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Years active
  
1930–66

Name
  
Hugh Williams

Role
  
Actor


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Full Name
  
Hugh Anthony Glanmor Williams

Born
  
6 March 1904 (
1904-03-06
)

Died
  
December 7, 1969, London, United Kingdom

Spouse
  
Margaret Vyner (m. 1940–1969), Gwynne Whitby (m. 1925–1940)

Books
  
His, hers and theirs, The flip side, Let's all go down the Strand

Children
  
Hugo Williams, Simon Williams, Polly Williams

Movies
  
Wuthering Heights, The Grass Is Greener, The Dark Eyes of London, One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, Secret Mission

Similar People
  
Margaret Vyner, Hugo Williams, Edmond T Greville, Harold French, Simon Williams

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Hugh Anthony Glanmore Williams (6 March 1904 – 7 December 1969) also known by his nickname Tam, was an English actor, playwright and dramatist of Welsh descent.

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Personal life

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Born in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex as Hugh Anthony Glanmor Williams, his nickname was "Tam". He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was a popular film and stage actor, who became a major film star in the British cinema of the 1930s. In 1930 he toured America in the cast of the R.C. Sheriff play Journey's End and appeared in his first film Charley's Aunt during a spell in Hollywood. He then returned to Britain and became a mainstay of the British film industry. He made 57 film appearances as an actor between 1930 and 1967. He collaborated with his second wife on several plays, such as The Grass is Greener and the screenplay for the subsequent film The Grass is Greener. He died from throat cancer, aged 65, in London.

Marriages and grandchildren

He was married twice:

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  • Gwynne Whitby (1925–1940) (two children)
  • Loo Williams
  • Prue Williams
  • Margaret Vyner (1940–1969) (three children):
  • Hugo Williams (born 1942), poet
  • Simon Williams (born 1946), actor who married Belinda Carroll and Lucy Fleming
  • Polly Williams (1950-2004), actress who married Nigel Havers

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    and his grandchildren included:


  • Kate Dunn, actress
  • Amy Williams, actress
  • Tam Williams, actor
  • Writing credits

  • The Grass is Greener (play) (1952) (book)
  • The Grass Is Greener (1960) (screenplay)
  • Charlie Girl (book) (with Margaret Williams)
  • Notable television appearances

  • Masterpiece Playhouse in episode: Richard III (episode No. 1.2) (1950)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo playing Millet in episode: "Flight to Calais"
  • Colonel March of Scotland Yard playing Harold Hartley in episode: "The Talking Head" (episode No. 1.11) (1956)
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents as Shayar (sic!) in "Scheherezade" (episode No. 5.10) (1956)
  • The New Adventures of Charlie Chan playing Inspector Marlowe in episode: "Dateline Execution" (episode No. 1.18) (1957)
  • The New Adventures of Charlie Chan playing Inspector Marlowe in episode: "No Future for Frederick" (episode No. 1.23) (1958)
  • The New Adventures of Charlie Chan playing Inspector Marlowe in episode: "Safe Deposit" (episode No. 1.24) (1958)
  • Filmography

