Dennis Price sports a natty moustache, cravat and white jumper, all whilst smoking a cigarette

Dennis Price

(1915–73)

British actor (d. 58) | Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The White Unicorn (1947), A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Suave English light leading man, who became an equally light character actor

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Born in Twyford, Dennis Price began acting at Oxford University, studied acting under Ronald Adam at the Embassy Theatre School and was on stage from 1937. Alcoholism and tax problems from the mid-1960s led to his absence from Britain and his appearance in some third-rate films. Died of cirrhosis of the liver.

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A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Peter Gibbs
A Place of One’s Own (1945)
Dr. Selbie
The Magic Bow (1946)
Paul de la Rochelle
Caravan (1946)
Francis Castleton
The White Unicorn (1947)
Richard Glover
Hungry Hill (1947)
Greyhound John
Dear Murderer (1947)
Richard Fenton
Jassy (1947)
Christopher Hatton
Holiday Camp (1947)
Sq. Ldr. Hardwick
The Master of Bankdam (1947)
Joshua Crowther
Easy Money (1948)
Joe Henty
Snowbound (1948)
Neil Blair
Good-Time Girl (1948)
Michael ‘Red’ Farrell
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Louis
The Bad Lord Byron (1949)
Lord Byron
The Dancing Years (1950)
Rudi Kleber
Murder Without Crime (1950)
Matthew
The Adventurers (1951)
Clive Hunter
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
Simon Abott
The Tall Headlines (1952)
Maurice Fletcher
Song of Paris (1952)
Matthew Ibbetson
The Intruder (1953)
Leonard Pirry
Murder at 3am (1953)
Inspector Peter Lawton
Noose for a Lady (1953)
Simon Gale
For Better, for Worse (1954)
Debenham
Time Is My Enemy (1954)
Martin Radley
Oh… Rosalinda!! (1955)
Maj Frank
Private’s Progress (1956)
Brig. Bertram Tracepurcel
Charley Moon (1956)
Harold Armytage
A Touch of the Sun (1956)
Digby Hatchard
Port Afrique (1956)
Robert Blackton
The Naked Truth (1957)
Nigel Dennis
Fortune Is a Woman (1957)
Tracey Moreton
I’m All Right Jack (1959)
Bertram Tracepurcel
Danger Within (1959)
Capt Rupert Callender
Don’t Panic Chaps (1959)
Krisling
Piccadilly Third Stop (1960)
Edward
Tunes of Glory (1960)
Major Charles Scott, MC
School for Scoundrels (1960)
Dunstan
The Millionairess (1960)
Dr Adrian Bland
The Pure Hell of St Trinian’s (1960)
Gore Blackwood
Victim (1961)
Calloway
Double Bunk (1961)
Watson
No Love for Johnnie (1961)
Flagg
The Rebel (1961)
Jim Smith
Watch It, Sailor! (1961)
Lt Cmdr Hardcastle
What a Carve Up! (1961)
Guy Broughton
The Amorous Prawn (1962)
Prawn
Tamahine (1962)
Charles Poole
Play It Cool (1962)
Sir Charles Bryant
Go to Blazes (1962)
Withers
The Cracksman (1963)
Grantley
The VIPs (1963)
Cdr Millbank
Doctor in Distress (1963)
Dr Blacker
Murder Most Foul (1964)
Harris Tumbrill
The Comedy Man (1964)
Tommy Morris
The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
Quinn Taggart
Ten Little Indians (1965)
Dr Armstrong
Some Will, Some Won’t (1970)
Benson
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
The Graverobber
Twins of Evil (1971)
Dietrich
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
Mr Gort
Horror Hospital (1973)
Mr Pollack
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