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The eve of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic seems a good time to consider the status of the cast of the 1958 film "A Night To Remember". Still thought by many to be the best Titanic film, it is packed with famous names and familiar faces, many uncredited. (I still haven't managed to spot Sean Connery, mind you.)

 

Below, courtesy of IMDB, is the complete cast list (or so it says). I've attached year of death where applicable, and year of birth where no death is indicated. The latter are highlighted in red. Names in green are those for whom no dates are supplied by IMDB. Please note all the data is taken from IMDB and I have not cross-checked any of it, so there may be some errors.

 

I have not included film crew, but note that all the principals (director, writers, producer) have departed.

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Kenneth More d 1982 Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
Ronald Allen d 1991 Mr. Clarke
Robert Ayres d 1968 Maj. Arthur Peuchen
Honor Blackman b 1927 Mrs. Liz Lucas
Anthony Bushell d 1997 Capt. Arthur Rostron - Carpathia
John Cairney b 1930 Mr. Murphy
Jill Dixon b 1935 Mrs. Clarke
Jane Downs b 1935 Mrs. Sylvia Lightoller d 2015
James Dyrenforth d 1973 Col. Archibald Gracie
Michael Goodliffe d 1976 Thomas Andrews
Kenneth Griffith d 2006 Wireless Operator John 'Jack' Phillips
Harriette Johns d 1990 Lady Richard
Frank Lawton d 1969 Chairman J. Bruce Ismay
Richard Leech d 2004 First Officer William Murdoch
David McCallum b 1933 Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride
Alec McCowen b 1925 Wireless Operator Harold Thomas Cottam - Carpathia d 2017
Tucker McGuire d 1988 Mrs. Margaret 'Molly' Brown
John Merivale d 1990 Robbie Lucas
Ralph Michael d 1994 Mr. Yates
Laurence Naismith d 1992 Capt. Edward John Smith
Russell Napier d 1974 Capt. Stanley Lord - Californian
Redmond Phillips d 1993 Mr. Hoyle
George Rose d 1988 Chief Baker Charles Joughin
Joseph Tomelty d 1995 Dr. William O'Loughlin
Patrick Waddington d 1987 Sir Richard
Jack Watling d 2001 Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall
Geoffrey Bayldon b 1924 Wireless Operator Cyril Evans - Californian d 2017
Michael Bryant d 2002 Sixth Officer James Moody
Cyril Chamberlain d 1974 Quartermaster George Thomas Rowe
Bee Duffell d 1974 Mrs. Farrell
Harold Goldblatt d 1982 Benjamin Guggenheim
Gerald Harper b 1929 3rd Officer - Carpathia
Richard Hayward d 1964 Victualling Officer
Thomas Heathcote d 1986 Steward
Danuta Karell ? Polish Mother
Andrew Keir d 1997 Chief Engineer Joseph Bell - Titanic
Christina Lubicz ? Polish Girl
Barry MacGregor b 1936 Apprentice James Gibson (Californian)
Edward Malin d 1977 Dining Saloon Steward (as Eddie Malin)
Patrick McAlinney d 1990 Mr. James Farrell
Helen Misener d 1960 Mrs. Ida Straus
Mary Monahan ? Kate
Howard Pays d 2002 Fifth Officer Harold Lowe
Philip Ray d 1978 Reverend Anderson
Harold Siddons d 1963 Second Officer Herbert Stone - Californian
Julian Somers d 1976 Mr. Bull - Man on Train
Tim Turner d 1987 Third Officer Charles Groves - Californian
Meier Tzelniker d 1982 Mr. Isador Straus
Jean Anderson d 2001 Stuffy Lady in Lifeboat (uncredited)
Roger Avon d 1998 Lookout Reginald Lee (uncredited)
Denise Aylmer ? Older Sharp-Featured Woman with Black Curly Hair (uncredited)

     

