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Colin Tapley

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Biography

Dunedin, New Zealand
Born in 1909 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Brown hair, Blue eyes. In 1930 came to England joined Royal Air Force and took part in Byrd expedition. In 1933 took part in Paramount's Search for Beauty and was selected with Joyce Neilson to be the New Zealand winners out of 30 winners worldwide. Went to Hollywood made 'The Search For Beauty' film and was awarded a bit player contract. He shared a flat with Eldred Tidbury (later Donald Gray) who was to be his best friend until Gray's death in 1978. Tidbury had pipped Tapley to the $1000 bonus for best acting performance. Read more...

Actor

Character: Man Fighting with Wife

Limehouse Blues 1934

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Character: Lieutenant Barrett

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1935

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Character: Stranger - Messenger

The Crusades 1935

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Character: Roger's Friend

Maid of Salem 1937

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Character: Bart Massey

Arizona 1940

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Character: Station Personnel: Adjutant

Angels One Five 1952

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Character: Arnold Winslow

Three Steps to the Gallows 1953

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Character: Insp. Turner

Late Night Final 1954

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Character: Doctor W. H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E.

The Dam Busters 1955

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Character: Jehan Le Loup

If I Were King 1938

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