George Woodbridge

George Woodbridge (born 16 February 1907 - died 31 March 1973) was an English character actor in films and television from the 1930s to the 1970s. Born in Exeter, Devon, his ruddy-cheeked complexion and West Country accent meant he would often be found playing innkeepers, policemen or yokels, most prominently in horror and comedy films. Making his film debut in 1940 in The Big Blockade, he went on to appear in films such as Green for Danger (1946), The Fallen Idol (1949), The Queen of Spades (1949), Stryker of the Yard (1953), An Inspector Calls (1954), and Richard III (1955). His horror film appearances include: Dracula (1958), The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), Jack the Ripper (1959), Flesh and the Fiends (1959), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), The Reptile (1966) and Doomwatch (1972). He also appeared in two M.R. James adaptations on television, in the Mystery and Imagination episode "Room 13" and the Omnibus episode "Whistle and I'll Come to You".


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