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Robertson Hare

John Robertson Hare, OBE (17 December 1891 – 25 January 1979) was an English actor, who came to fame in the Aldwych farces. He is remembered by modern audiences for his performances as the Archdeacon in the popular BBC sitcom, All Gas and Gaiters. Short in stature and of unheroic appearance, Hare made his stage career in character roles. From his early days as an actor he was cast as older men. One of his favourite parts, which he played in the provinces before achieving West End success, was "Grumpy", a retired lawyer, in which he toured before the First World War. After war service in the army, Hare got his big break. He was cast in a long-running farce with Ralph Lynn and Tom Walls. His meek and put-upon character was repeated in various incarnations in the eleven Aldwych farces presented by Walls between 1923 and 1933. He also appeared in film versions of most of the farces. After the Aldwych series came to an end, Hare continued to be cast in similar roles in new plays by Ben Travers and many others. Occasionally Hare took a break from farce, appearing in revue with Benny Hill and in a musical with Frankie Howerd. His final major role was on television in the late 1960s, as the Archdeacon of St Ogg's in the BBC comedy series All Gas and Gaiters. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Dec 17, 1891 In Islington, London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rookery Nook 1930-02-11
Latest Project:
Movie Raising the Roof 1972-09-01
Known For
Poster of Raising the Roof
Poster of Hotel Paradiso
Poster of Aren't Men Beasts!
Poster of O.H.M.S.
Movie Raising the Roof Unknown 1972-09-01
Movie Salt & Pepper Dove 1968-07-03
Movie Hotel Paradiso The Duke 1966-03-01
Series All Gas and Gaiters Unknown 1966-05-17
Movie Crooks Anonymous Grimsdale 1962-03-31
Movie Seven Keys Mr. Piggott 1961-02-01
Movie Out of the Shadow Ronald Fortescue 1961-06-01
Movie The Young Ones Chauffeur 1961-12-19
Movie Three Men in a Boat Photographer 1956-12-23
Movie Our Girl Friday Professor Gibble 1953-12-01
Movie One Wild Oat Humphrey Proudfoot 1951-05-16
Movie The Magic Box Sitter in Bath Studio 1951-01-01
Movie Things Happen at Night Vincent Ebury 1947-01-01
Movie He Snoops to Conquer Sir Timothy Strawbridge 1944-12-12
Movie Women Aren't Angels Wilmer Popday 1943-01-18
Movie Banana Ridge Willoughby Pink 1942-04-20
Movie Yesterday Is Over Your Shoulder Mr Anyman 1940-05-05
Movie So This Is London Henry Honeycutt 1939-03-01
Movie O.H.M.S. 1937-01-01
Movie Aren't Men Beasts! Herbert Holly 1937-01-19
Movie Jack of All Trades Lionel Fitch 1936-12-30
Movie Pot Luck 1936-04-01
Movie Fighting Stock Duck 1935-04-09
Movie Car of Dreams Henry Butterworth 1935-01-09
Movie Stormy Weather 1935-08-01
Movie Foreign Affaires Mr. Hardy Hornett 1935-11-21
Movie Oh, Daddy! Rupert Boddy 1935-06-02
Movie A Cup of Kindness Ernest Ramsbottom 1934-05-07
Movie Dirty Work Clement Peck 1934-12-07
Movie It's a Boy Allister 1933-06-06
Movie A Cuckoo in the Nest Rev. Sloley Jones 1933-11-11
Movie Turkey Time Edwin Stoatt 1933-12-01
Movie A Night Like This Miles Tuckett 1932-03-16
Movie Thark Hook 1932-10-31
Movie Plunder Oswald Veal 1931-09-07
Movie Rookery Nook Harold Twine 1930-02-11
Movie Tons of Money Chesterman 1930-12-31