Richard Beale b 1920 Harbour Pilot (uncredited)  d 2017
Charles Belchier d 1968 Wallace Hartley - Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Joan Benham d 1981 Lottie (uncredited)
Janet Bradbury ? Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Olwen Brookes d 1976 Miss Evans (uncredited)
Jeremy Bulloch b 1945 Boy Jumping Into Water (uncredited)
Henry Campbell ? W.T. Stead (uncredited)
Pauline Challoner b 1951 Lucas Child (uncredited)
Alexis Chesnakov d 1984 Passenger (uncredited)
Donald Churchill d 1991 Passenger (uncredited)
Richard Clarke d 2005 Gallagher (uncredited)
Sean Connery b 1930 Titanic Deck Hand (uncredited)
George A. Cooper b 1925 Carpathia Purser Hughes (uncredited) d 2018
John Dunbar d 2001 Scotsman (uncredited)
Gay Emma b 1947 Lucas Child (uncredited)
Bernard Fox b 1927 Lookout Frederick Fleet (uncredited) d 2016
Peter Grant d 1995 Titanic Crew Member (uncredited)
Rosamund Greenwood d 1997 Mrs. Bull - Woman on Train (uncredited)
Jonathan Hanson ? Hysterical Man (uncredited)
Paul Hardwick d 1983 Guggenheim's Valet (uncredited)
Gladys Henson d 1982 Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
Carmen Hill d 1970 Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Glyn Houston b 1926 Stoker (uncredited) d 2019
Robert James d 2004 2nd Engineer Officer James Hesketh (uncredited)
Stratford Johns d 2002 Crewman on Upturned Lifeboat (uncredited)
Jeremy Judge b 1950 Minor Role (uncredited)
Ann Lancaster d 1970 Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Howard Lang d 1989 Chief Officer Henry Wilde (Titanic) (uncredited)
Gerald Lawson d 1973 Steerage Passenger (uncredited)
Charles Leno d 1972 Seaman (uncredited)
Desmond Llewelyn d 1999 Seaman at Steerage Gate (uncredited)
Arthur Lovegrove d 1981 Stoker (uncredited)
Stephen Lowe b 1947 Tom Lucas (uncredited)
Clive Marshall ? Crew Member (uncredited)
John Moulder-Brown b 1953 Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Derren Nesbitt b 1935 Stoker Holding Oar on Upturned Lifeboat (uncredited)
Etain O'Dell ? Irish Girl (uncredited)
Maureen O'Reilly ? Irish Girl (uncredited)
Hal Osmond d 1959 Steward (uncredited)
Anthony Pendrell d 1986 Passenger (uncredited)
Steve Plytas d 1994 Greek Steerage Passenger Arguing with James Kieran (uncredited)
Robert Raglan d 1985 Carpathia Chief Engineer (uncredited)
Mavis Ranson b 1948 Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Joyce Riley ? Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
George Roderick d 1976 Steward (uncredited)
Alan Rolfe d 2005 Seaman (uncredited)
Norman Rossington d 1999 James Kieran - Titanic Chief Steerage Steward (uncredited)
Grace Denbigh Russell d 1969 Woman (uncredited)
Hennie Scott b 1948 Titanic crewman (uncredited)
Robert Scroggins ? Titanic Bellboy (uncredited)
Richard Shaw d 2010 Crewman (uncredited)
Charles Stapley d 2011 Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Stewart d 1966 Stoker (uncredited)
Marianne Stone d 2009 Stewardess (uncredited)
James Sutherland ? Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Alma Taylor d 1974 Old Lady (uncredited)
Teresa Thorne ? Miss Edith Russell (uncredited)
The Blake Twins (Janice & Jennifer ) ? Titanic Passengers (uncredited)
Stuart Wagstaff d 2015 Titanic Steward (uncredited)
John Warren b 1916 d 1977 Titanic Crewman (uncredited)
Russell Waters d 1982 Chief Clerk, Victualling Department (uncredited)
Joey White ? Titanic Passenger (uncredited)
Gordon Whiting d 2002 Clerk, Victualling Department (uncredited)
Kathleen Williams d 1984 Titanic Passenger (uncredited)

 

 

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Who played the iceberg?

 

regards,

Hein

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Was it Betty White?

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Who played the iceberg?

 

regards,

Hein

 

Madonna's fanny.

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But seriously, who cares about an iceberg when you've got Adam Adamant, Illya Kuryakin and Catweazle on board .... :D

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I thought Derren Nesbitt had died years ago, now I just have to work out who I got him mixed up with.

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But seriously, who cares about an iceberg when you've got Adam Adamant, Illya Kuryakin and Catweazle on board .... :D

 

Plus Pussy Galore and Boba Fett!!!!

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and James Bond

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John Cairney, who played the young Irish bloke in steerage (and who turns out to be Scottish - never knew that!) has a website with loads of stuff on and includes an interesting video about filming ANTR This was filmed in 2010 and he seems in good form. He is 82 though ...

