Athole Stewart

Athole Chalmers Stewart (25 June 1879 – 18 October 1940) was a British stage and latterly film actor, often in authoritarian or aristocratic roles.[1][2][3]

Athole Stewart
1939 Spotlight photo
Athole Chalmers Stewart

(1879-06-25)June 25, 1879
DiedOctober 18, 1940(1940-10-18) (aged 61)
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, buried in the Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire
Nationality British
Years active1925–1940

On stage, he played in the original production of Noël Coward's Hay Fever at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, in 1925.[4] On film, he played Dr. Watson to Raymond Massey's Holmes in The Speckled Band, in 1931.[5]

Athole is buried in the Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire alongside his wife Ellen Frances Stewart OBE, daughter of the late general William Sparkes Hatch.

Selected filmography

Athole appeared in the following films:[6]


  1. "Athole Stewart".
  2. "Athole Stewart - Theatricalia".
  3. McMullen, Kieran (11 October 2012). "The Many Watsons". Andrews UK Limited via Google Books.
  4. "Production of Hay Fever - Theatricalia".
  5. "The Speckled Band (1931)".
  6. "Athole Stewart".

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