Prolific and ubiquitous British background player George Hilsdon was born on April 25, 1907 in West Ham, London. Hilsdon first began appearing in films in often uncredited minor roles in the mid-1940’s. A burly fellow with a gruff face and receding silver gray hair, George was frequently cast as policemen, news vendors, or security guards. He was a veteran of almost 200 productions.
A friend of director Bryan Forbes, who cast him in six of his films and named the protagonist of his novel “The Endless Game” after him.
He was married to Ivy Lilian Benge from 1939 until her death in 1972, they had 2 children.
George Hilsdon died at age 75 on 28 May 1982 in Essex, England.