Hugh Wakefield

Hugh Wakefield (10 November 1888 – 5 December 1971) was an English film actor, who played supporting roles.[1] He was often seen wearing a monocle.[2] [3]

Wakefield was born in Wanstead, Essex. He also had a distinguished stage career,[4] which began at the age of 11. City of Song (1931) was his first film.[5] He died 5 December 1971 in London aged 83.


Wakefield appeared in the original London productions of Between Friends (1930), Tea for Two (1938) and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1955) .

Personal life

Hugh Wakefield served with the RAF during World War II, along with his Blithe Spirit co-star Rex Harrison . He was also an avid sportman, particularly enjoying golf and tennis.[6]

Selected filmography


  1. "Hugh Wakefield". BFI.
  2. "National Portrait Gallery - Portrait - NPG x198712; Hugh Wakefield".
  3. "The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)".
  4. "No. 35 - Hugh Wakefield". It's not just Michael Powell: British films of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  5. "Pagliacci & City of Song". Bel Canto Society web site. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  6. David Absalom. "Hugh Wakefield".
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