970 Trog as Magistrate
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1970 The Man Who Haunted Himself as Frank Bellamy
1969 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed as Insp. Fritsch
1969 The Last Shot You Hear as Gen. Jowett
1969 Crooks and Coronets as Hubbard
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War as Staff Officer
1969 The Best House in London as Doctor Watson
1968 Twisted Nerve as Sir John Forrester
1967 Misleading Cases (19 episodes)
1967 Frankenstein Created Woman as Dr. Hertz
1966 The Family Way as Vicar
1966 The Wrong Box as Lawyer
1966 The Psychopath as Martin Roth
1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness as Ludwig
1965 Rotten to the Core as Chief Constable Preston
1964 The Earth Dies Screaming as Edgar Otis
1964 Ring of Spies as Cmdr. Winters
1963 Heavens Above! as Tranquilax Executive
1962 The Phantom of the Opera as Lattimer
1962 Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace as Dr. Watson
1961 Petticoat Pirates as Captain Jerome Robertson
1961 Invasion Quartet
1961 Murder She Said as Cedric Ackenthorpe
1960 Suspect as Special Agent Prince
1960 The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's as Butters
1959 Carlton-Browne of the F.O. as Colonel Bellingham
1959 Don't Panic Chaps!
1958 Happy Is the Bride as Jim
1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's as Major
1957 The Birthday Present as Photographer
1957 Second Fiddle as Charles
1957 The Passionate Stranger as Jimmy
1957 The Truth About Women as Trevor Eaton
1956 You Can't Escape as Chadwick
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1945 Waltz Time as Stefan Ravenne
1944 Medal for the General as Andrew
1940 It Happened to One Man as Ronnie
1939 Design for Murder as Huey Frazer
1938 Life of St. Paul
1935 The Love Test as Chemist
1935 Once in a New Moon as Beamish

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