British actors died in 1974

Here are 10 famous actors from United Kingdom died in 1974:

Paul Whitsun-Jones

Paul Whitsun-Jones (April 25, 1923 Newport, Wales-January 14, 1974 London) a.k.a. Paul Whitsun Jon, Paul-Whitsun Jones or Paul Whitson-Jones was a British actor. His child is called Henrietta Whitsun-Jones.

Paul Whitsun-Jones was known for his versatility on stage and screen. He began his acting career in the 1950s and became a familiar face on British television in the 1960s and early 1970s. Whitsun-Jones appeared in several popular TV series such as The Avengers, Z-Cars, and Doctor Who. He also had roles in several films, including The Curse of the Werewolf and The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll.

Whitsun-Jones was a trained singer and performed in several musical theatre productions. He played the roles of Emile de Becque in South Pacific and Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was nominated for a Tony award for his performance in the Broadway production of Irma La Douce.

Despite his success, Whitsun-Jones struggled with alcoholism and died at the age of 50 from liver failure. He is remembered for his talent and contributions to British theatre and television.

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Ivor Dean

Ivor Dean (December 21, 1917 London-August 10, 1974 Truro) a.k.a. Ivor Donald Dean was a British actor and writer.

He was born in London and began his acting career in 1948. He appeared in over 50 films and television shows during his career, including the films "The Curse of the Werewolf" and "The Longest Day." In addition to acting, Dean was also a writer, penning episodes of the television series "The Saint." Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Dean suffered from alcoholism and ultimately died from liver failure in Truro at the age of 56.

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Leslie Austin

Leslie Austin (November 21, 1885 London-May 1, 1974) also known as Leslie Austen was a British actor.

He began his acting career on stage in London's West End, and later transitioned to film. His first film credit was in 1920, and he went on to appear in over 60 films throughout his career. Some of his notable film roles include "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934), "The Ghost Train" (1931), and "The Farmer's Wife" (1928).

In addition to his film work, Austin also appeared on television in the 1950s and 1960s, including in the popular TV series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1955-1959). He retired from acting in the early 1970s and passed away in 1974 at the age of 88.

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Maxwell Reed

Maxwell Reed (April 2, 1919 Larne-August 16, 1974 London) was a British actor.

He began his acting career in the theater before transitioning to film in the 1940s. Reed appeared in numerous films throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, including "The Crimson Pirate" (1952), "Sapphire" (1959), and "The Hellfire Club" (1961). He was also known for his off-screen high-profile relationships, including an engagement to actress Joan Collins.

In addition to acting, Reed was a skilled pianist and worked as a hotel manager in the Bahamas in the 1960s before returning to London. He died of cancer at the age of 55.

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Donald Crisp

Donald Crisp (July 27, 1882 Bow-May 25, 1974 Van Nuys) also known as George William Crisp, James Needham or Mr. Donald Crisp was a British film director, actor, film producer, screenwriter and military officer.

He was born in London, England and started his career as a stage actor before making his way into films. Crisp appeared in over 400 movies throughout his career and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1941 film, "How Green Was My Valley."

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Crisp was also active behind the scenes. He directed several films, including "The Black Cat" (1934) and "The Runaway Bride" (1930) and produced several others.

During World War I, Crisp served as a Captain in the British Army and later became a naturalized United States citizen in 1924. He continued to work in the film industry well into his 80s, and passed away in 1974 at the age of 91 in Van Nuys, California.

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Desmond Jeans

Desmond Jeans (November 14, 1903 Shimla-December 1, 1974 Halifax) a.k.a. Desmond McMinn was a British actor and professional boxer.

He began his acting career in the early 1930s, appearing in several stage productions before transitioning into film work. Jeans appeared in over 70 films throughout his career, including notable roles in "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940), "The Winslow Boy" (1948), and "A Night to Remember" (1958). He also had a successful career in television, with appearances in popular shows such as "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who." Prior to his acting career, Jeans was a professional boxer under the name "Kid Pattenden" and had a record of 17 wins and 1 loss in the ring. Jeans retired from acting in the early 1970s, and passed away in 1974 at the age of 71.

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Leslie Bradley

Leslie Bradley (September 1, 1907 Aldershot-July 20, 1974 Desert Hot Springs) otherwise known as Lesley Bradley, Les Bradley or Leslie E. Bradley was a British actor.

Leslie Bradley began his acting career in the 1920s, performing in West End productions in London. He later went on to make numerous film and television appearances, both in the UK and in Hollywood. One of his most notable roles was in the 1954 film "The Black Knight" where he played the treacherous Sir Ontzlake. Bradley also appeared in the hit TV series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" as well as various Hammer Horror films throughout the 1960s. In addition to acting, Bradley trained pilots during World War II and was an accomplished golfer. He eventually retired to California, where he passed away in 1974.

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Cyril Chamberlain

Cyril Chamberlain (March 8, 1909 London-December 5, 1974 Builth Wells) a.k.a. Cyril Hugh Basham Chamberlain, C. J. Chamberlain or Jimmy was a British actor and businessperson.

He began his career as an actor in the mid-1930s, playing a variety of roles on stage, film, and television. He appeared in over 150 films, including "The Battle of the River Plate" and "Cleopatra", and was also a regular on British television shows such as "Doctor Who" and "The Avengers".

In addition to his acting career, Chamberlain also had a successful business career, including owning a number of pubs in the London area. He was also a well-known horse racing enthusiast and owned several racehorses.

Chamberlain was married twice and had three children. He passed away in 1974 at the age of 65, while on a hunting trip in Wales.

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Ross Parker

Ross Parker (August 16, 1914 Manchester-August 2, 1974 Kent) was a British actor, musician, lyricist, songwriter, composer and pianist.

He began his career in the entertainment industry as a pianist in the 1930s and soon after started composing music for films. Parker gained widespread recognition during World War II with his patriotic compositions such as "We'll Meet Again" and "There'll Always Be an England," which became iconic wartime songs.

Apart from being a successful songwriter, Parker also acted and appeared in several films and television shows throughout his career. He was a regular on the television show "So You Want to Be Top?" in the 1950s and had supporting roles in films such as "The Terror of the Tongs" and "Inn for Trouble."

Parker's musical compositions were not limited to patriotic and wartime themes, he also wrote popular songs and worked with many well-known artists such as Bing Crosby and Vera Lynn. He continued to compose and perform music until his death in 1974.

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David Davies

David Davies (April 3, 1906 Brynmawr-June 1, 1974 Carmarthen) also known as David Lewis Davies was a British actor.

He appeared in over 60 films and television shows during his career, including notable roles in "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943), "A Canterbury Tale" (1944), and "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961). He also worked extensively on stage, appearing in productions on London's West End as well as on Broadway. Davies was known for his versatility as an actor, portraying a wide range of characters from comedic to dramatic roles. He was awarded the Welsh National Eisteddfod Crown for his work in Welsh language drama in 1954. Outside of his acting career, Davies was also an accomplished linguist, speaking several languages fluently.

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