24-04-2018, 07:46 PM
Re: Leisurely Scribbles (part 5)
I thought I’d throw this spanner in the works while we’re on the subject of working ones passage, do you know who this actor is based on this Wikipedia information. The question marks are to hide his name.
"The son of an Aberdeen-born geologist and named after his father, ???? was born ???? in Lee, a suburb of Lewisham in South London, in 1907. Educated at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, ???? studied science at University College London, but left after a year and became a geology student at the University of Bonn, where he again left after just a year. He spoke many languages (possibly up to 20) including Spanish, French, Greek, Danish, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch and Gaelic.
???? returned to the UK in 1927, and became a journalist with Reuters in London, alongside Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. After a year he emigrated to Canada, where he worked as an insurance salesman, taught English at a boys' school, became a lumberjack and mined for gold. He came back to Britain penniless, working his passage on a Dutch freighter washing dishes in the ship's galley to pay his fare.
On his return to Britain he served as secretary of the British Ice Hockey Association in the early 1930s and managed the national team at the 1932 European Championships in Berlin to a seventh-place finish. He combined his administrative duties in 1931–32 with a season as goaltender with the London Lions"
He was a well known British character actor during the 40’s 50’s and 60’s. He died in 1975 aged 68.
Clue, he had a double barrelled name and mostly sported a beard in his films. I have to say I was surprised to discover he was once a lumberjack (and he’s OK
), mined gold, and worked his passage home from Canada, he certainly doesn’t look that type on screen.
If yis can’t figure it out, all will be revealed tomorrow.