William Henry Bostock Dewhurst

 

Biography

 

Stage Career

William was a very capable, successful and talented character actor, who always seemed to be 'in work' and who also had an excellent baritone singing voice.

He was involved in provincial theatre, mainly in his early career, and also in provincial tours.

His later career was almost exlusively in London, largely the West End, and during this period he became involved in films.

 

Filmography



     

 

   
     

William Dewhurst

This photo is one which occurs often in William's record and was probably used to send to prospective Casting Directors.

 
 
 
 

1934 Blossom Time

starring Richard Tauber.

William played the role of an opera singer.

1936 Sabotage...

aka Hidden Power, The (1936)
... aka I Married a Murderer (1937) (USA: reissue title)
... aka Sabotage (1936) (USA)
... aka Woman Alone, A (1937) (USA)

starring John Loder, Sylvia Sidney and Oscar Homolka.

William played: The Professor, aka A.F. Chatman, and the Bird Shop Owner/Bomb Maker


1937 Second Bureau

....aka Deuxième Bureau (1936) 'Second Desk'

starring Charles Oliver, Viviane Romance
William is not credited anywhere in this film……..


1937 The Green Cockatoo

... aka Four Dark Hours
... aka Race Gang (UK: reissue title)

William appears as a Train Passenge r


1937 Bulldog Drummond at Bay

starring John Lodge and Victor Jory. William played Reginald Portside


1937 Dark Journey

... aka Anxious Years, The (1937)

starring Conrad Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Ursula Jeans, Cecil Parker. William played the role of the Killer.

1937 The Windmill

starring John Laurie, Hugh Williams. William played the role of Monsieur Asticot


1937 Dinner at the Ritz

starring Annabella, David Niven, Francis L. Sullivan.

William played the role of Devine


1937 Non-Stop New York

...aka Blood Oath (1937)

starring John Loder, Anna Lee, Francis L. Susivan.

William played the role of Mortimer.
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1937 Toilers of the Sea.

William played the role of Landois.


1937 Victoria the Great

starring Anna Neagle, Anton Walbrook. William played the role of John Bright

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1938 Sailing Along

starring Jessie Matthews, Roland Young, Alastair Sim. William played the role of Winton and died during the filming


1940 21 Days

... aka 21 Days Together (1940) (USA)
... aka First and the Last, The (1940)
... aka Twenty-One Days (1940)
... aka Twenty-One Days Together (1940) (USA)
Starring Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and Leslie Banks.William played the role of Lord Chief Justice

Although released in 1940, the film was made in 1937.

 

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william dewhurst in Nina 1936

   
William and Paul Dewhurst
William Dewhurst and unknown lady
William Dewhurst
William Dewhurst