William Aubrey Darlington

William Aubrey Cecil Darlington (1890–1979) was a British writer and journalist who worked for many years as the drama critic of the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Darlington was primarily a journalist, working as a drama critic for the New York Times and The Daily Telegraph. [1]

Darlington also wrote novels, most successfully with his 1920 comic work Alf's Button which was adapted into several films.[2] He wrote an autobiography, I Do What I Like.[3] He disliked the name 'Cecil' and is often referred to as W.A. Darlington.


  1. "William Aubrey Darlington b. 20 Feb 1890 Taunton, Somerset, England d. 1979: MacFarlane Clan & Families Genealogy". www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. Low p.111
  3. Darlington


  • Low, Rachael The History of the British Film, 1918–1929 George Allen & Unwin, 1971
  • Darlington, W.A. I Do What I Like MacDonald, 1947

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