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in The Fallen Idol (1948)
|Born||Walter Fitzgerald Bond
18 May 1896
Keyham, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
|Died||20 December 1976
London, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Rosalie Constance Grey (1924-?)
Angela Kirk (1938-?)
He was born Walter Fitzgerald Bond in the Keyham district of Plymouth, Devon. A former stockbroker, 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.
He 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. He is 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.
He married his first wife Rosalie Constance Grey in 1924. His second marriage was to Angela Kirk in 1938 and they had 3 sons (Jonathan, Timothy and Charles) and 1 daughter (Julia).
- Murder at Covent Garden (1932) - Donald Walpace
- The Show Goes On (1937) - Soldier with His Family on Troopship (uncredited)
- This England (1941) - Vicar
- In Which We Serve (1942) - Colonel Lumsden
- Squadron Leader X (1943) - Inspector Milne
- San Demetrio London (1943) - Chief Engineer Charles Pollard
- Strawberry Roan (1945) - Walter Morley
- Great Day (1945) - Bob Tyndale
- Mine Own Executioner (1947) - Dr. Norris Pile
- This Was a Woman (1948) - Arthur Russell
- Blanche Fury (1948) - Simon Fury
- The Fallen Idol (1948) - Dr. Fenton
- The Winslow Boy (1948) - First Lord
- The Small Back Room (1949) - Brine
- Edward, My Son (1949) - Mr. Kedner
- Treasure Island (1950) - Squire Trelawney
- Flesh and Blood (1951) - Dr. Cooper
- The Pickwick Papers (1952) - Mr. Wardle
- The Ringer (1952) - Commissioner
- The Net (1953) - Sir Charles Craddock
- Appointment in London (1953) - Mulvaney
- The Cruel Sea (1953) - Warden (uncredited)
- Twice Upon a Time (1953) - Professor Reynolds
- Personal Affair (1953) - Henry Vining
- Our Girl Friday (1953) - Captain
- Front Page Story (1954) - Black
- Lease of Life (1954) - The Dean
- The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) - Gestapo Comdt.
- Around The World In 80 Days (1956) - Club Member
- The Man in the Sky (1957) - Conway
- Something of Value (1957) - A White Settler - Henry McKenzie
- The Birthday Present (1957) - Sir John Dell
- The Camp on Blood Island (1958) - Cyril Beattie
- Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) - Lord Fitzpatrick
- Third Man on the Mountain (1959) - Herr Hempel
- H.M.S. Defiant (1962) - Admiral Jackson
- We Joined the Navy (1962) - Admiral Thomas
- Decision at Midnight (1963) - Prime Minister
- "Walter Fitzgerald". BFI.
- Hal Erickson. "Walter Fitzgerald - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "Walter Fitzgerald". TV.com. CBS Interactive.
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