Hugh Sinclair (actor)

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Hugh Sinclair
Actor Hugh Sinclair.jpg
Born(1903-05-19)19 May 1903
Died29 December 1962(1962-12-29) (aged 59)
Slapton, Devon, England, UK
Years active1922–1961
Spouse(s) Valerie Taylor
Rosalie Williams (two children)

Hugh Sinclair (19 May 1903 – 29 December 1962) was a British actor born in London, the son of a clergyman. He was educated at Charterhouse School and was a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. [1] His first marriage was to the actress Valerie Taylor. In his book The Stage Struck Me! fellow actor Neville Phillips felt Sinclair always played variations of himself, handsome, debonair, suave and witty and excelled in light comedy. By contrast Phillips felt his wife, who Sinclair often appeared opposite, was a dramatic actress of tremendous power with a magnificent voice. [2]


Sinclair appeared both on Broadway and in the West End. [3] [4] His screen work began in British films. His most notable role possibly is Leslie Charteris's The Saint in The Saint's Vacation followed by The Saint Meets the Tiger . [5]

Sinclair died in 1962 in Slapton, Devon, England at the age of 59. [6]


Selected filmography


  1. Obituary, The Times, Monday, Dec 31, 1962; pg. 12
  2. p. 127 Phillips, Neville The Stage Struck Me! Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2008
  3. League, The Broadway. "Hugh Sinclair – Broadway Cast & Staff – IBDB".
  4. "Hugh Sinclair – Theatricalia".
  5. "Hugh Sinclair – Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  6. "Hugh Sinclair".

The Saint Records
Preceded by
George Sanders
Oldest Actor
Succeeded by
Louis Hayward
Oldest Living Actor
1941 – 29 December, 1962
Succeeded by
George Sanders

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