Basil Radford

Basil Radford

  • Highest Rated: 100% Whisky Galore! (1949)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% Jamaica Inn (1939)
  • Birthday: Jun 25, 1897
  • Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
  • Actor Basil Radford was on the British stage from 1922 in twittish, tweedy comedy roles. His first film appearance was in 1929's Barnum Was Right. International fame came Radford's way when he and Naunton Wayne originated the roles of cricket-obsessed Charters and Caldicott in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). Radford and Wayne continued to play these roles (or facsimiles thereof) in such films as Night Train (1940), Crooks Tour (1941), Next of Kin (1942), Millions Like Us (1945), and Dead of Night (1945). They were supposed to revive Charters and Caldicott once more for Sir Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949), but their roles were streamlined into a solo part for Wilfred Hyde-White. The best of Radford's later roles included the blindsided British bureaucrat in Tight Little Island (1948). Basil Radford died of a heart attack at age 55, shortly after co-starring in White Corridors (1951).

Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet The Galloping Major Major Arthur Hill 1951
No Score Yet White Corridors Civil Servant 1951
No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime Dickinson 1950
100% Whisky Galore! Capt. Paul Waggett 1949
92% Passport to Pimlico Gregg 1949
No Score Yet Quartet Henry Garnet 1949
No Score Yet Winslow Boy Esmond Curry 1949
No Score Yet The Captive Heart Major Ossy Dalrymple 1947
No Score Yet A Girl in a Million Prendergast 1946
97% Dead of Night George Parratt 1945
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars Tiny Williams 1945
No Score Yet Millions Like Us Charters 1943
No Score Yet Unpublished Story Lamb 1942
No Score Yet Next of Kin Careless Talker 1942
No Score Yet Crook's Tour Charters 1941
88% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) Charters 1940
No Score Yet The Girl in the News Dr. Treadgrove 1940
55% Jamaica Inn Guest 1939
No Score Yet Trouble Brewing Guest 1939
No Score Yet Let's Be Famous Watson 1939
98% The Lady Vanishes Charters 1938
No Score Yet Convict 99 Deputy Governor 1938
100% Young and Innocent Uncle Basil 1938
No Score Yet When Thief Meets Thief Defending Counsel 1937
No Score Yet Broken Blossoms Mr. Reed 1936
No Score Yet There Goes the Bride Rudolph 1933
No Score Yet Barnum Was Right Standish 1929


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