Ian Fleming (actor)
in trailer for Silver Blaze (1937)
10 September 1888
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Died||1 January 1969
Ian Fleming (born Ian Macfarlane, 10 September 1888 – 1 January 1969) was an Australian character actor with credits in over 100 British movies.
He is perhaps best known for playing Dr. Watson in a series of Sherlock Holmes movies of the 1930s opposite Arthur Wontner's Holmes. He also essayed a number of supporting roles in many classic British films of the era including Q Planes (1939), Night Train to Munich (1940), We Dive at Dawn, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (both 1943) and Waterloo Road (1945). He also appeared regularly in the films of musical comedian George Formby.
Fleming's later career included appearances in many television series of the 1950s and 1960s such as Fabian of the Yard, Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, The Forsyte Saga and The Prisoner.
- Second to None (1927)
- The Devil's Maze (1929)
- The School for Scandal (1930) (lost)
- Lucky Girl (1932)
- Called Back (1933)
- After Dark (1933)
- The Third Clue (1934)
- School for Stars (1935)
- The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
- Sexton Blake and the Mademoiselle (1935)
- The Riverside Murder (1935)
- The Crouching Beast (1935)
- Prison Breaker (1936)
- Jump for Glory (1937)
- Darby and Joan (1937)
- Silver Blaze (1937), known in America as Murder at the Baskervilles
- Dial 999 (1938)
- The Nursemaid Who Disappeared (1939)
- The Good Old Days (1939) (lost)
- The Lion Has Wings (1939)
- Men Without Honour (1939)
- Q Planes (1939)
- Three Silent Men (1940)
- It Happened to One Man (1940)
- Jeannie (1941)
- They Flew Alone (1942)
- Let the People Sing (1942)
- I Didn't Do It (1945)
- They Knew Mr. Knight (1946)
- George in Civvy Street (1946)
- Appointment with Crime (1946)
- Hammer the Toff (1952)
- Wings of Danger (1952)
- The Voice of Merrill (1952)
- Black Orchid (1953)
- Park Plaza 605 (1953)
- Eight O'Clock Walk (1954)
- The Embezzler (1954)
- High Flight (1957)
- Innocent Meeting (1958)
- Your Money or Your Wife (1960)
- Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons (1960)
- Return of a Stranger (1961)
- The Lamp in Assassin Mews (1962)
- Richard the Lionheart (1962)
- The Forsyte Saga (TV serial, 1967) : Lord Fontenoy
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- Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge – via Google Books.
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