Ivor Barnard

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Ivor Barnard
Born (1887-06-13)13 June 1887
London, England
Died 30 June 1953(1953-06-30) (aged 66)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1909-1953

Ivor Barnard (13 June 1887 – 30 June 1953) was an English stage, radio and film actor. He was an original member of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, where he was a notable Shylock and Caliban. He was the original Water Rat in the first London production of A. A. Milne's "Toad of Toad Hall". In 1929 he appeared on stage as Blanquet, in "Bird in Hand" at the Morosco Theatre in New York, after a successful run in the London's West End (Laurence Olivier was the young juvenile). The part had been specially written for him by John Drinkwater.

He appeared in 84 films between 1921 and 1953. He appeared in the Alfred Hitchcock film The 39 Steps in 1935. In 1943, he played the stationmaster in the Ealing war film Undercover. He also appeared as Wemmick in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946), as the Chairman of the Workhouse, in Lean's film of Oliver Twist (1948). One of his last film appearance was as Major Jack Ross in John Huston's Beat the Devil (1953), with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre.

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