British actors died in 1958

Here are 15 famous actors from United Kingdom died in 1958:

Ronald Colman

Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 Richmond, London-May 19, 1958 Santa Barbara) also known as Ronald Charles Colman was a British actor. He had one child, Juliet Colman.

Ronald Colman began his acting career on stage in London's West End before transitioning to silent films. He quickly became a popular leading man, known for his handsome looks and sophisticated demeanor. With the advent of talking pictures, Colman successfully made the transition to sound and cemented his status as a Hollywood star. Some of his most famous films include "The Prisoner of Zenda," "Lost Horizon," and "Random Harvest." Colman was nominated for three Academy Awards and won Best Actor for his role in "A Double Life" in 1947. He also served in World War I, where he was wounded and gassed. Despite declining health in his later years, Colman continued acting until his death from acute emphysema at the age of 67.

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Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones (June 6, 1925 United Kingdom-November 30, 1958 Manchester) was a British actor.

Jones began his acting career in the late 1940s and quickly became a well-known stage and film performer. He won critical acclaim for his powerful performances in various stage productions, including Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" and William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." In addition to his stage work, Jones also appeared in several films, including "The Captive Heart" and "The Wooden Horse."

However, his promising career was cut tragically short when he died at the age of 33. Jones suffered a heart attack while appearing in a play at the Manchester Opera House and sadly passed away shortly thereafter. Despite his short career, Jones is remembered as a talented and dedicated actor, whose performances left a lasting impression on audiences and critics alike.

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Walter Kingsford

Walter Kingsford (September 20, 1881 Redhill-February 2, 1958 Hollywood) otherwise known as Walter Pearce was a British actor.

He began his acting career in London, where he appeared in numerous theater productions including Shakespearean plays. In 1914, Kingsford made his way to America where he began performing on Broadway. He later transitioned to film, and made his screen debut in the silent film "The Money Master" in 1915.

Over the course of his career, Kingsford appeared in over 130 films, including "The Sea Wolf," "The Adventures of Robin Hood," and "The Life of Emile Zola." He was also known for his role as Dr. Carew in the film "The Invisible Man" (1933).

In addition to his acting career, Kingsford was a well-respected physician and surgeon, having studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. In fact, he was often called upon by fellow actors to provide medical advice and treatment on set.

Kingsford was married to actress Alison Skipworth for nearly 40 years before her death in 1952. He passed away in 1958 in Hollywood at the age of 76.

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Carl Harbord

Carl Harbord (January 26, 1908 Salcombe-October 18, 1958 Los Angeles) was a British actor.

Harbord began his acting career in the 1920s in London's West End theater district. He later moved on to film and landed roles in several British and American productions, including "The Black Cat" (1934) and "Bulldog Drummond Comes Back" (1937). Harbord also appeared in a number of stage productions in New York, including the Broadway productions of "Kiss the Boys Goodbye" and "Thunder on the Left." In the 1940s, he moved to Hollywood and continued to act in films such as "The Song of Bernadette" (1943) and "They Came to Blow Up America" (1943). Harbord often played supporting roles and was known for his deep, commanding voice. He passed away in 1958 at the age of 50.

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H. B. Warner

H. B. Warner (October 26, 1875 St John's Wood-December 21, 1958 Woodland Hills) a.k.a. Henry Byron Charles Stewart Warner-Lickford, Harry Byron Warner, Henry B. Warner or Harry Warner was a British actor.

H.B. Warner began his acting career on the stage in London and later moved to the United States, where he continued to act on stage and in films. He is best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the silent film, "The King of Kings" (1927). Warner appeared in over 100 films during his career, including "Lost Horizon" (1937), "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). He also made regular appearances on television during the 1950s. In addition to his acting work, Warner was an accomplished artist and writer, and authored several books on religion and philosophy.

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Charles Quatermaine

Charles Quatermaine (December 30, 1877 Richmond, London-August 1, 1958 Sussex) a.k.a. Charles Quartermaine was a British actor.

He began his acting career in the early 1900s and became a well-respected stage actor, performing in both classic plays and more contemporary works. In the 1930s, Quartermaine began appearing in films, and over the next two decades, he appeared in over 60 movies. He often played supporting roles, and his precise diction and distinguished appearance made him a popular choice for portraying authority figures or aristocrats. Some of his notable film roles include the butler in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and Dr. Gogol's assistant in "Mad Love." In addition to his acting work, Quartermaine also wrote several plays and adapted others for the stage. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1956 for his contributions to the performing arts.

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Frank Perfitt

Frank Perfitt (November 27, 1880 Norwich-November 27, 2014 Surrey) also known as Frank James Perfitt was a British actor.

He made his acting debut in 1915 in the silent film "The Cost of a Kiss". Perfitt went on to have a successful career in both film and television, appearing in over 100 productions. He was known for his versatility and ability to excel in both dramatic and comedic roles. Some of his notable film roles include parts in "Jamaica Inn" (1939), "Went the Day Well?" (1942), and "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957). On television, he appeared in popular series such as "Z Cars", "The Avengers", and "The Saint". Perfitt worked in the industry until his death at the age of 134, making him one of the oldest working actors in history.

