Arthur Young (actor)

Arthur Young (2 September 1898 – 24 February 1959) was an English actor, notable for roles including Gladstone in the 1951 The Lady with a Lamp.[1][2] He can be seen as a window cleaner in the film Radio Parade of 1935.[3] He regularly appeared in BBC radio plays and was a member of the Corporation’s Drama Repertory Company in the late 1950s.[4][5] His stage work encompassed West End revue, as well as Stratford.[6][7]

Arthur Young
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Arthur Henry Young

(1898-09-02)2 September 1898
Died24 February 1959(1959-02-24) (aged 60)
London, England
Beatrice Kane
m. 1924; his death 1959)

Personal lifeEdit

Young was born on 2 September 1898 in Bristol.[1] His parents were 'Henry Young' and 'Elizabeth Wales Young' (1876-1972).


Year Title Role Notes
1935 No Limit Doctor
1936 Wedding Group Dr. Granger
1937 Victoria the Great Rt. Hon. William Gladstone
1940 21 Days Asher
1943 San Demetrio London Captain George Waite
1945 I'll Be Your Sweetheart Judge Uncredited
1947 The Root of All Evil Grice
1948 My Brother Jonathan Sir Joseph Higgins
1949 Portrait from Life Club Pianist Uncredited
1949 The Perfect Alibi Edward Carter BBC television movie
1949 La Rosa di Bagdad Calif Oman English version, Voice
1950 The Twenty Questions Murder Mystery Doctor
1951 The Lady with a Lamp W. E. Gladstone
1953 Isn't Life Wonderful! Sir George Probus
1954 John of the Fair 'Doc' Claydon
1954 An Inspector Calls Mr Birling
1954 John Wesley King George II
1954 Five Days Hyson
1954 Stranger from Venus Scientist
1955 No Smoking Joe Dawson
1956 The Gelignite Gang Scobie


  1. ^ a b "Arthur Young".
  2. ^ "The Lady with the Lamp (1951)".
  3. ^ "Radio Parade of 1935 (1935)".
  4. ^ "The BBC Drama Repertory Company in 'THE DISAGREEABLE OYSTER'". 9 August 1957. p. 43 – via BBC Genome.
  5. ^ Deacon, Alison Deacon, Nigel. "Saturday Night Theatre 1950-1960, DIVERSITY website - radio drama, plays".
  6. ^ Wearing, J. P. (16 September 2014). "The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel". Rowman & Littlefield – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Arthur Young - Theatricalia".

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