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This may be covered in another thread.:

Bernard Fox played the part of Frederick Fleet in ANTR, but I haven't been able to find his name listed in the cast list at the start of the movie. Was he listed under another name or was it that his part just didn't rate a listing ?
 

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It is possible that he was an uncredited actor; in 1957/1958 there were less stringent rules regarding noting a person's contribution to a film project.

I ran a check on http://www.imdb.com for Bernard Fox. He is credited with his role in Cameron's TITANIC, as well as many other guest roles (including 18 appearances on BEWITCHED; yes that is where I always recall him from, as eccentric "Doctor Bombay").
 

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There is a full list of the uncredited players in The Definitive Titanic Film: A Night to Remember by Jeffrey Richards. This includes Fox as well as many names and faces familiar to us Brits - like Norman Rossington and Steve Plytas as Steward No 14 and 'argumentative foreigner': "I say you get dressed, get lifebelt quick. Savvy? Chop chop". And of course Desmond Llewellyn ("Pay attention, 007") as 'steward', though I believe in his very brief appearance he is dressed in the uniform of a Master at Arms.
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Fleet's fellow lookout Reginald Lee was played by Roger Avon, in an non-speaking role if I remember right. Avon's face became even more familiar on this side of the pond from a long career in British TV drama and comedies, ranging from Dr Who and Upstairs Downstairs to The Benny Hill Show and Blackadder. He specialised in playing policemen and other figures of authority.

(Mon, if you're reading this - we know him as the totally unruffled chauffeur who helped to launch Eric Olthwaite's life of crime!)
 

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More 'uncredited role' trivia: Derren Nesbitt played the stoker on the upturned collapsible who used a wooden beam to discourage boarders. This sinister-looking blond actor was always in demand for playing unpleasant characters in British TV and film, typified by the black-uniformed SS Sturmbandfuhrer Von Hapen who was no match for Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare.

Another who stoked the boilers uncredited in ANTR was Welsh actor Glyn Houston, who had just one line: "It's my birthday today as well". Glyn was no stranger to getting his feet wet, having played seamen in just about every 'stiff upper lip' maritime drama of the '50s, including The Cruel Sea, Sink the Bismarck! and The Sea Shall Not Have Them. His actor brother Donald Houston was never seen onscreen with a shovel in hand, but like Derren Nesbitt he did meet his end at the hands of Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare.

The only other actor listed as an uncredited stoker is Jack Stuart. He, I think, later used the name Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, and became a very familiar face in Italian productions including many war dramas, spaghetti westerns and horror flics. Coping with an iceberg might have been good practice for later dealing with the likes of "the formless blob that threatened to engulf the world".
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I daresay they were in reality as villainous as Doris Day was virginal and Rock Hudson was God's gift to women. But you never know. Would you be keen to accept if Anthony Hopkins invited you round for fava beans and a nice chianti?
 
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