Wilfrid Hyde-White

Distinguished-looking, urbane character actor noted for his droll humor on stage as the father of the title character in the drawing room comedy "The Reluctant Debutante" (London 1956, Broadway 1957) and the Laurence ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1903 in Gloucestershire, England, GB


Actor (68)

The Associates 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)


Fanny Hill 1982 (Movie)

Mr Barville (Actor)

The Toy 1982 (Movie)

Barkley (Actor)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1980 - 1981 (Tv Show)


Father Damien: The Leper Priest 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)


Scout's Honor 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)


In God We Trust 1980 (Movie)

Abbot Thelonious (Actor)

Oh, God! Book II 1980 (Movie)

Judge Miller (Actor)

The Rebels 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Xanadu 1979 (Movie)

of Heavenly Man (Voice)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Movie)

Council Member Anton (Actor)

The Cat and the Canary 1978 (Movie)

Cyrus West (Actor)

King Solomon's Treasure 1977 (Movie)

Oldest Club Member (Actor)

No Longer Alone 1977 (Movie)

Lord Home (Actor)

A Brand New Life 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)


Fragment of Fear 1971 (Movie)

Mr Copsey (Actor)

Skullduggery 1970 (Movie)

Eaton (Actor)

Fear No Evil 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)


Gaily, Gaily 1969 (Movie)

Governor (Actor)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

Ship's Captain (Actor)

P.J. 1968 (Movie)

Billings Browne (Actor)

Our Man in Marrakesh 1966 (Movie)

Arthur Fairbrother (Actor)

The Liquidator 1966 (Movie)

Chief (Actor)

My Fair Lady 1964 (Movie)

Col Hugh Pickering (Actor)

Aliki - My Love 1963 (Movie)

Richard Caraway (Actor)

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home 1963 (Movie)

Guz (Actor)

Crooks Anonymous 1962 (Movie)

Montague (Actor)

In Search of the Castaways 1962 (Movie)

Lord Glenarvan (Actor)

Ada 1961 (Movie)

Sylvester Marin (Actor)

On the Double 1961 (Movie)

Colonel Somerset (Actor)

Let's Make Love 1960 (Movie)

John Wales (Actor)

On the Fiddle 1960 (Movie)

Trowbridge (Actor)

Carry On Nurse 1959 (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)

North West Frontier 1959 (Movie)

Bridie (Actor)

Libel 1958 (Movie)

Hubert Foxley (Actor)

The Vicious Circle 1958 (Movie)

Robert Brady (Actor)

The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)


The Silken Affair 1957 (Movie)

Sir Horace Hogg (Actor)

The Truth About Women 1957 (Movie)

Sir George Tavistock (Actor)

Up the Creek! 1957 (Movie)

Admiral Foley (Actor)

The March Hare 1956 (Movie)

Colonel Keene (Actor)

Quentin Durward 1955 (Movie)

Master Oliver (Actor)

To Dorothy a Son 1955 (Movie)

Mr Starke (Actor)

Betrayed 1954 (Movie)

General Charles Larraby (Actor)

Duel in the Jungle 1954 (Movie)

Pitt (Actor)

The Rainbow Jacket 1954 (Movie)

Lord Stoneleigh (Actor)

The Man With a Million 1953 (Movie)

Roderick Montpelier (Actor)

Outcast of the Islands 1950 (Movie)

Vinck (Actor)

The Third Man 1950 (Movie)

Crabbin (Actor)

Trio 1950 (Movie)

Grey (Actor)

The Bad Lord Byron 1948 (Movie)


The Demi-Paradise 1942 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

Elephant Boy 1936 (Movie)


Adam and Evelyne (Movie)

Colonel Bradley (Actor)

Conspirator (Movie)

Lord Pennistone (Actor)

Helter Skelter (Movie)

Dr. B. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Actor)

Highly Dangerous (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

His and Hers (Movie)

Charles Dunton (Actor)

Over the Moon (TV Show)


Ritual of Evil (TV Show)


Run a Crooked Mile (TV Show)


The Great Houdinis (TV Show)


The Letter (TV Show)


The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Movie)

Prof. Grollet (Actor)

The Mudlark (Movie)

Tucker (Actor)

The Rebels (TV Show)


The Sunshine Patriot (TV Show)


The Winslow Boy (Movie)

Mr. Ridgeley-Pearce (Actor)


Distinguished-looking, urbane character actor noted for his droll humor on stage as the father of the title character in the drawing room comedy "The Reluctant Debutante" (London 1956, Broadway 1957) and the Laurence Olivier-Vivien Leigh "Caesar and Cleopatra" (1952). Often cast as genteel Englishmen whose surface manners mask a roguish or larcenous soul, Hyde-White is best known for his performances as Crippin, a British Council functionary in "The Third Man" (1949), the hypocritical headmaster in "The Browning Version" (1951) and Henry Higgins's bemused friend, Colonel Pickering, in "My Fair Lady" (1964). On TV he appeared briefly on the nighttime soap opera "Peyton Place" (1967), starred as Emerson Marshall in the legal comedy series, "The Associates" (1979) and played Dr. Goodfellow in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1981).


Blanche Glynne


Juliet Hyde-White

born 1961 mother Ethel Korenmann

Alex Hyde-White

born in 1959 mother Ethel Korenmann in films from 1982

Michael Hyde-White

born 1928 mother Blanche Hope Aitken

Ethel Koreman

Married 1957 until his death May 1991

William White

former Canon of Gloucester


Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Marlborough College




Film debut, "Rembrandt"


Stage debut in "Tons of Money" on the Isle of Wight

Began career in a series of comedies produced during the late 1920s at the Aldwych Theater in London

Bonus Trivia


"The premise of the drollery has to be firm. It has to "look" leisurely, but actually my technique is hidebound by method. I really don't take chances onstage. My style of acting is made up of certain tricks acquired over many years. The suaveness isn't born of confidence; it's born of fright." --Wilfrid Hyde-White quoted in his May 7, 1991 obituary in The New York Times.