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Anton Walbrook

(1900-1967), Actor

Anton Walbrook (Adolf Wohlbruck)

Sitter in 8 portraits
Anton Walbrook was an Austrian actor who settled in the United Kingdom. He was born Adolf Wohlbruck in Vienna, and was descended from ten generations of actors. Walbrook studied with the director Max Reinhardt and built up a career in Austrian theatre and cinema. In 1936 he went to Hollywood to reshoot dialogue for the multinational The Soldier and the Lady (1937), in the process changing his name from Adolf to Anton. He settled in England, and continued as working as a cinema actor. He is best remembered for his roles as the dashing, intense German officer Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), the tyrannical impresario in The Red Shoes (1948) and the ringmaster in La Ronde (1950).

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Anton Walbrook; Diana Wynyard; Rex Harrison, by Angus McBean - NPG Ax183854

Anton Walbrook; Diana Wynyard; Rex Harrison

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1939
NPG Ax183854

Anton Walbrook, by Bob Willoughby - NPG x20692

Anton Walbrook

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1957
NPG x20692

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant, by Anthony Wysard - NPG D312

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant

by Anthony Wysard
watercolour and pencil, published 1937
NPG D312

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Anton Walbrook

by Cannons of Hollywood (George Frederic Cannons)
bromide print, 1948
NPG x34573

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