Vincent Winter
Born(1947-12-29)29 December 1947
Died2 November 1998(1998-11-02) (aged 50)
Chertsey, Surrey, England
PartnerBarbara Harley

Vincent Winter (29 December 1947 – 2 November 1998) was a Scottish child film actor who, as an adult, continued to work in the film industry as a production manager and in other capacities.


Winter was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and made his first film appearance at the age of six in The Kidnappers (US: The Little Kidnappers, 1953) jointly winning an Academy Juvenile Award,[1] along with Jon Whiteley. He appeared in several films as a child including Beyond This Place (US: Web of Evidence, 1959), Gorgo (1961), the Walt Disney features Greyfriars Bobby (1961), Almost Angels (1962), The Horse Without a Head (1963) and The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963).

As an adult, he continued to work in the film industry behind the scenes. He was a production manager on such films as For Your Eyes Only (1981), Superman III (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and The Color Purple (1985), and worked as part of a film crew in other tasks.

He died in Chertsey, Surrey, as a result of a heart attack.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1953 The Kidnappers (US: The Little Kidnappers) Davy Academy Juvenile Award
1955 The Dark Avenger John Holland a.k.a. The Warriors (USA)
1956 A Day of Grace Ian
1957 Time Lock The Boy
1959 Beyond This Place Paul Mathry, Aged 6 a.k.a. Web of Evidence (USA)
The Bridal Path Neil
1961 Gorgo Sean
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog Tammy
1962 Almost Angels Tony Fiala a.k.a. Born to Sing (UK)
1963 The Horse Without a Head Fernand
1964 The Three Lives of Thomasina Hughie Stirling (final film role)

Production Manager

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Superman II Production manager
1981 For Your Eyes Only Unit manager
1983 Superman III Production manager
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Production supervisor In Macau
1985 Santa Claus Production supervisor a.k.a. Santa Claus: The Movie
The Color Purple Production supervisor Kenya unit
1989 Henry V Production supervisor
A Dry White Season Production supervisor
1995 Restoration Production supervisor
1996 The Wind in the Willows Production manager a.k.a. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Royal Flash Assistant director
1977 Checkered Flag or Crash First assistant director
Are You Being Served? Assistant director a.k.a. Are You Being Served?: The Movie
1978 Superman Assistant director a.k.a. Superman: The Movie
The Stud First assistant director
The Sailor's Return First assistant director
1979 The Spaceman and King Arthur Assistant director
1985 Magnum, P.I. First assistant director: UK Episode Deja Vu: Part 1

Miscellaneous crew

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Nijinsky Location manager
1981 For Your Eyes Only Location manager
1991 The Rainbow Thief Producer
Under Suspicion Associate producer
1995 Cutthroat Island Unit manager: model unit Visual effects
2000 Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War (In memory of) Thanks


  1. ^ January 16, EW Staff Updated; EST, 2014 at 05:00 PM. "Oscars: 45 First-Gig Acting Nominees". Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Child Actor Vincent Winter Dies". AP NEWS. Retrieved 27 January 2023.