Walter Hudd

Last updated

Walter Hudd
Actor Walter Hudd.jpg
Born
Frederick Walter Hudd

(1897-02-20)20 February 1897
London, England
Died20 January 1963(1963-01-20) (aged 65)
London, England
Years active1935–1964

Walter Hudd (20 February 1897 – 20 January 1963) was a British actor and director. [1] [2]

Contents

Stage career

Hudd made his stage debut in The Manxman in 1919, and later toured as part of the Fred Terry Company; first attracting serious attention playing Guildenstern in a 1925 modern dress Hamlet . [2] He also later directed plays at Stratford-on-Avon, including Richard II , Twelfth Night (also appearing as Malvolio) and Doctor Faustus (all 1947). [3] [2]

His West End appearances included The Way Things Happen (Ambassadors Theatre 1923), The Ghost Train (Prince of Wales Theatre 1925), The Grain of Mustard Seed (Ambassadors Theatre 1930), Geneva (Saville Theatre 1938), Thunder Rock (St Martin's Theatre 1941), A Month in the Country (New Theatre 1949), The Waltz of the Toreadors (Criterion Theatre 1956) and The Potting Shed (Globe Theatre 1958). [4]

He made his sole Broadway appearance in the Theatre Guild revival of You Never Can Tell (Martin Beck Theatre 1948). [5] He was also a member of the Malvern Festival, Stratford Memorial and Old Vic theatre companies, and in later life became Head of Drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama. [6]

Film career

His film career began in 1935 with Anthony Asquith's Moscow Nights . [1] The following year he was cast as T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in Alexander Korda's proposed biopic of the celebrated soldier/author, but the production was abandoned. [7] He had previously played a character based on Lawrence in Bernard Shaw's play, Too True to be Good , a performance that had been highly praised by Lawrence himself. [8]

His last two films, The Punch and Judy Man and It's All Happening , were released posthumously.

Selected filmography

Related Research Articles

Dandy Nichols British actress

Dandy Nichols was an English actress best known for her role as Else Garnett, the long-suffering wife of the racially bigoted and misogynistic character Alf Garnett in the BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part.

Ernest Clark British actor

Ernest Clark was a British actor of stage, television and film.

Russell Waters Scottish actor

Russell Waters was a Scottish film actor.

John Clements (actor) British actor

Sir John Selby Clements, CBE was a British actor and producer who worked in theatre, television and film.

Barry Jones (actor) British film actor

Barry Jones was an actor seen in British and American films, on American television and on the stage.

John Harvey (actor) English actor

John Harvey was an English actor. He appeared in 52 films, two television films and made 70 television guest appearances between 1948 and 1979.

Mona Washbourne English actress of stage, film and television

Mona Lee Washbourne was an English actress of stage, film, and television. Her most critically acclaimed role was in the film Stevie (1978), late in her career, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.

Gerald Harper is an English actor, best known for his work on television, having played the title roles in Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–67) and Hadleigh (1969–76). He then returned to his main love, the theatre. His classical work includes playing on Broadway with the Old Vic company, playing Iago at the Bristol Old Vic and Benedick at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Other plays in London included Crucifer of Blood at the Haymarket Theatre, House Guest, A Personal Affair, Suddenly at Home and Baggage. He has directed many plays, amongst them a production of Blithe Spirit in Hebrew at the Israeli National Theatre.

Oscar Quitak is a British stage, film and television actor.

Alison Leggatt British actress

Alison Joy Leggatt was an English character actress.

Alan Webb (actor) actor

Alan Webb was an English stage and film actor.

Patrick Waddington British actor

Patrick William Simpson Waddington was an English actor, educated at Gresham's School at Holt in Norfolk. He was born and died in York, England.

Jack Gwillim actor

Jack William Frederick Gwillim was an English character actor.

Noel Howlett actor

Noel Howlett was an English actor, principally remembered as the incompetent headmaster, Morris Cromwell, in the ITV 1970s cult television programme Please Sir!. He was the subject of infatuation by Deputy Head Doris Ewell, played by Joan Sanderson.

Michael Shepley British actor

Arthur Michael Shepley-Smith, known professionally as Michael Shepley, was a British actor, appearing in theatre, film and some television between 1929 and 1961.

Wilfred Walter English actor

Wilfred Walter was an English film and theatre actor, sometimes credited as Wilfrid Walter. He was born Franz Wilfrid Walter, son of the actor Richard Walter.

Jack Raine British actor

Thomas Foster "Jack" Raine was an English stage, television and film actor.

Frederick Leister British actor

Frederick Leister was an English actor. He began his career in musical comedy, and after serving in the First World War he played character roles in modern West End plays and in classic drama. He appeared in more than 60 films between 1922 and 1961.

John Wengraf Austrian actor

John Wengraf was an Austrian actor.

Bartlett Mullins British actor

Bartlett Mullins was a British actor.

References

  1. 1 2 "Walter Hudd". Archived from the original on 16 January 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 "Walter Hudd – Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. "Walter Hudd". theatricalia.com.
  4. "Walter Hudd". theatricalia.com.
  5. League, The Broadway. "You Never Can Tell – Broadway Play – 1948 Revival – IBDB". ibdb.com.
  6. Judi Dench, And Furthermore, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2010
  7. Karol Kulik, Alexander Korda: The Man who Could Work Miracles, WH Allen 1975
  8. Orlans, Harold, T.E. Lawrence: Biography of a Broken Hero, McFarland, 2002, p.172; 94.; Korda, Michael (2010). Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia. Harper. p. 670-671