    Actor
    1969
    ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) as
    Lord Greham
    - Aren't We All? (1969) - Lord Greham
    1966
    Khartoum as
    Lord Hartington
    1958
    Theatre Night (TV Series) as
    Victor, Earl of Rhyall / Thomas Swinley
    - The Grass Is Greener (1959) - Victor, Earl of Rhyall
    - The Happy Man (1958) - Thomas Swinley
    1957
    The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series) as
    Inspector Marlowe
    - Safe Deposit (1958) - Inspector Marlowe
    - No Future for Frederick (1958) - Inspector Marlowe
    - Dateline - Execution (1957) - Inspector Marlowe
    1958
    Armchair Theatre (TV Series) as
    Charles Preston
    - Homecoming (1958) - Charles Preston
    1956
    Plaintiff in a Pretty Hat (TV Movie) as
    The Earl of Hewlyn
    1956
    ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) as
    Boris Trigorin
    - The Seagull (1956) - Boris Trigorin
    1956
    Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) as
    Shayar
    - Scheherezade (1956) - Shayar
    1956
    The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) as
    Milet
    - Flight to Calais (1956) - Milet
    1955
    Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series) as
    Harold Hartley
    - The Talking Head (1955) - Harold Hartley
    1954
    Star of My Night as
    Arnold Whitman
    1953
    The Intruder as
    Tim
    1953
    Twice Upon a Time as
    James Turner
    1953
    The Fake as
    Sir Richard Aldingham
    1952
    Affairs of State (TV Movie)
    1952
    The Holly and the Ivy as
    Richard Wyndham
    1952
    Glory at Sea as
    Captain David G. Wilson, Division Commander
    1951
    BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) as
    Horace Giddens / Van Kane
    - The Little Foxes (1951) - Horace Giddens
    - The Silent Village (1951) - Van Kane
    1950
    Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
    - Richard III (1950)
    1949
    Naughty Arlette as
    Arnold Dickson
    1949
    Paper Orchid as
    Frank McSweeney
    1948
    Elizabeth of Ladymead as
    John Beresford in 1946
    1948
    The Blind Goddess as
    Lord Arthur Brasted
    1947
    An Ideal Husband as
    Sir Robert Chiltern
    1947
    Take My Life as
    Nicholas Talbot
    1946
    A Girl in a Million as
    Tony
    1942
    Talk About Jacqueline as
    Michael Thomas
    1942
    Secret Mission as
    Peter Garnett
    1942
    The Avengers as
    Colin Metcalfe
    1942
    One of Our Aircraft Is Missing as
    Frank Shelley - Observer / Navigator in B for Bertie
    1941
    Ships with Wings as
    Wagner
    1939
    The Human Monster as
    Det. Insp. Larry Holt
    1939
    Wuthering Heights as
    Hindley
    1939
    Inspector Hornleigh as
    Bill Gordon
    1938
    One Night in Paris as
    Nissen, Rene
    1938
    His Lordship Goes to Press as
    Lord Bill Wilmer
    1938
    Dead Men Tell No Tales as
    Detective Inspector Martin
    1938
    The Dark Stairway as
    Dr. Thurlow
    1938
    Bank Holiday as
    Geoffrey
    1937
    Dangerous Secrets as
    Jim Wyndham
    1937
    The Perfect Crime as
    Charles Brown
    1937
    The Windmill as
    Lt. Peter Ellington
    1937
    Side Street Angel as
    Peter
    1936
    The Happy Family as
    Victor Hutt
    1936
    Gypsy as
    Brazil
    1936
    The Man Behind the Mask as
    Nick Barclay
    1936
    The Amateur Gentleman as
    Lord Ronald Meredith
    1935
    Lieut. Daring R.N. as
    Lt. Bob Daring
    1935
    The Last Journey as
    Gerald Winter
    1935
    Her Last Affaire as
    Alan Heriot
    1935
    Let's Live Tonight as
    Brian Kerry
    1935
    David Copperfield as
    Steerforth
    1934
    Elinor Norton as
    Tony Norton
    1934
    Outcast Lady as
    Gerald March
    1934
    All Men Are Enemies as
    Tony Clarendon
    1933
    Sorrell and Son as
    Kit Sorrell as an Adult
    1933
    The Acting Business as
    Hugh
    1933
    The Jewel as
    Frank Hallam
    1933
    Bitter Sweet as
    Vincent
    1932
    Rome Express as
    Tony
    1932
    After Dark as
    Richard Morton
    1932
    Insult as
    Captain Ramon Nadir
    1932
    Down Our Street as
    Charlie Stubbs
    1932
    Edgar Wallace's White Face the Fiend as
    Michael Seeley
    1932
    In a Monastery Garden as
    Paul Ferrier
    1931
    A Gentleman of Paris as
    Gaston Gerrard
    1931
    A Night in Montmartre as
    Philip Borel
    1930
    Charley's Aunt as
    Charlie Wykeham
    Writer
    1967
    The Flip Side (TV Movie) (play)
    1960
    ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
    - Double Yolk (1963) - (writer)
    - The Happy Man (1960) - (writer)
    1963
    Double Yolk (TV Movie) (play)
    1963
    ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
    - Adam's Apple (1963) - (by)
    1960
    The Grass Is Greener (play) / (screenplay)
    1958
    Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
    - The Grass Is Greener (1959) - (play)
    - The Happy Man (1958) - (play)
    1956
    Plaintiff in a Pretty Hat (TV Movie) (play)
    Soundtrack
    1935
    David Copperfield (performer: "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" - uncredited)
    Self
    1960
    Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series) as
    Self - Host
    - A Woman of Fifty (1961) - Self - Host
    - The Mother (1961) - Self - Host
    - The Door of Opportunity (1961) - Self - Host
    - The Romantic Young Lady (1961) - Self - Host
    - The Letter (1960) - Self - Host
    - The Human Element (1960) - Self - Host
    - A Man with a Conscience (1960) - Self - Host
    - The Verger (1960) - Self - Host
    - The Ant and the Grasshopper (1960) - Self - Host
    - Gigolo and the Gigolette (1960) - Self - Host
    - Before the Party (1960) - Self - Host
    - The Kite (1960) - Self - Host
    - The Four Dutchmen (1960) - Self - Host
    1959
    Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) as
    Self
    - W (1959) - Self
    1955
    November Voyage (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1950
    Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.3 (1950) - Self
    Archive Footage
    1991
    Halloween Monster Bash (TV Movie) as
    Larry Holt

    References

    Hugh Williams Wikipedia