Anthony Nicholls (actor)

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Anthony Nicholls
Born Sydney Horace Nicholls
(1902-10-16)16 October 1902
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died 22 February 1977(1977-02-22) (aged 74)
London, England
Years active 1946–1977
Spouse(s) Faith Kent (1947-1977; his death) ( (2 children)

Anthony Nicholls (16 October 1902 – 22 February 1977) was an English film, television and stage actor.

Life and career[edit]

Nicholls was born Sydney Horace Nicholls on 16 October 1902 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, the son of Florence (née Holderness) and photojournalist Horace Nicholls.[1] Distinguishing himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside the Redgrave family, Laurence Olivier and Peter O'Toole, he would go on to make the portrayal of government officials a way of life in his films.[2]

American audiences first saw Nicholls in the company of Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd and Patricia Neal in The Hasty Heart.[2] He made his television debut in 1949[3] and continued with steady work in acting for four decades, including the 1966 Academy Award-winning film A Man For All Seasons. He was already a veteran by the time of the television series The Champions,[3] where he played his best-known role of W.L. Tremayne, the overseer of three top secret agents.[2] He died from natural causes at age 74 in 1977.[citation needed] His grandson Tom Sturridge is also an actor.





  1. ^ Buckland, Gail; Horace Walter Nicholls (1989). The golden summer: the Edwardian photographs of Horace W. Nicholls. Pavilion. p. 114. 
  2. ^ a b c "Anthony Nicholls". Retrieved 27 April 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "BBC". The Champions- The TV Series. Retrieved 27 April 2007. 

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