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Anthony Nicholls (16 October 1902 – 22 February 1977) was an English actor.[1]

Life and career[]

Nicholls was born 16 October 1902 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, the son of Florence (née Holderness) and photojournalist Horace Nicholls.[2] Distinguishing himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside the Redgrave family, Laurence Olivier and Peter O'Toole, he would go on to make the portrayal of government officials a way of life in his films.[3]

American audiences first saw Nicholls in the company of Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd and Patricia Neal in The Hasty Heart.[3] He made his television debut in 1949[4] and continued with steady work in acting for four decades, including the 1966 Academy Award-winning film A Man For All Seasons.[5] He was already a veteran by the time of the television series The Champions,[4] where he played his best-known role of W.L. Tremayne, the overseer of three top secret agents.[3]

Personal life[]

Nicholls and his wife, Faith Kent, are the parents of actress Phoebe Nicholls,[6] two of whose children are actors: son Tom Sturridge[7] and daughter Matilda Sturridge.[8] Anthony Nicholls died at age 74 on 22 February 1977.[5]

Sources[]

  1. "Anthony Nicholls – Broadway Cast & Staff". Internet Broadway Database (The Broadway League). https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/anthony-nicholls-94517. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  2. Buckland, Gail; Horace Walter Nicholls (1989). The golden summer: the Edwardian photographs of Horace W. Nicholls. Pavilion. pp. 114. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Erickson, Hal. "Anthony Nicholls Biography". AllMovie.com. https://www.allmovie.com/artist/anthony-nicholls-p52546. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "BBC". The Champions- The TV Series. https://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A2524501. Retrieved 27 April 2007. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Anthony Nicholls". British Film Institute. http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2ba328be40. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  6. McFarlane, Brian, ed (2016). "Nicholls, Anthony". The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. UK: Manchester University Press. p. 1,975. ISBN 9781526111968. https://books.google.com/books?id=V7vPDQAAQBAJ&q=%22nicholls%22+%22faith+kent%22&pg=RA5-PA1975. 
  7. Ellen, Barbara (3 July 2016). "Tom Sturridge: 'If I'd been a parent to myself, I would have been scared'". The Guardian (UK). Archived from the original on 3 September 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903204149/https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jul/03/tom-sturridge-interview-remainder-sienna-miller. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  8. "Matilda Sturridge". 1883 Magazine. n.d.. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130516163449/http://www.1883magazine.com/film/film/matilda-sturridge. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
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