Arthur Hewlett

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Arthur Hewlett
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Born
Arthur Reginald Hewlett

(1907-03-12)12 March 1907
Died25 February 1997(1997-02-25) (aged 89)
Camden, London, England
Spouse(s)Beryl Johnstone (1947–??)
Margaret Denyer (1964 - 1997)
(his death)

Arthur Hewlett (12 March 1907 in Southampton, Hampshire 25 February 1997 in London) was a British actor. [1] [2]

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Hewlett made his stage debut in 1930 at Plymouth Rep, and his theatre work included the original British production of Bernard Shaw's Buoyant Billions at the Malvern Festival in 1949. [3] [4]

Theatre Royal, Plymouth theatre in Plymouth, Devon, England (1982-)

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<i>Buoyant Billions</i> play

Buoyant Billions (1948) is a play by George Bernard Shaw. Written at the age of 92, it was his last full-length play. Subtitled "a comedy of no manners", the play is about a brash young man courting the daughter of an elderly billionaire, who is pondering how to dispose of his wealth after his death, a subject that was preoccupying Shaw himself at the time.

Festival Theatre, Malvern theatre complex in Malvern, England

The Festival Theatre, now known as Malvern Theatres, is a theatre complex on Grange Road in Malvern, Worcestershire, England. Malvern Theatres, housed in the Winter Gardens complex in the town centre of Great Malvern, has been a provincial centre for the arts since 1885. The theatre became known for its George Bernard Shaw productions in the 1930s and from 1977 onwards, along with the works of Edward Elgar. Up until 1965, 19 different plays of Shaw were produced at the Malvern Festival Theatre, and six premiered here, including The Apple Cart at the opening Malvern Festival in 1929, Geneva, a Fancied Page of History in Three Acts in August 1938 and In Good King Charles's Golden Days in August 1939.

He is perhaps best remembered for his roles on television, including Quatermass and the Pit , Police Surgeon , The Avengers , The Saint , No Hiding Place , The Baron , The Troubleshooters , Follyfoot , The Changes , Blake's 7 , Doctor Who (in the serials State of Decay and Terror of the Vervoids ), Shoestring , Juliet Bravo , The Black Adder and Moondial . [5] Arthur Hewlett also played Dr Grant in Emmerdale Farm in 1973, [6] and the part of Mr Medwin in an episode of Doctor At Large entitled "Where There's A Will". [7]

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<i>Quatermass and the Pit</i> British television serial

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Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond Department Store manager who raises the alarmUncredited
1954 Eight O'Clock Walk ReynoldsUncredited
1954 Delayed Action BattersbyUncredited
1955 The Time of His Life Prison Governor
1960 The Price of Silence Police CommissionerUncredited
1960The Gentle TrapSam
1960 The Professionals Hoskins
1961 The Third Alibi Marshall
1962 Reach for Glory Vicar
1962 Dilemma Piano Tuner
1962 The War Lover Vicar
1965 City Under the Sea First FishermanUncredited
1965 The Secret of My Success Rev. William HaversmithUncredited
1967 Three Bites of the Apple Alfred Guffy
1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood Edwin, the castle steward
1968 A Dandy in Aspic MoonUncredited
1968 Prudence and the Pill Mr. Ferguson (Chemist)Uncredited
1969 The Assassination Bureau Counterman at Lowe'sUncredited
1971 The Night Visitor Pop
1972 The Pied Piper Otto
1973 Diamonds on Wheels Benjy
1974 The Best of Benny Hill
1974 Man About the House Elderly man
1975 Love Among the Ruins The UsherTV movie
1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Old GatekeeperUncredited
1977 The Prince and the Pauper Fat Man
1987 Personal Services Mr. Francis
1987 Little Dorrit Physician
1988The Love ChildStan

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