Wilfred Hyde-White

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Wilfred Hyde-White (1903-1991) [1]. British actor.


Wilfred Hyde-White entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art upon graduation from Marlborough College. After some stage work, he made his first film in 1934 and became a stalwart in British movies like Rembrandt (1936), The Demi-Paradise (1943), The Third Man (1949), often billed as merely "Hyde White" and specializing in benign but stuffy upper-class types. Working both sides of the continent, Hyde-White appeared in such American productions as Ada (1961), In Search of the Castaways (1962), Gaily, Gaily (1969) and The Cat and the Canary (1979). His best-loved role was as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 Oscar-winner My Fair Lady. Remaining in films until 1983, he also did occasional theatre work.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

In 1974 toured South Africa with Not in the Book with Avril Angers, under the auspices of Pieter Toerien.

Awards, etc


Tucker, 1997. 307.

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