Bill Shine (actor)

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Bill Shine
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Bill Shine (left) & Claude Hulbert in Take a Chance (1937)
Born
Wilfred William Dennis Shine

(1911-10-20)20 October 1911
London, England
Died24 July 1997(1997-07-24) (aged 85)
Kensington, London, England
Years active1929–1988

Wilfred William Dennis Shine (20 October 1911 – 24 July 1997) was a British theatre, film and television actor. [1] [2] Shine was born into a family of theatre actors; among others, Shine's father, mother, grandmother, two uncles and an aunt had worked in theatre. [3] [4] His father Wilfred Shine was a theatre actor who also appeared in films during the 1920s and the 1930s. [5] Bill Shine made his film debut in 1929, since which he appeared in over 160 films and television series. [4] Towards the end of his career, he was best known for playing Inventor Black on children's television series Super Gran . [6] In series two, episode four, of Mrs Thursday, 'The Duke and I', (1967), he played the Duke of Midlothian.

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Selected filmography

* The Flying Scotsman (1929) – barman (uncredited)

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References

  1. "Bill Shine | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  2. "Bill Shine". BFI. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012.
  3. Abstracts: Bill Shine. Felix Barker. Bill Naughton, faqs.org. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  4. 1 2 Benedick, Adam. Obituary: Bill Shine, The Independent , 14 August 1997. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  5. "Wilfred Shine". BFI. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016.
  6. Evans, Jeff (1995). The Guinness Television Encyclopedia. Guinness Publishing Ltd. p. 506. ISBN   0-85112-744-4.