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Peter Gawthorne was an Irish actor, probably best known for his roles in Will Hay films. Gawthorne was one of Britain's most called-upon bit part actors during the 1940s and 50s. He worked for a number of companies but, in particular, Gainsborough Studios. He was born in 1884 in Queen's County in Ireland, but spent most of his career in Great Britain where he worked exstensively in cinema often playing military officers and stern, authority figures, many of whom frequently clashed with the bumbling idiots played by Hay[1] and other well-known comedians such as The Crazy Gang, Jessie Matthews, Jack Hulbert, Alistair Sim and Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch. He also worked with a number of famous straght actors including George Arliss and Leslie Banks.

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  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0310723/

External links

Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0310723/

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