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Thorley Walters is a Actor British born on 12 may 1913 at Teigngrace (United-kingdom)

Thorley Walters

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Birth name Thorley Swinstead Walters
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 may 1913 at Teigngrace (United-kingdom)
Death 6 july 1991 (at 78 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Thorley Walters (12 May 1913 – 6 July 1991) was an English character actor. He is probably best remembered for his comedy film roles such as in Two-Way Stretch and Carlton-Browne of the FO. He also appeared in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.


Walters and Richard Hope-Hawkins visited the ailing Terry-Thomas in Barnes, London in 1989. Walters had starred with Thomas in the Boulting Brother's film Carlton-Browne of the F.O., and was shocked at his appearance (he was ill with Parkinson's disease). That visit resulted in the Terry-Thomas Gala held in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the same year which raised funds to help Thomas live the rest of his life in comfort.

Hope-Hawkins was with Walters and actress Siobhan Redmond when he died in a London nursing home. Actor Ian Bannen gave the main address at his funeral held at Golders Green.

Usually with

Roy Boulting
Roy Boulting
(11 films)
John Boulting
John Boulting
(12 films)
Frank Launder
Frank Launder
(6 films)
Basil Dignam
Basil Dignam
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Thorley Walters (63 films)

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A Murder of Quality, 1h43
Directed by Gavin Millar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Denholm Elliott, Christian Bale, Joss Ackland, Glenda Jackson, Billie Whitelaw, Ronald Pickup
Rating63% 3.194443.194443.194443.194443.19444
George Smiley, at the request of his old wartime colleague Ailsa Brimley, investigates the murder of Stella Rode. A letter had previously come to Brimley from Rode detailing a plot supposedly by her husband, Stanley Rode, who teaches at Carne School, to kill her. Upon investigating, Smiley learns of many secrets that were kept by the victim, and one being that Terence Fielding, a house master at Carne, was being blackmailed by her due to past homosexual activities. Smiley solves the investigation when it is revealed that it was not Stanley Rode who murdered his wife, but Terence Fielding.
The Little Drummer Girl, 2h10
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Diane Keaton, Klaus Kinski, Sami Frey, Thorley Walters, Eli Danker, Julian Firth
Roles Ned Quilley
Rating60% 3.047573.047573.047573.047573.04757
Set in Europe and the Middle East, the plot follows the Mossad's clandestine attempt to flush out a PLO bomber named Khalil. To capture him, they kidnap and later kill his brother, then recruit an anti-Zionist American actress named Charlie to impersonate the dead man's girlfriend, hoping Khalil will contact her. Charlie does everything the Mossad asks of her, but as she goes deeply undercover, she questions just how far she should go before reaching a point where she is unable to escape.
The Sign of Four, 1h37
Directed by Desmond Davis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Adventure, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Ian William Richardson, David Healy, Thorley Walters, Cherie Lunghi, Clive Merrison, Terence Rigby
Roles Major John Sholto
Rating63% 3.1978053.1978053.1978053.1978053.197805
Le Major Sholto a jadis pris possession du trésor caché par un Rajah, avec la complicité d'un de ses hommes et les informations données par Jonathan Small, un détenu. Mais il est rentré en Angleterre avec tout le butin.
The Wildcats of St. Trinian's, 1h31
Directed by Frank Launder
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Sheila Hancock, Michael Hordern, Thorley Walters, Rodney Bewes, Maureen Lipman, Julia McKenzie
Roles Hugo Culpepper Brown
Rating38% 1.9373751.9373751.9373751.9373751.937375
The girls of St. Trinian's hatch yet another fiendish plot—a trade union for British schoolgirls. Their friend and mentor, Flash Harry, suggests a plan which involves kidnapping girls from other rather more respectable colleges and substituting their own "agents". Thus begins a hilarious, often bloody, battle of wits as the girls meet resistance not only from Olga Vandermeer, their Headmistress, but from the Minister of Education, a private detective, and an oil sheikh. Despite all his desperate efforts to foil the conspiracy, the Minister has to face a growing realisation that the girls' demands will have to be met—for him this will mean a very great and very personal sacrifice.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV miniseries)
Directed by John Irvin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell, Bernard Hepton, Ian William Richardson
Roles Tufty Thessinger
Rating84% 4.2471254.2471254.2471254.2471254.247125
George Smiley (Guinness), deputy head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, is forced into retirement in the wake of "Operation Testify", a failed spy mission to Czechoslovakia. Veteran British agent Jim Prideaux (Bannen) had been sent to meet with a Czech general he's been told has information identifying a deep-cover Soviet spy planted in the highest echelons of British Secret Intelligence Service, known as the Circus because of its headquarters at Cambridge Circus in London.
The People That Time Forgot, 1h30
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie, Thorley Walters, Shane Rimmer
Roles Norfolk
Rating54% 2.7026852.7026852.7026852.7026852.702685
