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Erik Chitty
Actor Erik Chitty.jpg
Born(1907-07-08)8 July 1907
Dover, Kent, UK
Died22 July 1977(1977-07-22) (aged 70)
Alma materRADA
OccupationActor
Years active1937-1977
Spouse(s)Hester Bevan
Children
  • Ann
  • Hilary
  • Richard

Erik Chitty (8 July 1907 in Dover, Kent[1] – 22 July 1977 Brent, Middlesex[2]), was an English stage, film and television actor.[3][4][5]

Early life

Chitty was the son of a flour miller, Frederick Walter Chitty and his wife Ethel Elsie Assistance née Franklin; they married in 1902. He attended Dover College and Jesus College, Cambridge where he was one of the founders of the Cambridge University Mummers, before training at RADA and becoming a professional actor.[6] He then ran his own repertory company in Frinton-on-Sea.

Personal life

Chitty and former actress Hester Bevan married 1936, and they had two daughters and one son. He was also a keen genealogist.[7]

Television career

Early television (1936–1939)

Chitty was an early player in the fledgling BBC television, which started in November 1936 until it was closed at the beginning of the War.

  • Pyramus And Thisbe, 23 July 1937, Snout[8]
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, 2 March 1938, Guildenstern[9]
  • Henry IV 22 march 1938, "Valet" [10]
  • The White Chateau, 11 November 1938[A], Trooper of Uhlans/Orderly/Linesman[11]
  • Edna's Fruit Hat, 27 jan 1939, Cousin Sid[12]
  • The Tempest, 5 Feb 1939, Boatswain[13]
  • The Unquiet Spirit, 7 March 1939 "Hall Porter"[14]
  • Katharine and Petruchio, 12 April 1939, "A Tailor"[15]
  • Annajanska, The Bolsjevik Empress 2 May 1939, "Stammfest" [16]
  • The Day is Gone, 4 August 1939, Radio announcer's voice [17]
  • The Advantages of Paternity 12 May 1939, "Brunov"[18][19]

Television post-war (1946 onwards)

His television credits included a major role as the aged "Mr Smith" in Please Sir!, and multiple appearances in Dad's Army, Raffles, Doctor Who, Danger Man, Maigret, Man About the House and The Goodies.[20][4] He appeared in the TV musical Pickwick for the BBC in 1969.[21]

Filmography

Notes

  1. ^ Armistice Day, 20th anniversary

References

  1. ^ GRO Register of Births: SEP 1907 2a 1113 / 1713 DOVER - Erik Chitty
  2. ^ GRO Register of Deaths: SEP 1977 11 0672 BRENT - Erik Chitty, born 8 July 1907
  3. ^ "Erik Chitty - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  4. ^ a b "Erik Chitty". Archived from the original on 15 Jan 2009.
  5. ^ "Erik Chitty". www.aveleyman.com.
  6. ^ Fabrique. "Eric Chitty — RADA". www.rada.ac.uk.
  7. ^ "Chitty of London: genealogy and family history". chittyoflondon.awardspace.co.uk.
  8. ^ Radio Times (23 Jul 1937), Pyramus And Thisbe, 56, BBC Television, p. 46
  9. ^ Radio Times (2 Mar 1938), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, 58, BBC Television, p. 18
  10. ^ Radio Times (22 Mar 1938), Henry IV, 58, BBC Television, p. 17
  11. ^ Radio Times (11 Nov 1938), The White Chateau, 61, BBC Television, p. 18
  12. ^ Radio Times (27 Jan 1939), Edna's Fruit Hat, 62, BBC Television, p. 17
  13. ^ Radio Times (5 Feb 1939), The Tempest, 62, BBC Television, p. 12
  14. ^ Radio Times (7 Mar 1939), The Unquiet Spirit, 62, BBC Television, p. 16
  15. ^ Radio Times (7 Apr 1939), Katharine and Petruchio, 63, BBC Television, p. 17
  16. ^ Radio Times (2 May 1939), Annajanska, The Bolsjevik Empress, 63, BBC Television, p. 15
  17. ^ Radio Times (4 Aug 1939), The Day is Gone, 64, BBC Television, p. 17}
  18. ^ Radio Times (12 May 1939), The Advantages of Paternity, 63, BBC Television, p. 15
  19. ^ The Advantages of Paternity (1939) at IMDb
  20. ^ McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. OUP.
  21. ^ "Pickwick (1969)".

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