Anthony Nicholls (actor)

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Anthony Nicholls
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Born(1902-10-16)16 October 1902
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died22 February 1977(1977-02-22) (aged 74)
London, England
Years active1946–1977
SpouseFaith Kent (1947–1977; his death)
Children Phoebe Nicholls
Parent(s) Horace Nicholls
Florence Holderness
Relatives Tom Sturridge (grandson)
Matilda Sturridge (granddaughter)

Anthony Nicholls (16 October 1902 – 22 February 1977) was an English actor. [1]


Life and career

Nicholls was born 16 October 1902 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, the son of Florence (née Holderness) and photojournalist Horace Nicholls. [2] Distinguishing himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside the Redgrave family, Laurence Olivier and Peter O'Toole. In addition he played R Austin Freeman's Doctor Thorndyke on BBC Radio in Mr Pottermack's Oversight, in 1963. The episode was preserved.

American audiences first saw Nicholls in the company of Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd and Patricia Neal in The Hasty Heart (1949). [3] He made his television debut in 1949 [4] and continued with steady work as an actor for the rest of his life, including the film A Man For All Seasons (1966). [5] In the television series The Champions , [4] he played the role of W.Lawrence Tremayne, the overseer of three top secret agents. [3]

Personal life

Nicholls married actress Faith Kent on 29 September, 1947. They had two daughters, Kate Nicholls (born 1954) and actress Phoebe Nicholls (born 1957) [6] two of whose children are actors: son Tom Sturridge [7] and daughter Matilda Sturridge. [8] Anthony Nicholls died at age 74 on 22 February 1977. [5]




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