Walter Fitzgerald

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Walter Fitzgerald
Actor Walter Fitzgerald.jpg
in The Fallen Idol (1948)
Born Walter Fitzgerald Bond
(1896-05-18)18 May 1896
Keyham, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Died 20 December 1976(1976-12-20) (aged 80)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1932-1969
Spouse(s) Rosalie Constance Grey (1924-?)
Angela Kirk (1938-?)
Children Jonathan

Walter Fitzgerald (18 May 1896 – 20 December 1976) was an English character actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2]


Fitzgerald made his professional stage bow in 1922 and his first film appearance in 1930.

He toured with Sir John Martin-Harvey and Sir Seymour Hicks. He was understudy to Sir Gerald du Maurier 1928-29.[3] 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.[4] 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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He married Rosalie Constance Grey in 1924. His second marriage was to Angela Kirk in 1938, and they had three sons (Jonathan, Timothy and Charles) and one daughter (Julia).[3]



  1. ^ "Walter Fitzgerald". BFI. 
  2. ^ a b Hal Erickson. "Walter Fitzgerald - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie. 
  3. ^ a b "Home". 
  4. ^ "Walter Fitzgerald". CBS Interactive. 

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