Charles Heslop

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Charles Heslop
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Born(1883-06-08)8 June 1883
Died13 April 1966(1966-04-13) (aged 82)
London, England

Charles Heslop (8 June 1883 in Thames Ditton, England – 13 April 1966) was a British actor. [1] [2]


His stage successes include a musical version of Tons of Money , which toured Australia for Hugh J. Ward in 1924, co-starring Dot Brunton. [3]

He starred in the BBC television comedy Percy Ponsonby as a talkative barber. The series was broadcast in 1939, and was cancelled with the outbreak of the Second World War. [4]

In 1954 he appeared in William Douglas Home's The Manor of Northstead in the West End. [5] In 1960 he appeared in the comedy thriller play Settled Out of Court . Two years later he featured at Wyndham's Theatre in Arthur Watkyn's Out of Bounds .


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  1. "Charles Heslop". Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. "Charles Heslop | Theatricalia".
  3. "The Theatre and Its People". Table Talk . Victoria, Australia. 27 November 1924. p. 25. Retrieved 19 April 2020 via Trove.
  4. "Percy Ponsonby Catches the 9.15". 18 August 1939. p. 19 via BBC Genome.
  5. "Production of The Manor of Northstead | Theatricalia".