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Wilfred Lawson



A stage actor from the age of 16, Briton Wilfrid Lawson made his film debut in the 1931 comedy East Lynne on the Western Front. Lawson was unforgettable as Alfred P. Doolittle ("I'm one of the undeserving poor...and I means to go on being undeserving") in Pygmalion (1938), no less impressive in the title role in The Great Mr. Handel (1942), and exquisitely eccentric as Black George Seagrim in Tom Jones (1963). His handful of American films includes John Wayne's Allegheny Uprising (1939) and The Long Voyage Home (1940). No matter how busy he became in films, Lawson never severed his ties with the theatre; his biggest stage success was the 1954 production The Wooden Dish. In one of his last film appearances as doddering manservant Peacock The Wrong Box (1966), the 66-year-old Wilfrid Lawson looked closer to 90.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Viking Queen
  • Priam of Troy
1967
88% The Wrong Box
  • Peacock
1966
No Score Yet Alice In Wonderland
  • Dormouse
1966
83% Tom Jones
  • Black George
1963
No Score Yet Postman's Knock
  • Postman
1962
No Score Yet The Naked Edge
  • Mr. Pom
1961
No Score Yet Expresso Bongo
  • Mr. Rudge
1959
100% Room at the Top
  • Uncle Nat
1959
No Score Yet Tread Softly Stranger
  • Holroyd
1959
No Score Yet Now and Forever
  • Gossage
1958
No Score Yet Hell Drivers
  • Ed
1957
No Score Yet The Naked Truth
  • Sgt. Rumbold
1957
33% War and Peace
  • Prince Nicholas Bolkonsky
1956
60% The Prisoner
  • The Jailer
1955
No Score Yet Fanny by Gaslight (Man of Evil)
  • Chunks
1945
No Score Yet Thursday's Child
  • Frank Wilson
1943
No Score Yet The Night Has Eyes
  • Jim Sturrock
1942
No Score Yet The Great Mr. Handel
  • Mr. Handel
1942
No Score Yet Tower of Terror
  • Wolfe Kristan
1942
No Score Yet Danny Boy
  • Newton
1941
100% The Long Voyage Home
  • Captain
1940
No Score Yet Allegheny Uprising
  • MacDougall
1939
No Score Yet The Gaunt Stranger
  • Maurice Meister
1939
80% Bank Holiday
  • Police sergeant
1938
No Score Yet Terror
  • Mr. Goodman
1938
94% Pygmalion
  • Alfred Doolittle
1938
No Score Yet Ladies in Love
  • Ben Horvath
1936

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