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Arthur Riscoe
Actor Arthur Riscoe.jpg

Arthur Riscoe MC (1896–1954) was a British stage and film actor.[1]

Early life

He was born Arthur Charles Boorman on 19 November 1896 in Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds, but at the age of 15 moved to Tasmania as a farm worker.[2] When 18, he joined the Australian Imperial Forces. He served as a lieutenant during World War I and was awarded the Military Cross for his actions on the Western Front in August 1918.[3] Later he was part of an AIF entertainment troupe.[4]


His stage career began in 1919 with a part in The Lilac Domino, and he returned to the UK in 1920, slowly building popularity till the 1930s when he was well established in light comedy, and had significant film roles.[5] He appeared as Widow Twankey at the Adelphi Theatre in 1937.[5]

He married Olive Raymond, and their daughter Maureen Riscoe was an actress and casting director.[6]

He died of a heart attack on 6 August 1954 at his home in London.[5]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Arthur Riscoe". BFI.
  2. ^ McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Lieutenant Arthur Charles BOORMAN" (PDF). Australian War Museum. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Group portrait of an AIF entertainment troupe known as "The Aussies"". Australian War Museum. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Adelphi Theatre". The Times. London. 24 December 1937.
  6. ^ "Maureen Riscoe". 10 December 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2018 – via

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