Naunton Wayne

Active - 1932 - 1970  |   Born - Jun 22, 1901 in Llawonno, Glamorginshire, Wales  |   Died - Nov 17, 1970 in Subiton, England, UK  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Crime

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On stage from 1920, Welsh actor Naunton Wayne made his film bow in 1931. Wayne was catapulted to worldwide fame in 1937, when he and Basil Radford were teamed as cricket-happy British tourists Charters and Caldicott (Wayne was Caldicott) in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. The two actors would continue to essay these roles, or reasonable facsimiles, in such films as Night Train (1939), Crook's Tour (1941) and Dead of Night (1948). Wayne was also seen in such popular Ealing comedies as Passport to Pimlico (1949) and The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953). Still essaying light comedy role into his sixties, Naunton Wayne made his last screen appearance in 1964's Double Bunk.

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