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Disney's British Gentleman

By Nathan Morley

9780750993302

ISBN: 9780750993302

Published: 01-04-2021


Disney's British Gentleman

By Nathan Morley

ISBN: 9780750993302

Published: 01-04-2021

About This Book

'A wonderful account of a life filled with far more ups and downs than its subject’s languid demeanour ever suggested.' Miles Jupp. Known to millions for his continually perplexed expression, David Tomlinson symbolised post-war British comedy. Whilst he distinguished himself as an RAF pilot during the war, he also endured a turbulent, tumultuous personal life. In 1943, his new American wife committed suicide with her two children by jumping from the top floor of a New York hotel. Not long after, a brief romance with an Icelandic beauty ended with her marrying the founder of the American Nazi Party. When he finally found comfort with his second wife, Audrey, he fought to have their son, Willie, recognised as one of the first British cases of autism. However, it was playing ‘affable asses’ in a string of British cinema classics and West End shows that would lead to his career upturn. In the sixties, he became the toast of Hollywood as one of Disney’s most beloved icons, starring in Mary Poppins, The Love Bug, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Still adored by generations of children, Tomlinson's fame continues to shine, and in Disney's British Gentleman, author Nathan Morley reveals his remarkable story for the first time.

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