Thomas Chatto St George Sproule
1 September 1920
|Died||8 August 1982 (aged 61)|
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Known for||Actor and father-in-law of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret|
|Spouse(s)||Rosalind Joan Thompson|
|Children||2, including Daniel Chatto|
Tom Chatto (born Thomas Chatto St George Sproule; 1 September 1920 – 8 August 1982) was an English actor who made numerous appearances on television, film, and stage between 1957 and his death in 1982.
Early life and career
Chatto is the great-grandson of the founder of Chatto and Windus, the well-known publishers.
According to a London Palladium souvenir brochure from a 1970 production of Aladdin, he was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. During the war he was commissioned in the Indian Army. After the war he maintained the family interest in books and became a director of the firm of booksellers Pickering and Chatto.
His work in the theatre includes Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, My Fair Lady, Number 10, The Young Visiters and Hushabye. In 1969 he appeared with Tommy Steele and Mary Hopkin in Dick Whittington at The London Palladium and in 1970 was The Emperor of China in Aladdin with Cilla Black, Alfred Marks and Leslie Crowther, and with Alec Guinness in the play Time out of Mind.
He appeared on TV in Honey Lane, The Cedar Tree, The Expert, and Happy Ever After. He had a minor role in the pilot episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in 1969 in the episode, "My Late Lamented Friend and Partner".
Chatto married Rosalind Joan Thompson, who became a successful talent agent under the name Ros Chatto (died 5 June 2012); the couple had two sons: James and Daniel. His son Daniel is married to Lady Sarah Chatto, the daughter of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, and the niece of Queen Elizabeth II. He was also the grandfather of stand-up comedian Mae Martin.
|1957||The Girl in the Picture||George Keefe|
|1960||Oscar Wilde||Clerk of Arraigns|
|1966||The Frozen Dead||Inspector Witt|
|1969||Battle of Britain||Willoughby's Assistant Controller|
|1970||My Lover My Son||Woods|
|1970||The Man Who Had Power Over Women||Doctor|
|1971||When Eight Bells Toll||Lord Kirkside|
|1975||The Romantic Englishwoman||Neighbour|
|1979||The Human Factor||General Phipps|
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- "Mae Martin". The Argus. Retrieved 12 July 2021.