(sphinxvictorian @ Dec 22 2005, 06:01 AM)
Hello all! I'm a complete Britmovie nut! So glad to have found this forum to come and chat on! Some of my favorite Britfilms, in no particular order, are Persuasion, Topsy Turvy, I Know Where I'm Going, The Red Shoes, all the Merchant/Ivory films, Brief Encounter, Carrington, Cold Comfort Farm, etc. I love British character actors, and I pride myself on knowing their names and spotting them in obscure appearances in film, TV and on stage.
I am looking for the name and possibly a picture of a British character actor, active from the 40's through the 60's, I think. I seem to remember him showing up usually as ship's captains and doctors and growly uncles and that sort of thing. Usually sported a beard, somewhat bristly, and had wonderfully expressive eyebrows, I seem to remember. I think he might have shown up in a Disney film or two, and possibly a Powell/Pressburger film or two. Possibly even in a David Lean film from that period.
I have checked IMDB. I thought it might be Hugh Griffith of Tom Jones fame, but it definitely wasn't him. This is driving me crazy, and I do hope someone can help me. Aargh!