1939 Spotlight photo by Pollard Crowther
Walter Llewellyn Rees
18 June 1901
|Died||7 January 1994 (aged 92)|
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
His television roles included appearances on Doctor Who (in the serial The Deadly Assassin playing the assassinated Time Lord President), The Brothers, Inspector Morse, Doomwatch and Coronation Street. He appeared in a number of films such as The Dresser, Withnail and I, A Fish Called Wanda and Splitting Heirs. In The Dresser, Rees played an aging member of a British touring company. The play that the film was based on had its genesis in the touring company of actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit, whom Rees had toured with in the 1940 and 1950s.
Rees was also active in the political end of the theatre serving as General Secretary, Actors' Equity Association 1940–46; Secretary, Federation of Theatre Unions 1944–46; Governor, Old Vic 1945–47; Drama Director, Arts Council of Great Britain 1947–49; Administrator, Old Vic 1949–51; Administrator, Arts Theatre 1951–52.
|1956||Private's Progress||2nd Art Expert||Uncredited|
|1956||You Can't Escape||Coroner||Uncredited|
|1957||Brothers in Law||Farrant QC|
|1958||Cat & Mouse||Bank Manager||Uncredited|
|1959||The Navy Lark||Adm. Troutbridge|
|1959||The Price of Silence||H.G. Shipley|
|1960||The House in Marsh Road||P.J. Webster|
|1968||Salt and Pepper||'Fake' Prime Minister|
|1972||The Ruling Class||Lord|
|1978||Carry On Emmannuelle||Lord Chief Justice|
|1980||The Mirror Crack'd||Villager at Film Screening||Uncredited|
|1982||The Return of the Soldier||Lord Lieutenant|
|1983||The Dresser||Horace Brown|
|1984||Another Country||Senior Chaplain|
|1987||Withnail and I||Tea Shop Proprietor|
|1988||A Fish Called Wanda||Sir John|
|1993||Splitting Heirs||Old Major|
- "Obituary: Llewellyn Rees". The Independent. 10 January 1994. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
- "Llewellyn Rees". BFI.
- "Llewellyn Rees - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
- "A life either side of the curtain". The Guardian. England, London. 13 January 1994. p. 38. Retrieved 29 August 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Deadly Assassin Episode 1 (1976)". BFI.
- "Llewellyn Rees - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
- "The Dresser (1983)". BFI.
- "The Dresser (1983) - Peter Yates - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.
- "Llewellyn Rees - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.