Tom Chatto
Tom Chatto was a British
United Kingdom
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 actor. He made some 28 appearances between 1957 and his death. Chatto appeared mostly in films, including Oscar Wilde (1960) in which he played the Clerk of Arraigns .

He had a minor role in the pilot episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
Randall and Hopkirk , first transmitted during 1969-70, is a British private detective television series starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope as the private detectives Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk, respectively. The series was originally created by Dennis Spooner and produced by Monty Berman...

in 1969 in the episode, My Late Lamented Friend and Partner
My Late Lamented Friend and Partner
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Chatto was also known for his role in the 1969 Guy Hamilton
Guy Hamilton
Guy Hamilton is an English film director.Hamilton was born in Paris, France where his English parents were living. Remaining in France during the Nazi occupation, he was active in the French Resistance...

 film, Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain (film)
Battle of Britain is a 1969 Technicolor film directed by Guy Hamilton, and produced by Harry Saltzman and S. Benjamin Fisz. The film broadly relates the events of the Battle of Britain...


According to a London Palladium
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 souvenir brochure from a 1970 production of Alladin, he was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
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. During the war
World War II
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 he was commissioned in the Indian Army
British Indian Army
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. He is also the great grandson of the founder of Chatto and Windus the well know publishers. After the war he maintained the family interest in books and became a director of the firm of book sellers, Pickering and Chatto.

His work in the theatre includes Fings ain't Wot they used to be, My Fair Lady, Number 10, The young visitors, Hushabye, and The man who power over women. He has appeared on TV in Honey Lane, The Expert, and Happy ever after. In 1969 he appeared with Tommy Steele, Mary Hopkins in Dick Whittington and with Alec Guinness in the play Time out of Mind.


  • The Girl in the Picture (1957)
  • Quatermass 2
    Quatermass 2
    Quatermass 2 is a 1957 British science fiction horror film. Made by Hammer Film Productions, it is a sequel to an earlier Hammer film The Quatermass Xperiment. Like its predecessor, it is based on a BBC Television serial – Quatermass II – written by Nigel Kneale...

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde (film)
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  • The Boys
    The Boys (1962 film)
    The Boys is a 1962 British courtroom drama film, directed by Sidney J. Furie and with a screenplay by Stuart Douglass.-Plot:A night watchman at a garage is found murdered, and four teddy boys are put on trial for the crime...

  • It!
    It! (1966 film)
    It! is a 1966 horror film made by Seven Arts Productions and Gold Star Productions, Ltd. that features the Golem of Prague as its main subject. The film was made in the style of the Hammer Studios films both in sound and cinematography...

  • The Frozen Dead
    The Frozen Dead
    The Frozen Dead is a 1967 British science-fiction film directed by Herbert J. Leder and starring Dana Andrews, Anna Palk and Philip Gilbert. In this film, a Nazi scientist plans to revive a number of frozen Nazi leaders.-Cast:* Dana Andrews - Dr. Norberg...

  • Battle of Britain
    Battle of Britain (film)
    Battle of Britain is a 1969 Technicolor film directed by Guy Hamilton, and produced by Harry Saltzman and S. Benjamin Fisz. The film broadly relates the events of the Battle of Britain...

  • My Lover My Son
    My Lover My Son
    My Lover My Son is a 1970 US-American-British coproduction directed by John Newland. It tells the story of a mother played by Romy Schneider clinging to her maturing son. The film is based on Edward Grierson's novel Reputation for a Song.- Plot :...

  • Assault
    Assault (film)
    Assault is a 1971 British thriller film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay and Freddie Jones, with Lesley-Anne Down making an early screen appearance. It is based on the novel The Ravine by Kendal Young, and tells about a police attempt to track down a dangerous...

  • When Eight Bells Toll
    When Eight Bells Toll (1971 film)
    When Eight Bells Toll is a 1971 action film set in Scotland, based upon Scottish author Alistair MacLean's 1965 novel of the same name. Producer Elliott Kastner planned to produce a string of realistic gritty espionage thrillers to rival the James Bond series, but the film's poor box office...

  • Galileo
    Galileo (film)
    Galileo is a 1975 film version of the Bertolt Brecht play The Life of Galileo. The film was produced and released as part of the American Film Theatre, which adapted theatrical works for a subscription-driven cinema series.-Plot:...

  • The Romantic Englishwoman
    The Romantic Englishwoman
    The Romantic Englishwoman is a 1975 British film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger, and marks the feature-length screen debut for Kate Nelligan...

  • The Human Factor
    The Human Factor (1979 film)
    The Human Factor is a 1979 British thriller film starring Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi and John Gielgud. It is based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, with the screenplay written by Tom Stoppard...


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