Llewellyn Rees

Walter Llewellyn Rees (18 June 1901 – 7 January 1994)[1] was an English actor.[2][3]

Llewellyn Rees
1939 Spotlight photo by Pollard Crowther
Walter Llewellyn Rees

(1901-06-18)18 June 1901
Charmouth, Dorset, England
Died7 January 1994(1994-01-07) (aged 92)
Barnes, London, England
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Spouse(s)Madeleine Newbury

Rees was born in Charmouth, Dorset, England.[4]

His television roles included appearances on Doctor Who (in the serial The Deadly Assassin playing the assassinated Time Lord President), The Brothers, Inspector Morse, Doomwatch and Coronation Street.[5][2] He appeared in a number of films such as The Dresser, Withnail and I, A Fish Called Wanda and Splitting Heirs.[6] In The Dresser, Rees played an aging member of a British touring company.[7] The play that the film was based on had its genesis in the touring company of actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit, whom Rees had toured with in the 1940 and 1950s.[8][1]

Rees was also active in the political end of the theatre serving as General Secretary, Actors' Equity Association 1940–46;[9] Secretary, Federation of Theatre Unions 1944–46; Governor, Old Vic 1945–47; Drama Director, Arts Council of Great Britain 1947–49; Administrator, Old Vic 1949–51; Administrator, Arts Theatre 1951–52.[1]

When he was 60 years old, Rees married actress Madeleine Newbury.[4] He died on 7 January 1994, at the age of 92.[2]

He was born the same day as Princess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov.


Year Title Role Notes
1956Private's Progress2nd Art ExpertUncredited
1956You Can't EscapeCoronerUncredited
1957Brothers in LawFarrant QC
1958Cat & MouseBank ManagerUncredited
1959The Navy LarkAdm. Troutbridge
1959Strictly ConfidentialMellinger
1959The Price of SilenceH.G. Shipley
1960The House in Marsh RoadP.J. Webster
1963The DoubleBradshaw
1968Salt and Pepper'Fake' Prime Minister
1970CromwellThe Speaker
1972The Ruling ClassLord
1974Dead CertChemist
1978Carry On EmmannuelleLord Chief Justice
1980The Mirror Crack'dVillager at Film ScreeningUncredited
1982The Return of the SoldierLord Lieutenant
1983The DresserHorace Brown
1984Another CountrySenior Chaplain
1987Withnail and ITea Shop Proprietor
1988A Fish Called WandaSir John
1993Splitting HeirsOld Major


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