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Wylie Watson (John Wylie Watson)

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Biography

Lanarkshire, Scotland
Diminutive Scottish character player with trademark neatly-trimmed moustache, upturned at the ends, who began as a juvenile soprano vocalist in the late 1890's with a family variety act. At one time he performed 15 times daily at a waxworks ! Watson didn't start in films until 1929, when 'discovered' in Hollywood while on an American vacation. His stay in the U.S. was cut short, however, and after one small film role he returned to England to become one of the 'versatiles', adept at playing an assortment of archetypal Britishers, often shifty or cunning, sometimes officious, weak or hen-pecked. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Fiddlesticks

Danny Boy 1941

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Character: Mr. Josser

London Belongs to Me 1948

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Character: Joseph Macroon

Whisky Galore! 1949

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Character: Herb Johnson

The Sundowners 1960

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Character: Able Seaman Nobby Clark

Operation Disaster 1950

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