A cove if ever there was one. Livesey merits inclusion on this site due to his cracking good humour, pipe smoking and having listed ‘tinkering’ as one of his hobbies in Who’s Who
Roger Livesey
Largely a stage actor, his  breakthrough in films came in Alexander Korda's astonishing tub-thumping Imperial epic The Drum (1938), which was the original inspiration for Carry on Up the Khyber. Livesey is best known for his roles in the films of Powell and Pressburger, including The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), I Know Where I'm Going (1945) and A Matter of Life or Death (1946).
Life or Death
Roger Livesey
His first stage appearance was as the office boy in "Loyalties" at the St. James's theatre in 1917. He went on to play various roles in everything from Shakespeare to modern comedies in the West End from 1920 to 1926. Shortly afterwards he toured the West Indies and South Africa before returning to join the Old Vic/Sadler's Wells company from September 1932 until May 1934.
In 1936 he appeared in New York in the old English comedy "The Country Wife" and also married Ursula Jeans whom he had known previously in England. At the outbreak of war he and Ursula were among the first volunteers to entertain the troops before he volunteered for flying duties in the R.A.F. He was turned down as too old to fly so went to work in an aircraft factory at Desford aerodrome near Leicester to 'do his bit for the war effort.'
He continued playing many theatrical roles during his film career from 1935 until 1969. Perhaps his most notable late appearance on screen was as a de-frocked priest with a taste for girly mags in The League of Gentlemen (1959) - a role to which he brought considerable dignity. He died in 1976.
I Know Where I'm Going was filmed largely on the Isle of Mull, although Livesey himself never actually went there as he was appearing on stage in London at the time. The rugged landscape and crashing waves of Mull had an invigorating effect on the already complicated love-life of the film's director, Michael Powell, as it was here that he succeeded in enticing the delectable Pamela Brown to share a cottage with him. The rest of the crew stayed at the Western Isles Hotel in Tobermory, which is also the setting for several scenes. Armed with this knowledge, an expedition set out from Glasgow in January 2005 to track down some of the film's locations, and after a pleasant journey on the West Highland Railway to Oban, followed by a crossing in 70mph gales, they met with considerable success:
The Interior of the Western Isles Hotel. The quick-witted amongst you will have noticed the I Know Where I'm Going poster above the mantlepiece. Coal fires, hearty breakfasts and pipe-smoking are all encouraged in this excellent establishment, although it's a pity about the plastic windows.
The View from Corsaig Quay at the south of the island, whence Joan Webster tries in vain to take a boat to 'Kiloran' (Colonsay).
The quay is badly damaged by the sea now, and seldom used. In a few years it will probably be washed away altogether
Catriona Potts's (Pamela Brown's) house at Port Eraig (Corsaig). Scene of much dram-swilling, rabbit-skinning, wolfhound-rubbing and other assorted heartiness.
Corsaig, a hamlet with three houses, also has the distinction of possessing possibly the most impractically sited telephone box in Britain. It appears in the film, when Colonel Barnstaple tries to telephone through news of his Golden Eagle, and has difficulty making himself understood over the roar of the waterfall.
It is no easier now
"Achnacroish" (Torosay Castle) a little way down the coast from the port of Craignure, and the scene of a rather decent Ceilidh in the film.
And finally, last but not least, the sinister bulk of Moy Castle (with the Editor's no less sinister bulk in the foreground). Here is to be found the dungeon filled with water where Macneil of Kiloran imprisoned his wife and her lover, together with the terrible curse that will afflict all Macneils who cross the threshold: "He shall be chained to a woman until the end of his days, and will die in his chains".
Expedition to the Isle of Mull