Walter Fitzgerald

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Walter Fitzgerald
Born Walter Fitzgerald Bond
(1896-05-18)18 May 1896
Keyham, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Died 20 December 1976(1976-12-20) (aged 80)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Rosalie Constance Grey (1924-?)
Angela Kirk (1938-?)
Children Jonathan
Timothy
Charles
Julia
Website
http://walterfitzgerald.webs.com

Walter Fitzgerald (18 May 1896 – 20 December 1976) was an English character actor.

Born Walter Fitzgerald Bond in the Keyham district of Plymouth, Devon. He married his first wife Rosalie Constance Grey in 1924. His 2nd marriage was to Angela Kirk in 1938 and they had 3 sons (Jonathan, Timothy and Charles) and 1 daughter (Julia). Toured with Sir John Martin-Harvey, Sir Seymour Hicks. He was understudy to Sir Gerald du Maurier 1928-29. Fitzgerald appeared in films from the 1930s, often in 'official' roles (policemen, doctors, lawyers). He appeared on British television in the 1950s and 1960s before his retirement. A former stockbroker, British actor Walter Fitzgerald was in his late 20s when he began his theatrical training at RADA. Fitzgerald made his professional stage bow in 1922 and his first film appearance in 1930. His best-remembered film roles include Simon Fury in Blanche Fury (1946), Dr. Fenton in The Fallen Idol (1948) and Squire Trelawny in Treasure Island (1950). Walter Fitzgerald made his penultimate film appearance in the opening scenes of H.M.S. Defiant (1962), as the admiral who listens to—and then disregards—ship's captain Alec Guinness' complaints about maritime cruelty.

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