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Begn watching 'A Night to Remember' either side of the last episode of ITVs Titanic yesterday and the question I had was why did ITV even bother. Four episodes of pretentious, cliched, class angst twaddle even with what on the surface (whoops) looked like a good cast. Whereas ANTR oozed class and an understanding of story telling.

 

I'm not even going to bother with the metaphors. It would just be too easy.

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Ran a quick check through IMDB since the list was posted above. According to that source:

 

Grace Denbigh Russell died in 1969.

Gerald Lawson died in 1973.

Stuart Wagstaff died this year.

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Thanks, YW. I've edited the list accordingly.

 

I did know about Stuart Wagstaff, as he became the first to score for my theme team "Nearer My God To Thee", which features people who have been in films about the Titanic.

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Begn watching 'A Night to Remember' either side of the last episode of ITVs Titanic yesterday and the question I had was why did ITV even bother. Four episodes of pretentious, cliched, class angst twaddle even with what on the surface (whoops) looked like a good cast. Whereas ANTR oozed class and an understanding of story telling.

 

I'm not even going to bother with the metaphors. It would just be too easy.

Just saw it recently (mainly because I was curious to see the charming Miss Coleman in another role) and I have to say I agree with every word of your assessment. The production was a real shipwreck, it would seem. ;)

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Begn watching 'A Night to Remember' either side of the last episode of ITVs Titanic yesterday and the question I had was why did ITV even bother. Four episodes of pretentious, cliched, class angst twaddle even with what on the surface (whoops) looked like a good cast. Whereas ANTR oozed class and an understanding of story telling.

 

I'm not even going to bother with the metaphors. It would just be too easy.

Just saw it recently (mainly because I was curious to see the charming Miss Coleman in another role) and I have to say I agree with every word of your assessment. The production was a real shipwreck, it would seem. ;)

 

 

Thank you for the validation three years down the line but I still see that you are labouring under the misapprehension that Jenna Coleman is charming. That may be true if charming is actually a code word for annoying and talentless.

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Begn watching 'A Night to Remember' either side of the last episode of ITVs Titanic yesterday and the question I had was why did ITV even bother. Four episodes of pretentious, cliched, class angst twaddle even with what on the surface (whoops) looked like a good cast. Whereas ANTR oozed class and an understanding of story telling.

I'm not even going to bother with the metaphors. It would just be too easy.

 

Just saw it recently (mainly because I was curious to see the charming Miss Coleman in another role) and I have to say I agree with every word of your assessment. The production was a real shipwreck, it would seem. ;)

Thank you for the validation three years down the line but I still see that you are labouring under the misapprehension that Jenna Coleman is charming. That may be true if charming is actually a code word for annoying and talentless.

She was in this. Nevertheless, I like Clara Oswald, particularly the Victorian version.

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Do we really need an individual thread for every movie ever made? Besides, copy-pasting cast members from IMDb, including the uncredited ones (old lady, seaman, etc), is about as uncreative and uninteresting as it gets.

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Do we really need an individual thread for every movie ever made? Besides, copy-pasting cast members from IMDb, including the uncredited ones (old lady, seaman, etc), is about as uncreative and uninteresting as it gets.

 

No.

 

But I thought this one merited a thread, because of the nature of its very large cast. Many actors who later became stars (or at least familiar faces) appeared in it, some as unnamed extras. It makes people go, "oh, look, xxxxx was in it!"

And because it's still the best Titanic film ever made.

 

Re copying the cast from IMDB, it seemed to be the most efficient way. I was not seeking to be "creative" or "interesting".

 

Now fuck off.

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According to IMDB Jane Downs, who played Sylvia Lightoller, died in 2015, but I haven't found an obit.

I would have expected her to get a mention somewhere, as besides her own acting credits she was the widow of Terence Alexander and ex-wife of Gerald Harper.

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According to IMDB Jane Downs, who played Sylvia Lightoller, died in 2015, but I haven't found an obit.

I would have expected her to get a mention somewhere, as besides her own acting credits she was the widow of Terence Alexander and ex-wife of Gerald Harper.

 

Ah Toastie, set me a challenge and I'll help you out if I can.

 

Mentioned here on the Britmovie site: http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/actors-actresses/111735-lewis-jones.html

 

And the link to the Winter 2015 Equity Magazine (pages 30/31 - In Memoriam): https://www.equity.org.uk/documents/equity-magazine-winter-2015/

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