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Will Hay (William Thomson Hay)

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Biography

Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, England, UK
William Thompson Hay was probably one of the most versatile of entertainers. He was not only a character comedian of the first rank, but was also an astronomer of high repute - he discovered the spot on the planet Saturn in 1933 - and a fully qualified air pilot; he was once an engineer. Born at Stockton on Tees in 1888, he became interested in astronomy at school and carried on his research work in this direction after he had finished his nightly stage entertainments. He was first "on the air" in 1922 and his then comedy sketches of "St. Read more...

Actor

Character: Magistrate Brutus Poskett

Those Were the Days 1934

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Character: William Garland

Radio Parade of 1935 1934

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Character: Prof. Benjamin Tibbetts

Old Bones of the River 1938

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Character: Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot

Ask a Policeman 1939

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Character: Captain Benjamin Viking

Where's That Fire? 1940

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Character: Royal Navy: Skipper

The Big Blockade 1942

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Character: William Fitch

My Learned Friend 1943

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Directing

Character: William Fitch

My Learned Friend 1943

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