Russell Napier

Russell Napier rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his Hollywood career. Napier began his acting career by debuting in films like "The Last Man to Hang" (1956) with Tom Conway, "Robbery Under Arms" (1957) with Peter Finch and Ronald Lewis and "The Shiralee" (1957) with Peter Finch and Elizabeth Sellars. He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Scotland Yard" (ABC, 1957-58). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in "A Night to Remember" (1958) with Kenneth More, the Diana Dors crime adaptation "Tread Softly Stranger" (1958) and the adventure "Son of Robin Hood" (1959) with June Laverick. He also appeared in the drama "The Angry Silence" (1960) with Richard Attenborough and "Francis of Assisi" (1961). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Maria Schell crime feature "The Mark" (1961), "H.M.S. Defiant" (1962) with Alec Guinness and the Robert Mitchum dramatic adaptation "The Man in the Middle" (1964). He also appeared in "It!" (1967) with Roddy McDowall. Napier last acted in the Hayley Mills thriller "Twisted Nerve" (1969). Napier passed away in August 1974 at the age of 64.