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Tony Wager

Wager is best known for portraying the role of the young "Pip" in David Lean's 1946 film of Great Expectations. Wager was born in Willesden, London and grew up in Mill Hill, Hendon. Wager’s father was a plumber and decorator. He studied at Christ's College. In 1945, Wager auditioned call for the role of ’Pip’ in the film Great Expectations. Wager won the role and was praised by critics for his performance. He won a Film Daily Critics Award for Best Performance For a Juvenile for his role in the film. After appearing in Great Expectations, Wager continued working in films and television in England. In the late 1950s, Wager moved to Sydney, Australia where he continued his career in both film and television but occasionally returned to England for acting jobs. He made his final onscreen appearance in the 1988 Australian television movie The Boardroom.

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Jun 24, 1932 In Willesden, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Great Expectations 1946-12-26
Latest Project:
Movie Where the Outback Ends 1988-06-01
Known For
Poster of First Night
Poster of The Saint
Poster of No Hiding Place
Poster of Great Expectations
Movie Where the Outback Ends Cuthbert 1988-06-01
Series Silent Number Unknown 1974-03-13
Movie ...And Millions Die! Inspector Bigelow 1973-01-01
Series The Evil Touch Unknown 1973-06-19
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Be My Guest Artie 1965-04-01
Movie Blood Beast From Outer Space Pvt. Higgins (as Anthony Wager) 1965-12-31
Movie The Hi-Jackers Unknown 1963-12-01
Series First Night Sergeant-Major 1963-09-22
Series The Saint Corrigan 1962-10-04
Movie Night of the Prowler Det. Sgt. Baker 1962-12-01
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Series Ivanhoe Unknown 1958-01-05
Movie The Wind Cannot Read Moss 1958-06-10
Movie The Battle of the River Plate Lookout, HMS Ajax 1956-10-30
Movie Above Us the Waves George 1955-03-29
Movie Scrooge Fezziwig's Lad (uncredited) 1951-11-28
Movie No Place for Jennifer Ted 1950-01-17
Movie The Secret Tunnel Roger Henderson 1948-12-15
Movie The Guinea Pig Bert 1948-10-26
Movie Hungry Hill Young Wild Johnnie 1947-01-07
Movie Fame Is the Spur The Boy Hamer 1947-09-23
Movie Great Expectations Young Pip 1946-12-26