David Tomlinson (I) (1917–2000)


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David Tomlinson is best known for his role as George Banks in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (1964). As a youth he spent a short spell in the guards where he survived the trauma of a plane crash. He began his film career in the pre-war British film Quiet Wedding (1941) and followed that with Leslie Howard's 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). Altogether he has ... See full bio »

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Mary Poppins Mr. George W. Banks
(1964)
The Love Bug Thorndyke
(1968)
Tom Jones Lord Fellamar
(1963)

Filmography

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 1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Sir Roger Avery
 1979 Dominique
Lawyer
 1978 Wombling Free
Roland Frogmorton
 1978 The Water Babies
Sir John / Voice of Polar Bear
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Blake
- Nine Dragons (1976) ... Blake
 1975 From Hong Kong with Love
Sir John Mac Gregor
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Emelius
 1968 The Love Bug
Thorndyke
 1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Pinfold
- Loitering with Intent (1967) ... Charles Pinfold
 1967 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- William's Treasure Trove (1967) ... Storyteller
- William's Evening Out (1967) ... Storyteller
- The Knights of the Square Table (1967) ... Storyteller
- William Gets His Fairing (1967) ... Storyteller
- William and the Pop Group (1967) ... Storyteller
 1965 The Liquidator
Quadrant
 1965 City in the Sea
Harold Tufnell-Jones
 1965 The Truth About Spring
Charles Skelton
 1964 Mary Poppins
Mr. George W. Banks
 1963 Tom Jones
Lord Fellamar
 1962 Boeing-Boeing (TV Movie)
Robert
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tom Swinley
- The Happy Man (1960) ... Tom Swinley
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Dick Lanchester
 1957-1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Tom Gore / David Warren
- The Ring of Truth (1959) ... Tom Gore
- Dear Delinquent (1957) ... David Warren
 1958 Further Up the Creek
Lt. Humphrey Fairweather
 1958 Up the Creek
Lt. Humphrey Fairweather
 1957 The Ship Was Loaded
Tom Baker
 1955 All for Mary
Humphrey 'Humpy' Miller
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Tom Pettigo
- The No Man (1955) ... Tom Pettigo
 1954 All for Mary (TV Movie)
Clive Norton
 1954 The Birdcage Room (TV Movie)
Lord Tempest
 1953 Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary
Frank Betterton
 1952 Made in Heaven
Basil Topham
 1952 Castle in the Air
Earl of Locharne
 1951 The Magic Box
Assistant in Laboratory
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Captain Puffin Cheyne
 1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond
Algernon 'Algy' Longworth
 1950 The Wooden Horse
Phil Roe
 1950 So Long at the Fair
Johnny Barton
 1949 Landfall
Binks
 1949 The Amazing Mr. Beecham
Lord Tony Pym
 1949 Miranda (TV Movie)
Sir Paul Marten
 1949 Helter Skelter
Nick Martin
 1949 Marry Me
David Haig
 1949 Vote for Huggett
Harold Hinchley
 1949 Warning to Wantons
Count Max Kardak
 1948 Here Come the Huggetts
Harold Hinchley
 1948 Love in Waiting
Robert Clitheroe
 1948 Sleeping Car to Trieste
Tom Bishop
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Ronnie Waring
 1948 Broken Journey
Jimmy Marshall
 1948 Miranda
Charles
 1948 Easy Money
Martin (segment The Stafford Story)
 1947 The Master of Bankdam
Lancelot Handel Crowther
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
Lord Liskeard
 1946 Secret Flight
Mr. Watlington
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Intelligence Officer
 1945 Journey Together
Smith
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
'Prune' Parsons
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Steve
 1941 My Wife's Family
Willie Bagshott
 1941 Quiet Wedding
John Royd
 1940 Garrison Follies (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman's play, "All for Mary," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, Englan,d with Ferdy Mayne, Kathleen Harrison, Betty Paul, Michael Shepley and Neil Hallett in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Trivia:

Upon his death in 2000 British satirical magazine Private Eye published an uncharacteristically warm poem in tribute to him "So farewell David Tomlinson, noted British character actor...'Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height.'. Yes, that was your catchphrase. And where you are going now" . See more »

Trademark:

His roles on Disney's motion pictures.

Nickname:

Dave Tomlinson

Star Sign:

Taurus

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