Walter Hudd

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Walter Hudd
Born Frederick Walter Hudd
(1897-02-20)20 February 1897
London, England, UK
Died 20 January 1963(1963-01-20) (aged 65)
London, England, UK
Years active 1935-1964

Walter Hudd (1897-1963) was a British actor.[1]

Stage career[edit]

His West End appearances included The Way Things Happen (Ambassadors Theatre 1923), The Ghost Train (Prince of Wales Theatre 1925), The Grain of Mustard Seed (Ambassadors Theatre 1930), Geneva (Saville Theatre 1938), Thunder Rock (St Martin's Theatre 1941), A Month in the Country (New Theatre 1949), The Waltz of the Toreadors (Criterion Theatre 1956) and The Potting Shed (Globe Theatre 1958).[2]

He made his sole Broadway appearance in the Theatre Guild revival of You Never Can Tell (Martin Beck Theatre 1948).[3] He was also a member of the Malvern Festival, Stratford Memorial and Old Vic theatre companies, and in later life became Head of Drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama.[4]

Film career[edit]

His film career began in 1935 with Anthony Asquith's Moscow Nights. The following year he was cast as T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in Alexander Korda's proposed biopic of the celebrated soldier/author, but the production was abandoned.[5] His last two films, The Punch and Judy Man and It's All Happening, were released posthumously.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/14501
  2. ^ http://theatricalia.com/person/25b/walter-hudd/past?page=2
  3. ^ http://ibdb.com/production.php?id=1987
  4. ^ Judi Dench, And Furthermore, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2010
  5. ^ Karol Kulik, Alexander Korda: The Man who Could Work Miracles, WH Allen 1975

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