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Hugh Wakefield

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Hugh Wakefield
Actor Hugh Wakefield.jpg
Born(1888-11-01)1 November 1888
Wanstead, Essex, England
Died5 December 1971(1971-12-05) (aged 83)
London, England
OccupationFilm actor
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
ServiceRoyal Air Force
WarWorld War II

Hugh Wakefield (10 November 1888 – 5 December 1971) was an English film actor, who played supporting roles.[1] He was often seen wearing a monocle.[2][3]

Hugh Claude Wakefield was born in Wanstead, Essex. He also had a distinguished stage career,[4] which began at the age of 11. City of Song (1931) was his first film.[5] After completing 1954's The Million Pound Note, Wakefield retired from film acting.[6] He died 5 December 1971 in London aged 83.


Wakefield appeared in the original London productions of Between Friends (1930), Take a Chance (1931), Tea for Two (1938), Off the Record (1947), Top Secret (1949) and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1955) .

Personal life

Hugh Wakefield served with the RAF during World War II, along with his Blithe Spirit co-star Rex Harrison. He was also an avid sportsman, particularly enjoying golf and tennis.[6]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Hugh Wakefield". BFI. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ "National Portrait Gallery - Portrait  - NPG x198712; Hugh Wakefield".
  3. ^ "The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)".
  4. ^ "No. 35 - Hugh Wakefield". It's not just Michael Powell: British films of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Pagliacci & City of Song". Bel Canto Society web site. Archived from the original on 29 September 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  6. ^ a b David Absalom. "Hugh Wakefield".

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