Russell Waters

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Russell Waters in Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Russell Waters (born 10 June 1908, Glasgow, Lanarkshire – d. 19 August 1982, Richmond, Surrey) was a Scottish film actor.[1][2]

Waters was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow and the University of Glasgow,[1] he began acting with the Old English Comedy and Shakespeare Company then appeared in repertory theatre, at the Old Vic and in the West End.[3] On screen Waters generally found himself playing mild mannered characters.[1] Waters played the leading man in Richard Massingham's amusing instructional short subjects, among them Tell Me If It Hurts (1936), And So Work (1937), The Daily Round (1947) and What a Life! (1948).[4]

In feature films, Waters played secondary roles such as Craggs in The Blue Lagoon (1949), Mr. West in The Happiest Days of Your Life, Palmer in Chance of a Lifetime and "Wings" Cameron in The Wooden Horse (all three in 1950).[2] In later years, Waters was briefly seen as the Harbour master in The Wicker Man (1973), and his final film role was as Dr. Jones in Ken Loach's Black Jack in 1979.[2]

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