Barry MacKay (actor)
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Barry Leonard Graham Reay-Mackey
8 January 1906
|Died||12 December 1985 (aged 79)|
Chelsea, London, England, U.K.
He was most prominently seen in light comedic roles in the British cinema of the 1930s and is perhaps best known as Jessie Matthews' leading man in Evergreen (1934), Gangway (1937) and Sailing Along (1938). On Stage he performed at the Comedy Theatre, London, in the Green Room Rags of 2 December 1934; opposite Ann Todd in the sketch Every Twenty Thousand Years.
Other notable roles include Lieutenant Somerville in Brown on Resolution (1935) and as Fred, Scrooge's nephew, in MGM's film A Christmas Carol (1938), the latter being one of two films he made in the US; the other was the lead role in a B-picture, Smuggled Cargo (1939). After these films and serving in the Canadian navy during WW II, followed by stage work, there was a long gap in his film career until he reappeared as a character actor in the 1950s, making his last film (Timeslip a.k.a. The Atomic Man ) in 1955.
|1933||The 1002nd Night||Ganem||Film debut, Voice|
|Passing Shadows||Jim Lawrence|
|The Private Life of Don Juan||Rodrigo|
|Forbidden Territory||Michael Farringdon|
|1935||Oh, Daddy!||Jimmy Ellison|
|Me and Marlborough||Dick Welch|
|The Private Secretary||Douglas Cattermole|
|Brown on Resolution||Lieutenant Somerville|
|1937||The Great Barrier||Steve|
|Glamorous Night||Anthony Allan|
|Who Killed John Savage?||Anthony Benedict|
|1938||Sailing Along||Steve Barnes|
|A Christmas Carol||Fred|
|1939||Smuggled Cargo||Gerry Clayton|
|1952||The Pickwick Papers||Mr. Snubbins|
|1953||Grand National Night||Sergeant Gibson|
|Knights of the Round Table||Green Knight's Squire||Uncredited|
|1955||Orders are Orders||R. S. M. Benson|
|Sherlock Holmes||Reggie Taunton||Episode: The Case of the Laughing Mummy|
|Timeslip||Inspector Hammond||Final film, Uncredited|
- "Barry MacKay". IMDb.
- "Barry Mackay".
- McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (14 August 2017). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth Edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780719091391 – via Google Books.
- "Barry Mackay". TVGuide.com.
- "Sherlock Holmes (1954) (a Titles & Air Dates Guide)". epguides.com.
- "The Case of the Laughing Mummy (1955)".
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