"He really is a fantastic actor" - Stephen Fry
"...my favourite actor" - David Mamet
"Preposterously romantic..." - Simon Callow
Welcome to antonwalbrook.co.uk.
This site is dedicated to Anton Walbrook, an Austrian-born actor who left Nazi Germany and became a famous actor in Britain. He had major roles in the Life and Death Colonel Blimp, the Red Shoes, 49th Parallel (all Powell and Pressburger films) and others listed in this site's Filmography. He lived in Hampstead, London and died in 1967.
I am quite spectacularly bad at keeping this site up to date, so thank the stars that some lovely and dedicated AW fans are keeping the Anton Walbrook Facebook group very active and interesting!
YouTube video: Stephen Fry on Anton Walbrook in 'Gaslight'
Why dedicate a website to him? Well,
he was a superb and charming performer with a compelling intensity
and one of the most appealing voice ever commited to film. His silvery
accent was the result of a great desire to achieve flawless
English pronunciation, and is quite beguiling, as you can hear in the Media
files page. Although the brilliant
P&P website has a wealth of information on Anton, I felt that
this man really deserved his very own site - so this is it.
I hope antonwalbrook.co.uk will become the kind of site I was looking for when I became an AW fan. I wanted one place to go to for all the information available. As such this site has:
links to existing webpages about Anton (mostly on the P&P site),
bits and pieces of information culled from other sites (all credited),
a discussion board to make comments, ask questions, or to contribute information/photos etc.
It's this very last bit that would be most appreciated. AW was a reserved man (more about this in the Biography page) and details about his life are few and far between. If you know something about him that isn't here, please tell us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the discussion board. Thanks in advance if you can help.