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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:12 am    Post subject: Long-lived performers who appeared in The Avengers/TNA Reply with quote

Right now I am working on the topic "Long-lived performers who appeared in The Avengers/TNA" in connection with the anniversary of actor Geoffrey Chater.

At the moment, the list is as follows:

Actors and actress

1. Athene Seyler (1889-1990) 101 years old
Build a Better Mousetrap (1964) ... Cynthia
Man-Eater of Surrey Green (1965) ... Doctor Sheldon

2. Ian Ainsley (1914-2015) 100 or 101 years old
The Springers (1961) ... Prison Governor

3. Geoffrey Chater (1921-2021) 100 years old
You Have Just Been Murdered (1967) ... Jarvis
You'll Catch Your Death (1968) ... Seaton


Extra

Lewis Alexander (1910-2010) 100 years old
Death at Bargain Prices (1965) ... Shopper (uncredited)
Two's a Crowd (1965) ... Defence Chief (uncredited)
A Touch of Brimstone (1966) ... VIP (uncredited)



Unconfirmed

Actors

1. Malcolm Russell (1900?-2002?)
The Charmers (1964) ... Horace Cleeves

2. Tony Thawnton (1920-?) ?
The Forget-Me-Knot (1968) ... Jenkins

3. Colin Fry (1921-?) ?
The Sell-Out (1962) ... Party guest / reporter (uncredited)
A Chorus of Frogs (1963) ... Man

Also:
Stanley M. Ayers
Robert G. Bahey
Redmond Bailey
Graeme Bruce
Lionel Burns
Ian Clark
Clifford Cox
Douglas Cummings
Arthur Griffiths
Alex McDonald
Frank Peters
Richard Young
Anne Godfrey
Jean Gregory
Joan Mane


Extras

some of them may well be centenarians
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: Long-lived performers who appeared in The Avengers/TNA Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Right now I am working on the topic "Long-lived performers who appeared in The Avengers/TNA" in connection with the anniversary of actor Geoffrey Chater.

At the moment, the list is as follows:

Actors and actress

1. Athene Seyler (1889-1990) 101 years old
Build a Better Mousetrap (1964) ... Cynthia
Man-Eater of Surrey Green (1965) ... Doctor Sheldon

2. Ian Ainsley (1914-2015) 100 or 101 years old
The Springers (1961) ... Prison Governor


3. Geoffrey Chater (1921-) 100 years old
You Have Just Been Murdered (1967) ... Jarvis
You'll Catch Your Death (1968) ... Seaton


Extra

Lewis Alexander (1910-2010) 100 years old
Death at Bargain Prices (1965) ... Shopper (uncredited)
Two's a Crowd (1965) ... Defence Chief (uncredited)
A Touch of Brimstone (1966) ... VIP (uncredited)





some amazing info here...thanks for sharing...great work....all of the listed, lived a long and rich life....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww, it's lovely to know that Athene Seyler lived such a long life.

She wrote a book on comedy which Prunella Scales and Simon Callow consider their acting bible.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just posted the info below to the Britmovie forum (hopefully we get any progress for):

https://www.britmovie.co.uk/forum/cinema/actors-and-actresses/56409-whatever-happened-to-continued/page8

Anyone know what became of Malcolm Russell, Tony Thawnton and Colin Fry (1921)?

I suspect that Malcolm Russell was born around 1900 in South Africa as George Malcolm Russell. It is mentioned in Nottingham Journal (26 July 1939) that he is a native of South Africa. Married to stage actress Wynne Sheradon in 1942. Most likely that the actress's née name was Winifred Kate Ivemy.

Tony's real last name was Wagstaff. Marriage registration with Gabrielle Blunt indicates Tony as Leslie S Wagstaff. But since it is often mentioned that he was born in 1920 in London (this is also referred to in various old newspapers), it may very well be that his born name was Sydney Leslie Wagstaff (because I cannot find an official record for any Leslie Wagstaff born in 1920 in London).

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted yesterday that Malcolm Russell is an Australian actor, not South African.
http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=68350#68350
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
I posted yesterday that Malcolm Russell is an Australian actor, not South African.
http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=68350#68350


Piers, Malcolm Russell is a British actor, since he played in repertory theaters in the UK already in the early 1920s, I didn't find him being an actor in Australia and South Africa.
According to your research, we conclude that he either lived for some time in Australia or, for example, his parents were Australians, he may have studied Australian in other country. We don't know for sure. On moment, I didn't find anything about his stay in Australia.

