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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1991
Born: May 12, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Devonshire, England, GB Profession: actor

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Square-faced with a trim moustache, this stage-trained character actor appeared in a series of popular British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s. Walters specialized in aggressive buffoons and ministerial bunglers. His best work was done in association with the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team. Beginning in the 1960s, Walters became a regular in Hammer Studio's horror/fantasy films, including "The Earth Dies Screaming"(1964), "Dracula--Prince of Darkness"(1966), "The Psychopath"(1966) "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!"(1970) and "Vampire Circus"(1971). He amassed numerous British television credits since the 1970s, notably in the classic "Cousin Bette" (1972), "Jeannie: Lady Randolph Churchill"(1975) and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"(1980).

Square-faced with a trim moustache, this stage-trained character actor appeared in a series of popular British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s. Walters specialized in aggressive buffoons and ministerial bunglers. His best work was done in association with the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team.

Beginning in the 1960s, Walters became a regular in Hammer Studio's horror/fantasy films, including "The Earth Dies Screaming"(1964), "Dracula--Prince of Darkness"(1966), "The Psychopath"(1966) "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!"(1970) and "Vampire Circus"(1971). He amassed numerous British television credits since the 1970s, notably in the classic "Cousin Bette" (1972), "Jeannie: Lady Randolph Churchill"(1975) and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"(1980).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Little Drummer Girl, The (1984) Mr Quilley
2.
 Sherlock Holmes' The Sign of Four (1983) Major John Sholto
3.
 Wildcats of St. Trinian's, The (1980) Hugh Culpepper-Brown
4.
 The People That Time Forgot (1977) Norfolk
6.
 Gathering Storm, The (1974) Stanley Baldwin
7.
 Death in Small Doses (1973) Dr Ledworth
8.
 Young Winston (1972) Major Finn
9.
 Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971) Forbush Sr
10.
 Man Who Haunted Himself, The (1970) Bellamy
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Milestones close milestones

1933:
Debuted with a walk-on in an Old Vic production of Shaw's "The Admirable Bashville"; remained with the Old Vic for two years
:
Played King Lear after touring with the Sir Philip Ben Greets Company
1934:
Feature film debut in "Once in a New Moon"
:
Appeared in West End musicals and revues (dates approximate)
1945:
Established himself as a character comedian in "Under the Counter" which starred Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge and had a 665-performance run in London
1947:
Debuted on Broadway in the same part
:
Toured Australia and New Zealand in the same part
1950:
Played the lead in the musical "Gay's the Word"
:
Played supporting roles in many British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s, most notably in films produced by the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team
1956:
Appeared in "Who Done It?" Directed by Basil Dearden and starring Benny Hill
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Played supporting roles in many English horror/fantasy films in the 1960s
1965:
Appeared in "Rotten to the Core", a Boulting brothers comedy
1966:
Featured in "The Wrong Box", the popular comedy directed by Bryan Forbes
1970:
Appeared in "Trog", Joan Crawford's last film
:
Worked extensively in British TV in the 1970s and 1980s, most notably in several "Masterpiece Theatre" series
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Education

Monkton Combe School: -
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: -

Notes

Walters served as a director of the Royal General Theatrical Fund

Family close complete family listing

father:
Prebendary Thomas Collins Walters. Priest.
mother:
Mary Francis Walters.

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