Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Allan Cuthbertson Biography (1920-1988)
Born April 7, 1920, in Perth, Australia; died February 8, 1988, in London, England; son of Ernest and Isobel Ferguson (Darling) Cuthbertson; married Gertrude Willner (a doctor); children: one son (adopted).
CTFT learned that Allan Cuthbertson was a noted collector of illustrated books dating from the eighteenth and ninteenth centuries.
- Birth Details
- April 7, 1920
- Perth, Australia
- Death Details
- February 8, 1988
- London, England
- LONDON DEBUT--Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Boltons Theatre, 1947.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Martin Welford, Point Valaine, Embassy Theatre, London, 1947.
- Yury, The Apple Orchards, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, U.K., 1948.
- Laertes, Hamlet, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, then St. James's Theatre, London, both 1948.
- Aimwell, The Beaux' Stratagem, Lyric Theatre, London, 1949.
- Tom, Party Manners, Embassy Theatre, 1950.
- Octavius Robinson, Man and Superman, New Theatre, then Princes Theatre, both London, 1951.
- Colonel Henniker, Carrington, V.C., Westminster Theatre, London, 1953.
- Richard Greatham, Hay Fever, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, U.K., 1971.
- Villardieu, Ardele, Queen's Theatre, London, 1975.
- John Sterling, The Ghost Train, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1976, then Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1977.
- Sir Frederick Goudhurst, Shut Your Eyes and Think of England, Hong Kong,1978.
- Sir Francis Chesney, Charley's Aunt, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1979.
- Appeared in repertory at Windsor, U.K., 1948-49.
- Also made numerous guest appearances with repertory companies, 1959- 71.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Major Fell, Little Holiday, U.K. cities, 1948.
- Tom, Party Manners, U.K. cities, 1950.
- Octavius Robinson, Man and Superman, U.K. cities, 1951.
- John Tanner, Man and Superman, U.K. cities, 1952.
- Warner, The Last Word, U.K. cities, 1958.
- Richard Greatham, Hay Fever, U.K. cities, 1971.
- Arthur Phillips, Castle in the Air, U.K. cities, 1977.
- Theodore Crozier, Hush and Hide, U.K. cities, 1978.
- Sir Francis Chesney, Charley's Aunt, U.K. cities, 1979.
- FILM DEBUT--Lieutenant Colonel Henniker, Court Martial (also known as Carrington, V.C.), British Lion, 1954.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Clifford, Double Cross, British Lion, 1956.
- Detective Inspector, Eyewitness, Rank, 1956.
- vice-admiral, The Man Who Never Was, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- Henry Carmichael, Postmark for Danger (also known as Portrait of Alison),RKO, 1956.
- doctor, A Novel Affair (also known as The Passionate Stranger), Continental, 1957.
- Colonel Packham, Operation Conspiracy (also known as Cloak without Dagger), Republic, 1957.
- guards officer, Hell, Heaven, or Hoboken (also known as I Was Monty's Double), National Trade Association, 1958.
- staff officer, Desert Attack (also known as Ice Cold in Alex), TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1958.
- police inspector, Law and Disorder, Continental Distributing, 1958.
- Philip, The Crowning Touch, Butchers Film Service, 1959.
- George Aisgill, Room at the Top, Romulus, 1959.
- captain, Shake Hands with the Devil, United Artists, 1959.
- Saxton, Killers of Kilimanjaro, Columbia, 1960.
- Captain Connaught-Smith, The Stranglers of Bombay, Columbia, 1960.
- Captain Eric Simpson, Tunes of Glory, Lopert, 1960.
- Baker, The Guns of Navarone, Columbia, 1961.
- Superintendent Cowley, Man at the Carlton Tower, Anglo Amalgamated, 1961.
- Captain Patterson, On the Double, Paramount, 1961.
- Randolph St. John, The Boys, Fala Films, 1962.
- Wilkie, Freud (also known as The Secret Passion), Universal, 1962.
- Sylvan-Jones, Term of Trial, Warner Brothers, 1962.
- Mr. Eccles, Bitter Harvest, Rank, 1963.
- Bodley, The Fast Lady, Rank, 1963.
- Whitehall conference member, The Mouse on the Moon, United Artists, 1963.
- Captain Goff, Nine Hours to Rama (also known as Nine Hours to Live), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.
- Jenkins, The Running Man, Columbia, 1963.
- Cavendish, The Seventh Dawn, United Artists, 1964.
- housemaster, Tamahine, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1964.
- Garsden, Game for Three Losers, AVCO-Embassy, 1965.
- George Aisgill, Life at the Top, Columbia, 1965.
- German technical examiner, Operation Crossbow (also known as The Great Spy Mission and Code Name: Crossbow), MGM, 1965.
- Smythe, Underworld Informers (also known as The Informers and The Snout),Continental, 1965.
- British immigration officer, Cast a Giant Shadow, United Artists, 1966.
- Ballard, Press for Time, Rank, 1966.
- Chief Superintendent Symington, Solo for Sparrow, Schoenfeld, 1966.
- Wilkins, Half a Sixpence, Paramount, 1967.
- Marshalt, The Malpas Mystery, Schoenfeld, 1967.
- Scotland Yard man, Those Fantastic Flying Fools (also known as Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon and Blast-Off), American International, 1967.
- Lomax, Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, MGM, 1969.
- Captain Douglas, Sinful Davey, United Artists, 1969.
- Detective Thompson, The Trygon Factor, Warner Brothers, 1969.
- Hindsmith, The Body Stealers, Allied Artists, 1969.
- Hugh, The Adventurers, Paramount, 1970.
- Jarvis, The Firechasers, R.F.D. Productions, 1970.
- Belton, One More Time, United Artists, 1970.
- coroner, Assault (also known as In the Devil's Garden), Rank, 1971.
- Chartermain, Hopscotch, AVCO-Embassy, 1980.
- Peter Montrose, The Mirror Crack'd, Associated Film Distribution, 1980.
- Stanley, The Outsider, Paramount, 1980.
- Melborne, The Sea Wolves, Paramount, 1981.
- Also appeared in The Brain, Governor, 1965; Performance, Warner Brothers,1970; and Invitation to the Wedding, 1983.
- PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MINI-SERIES Major General Tillet, The Winds of War, ABC, 1983.
- Fawlty Towers, Ripping Yarns, The Potting Shed, East of Ipswich, Morecambe and Wise, and The Tommy Cooper Hour.
- Sir Montague Corner, Agatha Christie's "Thirteen at Dinner," CBS, 1985.
- Also Still Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1987.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, February 17, 1988.
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