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Edmund Gwenn (born Edmund John Kellaway, 26 September 1877– 6 September 1959) was an English actor. On film, he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street (1947), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He received a second Golden Globe and another Academy Award nomination for the comedy film Mister 880 (1950). He is also remembered for being in four films directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

As a stage actor in the West End and on Broadway, he was associated with a wide range of works by modern playwrights, including Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy and J. B. Priestley. After the Second World War, he lived in the United States where he had a successful career in Hollywood and on Broadway.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edmund Gwenn (born Edmund John Kellaway, 26 September 1877– 6 September 1959) was an English actor. On film, he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street (1947), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He received a second Golden Globe and another Academy Award nomination for the comedy film Mister 880 (1950). He is also remembered for being in four films directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

As a stage actor in the West End and on Broadway, he was associated with a wide range of works by modern playwrights, including Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy and J. B. Priestley. After the Second World War, he lived in the United States where he had a successful career in Hollywood and on Broadway.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 78

Birthday 1877-09-26

Day of Death 1959-09-06

Place of Birth Wandsworth, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Edmund John Kellaway

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1956 The Rocket from Calabuch as Prof. Jorge Serra Hamilton
1955 It's a Dog's Life as Jeremiah Edward Emmett Augustus Nolan
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 The Trouble with Harry as Capt. Albert Wiles
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Them! as Dr. Harold Medford
1954 The Student Prince as Prof. Juttner
1953 The Bigamist as Mr. Jordan
1953 Mister Scoutmaster as Dr. Stone
1952 Something for the Birds as 'Admiral' Johnnie Adams
1952 Bonzo Goes to College as Coach Ted 'Pop' Drew
1952 Les Miserables as Bishop Courbet
1952 Sally and Saint Anne as Grandpa Pat Ryan
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Peking Express as Father Joseph Murray
1950 For Heaven's Sake as Arthur
1950 Mister 880 as 'Skipper' Miller
1950 Pretty Baby as Cyrus Baxter
1950 Louisa as Henry Hammond
1950 A Woman of Distinction as Mark 'J.M.' Middlecott
1949 Challenge to Lassie as John Traill
1948 Hills of Home as Mr. Milton
1948 Apartment for Peggy as Prof. Henry C. Barnes
1947 Green Dolphin Street as Octavius Patourel
1947 Thunder in the Valley as Adam MacAdam
1947 Miracle on 34th Street as Kris Kringle
1947 Life with Father as Rev. Dr. Lloyd
1946 Undercurrent as Prof. 'Dink' Hamilton
1946 Of Human Bondage as Athelny
1945 She Went to the Races as Dr. Homer Pecke
1945 Bewitched as Dr. Bergson
1945 Dangerous Partners as Albert Richard Kingby
1944 The Keys of the Kingdom as Father Hamish MacNabb
1944 Between Two Worlds as Scrubby
1943 Lassie Come Home as Rowlie
1943 The Meanest Man in the World as Frederick P. Leggitt
1943 Forever and a Day as Stubbs
1942 The Greatest Gift as Bartolomé the Juggler
1942 A Yank at Eton as Headmaster Justin
1941 Charley's Aunt as Stephen Spettigue
1941 One Night In Lisbon as Lord Fitzleigh
1941 The Devil and Miss Jones as Hooper
1941 Scotland Yard as Insp. Cork
1941 Cheers For Miss Bishop as President Corcoran
1940 Foreign Correspondent as Rowley
1940 Pride and Prejudice as Mr. Bennet
1940 An Englishman's Home as Tom Brown
1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife as Dr. Lionel Sterling
1940 The Earl of Chicago as Munsey, the Butler
1939 Cheer Boys Cheer as Edward Ironside
1938 Penny Paradise as Joe Higgins
1938 South Riding as Alfred Huggins
1938 A Yank at Oxford as Dean of Cardinal
1937 Parnell as Henry Campbell
1936 Laburnum Grove as Mr. Radfern
1936 Mad Holiday as Williams
1936 All American Chump as Jeffrey Crane
1936 Anthony Adverse as John Bonnyfeather
1936 The Walking Dead as Dr. Evan Beaumont
1935 Sylvia Scarlett as Henry Scarlett
1935 The Bishop Misbehaves as Bishop
1934 Passing Shadows as David Lawrence
1934 Java Head as Jeremy Ammidon
1934 Waltzes from Vienna as Johann Strauss, the Elder
1934 The Admiral's Secret as Adm. Fitzporter
1933 Friday the Thirteenth as Mr Wakefield
1933 Channel Crossing as Trotter
1933 Cash as Edmund Gilbert
1933 I Was A Spy as Burgomaster
1933 The Good Companions as Jess Oakroyd
1932 Be Mine Tonight as Mayor Pategg
1932 Love on Wheels as Philpotts
1932 Money for Nothing as Sir Henry Blossom
1932 Frail Women as Jim Willis
1932 Condemned to Death as Banting
1931 The Skin Game as Mr. Hornblower
1931 Hindle Wakes as Chris Hawthorne

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