Oh, Mr Porter!. William Porter (Will Hay). Copyright: Gainsborough Pictures 1928 Limited

Will Hay was a comedian, actor and early superstar of British film, best known for his schoolmaster character and a series of hit films throughout the 1930s and 40s. Also successful on radio and stage, he was a major influence to many later better-remembered television stars, and off-stage both a devoted amateur astronomer and aviator.

Year Production Role
2024 Make That Movie! Development Producer
2015 The Essay: British Film Comedians
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1943 My Learned Friend Director
1943 My Learned Friend William Fitch
1942 The Goose Steps Out Director
1942 The Goose Steps Out Muller
1942 The Goose Steps Out William Potts
1942 The Big Blockade Skipper
1940 Where's That Fire? Capt. Viking
1939 Ask A Policeman Actor
1938 Hey! Hey! USA Actor
1938 Old Bones Of The River Actor
1938 Convict 99 Dr. Benjamin Twist
1938 Oh, Mr Porter! William Porter
1937 Good Morning, Boys Actor
1937 Windbag The Sailor Ben Cutlet
1936 Where There's A Will Actor
1935 Boys Will Be Boys Actor
1935 Dandy Dick Writer (Adapted By)
1935 Dandy Dick Revd. Richard Jedd
1935 Radio Parade Of 1935 William Garland - Director General
1934 Those Were The Days Brutus Posket

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Will Hay on IMDb

Thursday 6th December 1888
Monday 18th April 1949 (aged 60)

In 1922, Hay became the first British comedian to broadcast live on the BBC.

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