Dermot Walsh Biography (1924-2002)

Born September 10, 1924, in Dublin, Ireland; son of Michael Francis (a journalist) and Josephine (Leslie) Walsh; married Hazel Court (an actress), 1949 (divorced, 1963); married Diana Scougall (an actress), 1968 (divorced, 1972); married Elisabeth Annear Scott (an actress and producer), 1972; children: Sally, Michael, Elisabeth, Olivia. Addresses: Office: 28 Berkeley Square,London WIX 6HD, England.

actor, director, producer, playwright
Birth Details
September 10, 1924
Dublin, Ireland
Death Details
June 28, 2002
Tunbridge Wells, England

Famous Works

  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • (London debut) Firstborn, Buoyant Billions, Prince's Theatre, London, 1949.
  • Tone, Reluctant Heroes, Whitehall Theatre, London, 1950-52.
  • Relations Are Best Apart, Garrick Theatre, London, 1954-55.
  • The Kidders, Arts Theatre, St. Martin's, London, 1957-58.
  • Policy for Murder, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1962.
  • Ring of Jackals, Queen's Theatre, London, 1965.
  • The Man Most Likely To ..., Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1968- 69.
  • Lady Frederick, Vaudeville Theatre, then Duke of York's Theatre, both 1970.
  • Laburnim Grove, Duke of York's Theatre, 1977.
  • Murder among Friends, Comedy Theatre, London, 1978.
  • Who Killed Agatha Christie?, Mayfair Theatre, London, 1979.
  • The Mousetrap, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1980-81.
  • No Sex, Please, We're British, Garrick Theatre, 1984-85.
  • Cliff Jordan, Deadly Nightcap, Westminster Theatre, London, 1986.
  • Made stage debut as crowd artiste in The Strings Are False, Olympia, Dublin.
  • Credits; Major Tours
  • The Doctor's Dilemma, Patrick Sarsfield, The Importance of Being Earnest, The United Brothers, and The School for Scandal, Southern Irish cities, 1944.
  • A Trip to Scarborough, The Earl of Straw, Carmilla, and Arms and the Man, Southern Irish cities, 1945.
  • Random Harvest (also see below), U.K. and West German cities, 1948.
  • The Stars Bow Down, Malvern Festival, 1949.
  • Smilin' Through (also see below), U.K. cities, 1952.
  • The Long March and The Distant Hill, U.K. cities, 1953.
  • Tropical Fever, Irish cities, 1955.
  • Kathleen, Love Her to Death, U.K. cities, 1955.
  • Mary, Mary, Australian and New Zealand cities, 1963-64.
  • Person Unknown, The Morning After, and Countercrime, U.K. cities, 1965.
  • The Constant Wife, Canaries Sometimes Sing, No Fear or Favour, andI Wonder Who the Baddy Is?, U.K. cities, 1967.
  • Home on the Pig's Back, Jane Eyre, She Stoops to Conquer, King's Rhapsody, and A Christmas Carol, U.K. cities, 1972.
  • See How They Run, U.K. cities, 1975.
  • Murder with Love, U.K. and Irish cities, 1976.
  • A Murder Is Announced, U.K. and Irish cities, 1978.
  • Murder, Bloody Murder, U.K. cities, 1979.
  • Stage Struck and Blithe Spirit (also see below), U.K. and Irish cities, 1982.
  • Credits; Stage Work
  • Co-producer, Random Harvest, U.K. and West German cities, 1948.
  • Co-producer, Smilin' Through, U.K. cities, 1952.
  • Producer and director, Stage Struck and Blithe Spirit, U.K.and Irish cities, 1982.
  • Also producer and director of The Murder Line (also see below), 1967-68.
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Bedelia, General Films Distributors, 1946.
  • Wild Johnnie, Hungry Hill, General Films Distributors, 1947.
  • Barney Hatton, Jassy, Universal, 1948.
  • Jerome Thorn, The Mark of Cain, General Films Distributors, 1948.
  • Graham Forbes, My Sister and I, General Films Distributors, 1948.
  • Lucky, Third Time Lucky, Pentagon, 1950.
  • Cliff Brandon, Paper Gallows (also known as Torment), Eagle- Lion, 1950.
  • Julius Roselli, The Frightened Man, Eros, 1952.
  • Guy, Ghost Ship, Lippert, 1953.
  • Alexander James, The Floating Dutchman, Allied Artists, 1953.
  • Mal Farris, The Straw Man, United Artists (UA), 1953.
  • Bob Herrick, The Blue Parrot, Monarch, 1953.
  • Manning, Undercover Agent, Lippert, 1953.
  • Robby, The Night of the Full Moon, UA, 1954.
  • John Sewell, Bond of Fear, Eros, 1956.
  • Steve Curry, The Hideout, J. Arthur Rank, 1956.
  • MacDonnell, At the Stroke of Nine, Grand National, 1957.
  • Ray Savage, A Woman of Mystery, UA, 1957.
  • Quinn, Chain of Events, British Lion, 1958.
  • Aubrey Drake, The Crowning Touch, Crescent/Butchers, 1959.
  • Paul Dixon, Crash Drive, UA, 1959.
  • Richard Brinton, The Witness, Anglo-Amalgamated, 1959.
  • Kelso, Sea Fury, Lopert, 1959.
  • Capt. Sounders, The Bandit of Zhobe, Columbia, 1959.
  • Inspector Willis, It Takes a Thief (also known as The Challenge), Valiant, 1960.
  • Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell, Mania (also known as The Flesh and the Fiends, Psycho Killers, and The Fiendish Ghost), Valiant/Pacemaker,1961.
  • Mike Roberts, Shoot to Kill, Border, 1961.
  • Maj. Roy Bell, Tarnished Heroes, Danziger, 1961.
  • Henry Maitland, The Trunk, Columbia, 1961.
  • Carl Loomis, The Tell-Tale Heart, Brigadier/Union, 1962.
  • John Bell, Emergency, Butchers, 1962.
  • Maj. Jeffries, Desert Patrol (also known as Sea of Sand), Universal, 1962.
  • Research Prof. Taylor, Murder on the Campus, Colorama/Capital, 1963.
  • Inspector Tomlinson, The Switch, R.F.D. Productions, 1963.
  • Elmer, The Cool Mikado, UA, 1963.
  • Robert Wade, The Great Armored Car Swindle (also known as The Breaking Point), Falcon, 1964.
  • Martin Russell, Make Mine a Million, Schoenfeld, 1965.
  • Lord Marwood, The Wicked Lady, UA, 1983.
  • Also appeared in To the Public Danger, 1947, Counterspy, The Clock Struck Three, Echo of Diana, and Infamous Conduct.
  • Credits; Television Appearances
  • Appeared as Richard, Richard the Lionheart (39 episodes), BBC, andin Too Late for the Mashed Potato, Court Martial, Love Me Like a Brother, Softly Softly, and a number of other television movies and plays.
  • Credits; Plays
  • Author of The Murder Line, 1967.

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