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.