Walter Fitzgerald

A site dedicated to the actor Walter Fitzgerald


Walter Fitzgerald (18 May 1896 - 20 December 1976) was an English character actor.

Born Walter Fitzgerald Bond in Keyham, Devon. Married 1st Rosalie Constance Grey in 1924.1s .2nd Angela Kirk in 1938. 1 daughter (Julia) and 3 sons (Jonathan, Timothy and Charles). Toured with Sir John Martin-Harvey, Sir Seymour Hicks. Understudy to Sir Gerald du Maurier 1928/29. Fitzgerald appeared in films from the 1930s, often in 'official' roles (policemen, doctors, lawyers). He appeared on British television in the 1950s and 1960s before his retirement. A former stockbroker, British actor Walter Fitzgerald was in his late 20s when he began his theatrical training at RADA. Fitzgerald made his professional stage bow in 1922 and his first film appearance in 1930. His best-remembered movie roles include Simon Fury in Blanche Fury (1946), Dr. Fenton in The Fallen Idol (1948) and Squire Trelawny in Treasure Island (1950). Walter Fitzgerald made his final film appearance in the opening scenes of H.M.S. Defiant (1961), as the admiral who listens to—and then disregards—ship's captain Alec Guinness' complaints about maritime cruelty.