David Hugh Graham
8 August 1891
|Died||8 April 1949 (aged 57)|
Graham had a career on the stage spanning over 35 years. He was known as a character actor, but also wrote a one act comedy, C'est la Guerre, which was first performed in October 1926 and subsequently at the following year's Scottish Community Drama Festival.
Graham became best known for his film roles in Jamaica Inn (1939), Old Bill and Son (1941) and Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948), in which he starred after deputising for actor Will Fyffe. He appeared as the Biffer in Whisky Galore! which was released after his death.
Graham married Elsie Cole (née Press) in 1926. He died on 8 April 1949 after taking an overdose of aspirin while suffering from ill health and, according to his wife, "nervous depression". He had recently turned down an offer of stage work from Alistair Sim because he "did not feel up to it".
|1934||What Happened to Harkness?||Billy||(film debut)|
|The Private Life of Don Juan||Hector, Don Juan's Cook|
|The Scarlet Pimpernel||Treadle (the tailor)|
|1935||Man of the Moment||Mr. Rumcorn|
|Moscow Nights||Brioukow's Servant|
|Get Off My Foot||Major Rawlingcourt|
|1936||Whom the Gods Love||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|Twelve Good Men||Victor Day|
|Fair Exchange||Dr. Franz Schmidt|
|1937||I, Claudius||Halotus, master of Livia's household|
|1939||Q Planes||Captain of the Viking||Uncredited|
|Jamaica Inn||Sea Lawyer Sydney|
|Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday||Griggle||Uncredited|
|1940||Full Speed Ahead||Gordon Tweedie|
|Night Train to Munich||Teleferic Attendant|
|1941||Freedom Radio||Father Landbach|
|Old Bill and Son||Old Bill|
|The Ghost Train||Dr. Sterling|
|Tower of Terror||Harbour Master Kleber|
|Ships with Wings||C.P.O.Marsden|
|1942||The Big Blockade||Civil Service|
|The Young Mr. Pitt||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|1943||The Shipbuilders||Danny Shields|
|1944||Medal for the General||Bates|
|Henry V||Sir Thomas Erpingham|
|1947||The Upturned Glass||Clay|
|The Brothers||Angus McFarish|
|Bonnie Prince Charlie||Donald MacDonald|
|1949||Whisky Galore!||The Biffer||(final film role)|
- "Morland Graham". BFI. Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
- "Scottish National Player Open Season". Dundee Evening Telegraph. 27 December 1926. Retrieved 27 December 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Actor Took Aspirin Overdose". Dundee Evening Telegraph. 11 April 1949. Retrieved 27 December 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive.