James Raglan

James Raglan (6 January 1901 – 15 November 1961) was a British stage, film and television actor.[1][2]

James Raglan
1939 Spotlight photo
Born6 January 1901
Redhill, Surrey, England
Died15 November 1961 (1961-11-16) (aged 60)
London, England
OccupationActor
Years active19281961

In Australia

Early in 1935 he was brought out to Australia with the Gabriel Toyne company by J. C. Williamson, playing Laburnum Grove and Michael Egan's The Dominant Sex. During this time he had appeared in the radio serials The Scarlet Pimpernel and Khyber by Edmund Barclay, in both series opposite Hilda Scurr. His stage contract over, he stayed behind, as leading man with Sydney radio station 2GB's B.S.A. Players, starring in its first comedy success Dolly and Dan. After a brief appearance in the 1936 film The Flying Doctor, he joined the ABC where he played in Edmund Barclay's As Ye Sow, Noël Coward's Cavalcade, Max Afford's Fly by Night and Edmund Barclay's Into the Light. He made two more films: Lovers and Luggers and Mr Chedworth Steps Out. He founded a production company "Raglan Radio Recordings", making a number of adventure serials. But despite having some excellent actors (including Peter Finch and Nigel Lovell) under contract, his venture failed and he returned to England in 1939.[3]

Selected filmography

Television appearances

  • The Three Musketeers (1954) - D'Artagnan the Elder
  • No Hiding Place (1960) - Commander Hutchins

References

  1. "James Raglan - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  2. "James Raglan".
  3. Lane, Richard The Golden Age of Australian Radio Drama Melbourne University Press 1994 ISBN 0-522-84556-8


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