British character actor who escaped from early typecasting as a young coward, revealed an ambitious range of characterisations, and went on to produce and direct.
British comedian, entertainer, singer and character actor with a long list of international credits in revue, musical comedy and variety, as well as films.
Husky-voiced British actress, daughter of Mervyn Johns; on stage (as child) from 1935
Dumpy British character comedienne, frequently seen as a maid or charlady; became a star in her later years.
English leading actress, in occasional films. Wife of Lord (Richard) Attenborough.
Burly, capable Welsh leading man of the early 1950s. Later a useful character actor.
British character actress, usually seen as a cockney but born in Lancashire.
British character actor with upper-class personality, which could be amiable or chill.
Leading British and international actor who became a star at home in saturnine roles during World War II.
Distinguished British stage character actor, a respected industry figure who from 1950 was president of Equity, the actors’ trade union.
British leading man of stage and screen, married to Muriel Pavlow; former schoolmaster.
Popular British leading actor with musical comedy experience.
Elegant British leading man of the 1940s.
Dominant British actor; after long apprenticeship became an international star in middle age, but in 1966 lost his voice after an operation.
Welsh character actor, on stage from 1923; usually played mild-mannered roles.
British stage actress, wife of Sir Ralph Richardson.
British leading actress in dignified and disciplined ladylike roles.
Genial British character actor, former music-hall comedian; TV’s ‘Dixon of Dock Green’
Distinguished British actor-manager. Born in London, he was on stage from 1930
British leading lady groomed by the Rank ‘charm school’, whose career was hampered by alcoholism.
Born in Russia, one of the famed ‘baby ballerinas’. Married Laurence Olivier’s theatrical agent, Cecil Tennant.
Elegant English leading actress, mainly in the theatre.
Distinguished English leading man, on stage from 1934
English actress, in occasional films.
Tall, bald-pated English character actor, on stage in London from 1947