Hugh Williams

Actor, Playwright
Hugh Williams was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Williams began his acting career with roles in such films as "Charley's Aunt" (1930) with Charles Ruggles, "Sorrell and Son" (1933) and "Elinor Norton" ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1904 in Bexhill, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (12)

Doctor Faustus 1968 (Movie)

2nd Scholar (Actor)

Khartoum 1966 (Movie)

Lord Hartington (Actor)

The Intruder 1955 (Movie)

Tim Ross (Actor)

Secret Mission 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wuthering Heights 1939 (Movie)

Hindley (Actor)

David Copperfield 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Charley's Aunt (Movie)

Charlie Wykeham (Actor)

Elinor Norton (Movie)

Tony Norton (Actor)

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (Movie)

Frank Shelley (Actor)

Outcast Lady (Movie)

Gerald March (Actor)

The Blind Goddess (Movie)

Lord Brasted (Actor)

The Perfect Crime (Movie)

Charles Brown (Actor)
Writer (1)

The Grass Is Greener 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Hugh Williams was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Williams began his acting career with roles in such films as "Charley's Aunt" (1930) with Charles Ruggles, "Sorrell and Son" (1933) and "Elinor Norton" (1934). He also appeared in the drama "Outcast Lady" (1934) with Constance Bennett. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties and the forties, appearing in the W C Fields historical drama "David Copperfield" (1935), the drama "Wuthering Heights" (1939) with Merle Oberon and "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" (1942). He also appeared in "Secret Mission" (1942). In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "An Ideal Husband" (1947), the Michael Ripper drama "The Intruder" (1955) and the Charlton Heston action film "Khartoum" (1966). Williams more recently acted in the Richard Burton dramatic adaptation "Doctor Faustus" (1968). Williams passed away in December 1969 at the age of 65.

Relationships

Daughter
survived him

Son
had two survived him

Elton John Actor

Companion
Williams persuaded John to join him in rehab in 1989 No longer together

Margaret Vyner

Wife
collaberated with her on several plays

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

Milestones

1930

Screen acting debut in "Charley's Aunt"

1929

Broadway acting debut

Stage acting debut aged 17

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