J. Fisher White

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J. Fisher White
Born 1 May 1865
United Kingdom
Died 14 January 1945 (age 79)
United Kingdom
Occupation Film actor
Stage actor
Years active 1905–1940 (film)

Joseph John Fisher White (1 May 1865 – 14 January 1945) was a British stage and film actor. The eldest of four sons of Rev. John White, of Ampfield, of that family formerly of Hursley, by his wife Martha, daughter of Rev. John Fisher, he took a B.A. from Oxford University.

White developed a reputation for playing character roles in the theatre and began to appear in a significant number of British films from the early 1920s onwards. He was the uncle of the actor Wilfrid Hyde-White, and was survived by a son, Hilary Fisher White (b. 1902) and a daughter, Thalia Fisher White (b. 1906), from his marriage to Edith Rhoda Blackwood.

Selected filmography[edit]


  • Kruger, Loren. The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America. University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  • Richards, Jeffrey (ed.). The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929-1939. I.B Tauris, 2001.
  • Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. Armorial families: a directory of gentlemen of coat armour (seventh edition), vol. 2. Hurst and Blackett, 1929

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