Close-up photo of British actor: Wilfrid Hyde White, smiling.Wilfrid Hyde-White (12 May 1903 - 6 May 1991) was an English character actor of stage, film and television, who achieved international recognition in his later years as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film My Fair Lady.
Wilfrid Hyde-White was born in Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, England in 1903 to the Rev. William Edward White, canon of Gloucester Cathedral, and his wife, Ethel Adelaide (née Drought). He attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.He made his debut in Tons of Money on the Isle of Wight in 1922. He then gained steady work on the stage in a series of comedies produced at the Aldwych Theatre in London. He joined a tour of South Africa in 1932 before making his film debut in 1934 (in Josser on the Farm, credited as "Wilfrid Hyde White"; he later added the hyphen). He appeared in the George Formby comedy, Turned Out Nice Again (1941). Following a memorable supporting role in The Third Man, he became a fixture in British films of the 1950s. Two-Way Stretch displays the more roguish side to some of the characters he played in this period. Between 1962 and 1965 he also starred in the BBC radio comedy The Men from the Ministry.
He continued to act on the stage, and played opposite Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra and Antony and Cleopatra in 1951. He also appeared on Broadway and was nominated for two Tony Awards as best actor. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was featured on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the Battlestar Galactica pilot episode "Saga of a Star World" and The Associates. His television films and guest appearances kept him busy from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.He appeared in two episodes of the mystery series Columbo, starring Peter Falk as the rumpled detective. Although the first, Dagger of the Mind (1972), was set in Britain and concerned Columbo paying a visit to Scotland Yard, Hyde-White's ongoing UK tax problems meant that, unlike American actors Falk and Richard Basehart, and British actors appearing in the episode, Honor Blackman, Bernard Fox, John Fraser and Arthur Malet, he was unable to take part in location filming in the UK. His scenes as a butler were therefore filmed in California. His second appearance on Columbo was in the episode Last Salute to the Commodore (1976).
On 17 December 1927, he married Blanche Hope Aitken, a Glamorganshire-born actress known professionally as Blanche Glynne (1893–1946), who was a decade his senior. The couple had one son. His first wife died in 1946, and he remarried in 1957 to actress Ethel Drew. He and Drew remained married until his death in 1991. The couple had two children, including actor Alex Hyde-White.Hyde-White died in 1991 at the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, from natural causes, six days before his 88th birthday. He was interred in his native Bourton-on-the-Water.
UNIQUE ORIGINAL ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BECOME YOUS!
We sell press photographs, authentic historical documents 30-100 years old - from all over the world and within every subject matter.
Search by keywords or browse the categories or contact us for free research service.
Own a fantastic piece of history - add to your collection, frame it and enjoy in your home, or make it a fabulous gift!
Packaging and delivery
All items are shipped in strong cardboard envelope to ensure safe delivery.
We aim to dispatch the same day or the next working day.
We are in a fantastic location for shipping, right between USA and Europe - shipping has proven to be faster from us than local shipping in some countries like USA. We dispatch using Iceland Post 1st Class or UPS Express delivery.
USA / CANADA orders should take approx 8-12 days to be delivered.
WESTERN EUROPE orders will normally take approx 6-10 working / business days to be delivered.
EASTERN EUROPE can take up to 15 working / business days to be delivered.
REST OF THE WORLD can take up to 16 working / business days to be delivered
Express shipping via UPS takes usually up to 1-3 business days, anywhere in the world.
Shipping is based on the actual cost of shipping, we ship from Iceland where the images are and we ship with Iceland Post and UPS. Iceland Post has fantastic shipping record and we have many shipments arriving earlier to clients than local shipments within Europe and USA. We are based right between USA and Europe so we can offer fast shipping to both continents. We do not offer discounts on shipping but we gladly offer combined shipping. Shipping consists of a base price and then a small extra fee added for each additional image.
All orders above 200 USD must be shipped with either registered letter or express.
Economy shipping - A priority
- Europe $6 + $1 for every extra item.
- USA and rest of world $9 + $1 for every extra item.
- Registered letter with tracking number
- Europe $19 + $1 for every extra item.
- USA and rest of world $28 + $1 for every extra item.
- Expidited/Express shipping via UPS
- Europe $70 - no extra charge for additional items
- USA and rest of world $100 - no extra charge for additional items