January 2, 2017


Tom Walls (1883-1949) b. Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

Tom Walls

English actor Tom Walls began his stage career in 1905. By the 1920s, Walls established a long association with London’s Aldwych Theatre, where he produced, directed and starred in a string of popular farces written by Ben Travers, and featuring an ensemble cast including Ralph Lynn, Robertson Hare and Yvonne Arnaud. Walls functioned as both star and director in the first Aldwych-produced farce transferred to the cinema; box-office success Rookery Nook (1930). He directed his final film towards the end of the 1930’s, Old Iron (1938), but prolonged his film career after the farces had ceased by appearing as a character actor in other director’s films throughout the 1940’s. Wall’s final film was The Interrupted Journey (1949).

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