Guy Kingsley Poynter

Guy Kingsley Poynter, also known as Guy Kingsley (3 September 1915 – 6 September 1983), was an American actor.

Guy Kingsley Poynter
Born
Guy Kingsley Poynter

(1915-09-03)3 September 1915
Great Neck, Nassau, NY, United States of America
Died6 September 1983(1983-09-06) (aged 68)
London, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1940-1983

Poynter is best remembered for his part as 'Doctor Daniel "Doc" Matthews' in the 1950s radio series Journey into Space. He appeared in the TV drama Armchair Theatre in 1959, as the narrator for Harrison Marks' Naked as Nature Intended in 1961, and played twice in ITV's "Play Of The Week", in 1963. He made many other appearances in various-sized parts, often playing against well-known stars of the period.

Personal life

Poynter and Margaret E Fraser married in 1947.

He died in London in 1983.

Filmography

TV work

Double Door (17 Aug 1947) [1]
A psychological drama set in the Fifth Avenue home of the wealthy Van Bret family
Time: 1910
Writer Elizabeth McFadden
Set designer James Bould
Producer Joel O'Brien
Avery Barbara Trevor
Telson Gerald Pring
Louise Ann Lancaster
Anne Darrow Pamela Alan
Caroline Van Bret Christine Silver
Victoria Van Bret Ellen Pollock
Mr Chase William Collins
Mortimer Neff Stanley van Beers
Rip Van Bret Guy Kingsley Poynter
Dr John Sully William Kemp
Lambert Harry Lane

I Killed the Count (14 Mar 1948) [2]
A comedy thriller by Alec Coppel
Also at the bottom of p26 there are photos of five of the actors: Olga Edwardes, Arthur Goulett, Guy Poynter, Howard Douglas and Frank Foster
Writer Alec Coppel
Producer Ian Atkins
Polly Freda Bamford
Count Victor Mattoni Philip Leaver
Detective Sergeant Raines Frederick Bradshaw
Detective Inspector Davidson Frank Foster
Martin Erik Chitty
P.C. Clifton Diarmuid Kelly
Louise Rogers Olga Edwardes
Renee la Lune Mildred Shay
Samuel Diamond Val Norton
Johnson Howard Douglas
Mullet Arthur Goulett
Bernard K Froy Guy Kingsley Poynter
Viscount Sorrington Bruce Belfrage

The Long Christmas Dinner (27 Dec 1949) [3]
A play by Thornton Wilder
Scene: The dining-room of the Bayard home
Writer Thornton Wilder
Setting Stephen Bundy
Producer Kevin Sheldon
Lucia Barbara Kelly
Roderick Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mother Bayard Natalie Lynn
Cousin Brandon Henry Worthington
Charles David Major
Genevieve Helen Horton
Leonora Anne Lewis
Cousin Ermengarde Joy Harington
Roderick (the second) Gerry Metcalfe
Sam Warren Stanhope
Lucia (the second) Daphne Dyer

The Runaway Slave (23 Sep 1954) [4]
A play for older children written and produced by Naomi Capon
Many people believed that Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1852, was the greatest single blow struck against Negro slavery in the United States of America. But for a long time the author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, saw no evil in slavery and thought it was none of her business. This play, which is based on real events in her life, shows how she was forced to change her mind.
Writer/Producer Naomi Capon
Designer Richard Henry
Harriet Beecher Stowe Betty Hardy
Mina, the Negro cook Rita Stevens
Anna an English girl Carol Marsh
Mr Allenby, owner of a Kentucky plantation Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mrs Allenby Jennifer Gray
Linda, one of their slaves Nadia Catouse
Tim her son Robert Quashy
Kidnapper Donald Pleasence
Children in Mrs Stowe's school Wendy Adams
Bridget Hart
Carole Olver
Aurora Wood
Neville Brown
David Godfrey

War in the Air – Fifty North (19 Nov 1954) [5]
A series of BBC Television films on the history of air power in the past twenty years.
This film deals with the use of air power in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Writer/Producer John Elliot
Series Director Philip Dorté[upper-alpha 1]
Service Adviser Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert KCB CMG DSO
Narrator Robert Harris
Other voices Reginald Tate
Victor Platt
Ferdy Mayne
Frederick Schiller
Guy Kingsley Poynter
Margaret Glynne
Dermot Palmer

War in the Air – Desert Air Force (6 Dec 1954) [6]
Written and produced by John Elliot
A series of BBC Television films on the history of air power in the past twenty years.
An account of the air defence of the Middle East, 1940 to 1943.
Writer/Producer John Elliot
Series Director Philip Dorté[upper-alpha 1]
Service Adviser Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert KCB CMG DSO
Narrator Robert Harris
Other voices Bryan Coleman
Stephen Grenfell
James Drake
Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mary Attard
Peter Macarte
Alan White