Major Ben McBride (Patrick Wayne) organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. A British naval survey ship takes them to Caprona. McBride's party: the paleontologist Norfolk (Thorley Walters), gunner and mechanic Hogan (Shane Rimmer) and photographer Lady Charlotte 'Charlie' Cunningham (Sarah Douglas) fly over the mountain wall of Caprona in an amphibious aircraft, but are attacked by a pterodactyl and forced down. They find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely to their ship. They meet a cave-girl, Ajor (Dana Gillespie), who can speak English (she was taught by Tyler); she leads them to the land of a race of samurai-like warriors called the Nargas, who are keeping Tyler prisoner. When the volcano that the Nargas worship erupts, they must escape the cataclysm engulfing the land. Tyler sacrifices himself to cover their retreat.
Silver Blaze, 30minutes
Directed by John Howard Davies, John Davies
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Christopher Plummer, Thorley Walters, Gary Watson, Richard Beale, Donald Burton
Roles Dr. Watson
Rating69% 3.482653.482653.482653.482653.48265
Sherlock Holmes et le docteur Watson enquêtent sur la disparition de Silver Blaze, un célèbre cheval de course…
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, 1h27
Directed by Gene Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern, Roy Kinnear, Aubrey Morris
Roles Dr. Watson
Rating61% 3.050183.050183.050183.050183.05018
The hero is Sigerson Holmes (Wilder), the younger and "smarter" brother of Sherlock "Sheer-Luck" Holmes. Envious of his more famous brother, Sigerson teams up with a Scotland Yard records clerk (Feldman) and a would-be opera singer (Kahn) to solve a case that Sherlock is unable to attend to, putting him up against both Moriarty (McKern) and a blackmailer (DeLuise).
Soft Beds, Hard Battles, 1h31
Directed by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution, Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Peter Sellers, Lila Kedrova, Curd Jürgens, Béatrice Romand, Jenny Hanley, Vernon Dobtcheff
Roles General Erhardt
Rating53% 2.662052.662052.662052.662052.66205
Set in Nazi-occupied France, the story follows Major Robinson of the British Army. Installing himself at a Parisian brothel, he assists the French resistance and works with Madame Grenier and her girls who find themselves eliminating high ranking German officers (using ingenious rigged beds and killer flatulence pills) right under the nose of the Gestapo.
Young Winston, 2h37
Directed by Richard Attenborough, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Jack Hawkins, Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Ian Holm
Rating66% 3.3440253.3440253.3440253.3440253.344025
Le scenario est largement inspiré du livre de Winston Churchill, My Early Life (Mes Aventures de Jeunesse) film raconte la jeunesse du futur Premier Ministre britannique .
Vampire Circus, 1h27
Directed by Robert Young, Robert Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror
Themes Circus films, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Lynne Frederick, Adrienne Corri, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown, Domini Blythe, Lalla Ward
Roles Burgermeister
Rating63% 3.197783.197783.197783.197783.19778
One evening near the small Austrian village of Stetl, early in the nineteenth century, schoolmaster Albert Müller witnesses his lovely wife Anna taking a little girl, Jenny Schilt, into the castle of Count Mitterhaus, a reclusive nobleman rumored to be a vampire responsible for the disappearances of other children. The rumors prove true, as Anna, who has become Mitterhaus' willing acolyte and mistress, hands the innocent Jenny over to him to be drained of her blood. Men from the village, led by Müller and including Jenny's father Mr. Schilt and the Burgermeister, invade the castle and attack the Count. After the vampire kills several of them, Müller succeeds in driving a wooden stake through his heart. With his dying breath, Mitterhaus curses the villagers, vowing that their children will die to give him back his life. The angry villagers then drag Anna outside and force her to run the gauntlet, but when her husband intervenes, she runs back into the castle where the briefly revived Count tells her to find his cousin Emil at "the Circus of Night". After laying out his body in the crypt, she escapes through an underground tunnel as the villagers blow the castle up with gunpowder and set fire to it.
Trog (1970)
, 1h33
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden, David Griffin, John Hamill
Roles Magistrate
Rating39% 1.9587851.9587851.9587851.9587851.958785
Set in contemporary England, the film follows Doctor Brockton (Joan Crawford) who learns that in the caves of the countryside, a troglodyte is alive and might be able to be helped and even domesticated. She gets the creature to the surface and attempts to train him, but runs into trouble as a few people oppose this, especially a local businessman afraid of negative commercial consequences, Sam Murdock (Michael Gough). Murdock frees the creature, leading to a rampage.
There's a Girl in My Soup, 1h35
Directed by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, Diana Dors, Tony Britton, Gabrielle Drake, Nicky Henson
Roles Manager of Carlton Hotel
Rating57% 2.8524252.8524252.8524252.8524252.852425
Sellers appears as Robert Danvers, a vain, womanizing and wealthy host of a high-profile cooking show. He meets Hawn's character, a no-nonsense American hippie living with an English rock musician in London, and, to everyone's surprise, falls for her.