Bell was famous for not mincing his words, and there are many who felt The bell and tom scuppered his film career by heckling the Duke of Edinburgh at an awards dinner shortly after his first success.
By late September Gristy was captured. Following the war he traveled to California during the California Gold Rush but was unsuccessful as a prospector, later drifting around California as a gambler and as a doctor at times for several years.
I photograph quite well. Bell is survived by his son, Aran, from an early marriage, and by his partner of 30 years, the costume designer Frances Tempest, with whom he had a step-daughter, Nellie, and a daughter, Polly.
Biography[ edit ] Born Thomas J. The director Peter Gill, who joined the Swansea Rep when Bell, then in his mids, was the leading man, said he represented a s type before they existed.
With Gristy, Bell formed an outlaw gang of five men and began robbing stages for several months. In an exchange of gunfire a woman passenger was killed and two male passengers were wounded before the gang was driven off by the stagecoach guards.
One unlikely brush with Hollywood put him off the bright lights for good - "a total madhouse," he told this newspaper inin a staccato style that was patently tongue-in-cheek: Very much his own man, he even managed to get out of national service a fortnight after being called up.
The Stockton Sheriff raced to arrest him. When he was arrested inwanting to confuse the peace officers, he gave the name Tom Bell, a small time cattle rustler. He attended Euston Road secondary modern school in Morecambe, worked on the pier as a photographer during the holidays and later trained as an actor in Bradford with the legendary Esme Church, whose pupils then included Robert Stephens and Billie Whitelaw.
Under threat of being turned over to the irate lynch mob outside the jail, he confessed the location of Bell.
Despite the lack of success Bell had in his attempted stagecoach robbery, his example was soon followed by other outlaws with more success. The woman passenger on board who was killed by the attempt, was a black woman by the name of Mrs.
In he was serving time in Angel Island Prison for robbery when he met Bill Gristy and successfully escaped several weeks later. He escaped with the help of his profession as a doctor by faking a series of illness that fooled the prison doctor, which allowed him to escape.
As a single-minded avenger, lately released from prison, he cut a terrific swathe through the villains and bent policemen who put him away.
The outlaw "Doc Hedges" was arrested for stealing five mules. He was a troubled, smooth-skinned Liverpool boy, a more wholesome sort of John Lennon without the glasses. He had allure, and it was no wonder that he soon became the darling of the television producers of Armchair Theatre and so on.
And he often compelled writers to cut long speeches with which he was loath to bore the audience. It is the sort of career that needs a season at the National Film Theatre to do it justice, for Bell never gave a performance that was not instilled with truth and a rare sort of inner beauty.
Tilghman, the wife of a popular barber from Maryville. As a child evacuee during the war, he lived with three different families in the Morecambe area.
Tough, good-looking, uncompromising, he was one of the great characters of British television in this period, and he cemented his relationship with the viewing public as the sneering Detective Sergeant Bill Otley in Prime Suspect, for which he was nominated for a Bafta, and as the unbending father of Clive Owen in Chancer View the profiles of people named Bell Tom.
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