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Bruce Lester (1912–2008)

Bruce Lester was born on June 6, 1912 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Bruce Somerset Lister. He was an actor and writer, known for The Letter (1940), My Son, My Son! (1940) and Pride and Prejudice (1940). He was married to Jane. He died on June 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Letter John Withers
My Son, My Son! Rory O'Riorden
Pride and Prejudice Mr. Bingley
Celia Larry Peters


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 1960 Tarzan and the Trappers (TV Movie)
Commissioner Brandini
 1957 The Seventh Sin
Allan (uncredited)
 1957 Celia (TV Mini-Series)
 1957 Something of Value
Physician - McKenzie Massacre (uncredited)
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mr. Charters
- The Victorian Chaise Longue (1957) ... Mr. Charters
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series)
- Duel at Dawn (1956) ... (as Bruce Lister)
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
1st Club Member
- Distinguished Service (1956) ... 1st Club Member
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- On Leave (1955)
- Visa for X (1955) ... Ray
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Col. Simcoe (uncredited)
 1955 The Sea Chase
Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1954 Charade
Capt. van Buren
 1954 King Richard and the Crusaders
 1950-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Snake (1953)
- Black Savannah (1951)
 1953 Rogue's March
Wilson (uncredited)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
- The Blood-Stained Feather Story (1952) ... Wethersby
 1952 The Pathfinder
Capt. Clint Bradford
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Daniels' Reporter (uncredited)
 1951 Secrets of Monte Carlo
British Inspector
 1951 Lorna Doone
Walt Snowe (uncredited)
 1951 Tales of Robin Hood
Alan A. Dale
 1951 Tarzan's Peril
Game Warden (uncredited)
 1949 Celia
Larry Peters
 1949 The Fool and the Princess
Harry Granville
 1948 But Not in Vain
Fred Van Nespen (as Bruce Lister)
 1947 I Walk Alone
Charles (uncredited)
 1947 Golden Earrings
Richard Byrd
 1946 Strange Journey
Roger Blythe
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
British Officer (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Army Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Young Man (uncredited)
 1943 Above Suspicion
 1943 The Mysterious Doctor
Lt. Christopher 'Kit' Hilton
 1942 Desperate Journey
English Officer
 1942 Eagle Squadron
King (uncredited)
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Flight Lt. Sterling Richardson
 1941 Man Hunt
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1941 Shining Victory
Dr. Bentley
 1941 Singapore Woman
 1941 Shadows on the Stairs
Hugh Bromilow
 1940 The Letter
John Withers
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Bingley
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Rory O'Riorden
 1940 British Intelligence
Frank Bennett
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1939 The Witness Vanishes
Lord Noel Stratton
 1939 Home from Home
Jim (as Bruce Lister)
 1938 If I Were King
Noel le Jolys
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Rodney Bowman
 1938 Thistledown
Lord James Dunfoyle (as Bruce Lister)
 1938 Quiet Please
Dr. Faversham (as Bruce Lister)
 1937 Change for a Sovereign
Prince William (as Bruce Lister)
 1937 Ship's Concert (Short)
Purser (as Bruce Lister)
 1937 The Windmill
Officer (as Bruce Lister)
 1937 Mayfair Melody
Dickie (as Bruce Lister)
 1936 Head Office
Halliday (as Bruce Lister)
 1936 The Heirloom Mystery
Alf Dene (as Bruce Lister)
 1936 Hail and Farewell
Peter Dove (as Bruce Lister)
 1936 Crime Over London
Ronald Martin (as Bruce Lister)
 1936 The Tenth Man
Edward O'Donnell (as Bruce Lister)
 1936 A Star Fell from Heaven
Winkler (as Bruce Lister)
 1936 Ourselves Alone
2nd Lieut. Lingard (as Bruce Lister)
 1935 Old Faithful
Alf Haines (as Bruce Lister)
 1935 Old Roses
Chris Morgan (as Bruce Lister)
 1934 The Third Clue
Derek Clayton (as Bruce Lister)
 1934 Death at a Broadcast
Peter Ridgwell (uncredited)
 1934 Badger's Green
Dickie Wetherby (as Bruce Lister)
 1934 To Be a Lady
Jerry Dean (as Bruce Lister)
 1934 The Girl in the Flat
Bit Role (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

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Bruce Lister

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[Speaking about his experience working on the 1940 theatrical film, Pride and Prejudice, in which he played Mr. Bingley] It was the biggest budget of my career and one that brought with it my own dresser, a bungalow on the lot and lunches where one could spot Greta Garbo, Salvador Dalí, Cary Grant and dozens of Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz (1939).


In later years he and his wife Jane divided their time between homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, which enabled him to play tennis and enjoy the Hollywood Cricket Club. See more »

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