Jimmy Hanley (1918–1970)

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Good-natured British actor Jimmy Hanley was groomed by the Rank Studio system during his teen years and earned stardom as the "boy next door" type in exuberant musicals and likeable comedies. He married actress Dinah Sheridan in 1942 and they appeared together in a number of featherweight war-era films, including Salute John Citizen (1942) and For... See full bio »

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Don't Ever Leave Me Jack Denton
Henry V Williams - Soldier in the English Army
Holiday Camp Jimmy Gardner
The Blue Lamp PC Andy Mitchell


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 1968 If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (TV Movie)
The Backwards Man
 1968 The Lost Continent
Patrick, the Bartender
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ernest Maybrick
- Murder: A Professional Job (1968) ... Ernest Maybrick
 1967 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
The Landlord
- The Whale Case (1967) ... The Landlord
 1966 Crossroads (TV Series)
Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.500 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.499 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.498 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
- Episode #1.496 (1966) ... Jimmy Gudgeon
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Antonio Laveline
- Way Off Beat (1966) ... Antonio Laveline
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Ralph Peters
- Pom-Pom (1965) ... Ralph Peters
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Deep and Crisp and Stolen (1964) ... Guest
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
- Episode #4.1 (1959)
 1956 Jim Whittington and His Sealion (TV Movie)
Jim Whittington
 1956 Satellite in the Sky
Larry Noble
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Guv'nor (1956) ... Buxton
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Dicer Durston
 1954 The Black Rider
Jerry Marsh
 1954 There's Always a Better Way: Views on Trial (Short)
Nicholas 'Garble' Diabolus / Budgenot / Works Foreman / ...
 1954 Radio Cab Murder
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Centrifuge (1953) ... (as James Hanley)
 1951 The Galloping Major
Bill Collins
 1950 Room to Let
Curly Minter
 1950 The Blue Lamp
PC Andy Mitchell
 1949 Boys in Brown
Bill Foster
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Jack Denton
 1949 The Huggetts Abroad
 1948 Here Come the Huggetts
Jimmy Gardner
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Captain James Gladstone Wedge VC
 1948 Nothing Venture
Introduction to serial version
 1947 The Master of Bankdam
Simeon Crowther Jr.
 1947 Holiday Camp
Jimmy Gardner
 1946 The Captive Heart
Pte. Mathews
 1945 Query
Peter Rogers
 1945 The Facts of Love
Peter Robinson
 1945 For You Alone
Dennis Britton
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye
Jack Fowler
 1944 Henry V
Williams - Soldier in the English Army
 1944 The Way Ahead
Pte. Geoffrey Stainer (as Jimmie Hanley)
 1944 Jig-Saw (Short)
Dick Erskine (uncredited)
 1943 The Gentle Sex
1st Soldier
 1942 Salute John Citizen
Ernest Bunting
 1940 Gaslight
 1939 There Ain't No Justice
Tommy Mutch
 1938 Coming of Age
Arthur Strudwick
 1938 Housemaster
 1937 Night Ride
Dick Benson
 1937 Cotton Queen
Jack Owen
 1937 Landslide
Jimmy Haddon
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Geoffrey McAllan
 1935 Born for Glory
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys
Cyril Brown
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
 1934 Wild Boy
Boy With Message (uncredited)
 1934 Little Friend
Leonard Parry
 1934 Those Were the Days
Boy with bicycle (uncredited)
 1933 Red Wagon
Young Joe Prince
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Other Works:

He played Piccolo in Ralph Benatzky and Robert Stolz's musical, "White Horse Inn," at the London Coliseum in London, England with Clifford Mollison, Lea Seidl, Mary Lawson, George Gee, Rita Page, Bruce Carfax, Frederick Leister, and Jack Barty in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Hanley | Jimmie Hanley


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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In the early day's of ITV he was the host of "Jim's Inn" a weekly "ad mag" programme that ran for eight years before being outlawed by the "Pilkington Committee" which put an end to all such programmes. See more »

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