James Hayter

James Hayter

James Hayter (23 April 1907 – 27 March 1983) was a British actor. He was born in Lonavala, India, brought up in Scotland and died in Spain. His best remembered film roles include Friar Tuck in the 1952 film The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men and Samuel Pickwick in The Pickwick Papers of the same year. His rotund appearance and fruity voice made him a natural choice for such roles. A pupil of Dollar Academy, he became a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, his film career began in 1936 in Sensation, but was interrupted by World War II during which he served in the Royal Armoured Corps. His later career included roles in TV series such as The Forsyte Saga (1967), The Onedin Line and Are You Being Served?. His 1946 television series Pinwright's Progress, shown on the BBC, is recognised as the first real example of the half-hour situation comedy format in the history of British television. He was also the original narrator of the UK television advertisements for Mr. Kipling cakes. In fact, these ads led to his departure from Are You Being Served?; the cake company paid him a significant bonus to withdraw from the series, as they felt his reputation lent an air of dignity to their snack advertisements. In the film Oliver!, he played Mr Jessop the book shop owner. He appeared in scenes when Dodger steals a gentleman's wallet outside the book shop and also when Oliver is in court charged with the robbery. Hayter used to have a tree house in his back garden where he would retire of an evening to learn and practise his lines from his current script. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Hayter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Lonavala, India
    Birthday
    4/23/1907
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6
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Sail Into Danger
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5.9
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A Song for Tomorrow
6
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6.5
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7
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The Crimson Pirate
7
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Murder in Soho
5
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A Day to Remember
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It's a Wonderful World
5.3
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A Challenge for Robin Hood
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Abandon Ship
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Flesh and Blood
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Gideon's Day
6.2
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5.8
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Land of the Pharaohs
6.3
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7.2
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My Brother Jonathan
7
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Will Any Gentleman...?
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No Room at the Inn
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The Mark of Cain
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The End of the River
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The Blood on Satan's Claw
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Go to Blazes
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The Fallen Idol
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5.4
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6.6
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Aren't Men Beasts!
0
David Copperfield
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5.4
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6.1
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I Was Monty's Double
6.7
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Don't Ever Leave Me
7.5
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The Spider and the Fly
6.9
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Sensation
5
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School for Secrets
6.5
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Woman Hater
7
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Bonnie Prince Charlie
4.4
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6
Vice Versa
Vice Versa
6.3
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Song of Norway
6.1
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Band Waggon
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Night and the City
7.5
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Gideon's Day
6.2
The Laughing Lady
7
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Passport to Pimlico
6.7
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Lawrence of Arabia
8
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter
6.2
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Captain Boycott
6.5
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