Roger Livesey was educated at the Westminster City School, a neighboring institution that attracted boys from less affluent backgrounds. He worked for producer Alexander Korda, for instance, in Rembrandt (1936) - and The Drum (part-set in Wales, 1938) - and also enjoyed a leading role in a Gracie Fields vehicle Keep Smiling (1938), the 1948 film version of Fred Anstey's repertory stage transfer of identity favourite Vice Versa and in The League of Gentlemen (1960). The curious cadence in his voice might explain how he played old people with such extraordinary skill. Fighting her ambition, her senses, and her rationale, she eventually finds it impossible not to fall in love with Torquil and literally marches into his arms. Feature on Roger Livesey as one of Wales' top 10 actors, in the film section of the BBC Wales Arts website. Take left turns as much as possible. How is it that so many people remain unaware of the mighty Roger Livesey? As it is we are looking for a creative, driven individual to join the team, to help shape future editions. They watch from outside; Joan stood up against a ladder with Torquil holding her steady in a chaste embrace. His birth date differs between the article and the bio at screenonline. Top 10 Welsh film performances: Roger Livesey in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943). Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so. A Highland warbler pipes out The Nut Brown Maiden (the entire plot of the film in the form of a Celtic ballad), which Torquil translates. żona Ursula Jeans (29.01.1937 - 21.04.1973, jej śmierć). Brothers Joseph and Sam Livesey married the Edwards sisters. Its quite low quality, he's in the background and you can't tell that its him. There is a site for the WCS, you just have to change the link. He was born in Barry, Wales and died in Watford, Hertfordshire. Jihg 15:25, 15 February 2007 (UTC), The link in the text takes you to the site for the posh and ancient Westminster School. As IMDb celebrates its 30th birthday, we have six shows to get you ready for those pivotal years of your life ... your 30s. Joseph and Mary Catherine had two children, Roger (1906) and Maggie (1911). Yet when he watches Joan leave the room, he wears an expression of infant curiosity. (crest) is a book that entwines history, design, and football culture to enliven debate about belonging — both local and national — in a fractious British and European moment. Wendy Hiller’s Joan Webster takes him thus. We say it was 1906, they say 1901. To pitch a text, please email: email@example.com It was generous, thoughtful and fading. Marriott. 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This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. Incongruously, from this sculpted matinee-idol’s visage, flowed the hoarse tones of a septuagenarian carol singer. WATFORD, England, Feb. 6 (UPI)—Roger Livesey, veteran character actor, died yesterday after a 50‐year stage, movie and television career. He drops his bags and wraps his arms around her: a kiss that’s been a whole film in the making. Subsequently, he played in everything from Shakespeare to modern comedies. Like the best wedding china perhaps, Roger Livesey’s name is hardly ever brought out of the cupboard. Roger Livesey. Dirk Bogarde went and made himself immortal by becoming an acclaimed novelist and diarist. His cousins/step brothers Jack and Barrie also went to school there. And it’s an odd voice for a film star, so unlike the louche mid-Atlantic drawl of Carey Grant, the smothered Welsh of Richard Burton, or the clipped, reedy twittering of David Niven. Sources: Steve Crooks via powell-pressburgur.org Ian Freer. The Livesey family has a complicated structure. Roger Livesey, Actor: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Not exactly a ‘Ronald Reagan as Rick Blaine’ casting debacle, but it would be fascinating to have seen Livesey’s eyes meeting Johnson’s through the open window of that train carriage. He suddenly turns to Joan, his features alive with passion as he utters the last line: ‘You’re the maiden for me!’. All Rights Reserved. Livesey's film career, gaining momentum from the late 1930s after early appearances as a teenager in films such as The Four Feathers (1921) - the silent version of the AEW Mason novel - was to eclipse the screen contributions of his father Sam Livesey. Livesey had earned his spurs with Powell/Pressburger when playing a Western Isles guide, in the slightly eerie romance I Know Where I'm Going (1945). Indeed, Roger Livesey was a bona-fide romantic lead when Brief Encounter was being made, and his CV bore peerless references, having starred in three Powell & Pressburger masterpieces in a row: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp in 1943, I Know Where I’m Going in 1945 and finally, A Matter of Life and Death a year later. By the time they attend a ceilidh: pipes, kilts, whisky and all, Torquil is in no doubt where his feelings lie. Become a Member and support film journalism. Irony of ironies, Livesey went on to play Olivier’s father in Tony Richardson’s The Entertainer (1960), though there were only two years between them. Lapsed scriptwriter and dad, currently failing to encourage my children…. He was in especially fine fettle playing Billy Rice in the 1962 screen version of John Osborne's 1960 stage play The Entertainer as a touching old music hall sweat, prone to meandering anecdotes of the past. Amid bouts of unconsciousness, visions of angels insisting he accompany them to heaven, and celestial stairways, Peter demands that he be given the opportunity to remain alive and in love.