E. V. H. Emmett: British newsreader (1902 - 1971)
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E. V. H. Emmett
British newsreader

E. V. H. Emmett

E. V. H. Emmett
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Intro British newsreader
Was Screenwriter Film director
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 18 June 1902
Death 7 June 1971 (aged 69 years)
Star sign Gemini
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E. V. H. Emmett as himself in The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)

Edward Victor Henry Emmett, known as E. V. H. Emmett (17 June 1902, London - 7 June 1971, London), was a British newsreader. Though his main job was as a commentator for Gaumont British News, he was frequently used as a narrator for films from the 1930s to 1950s. In the first series of Dad's Army broadcast in 1968 he was the narrator over the humorous short Public Information Films of the platoon seen at the beginning of each episode. By the time of the colour episodes in 1969 the films had been discontinued.

Emmett was born in Brixton in London in 1902, the son of Elizabeth Annie née Denyer (1871–) and Josephus Walter Victor Emmett (1872–1941), an insurance clerk. In addition to his work as a narrator Emmett was also a screenwriter for Under the Southern Cross (1957), Dance Hall (1950), Bothered by a Beard (1945, which he also produced and directed), The Lion Has Wings (1939) and Sabotage (1936), along with additional dialogue for Young Man's Fancy (1940), The Ware Case (1938) and Non-Stop New York (1937).

He married Ethel M Stanton (1897-) in 1929 in London. In 1939 the couple were living in Marylebone in London. The marriage was later dissolved. In 1949 he married Joyce Annette Stanley (1917-1997) in London.

E. V. H. Emmett lived at 4 Montpelier Court on Montpelier Road in London. On his death in Ealing in 1971 he left £624 in his will.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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