David Hutcheson

David Hutcheson (14 June 1905 – 18 February 1976) was a British character actor.[1][2] He made his film debut in Fast and Loose in 1930 and played his only lead role in 1934's Romance in Rhythm. He went on to specialise in hooray henrys, silly asses and military types most prominently in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and Peter Ustinov's School for Secrets (1946) and Vice Versa (1948). He continued in film and television until the 1970s. During the 1960s he often played the role of Colonel Pickering in stage productions of My Fair Lady.

David Hutcheson
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Born14 June 1905
Craigmore, Bute, Scotland
Died18 February 1976 (1976-02-19) (aged 70)
Years active1930–1973
Spouse(s)Countess of Warwick

On 25 March 1949 he married Mary, Countess of Warwick, (née Mary Kathleen Hopkinson), the former wife of Charles Greville, 7th Earl of Warwick. This was shortly after the Earl of Warwick divorced his wife because of her adultery with Hutcheson.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "David Hutcheson". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009.
  2. ^ "David Hutcheson movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "Earl of Warwick Granted Decree". Leamington Spa Courier. 4 February 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 26 January 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Countess of Warwick's Wedding". Coventry Evening Telegraph. No. 18017. 26 March 1949. p. 2. Retrieved 26 January 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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