The Great Escape Nigel Stock signed letter - RARE
Played Flight Lt. Denys Cavendish "The Surveyor" - Often seen conducting the prison camp choir to distract the guards !
Nigel Stock made his debut stage appearance in 1931 and during his career achieved numerous classical and contemporary credits at various distinguished theaters, including the Old Vic and on Broadway, with productions of The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, She Stoops to Conquer, Uncle Vanya and Sleuth.
His acting career was interrupted by wartime service between 1939 and 1945 with the London Irish Rifles and the Assam Regiment of the Indian Army in Burma, China and Kohima. He was honourably discharged with the rank of Major, having twice been mentioned in despatches.
His start in films came with uncredited bit parts in The Man Who Could Work Miracles and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. His film appearances included popular releases such as Brighton Rock (1947), The Dam Busters (1954), The Great Escape (1963), The Lion in Winter (1968), and Russian Roulette (1975).
Between 1964 and 1968, Nigel Stock became a household name in the UK for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in a series of Sherlock Holmes dramas for BBC television. Later in life, he portrayed the mentor of Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes. His other numerous television credits included Doctor Who (1982), Yes Minister (1982), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979) and The Pickwick Papers (1985) as Mr. Pickwick.
Nigel Stock (21 September 1919 - 23 June 1986)
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