Ernest Lytton Forwood (3 October 1915 – 18 May 1988), known professionally as Anthony Forwood, was an English actor.
Ernest Lytton Forwood
3 October 1915
|Died||18 May 1988 72) (aged|
London, England, UK
(m. 1942; div. 1948)
|Partner(s)||Dirk Bogarde (1939–1988; his death)|
After years of theatre, including the revue This World of Ours in 1935; Forwood gained his first film acting role in 1949, when he starred in Ralph Thomas' Traveller's Joy. That same year he appeared in the thriller The Man in Black with Sid James. Some time later, in 1952, he received a number of roles including Appointment in London with Dirk Bogarde, whose longtime partner and manager he became. (Ralph Thomas directed Bogarde in Doctor in the House and several of its sequels.)
Forwood appeared with Boris Karloff in the mystery Colonel March Investigates and played Will Scarlet in The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952). One year later he acted in the Oscar-nominated Knights of the Round Table, a film starring such high-profile actors as Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner and Stanley Baker, and in Terence Fisher’s Mantrap (1953). His last role came in 1956 in Colonel March of Scotland Yard.
By 1987, Forwood was dying of liver cancer and Parkinson's disease. At this time Bogarde, a heavy smoker, had a minor stroke. On 18 May 1988, Forwood died aged 72 in Kensington and Chelsea, London. His body was cremated.
|1949||Meet Simon Cherry||Alan Colville|
|1949||The Man in Black||Victor Harrington|
|1950||Traveller's Joy||Nick Rafferty|
|1951||Captain Horatio Hornblower||Lt. Woodford||Uncredited|
|1951||The Black Widow||Paul Kenton|
|1952||The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men||Will Scarlet|
|1952||The Gambler and the Lady||Lord Peter Willens|
|1953||Appointment in London||Navigation Officer|
|1953||Knights of the Round Table||Gareth|
|1954||Five Days||Peter Glanville|
|1975||Permission to Kill||Englishman||(final film role)|
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