British actor David Farrar in a publicity shot for Black Narcissus (1947)

David Farrar

British actor (1908–1995) | Black Narcissus (1947), Went the Day Well? (1942), The Small Back Room (1949)

Tall, virile-looking British leading man whose career faltered when he went to Hollywood and played villains

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Born in Forest Gate, London, Farrar began as a journalist. He retired in the early 60s because he thought his future roles would be less interesting that his past ones.

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Danny Boy (1941)
Harold Martin
Sheepdog of the Hills (1941)
Rev Michael Verney
Suspected Person (1942)
Inspector Thompson
Went the Day Well? (1942)
Lt Jung
Headline (1943)
‘Brookie’ Brooks
They Met in the Dark (1943)
Commander Lippinscott
For Those in Peril (1944)
FltLt Murray
Meet Sexton Blake (1945)
Sexton Blake
Black Narcissus (1947)
Mr Dean
Frieda (1947)
Robert Dawson
Mr Perrin and Mr Traill (1948)
David Traill
Diamond City (1949)
Stafford Parker
The Small Back Room (1949)
Sammy Rice
Cage of Gold (1950)
Bill Glennan
Gone to Earth (1950)
John ‘Jack’ Reddin
The Late Edwina Black (1951)
Gregory
Night Without Stars (1951)
Giles Gordon
The Sea Chase (1955)
Cdr Jeff Napier
Pearl of the South Pacific (1955)
Bully Hague
Son of Robin Hood (1958)
Des Roches
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Pharaoh
Watusi (1959)
Rick Cobb
Beat Girl (1960)
Paul Linden
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Xerxes
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