Square-faced with a trim moustache, this stage-trained character actor appeared in a series of popular British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s. Walters specialized in aggressive buffoons and minis...
Appeared in "Who Done It?" Directed by Basil Dearden and starring Benny Hill
Featured in "The Wrong Box", the popular comedy directed by Bryan Forbes
Played the lead in the musical "Gay's the Word"
Appeared in West End musicals and revues (dates approximate)
Feature film debut in "Once in a New Moon"
Appeared in "Rotten to the Core", a Boulting brothers comedy
Established himself as a character comedian in "Under the Counter" which starred Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge and had a 665-performance run in London
Toured Australia and New Zealand in the same part
Played King Lear after touring with the Sir Philip Ben Greets Company
Played supporting roles in many British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s, most notably in films produced by the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team
Debuted with a walk-on in an Old Vic production of Shaw's "The Admirable Bashville"; remained with the Old Vic for two years
Worked extensively in British TV in the 1970s and 1980s, most notably in several "Masterpiece Theatre" series
Played supporting roles in many English horror/fantasy films in the 1960s
Square-faced with a trim moustache, this stage-trained character actor appeared in a series of popular British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s. Walters specialized in aggressive buffoons and ministerial bunglers. His best work was done in association with the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team.
Beginning in the 1960s, Walters became a regular in Hammer Studio's horror/fantasy films, including "The Earth Dies Screaming"(1964), "Dracula--Prince of Darkness"(1966), "The Psychopath"(1966) "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!"(1970) and "Vampire Circus"(1971). He amassed numerous British television credits since the 1970s, notably in the classic "Cousin Bette" (1972), "Jeannie: Lady Randolph Churchill"(1975) and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"(1980).
Prebendary Thomas Collins Walters
Mary Francis Walters
Monkton Combe School
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Walters served as a director of the Royal General Theatrical Fund