Wensley Pithey

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Wensley Pithey
Born 21 June 1914
Cape Town, South Africa
Died 10 November 1993 (1993-11-11) (aged 79)
London, England, UK

Wensley Pithey (21 June 1914 – 10 November 1993) was a South African-born character actor who had a long stage and film career in England.

Pithey was born in Cape Town, South Africa. A graduate of the University of Cape Town where he studied music and drama, he travelled to Britain in 1947. He appeared in various Shakespearean roles in his long career (memorably as Sir Toby Belch) as well as appearing in Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie. He also directed and produced plays in the West End and appeared in a range of roles on television including the 1976 drama Edward and Mrs Simpson (as Winston Churchill) as well as Special Branch and Poldark. His British television appearances included Danger Man (1961) among others.


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