Ivor Barnard

Ivor Barnard (13 June 1887 30 June 1953) was an English stage, radio and film actor.[1] He was an original member of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, where he was a notable Shylock and Caliban. He was the original Water Rat in the first London production of A. A. Milne's "Toad of Toad Hall". In 1929 he appeared on stage as Blanquet, in "Bird in Hand" at the Morosco Theatre in New York, after a successful run in the London's West End (Laurence Olivier was the young juvenile). The part had been specially written for him by John Drinkwater.[2]

Ivor Barnard
Barnard in Pygmalion (1938)
Born(1887-06-13)13 June 1887
Marylebone, London, England
Died30 June 1953(1953-06-30) (aged 66)
Westminster, London, England
Years active1909-1953

He appeared in 84 films between 1921 and 1953. He appeared in the Alfred Hitchcock film The 39 Steps in 1935. In 1943, he played the stationmaster in the Ealing war film Undercover. He also appeared as Wemmick in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946), and as the Chairman of the Workhouse, in Lean's film Oliver Twist (1948). One of his last film appearances was as the murderer Major Jack Ross in John Huston's Beat the Devil (1953) with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre.[3][4]

Partial filmography


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