David Tomlinson

David Tomlinson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)
  • Birthday: May 7, 1917
  • Birthplace: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  • With his military bearing and regulation-cut mustache, actor David Tomlinson looked as though he'd just stepped out of a recruiting poster for the British army. A stage actor from 1935, Tomlinson at first specialized in "silly ass" roles, but his wartime service with the RAF apparently instilled in him a permanent air of authority that he was unable to shrug off for his film appearances. Even so, Tomlinson liked nothing better than to undercut his dignified demeanor in flustered comedy roles, invariably sputtering such expletives as "My word!," "I say!," and "What the deuce!" David Tomlinson is most fondly remembered for his '60s work at the Walt Disney studios, beginning with his Henry Higgins-ish portrayal of Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins (1964).

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No Score Yet The Chiltern Hundreds (The Amazing Mr. Beecham) Actor 2015
18% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Sir Roger Avery 1980
No Score Yet Dominique (Avenging Spirit) (Dominique Is Dead) Solicitor 1979
No Score Yet The Water Babies Sir John 1978
No Score Yet Wombling Free Roland Frogmorton 1977
No Score Yet Bons Baisers de Hong Kong Protocol Chief 1975
66% Bedknobs and Broomsticks Emelius 1971
75% The Love Bug Thorndyke 1969
No Score Yet The Liquidator Quadrant 1966
No Score Yet War-Gods of the Deep Harold Tufnell-Jones 1965
No Score Yet The Truth About Spring Skelton 1965
100% Mary Poppins Banks 1964
85% Tom Jones Lord Fellamar 1963
No Score Yet Three Men in a Boat J 1959
No Score Yet Up the Creek Lieutenant Fairweather 1958
No Score Yet Further Up the Creek! Lt. Fairweather 1958
No Score Yet Carry on Admiral (The Ship Was Loaded) Tom Baker 1957
No Score Yet Mad About Men Actor 1955
No Score Yet Landfall Binks 1953
No Score Yet Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? Frank Betterton 1953
No Score Yet The Magic Box Assistant in Laboratory 1952
No Score Yet Made in Heaven Basil Topham 1952
No Score Yet Calling Bulldog Drummond Actor 1951
No Score Yet The Wooden Horse Phil 1951
No Score Yet So Long at the Fair John Barton 1951
No Score Yet Sleeping Car to Trieste Tom Bishop 1948
No Score Yet Miranda Charles 1948
No Score Yet My Brother's Keeper Ronnie Waring 1948
80% I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) Intelligence Officer 1947
No Score Yet Fame Is the Spur Lord Liskeard 1947
No Score Yet Journey Together Smith 1946
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars Pilot Officer Prune Parsons 1945
No Score Yet Pimpernel Smith Steve 1941
No Score Yet Quiet Wedding John Royd 1941


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