Bill Travers

Actor
After fighting in World War II, English actor Bill Travers decided to pursue a career in show business. Travers first appeared on stage in 1947, before making his motion picture debut on the 1950 anthology film "Trio" ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1922 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (19)

Christian the Lion 1975 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Belstone Fox 1972 (Movie)

Tod (Actor)

Boulevard du Rhum 1970 (Movie)

Gerry (Actor)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1969 (Movie)

Snout (Actor)

Born Free 1965 (Movie)

George Adamson (Actor)

Duel at Diablo 1965 (Movie)

Lt Scotty McAllister (Actor)

Gorgo 1960 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street 1957 (Movie)

Robert Browning (Actor)

Bhowani Junction 1956 (Movie)

Patrick Taylor (Actor)

Smallest Show on Earth 1956 (Movie)

Matt Spenser (Actor)

Footsteps in the Fog 1955 (Movie)

David MacDonald (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 1954 (Movie)

Benvolio (Actor)

The Square Ring 1954 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wee Geordie 1954 (Movie)

Geordie (Actor)

The Admirable Crichton (TV Show)

Actor

The Genie (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Robin Hood (Movie)

Posse Man (Actor)

Woman in Hiding (Movie)

Victor Tasman (Actor)
Producer (1)

Christian the Lion 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Christian the Lion 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

After fighting in World War II, English actor Bill Travers decided to pursue a career in show business. Travers first appeared on stage in 1947, before making his motion picture debut on the 1950 anthology film "Trio". But Travers's breakthrough role came in 1955's "Wee Geordie", as Olympic hopeful and proud Scotsman Geordie Mac Taggart. Travers and his second wife, Virginia McKenna, co-starred numerous times, most notably as the conservationists who adopt a lion cub in 1966's "Born Free". The project turned Travers and his wife into champions of animal rights; together they made multiple movies around the subject, among them 1969's "Ring of Bright Water", about a man and his Iraqi otter, and 1973's "An Elephant Called Slowly", in which Travers and McKEnna cavort with a trio of adorable pachyderms. In 1976 Travers wrote, directed, and produced the film "Christian the Lion", and soon after became involved in the Zoo Check Campaign. In the 1990s, they launched the Born Free Foundation, dedicated to the protection of wild animals.

Relationships

Ken Travers

Brother

Virginia McKenna

Wife

Linden Travers

Sister
born on May 27, 1913 died on October 23, 2001

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