Bill Shine, born Wilfred William Dennis Shine, was a British theatre, film and television actor. Shine was born into a family of theatre actors; among others, Shine's father, mother, grandmother, two uncles and an aunt had worked in theatre. His father Wilfred Shine was a theatre actor who also appeared in films during the 1920s and the 1930s. Bill Shine made his film debut in 1929's The Flying Scotsman since which he had appeared in over 120 films and television series. Towards the end of his career, he was best known for playing Inventor Black, a character on children's television series Supergran.