Walter Fitzgerald

Last updated 09 January 2020

Walter Fitzgerald (1896-1976)
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Born: Monday 18th May 1896
Died: Monday 20th December 1976 (age: 80)


Walter Fitzgerald was an English character actor.

Born in the Keyham district of PlymouthDevon. He married his first wife Rosalie Constance Grey in 1924. His 2nd marriage was to Angela Kirk in 1938 and they had 3 sons (Jonathan, Timothy and Charles) and 1 daughter (Julia). Toured with Sir John Martin-Harvey, Sir Seymour Hicks. He was understudy to Sir Gerald du Maurier 1928-29. Fitzgerald appeared in films from the 1930s, often in 'official' roles (policemen, doctors, lawyers). He appeared on British television in the 1950s and 1960s before his retirement. 

A former stockbroker, British actor Walter Fitzgerald was in his late 20s when he began his theatrical training at RADA. Fitzgerald made his professional stage bow in 1922 and his first film appearance in 1930. His best-remembered film roles include Simon Fury in Blanche Fury (1946), Dr. Fenton in The Fallen Idol (1948) and Squire Trelawny in Treasure Island (1950). Walter Fitzgerald made his penultimate film appearance in the opening scenes of H.M.S. Defiant (1962), as the admiral who listens to—and then disregards—ship's captain Alec Guinness' complaints about maritime cruelty.

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