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Percy Nash

Percy Nash (November 27, 1869-November 27, 2014) was a British film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer.

Nash was born in London, England and began his career in entertainment as a stage actor in the 1890s. He later transitioned to filmmaking in the early 1900s, eventually founding his own production company, Percy Nash Productions. Nash specialized in producing and directing short comedies and was known for his slapstick style. In addition to directing and producing, Nash also acted in a number of his own films. Nash continued to work in the film industry until his death on his 145th birthday, making him the oldest living person at the time. His legacy in the film industry continues to inspire filmmakers today.

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Aubrey Mather

Aubrey Mather (December 17, 1885 Minchinhampton-January 16, 1958 London) was a British actor.

He began his acting career in the UK, appearing in several stage productions and British films. In the 1930s, Mather moved to the United States to work in Hollywood. He appeared in over 70 films in his career, often playing roles as distinguished gentlemen or authority figures. Some of his notable film credits include "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), and "Lifeboat" (1944). Mather also made television appearances in the 1950s, including roles on popular shows such as "The Adventures of Superman" and "I Love Lucy."

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Aubrey Dexter

Aubrey Dexter (March 29, 1898 London-May 2, 1958 Cape Town) also known as Douglas Peter Jonas was a British actor.

He began his acting career in the 1920s and appeared in numerous stage productions in London's West End. Dexter made his film debut in 1933 and went on to have a successful career in British films throughout the 1930s and 1940s. He was known for his dapper appearance and charming personality, and often played the role of a suave gentleman. Dexter was also an accomplished pianist and wrote music for several films. In the 1950s, he moved to South Africa where he continued to act on stage and in films. Dexter died in Cape Town in 1958 at the age of 60.

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Leonard Sharp

Leonard Sharp (November 27, 1890 Watford-October 24, 1958 Watford) also known as Len Sharp, Len Sharpe or Leonard Sharpe was a British actor. His child is called Dorothy Gordon.

Sharp began his acting career on the stage in England before transitioning to working in films in the 1930s. He appeared in a variety of British films throughout his career, often playing supporting roles in both drama and comedy genres. Some of his notable film credits include "Bulldog Jack" (1935), "The First Gentleman" (1948), and "The Blue Lamp" (1950). Aside from his film work, Sharp also had a successful career on radio and television, including the popular TV series "The Grove Family" in the 1950s. Sharp passed away at age 67 in his hometown of Watford, England.

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Ronald Squire

Ronald Squire (March 25, 1886 Tiverton, Devon-November 16, 1958 London) also known as Ronald Squirl was a British actor.

Ronald Squire appeared in over 70 films and appeared on stage in West End productions, often playing comedic characters. He made his acting debut in 1906 and went on to have a successful career in both film and theatre. Some of his notable film roles include Mr. Bateman in "The Ghost Goes West" (1935), Lord Porteous in "The Citadel" (1938), and Col. Marchbanks in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). He also appeared in the television series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1955) as the character Sir William de Lacey. Ronald Squire was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1951 for his contributions to the arts.

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Patric Doonan

Patric Doonan (April 18, 1925 Derby-March 10, 1958 London) was a British actor.

Doonan was best known for his roles in films such as "The Blue Lamp" (1950) and "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951). He also appeared on stage in productions such as "The Good Soldier Schweik" (1956) and "The Alchemist" (1957). Despite his promising career, Doonan died at the young age of 32 from a heart attack while he was appearing in the play "Zephyr and the Stone" at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

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Roland Cunningham

Roland Cunningham (November 27, 1872 New South Wales-May 3, 1958 Bromley) was a British singer and actor.

He began his career in Australia in the 1890s before moving to England and making his West End debut in 1904. Cunningham went on to perform in many successful shows including "The Belle of New York" and "The Merry Widow". He was also a well-known recording artist, recording over 150 songs in his career. In addition to his on-stage work, Cunningham also acted in several films. After his retirement from performing, he settled in Bromley where he continued to be an advocate for the arts until his death in 1958 at the age of 85.

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Adrian Brunel

Adrian Brunel (September 4, 1892 Brighton-February 18, 1958 Gerrards Cross) was a British film director, screenwriter, actor and film editor. He had one child, Christopher Brunel.

Brunel started his career in the film industry as a film editor, working on silent comedies for the production company, Gainsborough Pictures. He then progressed to directing, and became known for his skill with comedies, as well as dramas and thrillers. Brunel directed over 70 films throughout his career, including "Yellow Sands" (1938), "The Vulture" (1937), and "Song of the Road" (1936).

In addition to his work as a director, Brunel was also a screenwriter, writing for several films he directed as well as others. He was also an actor and appeared in a number of films, including Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" (1935).

Despite his success in the film industry, Brunel's personal life was marked by tragedy. His wife, Alma Reville, also a screenwriter, suffered from mental illness and was institutionalized for several years. Brunel later remarried and had a son, but he himself suffered from health problems throughout his life, including a heart condition that contributed to his death at age 65.

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