Your link below indicates that he is simply placed on the site in connection with his participation in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire, England).

https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/441248
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
dissolute wrote:
I posted yesterday that Malcolm Russell is an Australian actor, not South African.
http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=68350#68350


Piers, Malcolm Russell is a British actor, since he played in repertory theaters in the UK already in the early 1920s, I didn't find him being an actor in Australia and South Africa.
According to your research, we conclude that he either lived for some time in Australia or, for example, his parents were Australians, he may have studied Australian in other country. We don't know for sure. On moment, I didn't find anything about his stay in Australia.

Your link below indicates that he is simply placed on the site in connection with his participation in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire, England).

https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/441248


My point is he has an Australian accent, not English or South African. Many Australian actors went to Britain for work as there wasn't enough work for actors here.

"he may have studied Australian in other country" - what do you mean? Australians speak English.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
denis rigg wrote:
dissolute wrote:
I posted yesterday that Malcolm Russell is an Australian actor, not South African.
http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=68350#68350


Piers, Malcolm Russell is a British actor, since he played in repertory theaters in the UK already in the early 1920s, I didn't find him being an actor in Australia and South Africa.
According to your research, we conclude that he either lived for some time in Australia or, for example, his parents were Australians, he may have studied Australian in other country. We don't know for sure. On moment, I didn't find anything about his stay in Australia.

Your link below indicates that he is simply placed on the site in connection with his participation in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire, England).

https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/441248


My point is he has an Australian accent, not English or South African. Many Australian actors went to Britain for work as there wasn't enough work for actors here.


I figured it out and took note. Wink
Yes, many Australian actors went to Britain for work like for example many British actors have also traveled to Canada to earn money. Etc. There are different examples. We don't know for sure some things around Malcolm Russell.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
dissolute wrote:
denis rigg wrote:
dissolute wrote:
I posted yesterday that Malcolm Russell is an Australian actor, not South African.
http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=68350#68350


Piers, Malcolm Russell is a British actor, since he played in repertory theaters in the UK already in the early 1920s, I didn't find him being an actor in Australia and South Africa.
According to your research, we conclude that he either lived for some time in Australia or, for example, his parents were Australians, he may have studied Australian in other country. We don't know for sure. On moment, I didn't find anything about his stay in Australia.

Your link below indicates that he is simply placed on the site in connection with his participation in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire, England).

https://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/441248


My point is he has an Australian accent, not English or South African. Many Australian actors went to Britain for work as there wasn't enough work for actors here.


I figured it out and took note. Wink
Yes, many Australian actors went to Britain for work like for example many British actors have also traveled to Canada to earn money. Etc. There are different examples. We don't know for sure some things around Malcolm Russell.



good point....Patrick in the early 50's, was working in canada..doing shows, being part of plays, cast Lp's, etc...same mindset certainly would apply to Aussie actors, musicians, going to the UK for work..etc
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished my research, no new results in recent days.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoffrey Chater died 16 October 2021, aged 100.

Now we again have no confirmed living centenarians (over 100 years of age) who participated in the series.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Geoffrey Chater died 16 October 2021, aged 100.

Now we again have no confirmed living centenarians (over 100 years of age) who participated in the series.


looks like that's the end of that line..i.e. 100 yrs old plus. quite a group..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Geoffrey Chater died 16 October 2021, aged 100.

Now we again have no confirmed living centenarians (over 100 years of age) who participated in the series.
Does anyone know who is closest (late 90s)?
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mousemeat wrote:
looks like that's the end of that line..i.e. 100 yrs old plus. quite a group..


Yes, it looks like the list in this thread will not be updated soon or not at all, since the closest confirmed people participating in the series are born in 1925.

Frankymole wrote:
Does anyone know who is closest (late 90s)?


As for closest confirmed people participating in the series:

Actors Michael Beint (1925) and David Graham (1925).

There are well-known people there who were born earlier like film director Gerry O'Hara (1924), but even about him has not been heard in the last time.
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