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Colin Tapley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Colin Tapley (7 May 1907 – 1 December 1995) was a British actor. Born in New Zealand, he served in the Royal Air Force and an expedition to Antarctica before winning a Paramount Pictures talent contest and moving to Hollywood. He acted in several films before returning to Britain during the Second World War as a flight controller with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He returned briefly to New Zealand before returning once again to Britain to renew his acting career. His most famous role is as William Glanville in The Dam Busters but he spent much of his later career typecast as a police inspector, a role he played in several films and TV series before retiring to Gloucestershire. Description above from the Wikipedia article Colin Tapley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.                    ​

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May 7, 1907
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Double Door 1934-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie Emergency 1962-03-02
Known For
Poster of The Dam Busters
Poster of Wide Boy
Poster of Cloudburst
Poster of Booloo
Movie Emergency 1962-03-02
Movie The Dam Busters Doctor W.H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E. 1955-10-04
Movie Three Steps to the Gallows Arnold Winslow 1953-12-01
Movie Wings of Danger Inspector Maxwell 1952-04-01
Movie Wide Boy Mannering 1952-12-01
Movie Cloudburst Inspector Davis 1951-01-01
Movie Samson and Delilah Prince 1949-12-21
Movie North West Mounted Police Mountie 1940-10-22
Movie Arizona Bart Massey 1940-12-25
Movie The Light That Failed Gardner 1939-12-24
Movie Booloo Captain Robert Rogers 1938-07-29
Movie If I Were King Jehan Le Loup 1938-09-28
Movie Storm Over Bengal Hallett 1938-11-14
Movie The Crime Nobody Saw Dr. Brooks 1937-03-12
Movie Bulldog Drummond Escapes Dixon (uncredited) 1937-04-21
Movie Souls at Sea Donaldson (uncredited) 1937-09-03
Movie King of Gamblers Joe 1937-04-22
Movie Night of Mystery Chester Greene 1937-05-21
Movie Early to Bed Doctor Vernon 1936-06-05
Movie The Preview Murder Mystery Studio Manager 1936-02-28
Movie Too Many Parents Miller 1936-03-19
Movie The Return of Sophie Lang Larry 1936-06-18
Movie Thank You, Jeeves! Tom Brock 1936-06-30
Movie The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Lt. Barrett 1935-01-11
Movie The Last Outpost Lieutenant Prescott 1935-10-11
Movie The Black Room Paul Hassel as a young lieutenant 1935-07-15
Movie Double Door Dr. John Lucas 1934-05-04