Walter Fitzgerald

Biography

Walter Fitzgerald (18 May 1896 - 20 December 1976) was an English character actor. Born Walter Fitzgerald Bond in the Keyham district of Plymouth, Devon. He married his first wife Rosalie Constance Grey in 1924. His 2nd marriage was to Angela Kirk in 1938 and they had 3 sons (Jonathan, Timothy and Charles) and 1 daughter (Julia). 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. A former stockbroker, British actor Walter 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. His 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. Filmography Murder at Covent Garden (1932) This England (1941) In Which We Serve (1942) Squadron Leader X (1943) San Demetrio London (1943) Strawberry Roan (1945) Great Day (1945) Mine Own Executioner (1947) Blanche Fury (1948) The Winslow Boy (1948) The Fallen Idol (1948) The Small Back Room (1949) Edward, My Son (1949) Treasure Island (1950) The Ringer (1952) The Pickwick Papers (1952) Appointment in London (1952) The Net (1953) Twice Upon a Time (1953) Personal Affair (1953) Our Girl Friday (1953) Front Page Story (1954) Lease of Life (1954) The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) Around The World In Eighty Days (1956) Something of Value (1957) Man in the Sky (1957) The Birthday Present (1957) The Camp on Blood Island (1958) Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) Third Man on the Mountain (1959) We Joined the Navy (1962) H.M.S. Defiant (1962) Decision at Midnight (1963)

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Treasure Island

Squire Trelawney

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The Camp on Blood Island

Beattie

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San Demetrio London

Chief Engineer Charles Pollard

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Blanche Fury

Simon Fury

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Personal Affair

Henry Vining

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This Was a Woman

Arthur Russell

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Decision Against Time

Conway

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Great Day

Bob Tyndale

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Appointment in London

Mulvaney

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Front Page Story

Black

Starring In
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We Joined the Navy

Admiral Thomas

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Damn the Defiant!

Admiral Jackson

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Lord Fitzpatrick

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Third Man On The Mountain

Herr Hempel

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The Camp on Blood Island

Beattie

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Something of Value

A White Settler - Henry McKenzie

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Decision Against Time

Conway

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Around the World in 80 Days

Club Member

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Front Page Story

Black

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Cockleshell Heroes

Gestapo Comdt.

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Project M7

Sir Charles Craddock

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The Cruel Sea

Warden (uncredited)

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Personal Affair

Henry Vining

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The Ringer

Commissioner

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Appointment in London

Mulvaney

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Pickwick Papers

Mr. Wardle

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Flesh and Blood

Dr. Cooper

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Treasure Island

Squire Trelawney

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Edward, My Son

Mr. Kedner

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Hour of Glory

Brine

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The Fallen Idol

Dr. Fenton

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This Was a Woman

Arthur Russell

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Blanche Fury

Simon Fury

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Mine Own Executioner

Dr. Norris Pile

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Great Day

Bob Tyndale

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San Demetrio London

Chief Engineer Charles Pollard

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In Which We Serve

Colonel Lumsden

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