Torin Thatcher

Torin Thatcher
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Torin Thatcher (15 January 1905 - 4 March 1981) was an English actor born in Bombay, British India, India), to English parents. He was an imposing, powerfully built figure noted for his flashy portrayals of screen villains. He was educated in England at Bedford School and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He worked as a schoolmaster before first appearing on the London stage in 1927 and then entering British films in 1934. He appeared in the 1937 Old Vic stage production of Hamlet, in which Laurence Olivier made his first appearance in the title role, opposite Vivien Leigh as Ophelia. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Artillery and was demobilized with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Thatcher appeared in classic British films of the late 1930s and 1940s, including Major Barbara (1941) and Great Expectations (1946), in which he played Bentley Drummle. He moved to Hollywood in the 1950s. He was constantly in demand, invariably lending his looming figure and baleful countenance to sinister or stern roles in popular costume thrillers such as The Crimson Pirate (1952), Blackbeard the Pirate (1952), The Robe (1953) (as the disapproving father of Richard Burton's character), The Black Shield of Falworth (1954), Helen of Troy (1956), Darby's Rangers (1958), and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958). He also appeared in the Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard 1962 remake of Mutiny on the Bounty. He returned to the stage quite frequently, notably on Broadway, in such esteemed productions as Edward, My Son (1948), That Lady (1949) and Billy Budd (1951). In 1959, he portrayed Captain Keller in the award-winning play The Miracle Worker with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. All of these plays were filmed, but Thatcher did not appear in the movie versions. Also a steady fixture on television, he appeared in such made-for-TV films as adaptations of A. J. Cronin's Beyond This Place (1957) and The Citadel (1960),Bonanza(1961), and Brenda Starr (1976). He also played the title role in a Philco Television Playhouse version of Othello and acted in a CBS production of Beyond This Place (1957). Thatcher died of cancer on March 4, 1981, in Thousand Oaks, California, in the Los Angeles area.
Name Torin Thatcher
Auch bekannt als Torin Herbert Erskine Thatcher, Lt. Torin Thatcher R.A., T. Atkinson
Geburtstag 1905-01-15
Todestag 1981-03-04
Geschlecht Male
IMDB Torin Thatcher Profil auf IMDB
Geburtsort Bombay, British India, India
As: Martin
1936-03-12
The Common Round...
As: Pendragon
1962-05-17
Jack the Giant Kille...
As: Otto
1953-07-02
Houdini...
As: Sokurah the Magician
1958-12-05
The 7th Voyage of Si...
As: Humphrey Palmer-Jone
1955-08-18
Love Is a Many-Splen...
As: Godfrey Langston
1954-04-06
Knock On Wood...
As: Mr. Bellflower
1967-12-10
Hell of Borneo...
As: Superintendent Walke
1961-03-11
The Canadians...
As: Humble Bellows
1952-09-27
The Crimson Pirate...
As: Douglas Fielding
1957-05-22
Istanbul...
As: Colonel Morrow
1954-11-06
Bengal Brigade...
As: Jack Nelson
1939-08-15
Old Mother Riley, MP...
As: Sir Turnbull
1968-01-07
The Strange Case of ...
As: Inspector Smythe
1952-07-29
Affair in Trinidad...
As: Sir Henry Morgan
1952-12-24
Blackbeard, the Pira...
As: Lord Godwin
1955-11-02
Lady Godiva of Coven...
As: Jack Cuortemayn
1963-05-15
Drums of Africa...
As: Johnson
1952-08-18
The Snows of Kiliman...
As: Sir James
1954-09-02
The Black Shield Of ...
As: Sgt. McTavish
1958-02-12
Darby's Rangers...
As: Louis - Count de Bre
1956-01-12
Diane...
As: Col Barney White
1953-05-20
The Desert Rats...
As: Capt. Canavan
1957-08-03
Band of Angels...
As: Lisboa
1947-12-01
The End of the River...
As: Ulysses
1956-01-26
Helen of Troy...
As: Mr. Myers
1957-12-17
Witness for the Pros...
As: Captain Cullen
1967-07-20
The King's Pirate...
As: Sen. Gallio
1953-09-16
The Robe...
As: le juge Thompson
1965-06-23
The Sandpiper...
As: Adams
1947-11-19
When The Bough Break...
As: Jim Castle
1938-10-31
Climbing High...
As: U-Boat commander
1940-07-12
Let George Do It!...
As: Policeman
1948-09-30
The Fallen Idol...
As: Jim Tilling, the Gro
1940-09-28
The Case of the Frig...
As: SS Man
1941-02-01
Gasbags...
As: Todger Fairmile
1941-05-14
Major Barbara...
As: Bentley Drummle
1946-12-26
Great Expectations...
As: Harry
1950-09-01
The Black Rose...
As: Bob Wicks
1947-08-13
Jassy...
As: Submarine Officer
1939-10-07
The Spy in Black...
As: German General
1942-06-15
The Next of Kin...
As: Unknown
1935-06-10
Drake of England...
As: Nobby's Lodging Hous
1937-11-01
Young and Innocent...
As: Police Constable
1946-07-04
I See a Dark Strange...
As: Unknown
1949-05-24
Now Barabbas...
As: Seaman Receiving Inf
1939-11-03
The Lion Has Wings...
As: Mr. Garrod
1940-11-02
Saloon Bar...
As: Unknown
1936-10-21
Crime Over London...
As: Minor Role (uncredit
1940-08-31
Night Train to Munic...
As: Sailor
1940-05-11
Contraband...
As: Unknown
1963-09-27
The Great Adventure...
As: Unknown
1955-09-10
Gunsmoke...
As: Unknown
1966-09-17
Mission: Impossible...
As: Unknown
1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
As: Unknown
1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
As: Unknown
1955-10-05
The 20th Century Fox...
As: Unknown
1948-10-03
The Philco Televisio...
As: Unknown
1963-10-04
Bob Hope Presents th...
As: Unknown
1954-10-07
Climax!...
As: Unknown
1964-11-08
Profiles in Courage...
As: Unknown
1966-09-09
The Time Tunnel...
As: Marplon
1966-09-08
Star Trek...
As: The Space Trader
1965-09-15
Lost in Space...
As: Dr. Berger
1968-09-22
Land of the Giants...
As: Unknown
1957-09-21
Perry Mason...
As: Unknown
1965-09-18
Get Smart...
As: Unknown
1958-09-22
Peter Gunn...
As: Unknown
1959-01-20
One Step Beyond...
As: Unknown
1964-09-24
Daniel Boone...
As: Unknown
1972-09-13
Search...
As: Unknown
1974-03-16
Petrocelli...
As: Unknown
1959-10-05
Adventures in Paradi...
As: Unknown
1955-01-19
The Millionaire...
As: Unknown
1960-09-13
Thriller...
As: Unknown
1967-09-08
The Guns of Will Son...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
Dick Powell's Zane G...
As: Unknown
1956-04-08
Telephone Time...