Wallas Eaton

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Wallas Eaton
Born (1917-02-18)18 February 1917[1]
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom[1]
Died 3 November 1995(1995-11-03) (aged 78)[1]
Other names  • Wallace Eaton
 • Wallis Eaton
Occupation Actor

Wallas Eaton (18 February 1917 — 3 November 1995),[1] sometimes credited as Wallace Eaton or Wallis Eaton,[2] was an English film, radio, television and theatre actor.

He is perhaps best remembered for his voice roles between 1949 and 1960 in the BBC radio-comedy serial Take It from Here.[1] and as Ludicrus Sextus in the BBC comedy series Up Pompeii! in 1970.

Early life and education[edit]

Eaton was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England.[1]


Military service[edit]

He served in World War II as a Major in charge of a searchlight battery.[1]


In addition to his work in radio on Take It from Here, Eaton appeared in over twenty-five films and over fifty television productions. He guest starred in 'The Young Doctors' in 1979 as Roland Perry, a rich friend of principal character Ada Simmonds.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Following a trip to Australia in 1975, Eaton moved there.[1]


He died in Australia, age 78.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gifford, Denis (9 December 1995). "Obituary: Wallas Eaton". The Independent. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 'Wal' was Wallas Eaton, a straight actor turned funny-voice man via a string of stage revues and comedies including 1066 and All That (1947), Slings and Arrows (1948) and For Amusement Only (1958). 
  2. ^ a b Database (undated). "Filmography by Type for Wallas Eaton". The Internet Movie Database. Accessed 10 August 2010.

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