Jimmy Hanley

Birthday: Oct 22, 1918
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
British actor Jimmy Hanley was something of a manufactured star. The Rank Organisation, anxious to create a juvenile actor to carry the lightweight romances and musicals that were so much a part of the British filmgoing scene, developed the teenaged Hanley into what historian Leslie Halliwell described as "the boy next door." Hanley made his film bow at age 16 in The Red Wagon (1934), and continued to appear in such adolescent affairs as Boys will be Boys (1935) and There Ain't No Justice (1937). Jimmy's roles matured along with the actor, and in 1944 he could be seen as Williams in Laurence Olivier's Henry V. In 1949 Hanley settled down for two years' worth of appearances in the Huggett Family series costarring former musical hall headliner Jack Warner. Jimmy Hanley perservered in second leads and character parts until his final appearance in The Lost Continent (1968).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Lost Continent Pat 1968
No Score Yet Satellite in the Sky Actor 1956
No Score Yet The Deep Blue Sea Dicer Durston 1955
No Score Yet The Black Rider Jerry Marsh 1954
No Score Yet Radio Cab Murder Fred Martin 1954
No Score Yet The Galloping Major Bill Collins 1951
No Score Yet The Blue Lamp PC Andy Mitchell 1950
No Score Yet Boys In Brown Actor 1949
No Score Yet Room to Let Curley Minter 1949
88% It Always Rains on Sunday Whitey 1947
No Score Yet The Captive Heart Pvt. Matthews 1947
No Score Yet Holiday Camp Jimmy Gardner 1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) Williams 1946
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion) Stainer 1945
No Score Yet Query (Murder in Reverse) Peter Rogers 1945
No Score Yet The Gentle Sex Soldier 1943
100% Gaslight Cobb 1940
No Score Yet There Ain't No Justice Actor 1939
No Score Yet Housemaster Travers 1938
No Score Yet Cotton Queen Johnny Owen 1937
No Score Yet Transatlantic Tunnel Geoffrey 1935
No Score Yet Boys Will Be Boys (Narkover) Cyril Brown 1935
No Score Yet Brown on Resolution (Forever England) (Born for Glory) Ginger 1935


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