War in the Air – The Rising Sun (20 Dec 1954) [7]
Written and produced by John Elliot
A series of BBC Television films on the history of air power in the past twenty years.
This film deals with air operations in the first year of the Japanese war.
Writer/Producer John Elliot
Series Director Philip Dorté[upper-alpha 1]
Service Adviser Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert KCB CMG DSO
Narration spoken by Robert Harris
James Drake
Alan White
Guy Kingsley Poynter

War in the Air – Round the Clock (27 Dec 1954) [8]
Written and produced by John Elliot
A series of BBC Television films on the history of air power in the past twenty years.
This film covers the day and night bombing of Germany during 1943.
Writer/Producer John Elliot
Series Director Philip Dorté[upper-alpha 1]
Service Adviser Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert KCB CMG DSO
Narrator Robert Harris
Other voices Gerard Heinz
Guy Kingsley Poynter
Bryan Coleman

War in the Air – The Cold Dawn (24 Jan 1955) [9]
Written and produced by John Elliot
A series of BBC Television films on the history of air power in the past twenty years.
This film shows the end of the war in Germany and the collapse of the Luftwaffe.
Writer/Producer John Elliot
Series Director Philip Dorté[upper-alpha 1]
Service Adviser Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert KCB CMG DSO
Narrator Robert Harris
Commentary spoken by Robert Harris
Alan Skempton
Cecile Chevreau
Guy Kingsley Poynter
and: Allied War Correspondents

War in the Air – Eastern Victory (31 Jan 1955) [10]
Written and produced by John Elliot
A series of BBC Television films on the history of air power in the past twenty years.
This film covers air operations in Burma and the Pacific during the last years of the war against Japan.
Writer/Producer John Elliot
Series Director Philip Dorté[upper-alpha 1]
Service Adviser Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert KCB CMG DSO
Commentary spoken by Robert Harris
James Drake
Guy Kingsley Poynter

The Golden Future (24 May 1955) [11]
Written by Estelle Holt
A serial play in five parts based on the life of the famous explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley
The action takes place in Liverpool on the deck of Windermere, and in New Orleans.
Writer Estelle Holt
Producer Naomi Capon
Designer Stewart Marshall
Uncle Thomas Meredith Edwards
John Rowlands Roy Sone
Nelson Hugh Manning
Harry Ian Jameson
Speake Gordon Tanner
Daniel John Harrison
Mr Henry Morton Stanley Guy Kingsley Poynter

The Male Animal (3 May 1956) [12]
Henry Sherek presents Barbara Kelly and Bernard Braden with Hugh McDermott
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of the Turners' house in a mid-Western university town
It has always been James Thurber's way to cloak with humour the sharpness of his social observation. This play, which he wrote with Elliott Nugent in 1940, shows that the one quality does not vitiate the other, and may surprise those who think of Thurber primarily as dog-lover and sufferer in the Battle of the Sexes. True, the battle still rages in the mid-Western university at which Tommy Turner teaches English: it is joined when Joe Ferguson, a football hearty and former beau of Tommy's wife, Ellen, turns up to attend the great football match of the season. But there is another less comic issue. Witch-hunting is now another, more deadly sport on the campus, so that when Tommy innocently proposes to read to his class the last letter of the "anarchist" Vanzetti as an example of fine writing, he is quickly in trouble..The rousing of the male animal in the mild Tommy to fight on both these fronts makes a spectacle that is both extremely funny and a pertinent warning for today. (Peter Forster)
Writer James Thurber
Elliott Nugent
Producer Barbara Burnham
Designer Roy Oxley
Cleota Pauline Henriques
Ellen Turner Barbara Kelly
Tommy Turner Bernard Braden
Patricia Stanley Mercy Haystead
Wally Myers Dan Cunningham
Dean Frederick Damon Maurice Colbourne[upper-alpha 2]
Michael Barnes Guy Kingsley Poynter
Joe Ferguson Hugh McDermott
Mrs Blanche Damon Natalie Lynn
Ed Keller Martin Wyldeck
Myrtle Keller Bessie Love
Newspaper reporter Bud Buhler

The Innocent Gunman (15 Jun 1956) [13]
A series of half-hour plays about famous men and women who were known to the world by names other than their own.
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed only towards the end of the story.

(the riddle is Mark Twain)
Writer Vincent Tilsley
Director Vivian A Daniels
Designer Norman James
Joseph T Goodman Sidney Vivian
Samuel Clemens Guy Kingsley Poynter
Pete Daggett Michael Balfour
Steve Gillis Gaylord Cavallaro
Mr Laird George Margo
Bob Fuller John McLaren
Marshal Williams Dermot Palmer
Major Graves Stuart Nichol
A second Richard Carpenter
A leadsman Harry Lane
Harmonica player Tommy Reilly

Zero Hour (12 Dec 1956) [14]
A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber
Writer C. E. Webber
Producer John Hunter Blair
Pierre Yves Ratier
Anna Joyce Riley
Judy Brook Shirley Watson
Landlady Grace Denbeigh-Russell
Lawyer Guy Kingsley Poynter

