William Miles Malleson, known as Miles Malleson, was an English actor and playwright. Malleson was born in Croydon, Surrey, the son of Edmund Taylor Malleson (1859-1909), a manufacturing chemist, and Myrrha Bithynia Frances Borrell (1863-1931). He was educated at Brighton College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge and made his first stage appearance in September 1911. In November he began his professional acting career, studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Art. During the war, he enlisted in the army and was sent to Malta, but was invalided home and discharged in January 1915. By June 1916 he was writing in support of conscientious objectors. After the war he went on to write and appear in many films, including Hammer Horror films. He died in Marcy 1969 after surgery to remove cataracts and a memorial service was held at St Martin-in-the-Fields during which Sybil Thorndike and Laurence Olivier both gave readings.
Date of Birth: 25 May 1888
Served in the armed forces? Yes