Campbell Cotts (real name Sir William Campbell Mitchell-Cotts, Baronet) (1902–1964) was a South African-born actor of British stage, film and television. A former barrister and a published poet, Cotts studied at Cambridge and fought in WW II, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). His acting roles included a Broadway appearance opposite Katharine Hepburn in a revival of Shaw's The Millionairess at the Shubert Theatre in 1952.
Portrait by John Vere Brown, 1957
William Campbell Cotts
21 April 1902
Fondebosch, South Africa
|Died||19 February 1964 (aged 61)|
|Other names||Sir William Campbell Mitchell-Cotts, 2nd Baronet|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, barrister|
|Years active||1947–1962 (film & TV)|
|Spouse(s)||Princess Hélène Marie de la Trémoïlle|
(m. 1934;div. 1939)
- Fame Is the Spur (1947)
- The Brass Monkey (1948)
- The Idol of Paris (1948)
- Trottie True (1949)
- Stop Press Girl (1949)
- Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)
- Last Holiday (1950)
- The Angel with the Trumpet (1950)
- The Hour of 13 (1952)
- Barbados Quest (1955)
- Three Men in a Boat (1956)
- Just My Luck (1957)
- The Good Companions (1957)
- Chibnall p.334
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- Steve Chibnall. J. Lee Thompson. Manchester University Press, 2000.