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Rupert Julian (25 January 1879 – 27 December 1943) was the first New Zealand cinema actor, director, writer and producer.

Born Thomas Percival Hayes in Whangaroa, New Zealand, Son of John Daly Hayes (JNR)and Eliza Harriet Hayes. Rupert Julian performed on stage and in film both in his native country and Australia before emigrating to the United States in 1911, where he started his career as an actor in Universal silent movies. He turned to directing in 1915, often directing his wife Elsie Jane Wilson, but his work was merely routine until he was assigned to complete Merry-Go-Round in 1923 when director Erich von Stroheim was fired from it. In 1924, he directed Lon Chaney in the first cut of The Phantom of the Opera, which was largely revisited at the request of the production. He soon fell into a professional decline after the advent of sound, and after directing The Cat Creeps and Love Comes Along (both in 1930), his career faded.

Rupert Julian died in Hollywood, California at the age of 64 and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rupert Julian (25 January 1879 – 27 December 1943) was the first New Zealand cinema actor, director, writer and producer.

Born Thomas Percival Hayes in Whangaroa, New Zealand, Son of John Daly Hayes (JNR)and Eliza Harriet Hayes. Rupert Julian performed on stage and in film both in his native country and Australia before emigrating to the United States in 1911, where he started his career as an actor in Universal silent movies. He turned to directing in 1915, often directing his wife Elsie Jane Wilson, but his work was merely routine until he was assigned to complete Merry-Go-Round in 1923 when director Erich von Stroheim was fired from it. In 1924, he directed Lon Chaney in the first cut of The Phantom of the Opera, which was largely revisited at the request of the production. He soon fell into a professional decline after the advent of sound, and after directing The Cat Creeps and Love Comes Along (both in 1930), his career faded.

Rupert Julian died in Hollywood, California at the age of 64 and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Rupert Julian, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1879-01-25

Day of Death 1943-12-27

Place of Birth Whangaroa, New Zealand

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1930 The Cat Creeps Director
1930 Love Comes Along Director
1928 Walking Back Director
1928 The Leopard Lady Director
1927 The Country Doctor Director
1927 The Yankee Clipper Director
1926 Silence Director
1925 Hell's Highroad Director
1925 The Phantom of the Opera Director
1923 Merry-Go-Round Director
1919 The Sleeping Lion Director
1918 Fires of Youth Director
1918 The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin Director
1917 The Door Between Director
1917 The Savage Director
1917 The Desire of the Moth Director
1917 The Mysterious Mr. Tiller Director
1917 A Kentucky Cinderella Director
1917 The Circus of Life Director
1917 The Gift Girl Director
1916 The Right to Be Happy Director
1916 The Bugler of Algiers Director
1916 The Evil Women Do Director
1916 Bettina Loved a Soldier Director
1916 Naked Hearts Director

Acting

1928 Walking Back as Undetermined Appearance
1918 The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin as The Kaiser
1917 The Desire of the Moth
1917 A Kentucky Cinderella
1917 The Gift Girl
1917 Alone in the World
1916 The Right to Be Happy as Ebenezer Scrooge
1916 The Bugler of Algiers
1916 The Evil Women Do
1916 Bettina Loved a Soldier
1916 Naked Hearts
1916 The Dumb Girl of Portici as Masaniello
1915 Jewel
1915 Scandal as Robert Gordon
1914 The Merchant of Venice

Writing

1918 Fires of Youth Story
1917 My Little Boy Story
1916 Naked Hearts Story

Editing

1928 Walking Back Editor

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