Our Great William Russell Watch- part 2
Joe in the Man who never was (1956). He starred as Gloria Grahame’s boyfriend in this brilliant war film.
Lancelot in The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956/7) William played the title character in the popular series which broadcast on ITV and NBC. It is apparently one of the few British TV shows to be screened on a major US network and it was so successful it became the first British TV programme produced in colour. It also made William rather admired on both sides of the Atlantic.
Count Rene D’Albert in the Sword of Freedom (1957) William made a guest appearance in an episode of the historical adventure series set in 16th century Florence. He played a slimy French count with a hilarious accent.
Bill Anderson in the Big Chance (1957) He played the lead role in this hour long film in which his character tries to embezzle money, and leave his boring life behind for a more exciting one.
The Vicar in the Adventures of Hal 5 (1958) In this children’s film, William played the wholesome vicar who unknowingly buys a car that has a mind of its own!
Hephaestion in Adventure Story (1961) He starred in this historical TV play by Terence Rattigan, alongside Sean Connery’s Alexander.
Mike Stafford in the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: The Share Out (1962) William had a lead role in this episode as an undercover detective.