David Farrar (Actor)

David Farrar (British
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David Farrar was a famous British film star of the late 40’s and 50’s. David Farrar was born in Essex in August 1908. After leaving school we worked as a journalist for several years. Though in 1932 Farrar was offered a chance to tour with a repertory company, which he took. Thus starting his long career as one of Britain’s best known faces in cinema in the 1950’s. One of his most famous films is Michael Powell’s Black Narcissus (1947) who he co-starred in with Debra Kerr. He was married to Irene (nee Elliott). They moved to Greystones in the late 1960’s,, and resided in a housed called Corella on St Vincent’s Road. Though when his wife Irene died in 1979 David moved to South Africa to be close to his daughter. He died in August 1995 in South Africa aged 87.

Notable Roles

Film works included such memorable films as The Echo Murders (1945), The Small Back Room (1949), The Night without Stars (1951) and The 300 Spartans (1962), which was his last film.


Slide, Anthony; Some Joe You Don’t Know, An American Biographical Guide to 100 British Television Personalities, Greenwood Press, Westport Connecticut (1996)

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