British actors died in 1965

Here are 10 famous actors from United Kingdom died in 1965:

Charles Victor

Charles Victor (February 10, 1896 Southport-December 23, 1965 Putney) also known as Charles Victor Harvey was a British actor and dancer.

He began his career as a dancer, performing with the famous Anna Pavlova and the Ballets Russes. Charles Victor later transitioned to acting, becoming a prolific character actor on stage, television, and film. He appeared in movies such as "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957), "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959), and "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (1961). On television, he appeared in popular British shows like "The Avengers," "Z Cars," and "Dixon of Dock Green." Charles Victor was also an accomplished stage actor, appearing in productions such as "No, No, Nanette" and "The Pajama Game." He passed away in 1965 at the age of 69.

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Richard Dimbleby

Richard Dimbleby (May 25, 1913 Richmond, London-December 22, 1965 St Thomas' Hospital) a.k.a. Frederick Richard Dimbleby or Richard. Dimbleby was a British journalist, broadcaster and actor. He had four children, David Dimbleby, Jonathan Dimbleby, Nicholas Dimbleby and Sally Dimbleby.

Dimbleby was one of the most recognized and respected voices of his time in the UK, known for his authoritative and engaging broadcasting style. He was the first person to ever broadcast live from Waterloo Station, and delivered the first televised coloring commentary in the country. He also covered major events such as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. In addition to his work in journalism, Dimbleby was also an accomplished actor, having performed in several Shakespearean productions. He was widely admired for his career in the media, which spanned over three decades, and his legacy continues to be honored to this day.

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Alex Mackenzie

Alex Mackenzie (November 27, 1885 Glasgow-December 1, 1965 Glasgow) was a British actor and teacher.

He began his career as a stage actor, performing in various theaters throughout the United Kingdom before transitioning to film in the early 1900s. Mackenzie appeared in over 70 films throughout his career, often playing supporting roles in popular British and Hollywood productions. He was also a highly respected drama teacher, teaching at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for over three decades. Mackenzie was known for his versatility as an actor and his dedication to his craft as a teacher, influencing many aspiring actors during his career.

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Trevor Reid

Trevor Reid (January 25, 1908 Liverpool-April 19, 1965 London) was a British actor.

He began his acting career in the theater and later transitioned to film and television. Reid appeared in over 50 films and TV shows throughout his career, including notable roles in "The Dam Busters" (1955) and "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961). He also had recurring roles in several popular TV series of the time, such as "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "The Saint". Reid was known for his versatility as an actor and his ability to play a wide range of characters. Outside of acting, he was an avid football fan and supported his hometown team, Liverpool FC.

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Reginald Beckwith

Reginald Beckwith (November 2, 1908 York-June 26, 1965 Bourne End) a.k.a. William Reginald Beckwith was a British actor, playwright, critic and screenwriter.

Beckwith began his career on stage in the 1920s, appearing in productions such as "The Dover Road" and "Quiet Wedding". He later transitioned to film in the 1940s, appearing in popular films such as "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and "The Lavender Hill Mob". He also had a successful career as a screenwriter, contributing to the scripts of several films including "The Proud Valley" and "London Town". In addition to his film career, Beckwith was also a respected theater critic and playwright, with several of his plays being produced in the West End. Beckwith's legacy in the entertainment industry continues to be celebrated, with a blue plaque dedicated to him in Bourne End, his final place of residence.

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Ernest Butcher

Ernest Butcher (April 7, 1885 Burnley-June 8, 1965 London) a.k.a. Edward Ernest Butcher was a British actor.

Butcher began his acting career in 1912, and over the next several decades appeared in over 70 films, including silent films such as "Les Misérables" (1917) and "The Four Feathers" (1921), as well as talkies like "The Ghost Goes West" (1935) and "A Night to Remember" (1958). He was known for his versatility, playing a wide range of characters from villains to kindly grandfathers. In addition to his work in film, Butcher also appeared in numerous stage productions on the West End.

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Stewart Rome

Stewart Rome (January 30, 1886 Newbury-February 26, 1965 Newbury) also known as Septimus Wemham Ryott, Wernham Ryott or Wernham Ryott Gifford was a British actor, screenwriter and writer.

Rome began his acting career in 1908 with the company of Frank Benson, and later joined Herbert Beerbohm Tree's theater company. He went on to appear on stage in productions such as "The Tempest" and "The Three Musketeers". Rome made his film debut in 1912 and starred in numerous films, including "The Life Story of David Lloyd George" (1918) and "The Man from Morocco" (1945).

In addition to his acting career, Rome was also a prolific screenwriter and adapted several plays for film. He wrote the screenplays for "The Manxman" (1929), "Balaclava" (1928) and "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (1936).

Throughout his career, Rome was known for his versatility and ability to play a wide range of characters. He continued to act in films and on stage well into the 1950s. Rome passed away in 1965 in his hometown of Newbury, England.

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John Deverell

John Deverell (May 30, 1880 London-March 2, 1965 Haywards Heath) was a British actor.

Deverell began his acting career on the London stage in 1900, and eventually transitioned to film in the 1920s. He appeared in over 60 films throughout his career, often playing supporting roles. Some of his notable film credits include "The W Plan" (1930), "Jamaica Inn" (1939), and "The Saint in London" (1939). Deverell also made several appearances on British television in the 1950s. In addition to his acting work, he served as the President of British Actor's Equity from 1949 to 1955. Deverell passed away in 1965 at the age of 84.

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Henry Travers

Henry Travers (March 5, 1874 Prudhoe-October 18, 1965 Hollywood) also known as Travers Heagerty or Travers John Heagerty was a British actor.

Travers started his acting career in the early 1900s in London's West End theater district. He later moved to New York and appeared in numerous Broadway productions. He made his film debut in 1933 in the movie "The Invisible Man" and went on to appear in over 50 films during his career. One of his most memorable roles was that of Clarence the angel in the film "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). Despite his success as an actor, Travers was known for his humility and kindness. He never forgot his working-class roots and was known to be generous to fellow actors and crew members. Travers passed away in 1965 at the age of 91.

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Douglas Payne

Douglas Payne (November 27, 1875 United Kingdom-August 3, 1965 London) was a British actor.

He began his career in theatre and made his first film appearance in 1913. Douglas Payne went on to act in more than 90 films over the course of his career, often playing fatherly, dignified figures or authority figures such as judges or police officers. Some of his notable film roles include "Married Love" (1923), "Royal Cavalcade" (1935) and "Jamaica Inn" (1939). He also acted in several television series during the early 1950s. In addition to his acting career, Douglas Payne was a devoted member of the British Red Cross during both World War I and World War II.

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