Anthony Bushell

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Anthony Bushell
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Born Anthony Arnatt Bushell
(1904-05-19)19 May 1904
Westerham, Kent, England
Died 2 April 1997(1997-04-02) (aged 92)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1929–1964
Spouse(s) Zelma O'Neal (1928–1935)

Anthony Bushell (19 May 1904 – 2 April 1997) was an English film actor and director, who appeared in 56 films between 1929 and 1961. He played Colonel Breen in the BBC serial Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59), and also appeared in and directed various British TV series such as Danger Man.

Early life[edit]

Bushell was born in Westerham, Kent and was educated at Magdalen College School, and then Hertford College, Oxford. After Oxford, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and got his start on stage from Sir Gerald du Maurier, making his theatrical debut at the Adelphi Theatre in 1924.[1] He went to America in 1927 to act on stage. When the talkie version of Disraeli was to be made, he was put in the cast on the special recommendation of George Arliss.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Vallance, Tom (17 April 1997). "Obituary: Anthony Bushell". (London). Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  2. ^ Picture Show who's who on the screen 1932

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