Charles Oliver (actor)

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Charles Arthur Richardson Oliver (actually registered as "Charles Arthur Sherlock Oliver") (21 June 1907, Buttevant, County Cork, Ireland – 29 March 1983, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England) was a British film actor. He married on 4 June 1938 the actress (Margaret) Noel Hood. [1] They had two children: Nina (1943) and William (1947). He appeared in the Will Hay film Ask a Policeman as the local squire who oversees a smuggling empire. [2]



  The Parnell Commission (18 Jul 1939) [3]
A reconstruction of the famous forgery investigation of 1888-89
Writer / Producer Denis Johnston
Piggott Eliot Makeham
Sir Charles Russel Felix Aylmer
Parnell Mark Dignam
Attorney GeneralWilfrid Walter
Eye Witness Brefni O'Rorke
Mrs O'Shea Olga Edwardes
President of the CourtGraveley Edwards
Timothy HarringtonBlake Giffard
Doctor MaguireNigel Fitzgerald
Henniker HeatonLionel Dymoke
Frank Hugh O'DonnellHarry Hutchinson
Court RegistrarLeo McCabe
Captain O'SheaCharles Oliver
Friend Micheline Patton
Servant at ElthamMoya Devlin
Solicitor's ClerkRussell Hogarth
Spanish PolicemanRafael Terry
Houston's Voice
Kenneth Barton
[Actor]Jack Clifford
  Three in a Bar (21 Aug 1939) [4]
The scene is the bar-parlour of a public-house at Shepherd's Bush.
AuthorPeter Franklin
ProducerStephen Harrison
Mrs JohnsonKathleen Boutall
LilyGertrude Musgrove
BeddallCharles Oliver
StevensJohn Garside
WilkinsBasil Cunard

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  1. Charles Oliver at
  2. "Ask a Policeman". Radio Times. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  3. Radio Times (18 July 1939), The Parnell Commission, 64, BBC Television, p. 16
  4. Radio Times (21 August 1939), Three in a Bar, 64, BBC Television, p. 16