Hugh Williams

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Hugh Williams
Actor Hugh Williams.jpg
Born Hugh Anthony Glanmor Williams
(1904-03-06)6 March 1904
Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England, UK
Died 7 December 1969(1969-12-07) (aged 65)
London, England, UK
Years active 1930-1966
Spouse(s) Gwynne Whitby (1925-1940; divorced) 2 children
Margaret Vyner (1940-1969; his death) 3 children

Hugh Williams (born 6 March 1904, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - died 7 December 1969, London) was an English actor and dramatist of Welsh descent.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Born as Hugh Anthony Glanmor Williams, his nickname was "Tam". He was a popular film and stage actor, who became a major film star in the British cinema of the 1930s. In 1930 he toured America in the cast of the R.C. Sheriff play Journey's End and appeared in his first film Charley's Aunt during a spell in Hollywood.[2] He then returned to Britain and became a mainstay of the British film industry. He made 57 film appearances as an actor between 1930 and 1967. He collaborated with his second wife on several plays, such as The Grass is Greener and the screenplay for the subsequent film The Grass is Greener. He died from throat cancer, aged 65.[3] [4] [5]

He was married twice:

and his grandchildren included:

  • Kate Dunn, actress
  • Amy Williams, actress
  • Tam Williams, actor

Filmography[edit]

Writing credits[edit]

Notable television appearances[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sweet, Matthew. Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema. Faber and Faber, 2005.

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