Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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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
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,
Love Me Like a Brother,
Softly Softly, and a number of other television movies and plays.
- Author of The Murder Line, 1967.