Teru (4 Aug 1957) [15]
A new play by Arndt Giusti
The action takes place in Jeffrey Grant's home in the Napa Valley, California. The time is the present
Writer Arndt Giusti
Designer Roy Oxley
Producer John Jacobs
Edith Clark Mary Barclay
Jeffrey Grant David Knight
Mario Sanzi Paul Whitsun-Jones
Teru Chin Yu
Harold Clark Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mr Stein Alan Keith
Dolly Norah Gorsen
Baxter Parritt Patrick Allen
A Policeman Patrick Magee

The Long Christmas Dinner (4 Oct 1957) [16]
The action covers ninety years in the history of the Bayard family in New England – from the first Christmas dinner in the new house to the last Christmas dinner of all.
Writer Thornton Wilder
Setting Stephen Taylor
Stage manager Douglas Storm
Producer Finlay J. MacDonald
Lucia Faith Brook
Roderick Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mother Bayard Natalie Lynn
Cousin Brandon Robert Gallico
Charles Gordon Sterne
Genevieve Mary Laura Wood
Leonora Honor Shepherd
Cousin Ermengarde Estelle Brody
Sam Terence Kilburn
Lucia (Charles's daughter) Maxine Holden
Roderick (Charles's son) Ronald Wilson
Nurse Winifred Hill

71 Patent Bluff (1 Dec 1958) [17]
Producer Barbara Burnham
Director Dorothea Brooking
Script Tom Espie
Jim Turner Philip Ray
Joseph Starr William Sherwood
Robin Starr Michael Murray
Jane Starr Deirdre Day
Arthur Gilbert Graham Crowden
Len Forbes Glenn Williams
Petrie John Nettleton
McColl Guy Kingsley Poynter
Mike Dooley Shay Gorman
Alf Stott Eddie Malin
Mrs Childs Betty Cooper
Buxton Jack Newmark
Ford Antony Kenway
72 To Catch a Mackerel (4 Dec 1958) [18]
Producer Barbara Burnham
Director Morris Barry
Script Tom Espie
Joseph Starr William Sherwood
Robin Starr Michael Murray
Ford Antony Kenway
Arthur Gilbert Graham Crowden
McColl Guy Kingsley Poynter
Alf Stott Eddie Malin
Mike Dooley Shay Gorman
Mrs Childs Betty Cooper
Jane Starr Deirdre Day
Lord Kitteridge Deering Wells
Hazel Anne Pichon

Notes

  1. BBC Head of Television Films from 1949
  2. Maurice Colbourne (I) (1894–1965) on IMDb

References

  1. Radio Times (17 Aug 1947), Double Door, 96, BBC Television, p. 31
  2. Radio Times (14 Mar 1948), I Killed the Count, 98, BBC Television, p. 26
  3. Radio Times (27 Dec 1949), The Long Christmas Dinner, 105, BBC Television, p. 46
  4. Radio Times (23 Sep 1954), The Runaway Slave, Children's Television, 124, BBC Television, p. 15
  5. Radio Times (19 Nov 1954), Fifty North (Ep 3), War in the Air, 125, BBC Television, p. 16
  6. Radio Times (6 Dec 1954), Desert Air Force (Ep 5), War in the Air, 125, BBC Television, p. 20
  7. Radio Times (20 Dec 1954), The Rising Sun (Ep 7), War in the Air, 125, BBC Television, p. 20
  8. Radio Times (27 Dec 1954), Round the Clock (Ep 8), War in the Air, 125, BBC Television, p. 28
  9. Radio Times (24 Jan 1955), The Cold Dawn (Ep 12), War in the Air, 126, BBC Television, p. 20
  10. Radio Times (31 Jan 1955), Eastern Victory (Ep 13), War in the Air, 126, BBC Television, p. 20
  11. Radio Times (24 May 1955), The Explorer...The Golden Future (Ep 2), Children's Television, 127, BBC Television, p. 26
  12. Radio Times (3 May 1956), The Male Animal, 131, BBC Television, p. 38
  13. Radio Times (15 Jun 1956), The Innocent Gunman (Ep 5), Nom-De-Plume, 131, BBC Television, p. 44
  14. Radio Times (12 Dec 1956), The Adventures of Pierre...Zero Hour (Ep 6), Children's Television presents..., 133, BBC Television, p. 32
  15. Radio Times (4 Aug 1957), Henry Sherek presents...Teru, Sunday-Night Theatre, 136, BBC Television, p. 9
  16. Radio Times (4 Oct 1957), The Long Christmas Dinner, 137, BBC Television, p. 17
  17. Radio Times (1 Dec 1958), Patent Bluff (Ep 71), Starr and Company, 141, BBC Television, p. 13
  18. Radio Times (4 Dec 1958), To Catch a Mackerel (Ep 72), Starr and Company, 141, BBC Television, p. 19

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