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Colin Tapley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Colin Tapley (7 May 1907 – 1 December 1995) was a British actor. Born in New Zealand, he served in the Royal Air Force and an expedition to Antarctica before winning a Paramount Pictures talent contest and moving to Hollywood. He acted in several films before returning to Britain during the Second World War as a flight controller with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He returned briefly to New Zealand before returning once again to Britain to renew his acting career. His most famous role is as William Glanville in The Dam Busters but he spent much of his later career typecast as a police inspector, a role he played in several films and TV series before retiring to Gloucestershire. Description above from the Wikipedia article Colin Tapley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    ​

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May 7, 1907 In Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Double Door 1934-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie Strongroom 1962-05-04
Known For
Poster of The Adventures of Sir Lancelot
Poster of Wings of Danger
Poster of The Black Room
Poster of Murder at the Vanities
Movie Strongroom Haynes 1962-05-04
Movie Emergency Unknown 1962-03-02
Movie The Safecracker Colonel Charles Mercer 1958-10-01
Movie Stranger in Town Henry Ryland 1957-05-01
Series The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Lord Vanton 1956-09-15
Movie The Dam Busters Doctor W.H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E. 1955-05-16
Movie The Steel Key Dr. Crabtree 1953-05-01
Movie Noose for a Lady Major Fergusson 1953-04-01
Movie Three Steps to the Gallows Arnold Winslow 1953-12-01
Movie Angels One Five Adjutant 1952-03-19
Movie Wide Boy Mannering 1952-12-01
Movie Wings of Danger Inspector Maxwell 1952-04-01
Movie Cloudburst Inspector Davis 1951-01-01
Movie Samson and Delilah Prince 1949-12-21
Movie North West Mounted Police Mountie 1940-10-22
Movie Arizona Bart Massey 1940-12-25
Movie The Light That Failed Gardner 1939-12-24
Movie Booloo Captain Robert Rogers 1938-07-29
Movie Storm Over Bengal Hallett 1938-11-14
Movie If I Were King Jehan Le Loup 1938-09-28
Movie Bulldog Drummond Escapes Dixon 1937-01-22
Movie Maid of Salem Roger's Friend (Uncredited) 1937-02-12
Movie The Crime Nobody Saw Dr. Brooks 1937-03-12
Movie Souls at Sea Donaldson (uncredited) 1937-09-03
Movie Night of Mystery Chester Greene 1937-05-21
Movie King of Gamblers Joe 1937-04-22
Movie The Preview Murder Mystery Studio Manager 1936-02-28
Movie Too Many Parents Miller 1936-03-19
Movie The Return of Sophie Lang Larry 1936-06-18
Movie Early to Bed Doctor Vernon 1936-06-05
Movie Thank You, Jeeves! Tom Brock 1936-10-04
Movie The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Barrett 1935-01-11
Movie The Black Room Paul Hassel as a young lieutenant 1935-07-15
Movie The Last Outpost Lieutenant Prescott 1935-10-11
Movie Double Door Dr. John Lucas 1934-05-04
Movie Murder at the Vanities Stage Manager (Uncredited) 1934-05-18