Allan Cuthbertson

Allan Cuthbertson

Alan Cuthbertson  was a great character actor in British films.   He was especially good as sneering public officials or smarmy businessmen or bossy military types.   He was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1920.   He came to England in 1947 and appeared in many plays on London’s West End.   He appeared in army uniform in such films as “Carrington VC” in 1955, “Ice Cold in Alex” in 1958 and three years later “The Guns of Navarone”.   He was particularly good as Simone Signoret’s condescending husband in “Room at the Top”.   In 1960 he travelled to Hollywood and formed part of the British contingent in Danny Kaye’s “On the Double”.   The other British stars included Margaret Rutherford, Dana Wynter and Diana Dors.   He has a very extensive filmography and his last film was “Invitation to the Wedding” in 1985.   He died in 1988 at the age of 67.   An article on Allan Cuthbertson can be accessed here.

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