|Joan Rice as Maid Marian and Roger Snowdon as Hubert|
There are over forty unnamed extras in Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952). I am still trying to identify many of them, but thanks to a movie still, one mystery has been solved.
The image above reveals the name of the actor playing Hubert, the mysterious servant of Prince John. It was the English actor Roger Snowdon (1924 -1986)
Snowdon only appears as Hubert briefly in one scene. He leads Maid Marian (Joan Rice) to his master Prince John. The evil prince, played by Hubert Gregg, then locks her in a cell in Nottingham Castle.
There is uncertainty over the date of Roger Snowdon's birth. The IMDb states that his full name was Roger Stuart Snowdon Morena Hoffmeyer and that he was born in Wandsworth, Surrey, England on April 24th 1914. Some other sites give his birth year as 1926.
But there is no doubt that Roger Snowdon had a varied and interesting career on stage, television and radio. He is noted for his performances in TV dramas like Anna Christie (1946), The Only Way (1948) and Follow The Boys (1963).
Snowdon also appeared in many classic television series like The Buccaneers (1956), Dixon of Dock Green (1957), No Hiding Place (1959) and Dr Finlay's Casebook (1965). He passed away in Camden, London, on March 19th 1986.
It would have been interesting to hear his recollections of appearing in Disney's live-action movie.
The 'Picture Gallery' now has over 102 images from Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood.' To see them all please click here.