My Learned Friend. William Fitch (Will Hay). Copyright: Ealing Studios.

Will Hay

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.

Trivia

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

Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Born
Thursday 6th December 1888
Died
Monday 18th April 1949 (aged 60)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2015 The Essay: British Film Comedians Subject
1943 My Learned Friend William Fitch
1943 My Learned Friend Director
1942 The Goose Steps Out William Potts
1942 The Goose Steps Out Muller
1942 The Goose Steps Out Director
1942 The Big Blockade Skipper
1940 Where's That Fire? Capt. Viking
1938 Convict 99 Dr. Benjamin Twist
1937 Oh, Mr Porter! William Porter
1936 Windbag The Sailor Ben Cutlet
1935 Dandy Dick Revd. Richard Jedd
1935 Dandy Dick Writer (Adapted By)
1934 Those Were The Days Brutus Posket
1934 Radio Parade Of 1935 William Garland

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

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