Years active 1932-1969
|Name Walter Fitzgerald|
Role Character actor
|Full Name Walter Fitzgerald Bond|
Born 18 May 1896 (1896-05-18) Keyham, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Died December 20, 1976, London, United Kingdom
Children Julia Bond, Timothy Bond, Charles Bond, Jonathan Bond
Ex-spouse Rosalie Constance Grey, Angela Kirk
Movies San Demetrio London, Treasure Island, Darby O'Gill and the Little, Blanche Fury, The Fallen Idol
Similar People Lawrence Edward Watkin, Charles Frend, Byron Haskin, Robert Hamer, Marc Allegret
Walter Fitzgerald Bond (18 May 1896 – 20 December 1976) was an English character actor.
Born in Stoke, Plymouth, Fitzgerland was a former stockbroker and 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.
He toured with Sir John Martin-Harvey and 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. 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.
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).