J. Fisher White

Joseph John Fisher White (1 May 1865 – 14 January 1945) was a British stage and film actor.[1][2] The eldest of four sons of Rev. John White, of Ampfield, of that family formerly of Hursley, by his wife Martha, daughter of Rev. John Fisher, he took a B.A. from Oxford University.

J. Fisher White
Born1 May 1865
Died14 January 1945 (age 79)
OccupationFilm actor
Stage actor
Years active1905–1940 (film)

White developed a reputation for playing character roles in the theatre and began to appear in a significant number of British films from the early 1920s onwards. He was the uncle of the actor Wilfrid Hyde-White, and was survived by a son, Hilary Fisher White (b. 1902) and a daughter, Thalia Fisher White (b. 1906), from his marriage to Edith Rhoda Blackwood.

Selected filmography


  • Kruger, Loren. The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America. University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  • Richards, Jeffrey (ed.). The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929-1939. I.B Tauris, 2001.
  • Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. Armorial families: a directory of gentlemen of coat armour (seventh edition), vol. 2. Hurst and Blackett, 1929


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