Bill Travers

Bill Travers

Highest Rated: 100% Bhowani Junction (1956)

Lowest Rated: 83% Ring of Bright Water (1969)

Birthday: Jan 3, 1922

Birthplace: Sunderland, England, UK

After fighting in World War II, English actor Bill Travers decided to pursue a career in show business. Travers first appeared on stage in 1947, before making his motion picture debut on the 1950 anthology film "Trio." But Travers's breakthrough role came in 1955's "Wee Geordie," as Olympic hopeful and proud Scotsman Geordie Mac Taggart. Travers and his second wife, Virginia McKenna, co-starred numerous times, most notably as the conservationists who adopt a lion cub in 1966's "Born Free." The project turned Travers and his wife into champions of animal rights; together they made multiple movies around the subject, among them 1969's "Ring of Bright Water," about a man and his Iraqi otter, and 1973's "An Elephant Called Slowly," in which Travers and McKEnna cavort with a trio of adorable pachyderms. In 1976 Travers wrote, directed, and produced the film "Christian the Lion," and soon after became involved in the Zoo Check Campaign. In the 1990s, they launched the Born Free Foundation, dedicated to the protection of wild animals.

Highest rated movies

Bhowani Junction
Born Free
The Browning Version
Ring of Bright Water




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Belstone Fox Tod (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 86% Christian the Lion Unknown (Character),
- 1971
No Score Yet 56% An Elephant Called Slowly Bill (Character) - 1970
83% 86% Ring of Bright Water Graham Merrill (Character),
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lions Are Free Self,
- 1969
No Score Yet 53% A Midsummer Night's Dream Snout (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 57% Duel at Diablo Lt. Scotty McAllister (Character) - 1966
94% 86% Born Free George Adamson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Helmet Rafferty (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Living, One Dead Andersson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invasion Quartet Freddie Oppenheimer (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 38% Gorgo Joe Ryan (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridal Path Ewan (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passionate Summer Douglas Lockwood (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 67% The Smallest Show on Earth Matt Spencer (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 50% The Barretts of Wimpole Street Robert Browning (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 82% The Seventh Sin Dr. Walter Carwin (Character) - 1957
100% 62% Bhowani Junction Patrick Taylor (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 70% Footsteps in the Fog David Macdonald (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Geordie Geordie (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Romeo and Juliet Benvolio (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hindle Wakes Bob (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outpost in Malaya Planter (Character) - 1952
89% 95% The Browning Version Fletcher (Character) - 1951


87% 100% Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Harold Flack (Character) 1984
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Major Robert Morgan (Character) 1953