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

Dennis Price

British actor (1915–1973) | 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
Caravan (1946)
Sir Francis Castleton
The Magic Bow (1946)
Paul de la Rochelle
Jassy (1947)
Christopher Hatton
Hungry Hill (1947)
Greyhound John
The White Unicorn (1947)
Richard Glover
Holiday Camp (1947)
Sq. Ldr. Hardwick
Dear Murderer (1947)
Richard Fenton
Good-Time Girl (1948)
Michael ‘Red’ Farrell
The Bad Lord Byron (1948)
Lord Byron
Easy Money (1948)
Joe Henty
Snowbound (1948)
Neil Blair
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Louis
Murder Without Crime (1950)
Matthew
The Dancing Years (1950)
Rudi Kleber
The Adventurers (1951)
Clive Hunter
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
Simon Abott
The Tall Headlines (1952)
Maurice Fletcher
Song of Paris (1952)
Matthew Ibbetson
Murder at 3am (1953)
Inspector Peter Lawton
The Intruder (1953)
Leonard Pirry
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
A Touch of the Sun (1956)
Digby Hatchard
Private’s Progress (1956)
Brig. Bertram Tracepurcel
Charley Moon (1956)
Harold Armytage
Port Afrique (1956)
Robert Blackton
Fortune Is a Woman (1957)
Tracey Moreton
The Naked Truth (1957)
Nigel Dennis
Don’t Panic Chaps (1959)
Krisling
I’m All Right Jack (1959)
Bertram Tracepurcel
Danger Within (1959)
Capt Rupert Callender
Piccadilly Third Stop (1960)
Edward
School for Scoundrels (1960)
Dunstan
Tunes of Glory (1960)
Major Charles Scott, MC
The Millionairess (1960)
Dr Adrian Bland
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian’s (1960)
Gore Blackwood
What a Carve Up! (1961)
Guy Broughton
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
The Amorous Prawn (1962)
Prawn
Tamahine (1962)
Charles Poole
Play It Cool (1962)
Sir Charles Bryant
Go to Blazes (1962)
Withers
Doctor in Distress (1963)
Dr Blacker
The Cracksman (1963)
Grantley
Murder Most Foul (1964)
Harris Tumbrill
The Comedy Man (1964)
Tommy Morris
Ten Little Indians (1965)
Dr Armstrong
Some Will, Some Won’t (1970)
Benson
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
The Graverobber
Twins of Evil (1971)
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