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
Stoke, Plymouth, Devon, England
Died 20 December 1976(1976-12-20) (aged 80)
Fulham, London, England[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1932-1969
Spouse(s) Rosalie Constance Gray (1924-?)
Angela Kirk (1938-?)

Michael Lewis Fitzgerald-Bond


Walter Fitzgerald Bond (18 May 1896 – 20 December 1976) was an English character actor.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Stoke, Plymouth,[3] Fitzgerland was a former stockbroker and was in his late 20s when he began his theatrical training at RADA.[4]


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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He married Rosalie Constance Grey in 1924. They had one son, Michael Lewis Fitzgerald-Bond. His second marriage was to Angela Kirk in 1938, and they had three sons (Jonathan, Timothy, and Charles) and one daughter (Julia).[5]



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