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Brandon Hurst (November 30, 1866 – July 15, 1947) was an English stage and film actor.

Hurst studied philology in his youth and began performing in theater in the 1880s. He worked in Broadway shows from 1900 until his entry into motion pictures. His most notable stage appearance was Two Women in 1910.

He was nearly fifty by the time of his 1915 film debut in Via Wireless. He appeared in 129 other films before his death in 1947. He became well known in the 1920s for many distinguished roles portraying the antagonist. Some of these films, such as 1920's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in which he played the taunting Sir George Carewe, 1923's The Hunchback of Notre Dame in which he played evil Jehan Frollo, 1927's Love in which he portrayed cuckold Alexei Karenin opposite Greta Garbo, and 1928's The Man Who Laughs in which he portrayed jester Balkiphedro, are regarded as some of the best films of the time.

His roles in talkies during the 1920s and 1930s were often small. One of his more important roles was sinister Merlin the Magician in Fox's A Connecticut Yankee (1931). Hurst worked as an actor until his death. His final film was Two Guys from Texas, released in 1948.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Brandon Hurst (November 30, 1866 – July 15, 1947) was an English stage and film actor.

Hurst studied philology in his youth and began performing in theater in the 1880s. He worked in Broadway shows from 1900 until his entry into motion pictures. His most notable stage appearance was Two Women in 1910.

He was nearly fifty by the time of his 1915 film debut in Via Wireless. He appeared in 129 other films before his death in 1947. He became well known in the 1920s for many distinguished roles portraying the antagonist. Some of these films, such as 1920's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in which he played the taunting Sir George Carewe, 1923's The Hunchback of Notre Dame in which he played evil Jehan Frollo, 1927's Love in which he portrayed cuckold Alexei Karenin opposite Greta Garbo, and 1928's The Man Who Laughs in which he portrayed jester Balkiphedro, are regarded as some of the best films of the time.

His roles in talkies during the 1920s and 1930s were often small. One of his more important roles was sinister Merlin the Magician in Fox's A Connecticut Yankee (1931). Hurst worked as an actor until his death. His final film was Two Guys from Texas, released in 1948.

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 67

Birthday 1866-11-30

Day of Death 1947-07-15

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1944 House of Frankenstein as Dr. Geissler
1944 The Princess and the Pirate as Mr. Pelly
1943 Jane Eyre as Lowood School Trustee
1943 The Constant Nymph as Minor Role
1943 Dixie as Dignified Man in Audience
1943 The Leopard Man as The Cemetery Keeper
1942 The Mad Martindales as Smythe Butler
1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein as Hans, Villager of Frankenstein
1942 The Remarkable Andrew as Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall
1941 Road to Happiness as Swayne
1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Dr. Lanyon's Butler Briggs (uncredited)
1941 Sign of the Wolf as Dr. Morton
1940 The Howards of Virginia as Wilton
1940 Rhythm on the River as Bates
1940 The Blue Bird as Footman
1939 Stanley and Livingstone as Sir Henry Forrester
1939 Tell No Tales as Lovelake's Butler
1939 The Sun Never Sets as A Doctor
1939 East Side of Heaven as Butler
1938 Suez as Franz Liszt
1938 Professor Beware as Charlile - Butler
1938 Kidnapped as Doomster
1938 Four Men and a Prayer as Jury Foreman (uncredited)
1937 Maid of Salem as Tithing Man
1936 The Plough and the Stars as Sergeant Tinley
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade as Lord Raglan (uncredited)
1936 The Moon's Our Home as Babson
1936 Gasoloons as Sheriff / Motorist
1935 The Great Impersonation
1935 Bonnie Scotland as Military Policeman (uncredited)
1935 While the Patient Slept as Grondal - the Butler
1935 The Woman in Red as Uncle Emlen Wyatt
1934 The Little Minister as Anders Strothers
1934 Bright Eyes as Higgins
1934 Red Morning as The Magistrate
1934 House of Mystery as Hindu Priest
1934 The Lost Patrol as Bell
1934 Bombay Mail as Pundit Garnath Chundra
1932 Rasputin and the Empress as Staff General (uncredited)
1932 Sherlock Holmes as Secretary to Erskine (uncredited)
1932 White Zombie as Silver
1932 The Midnight Lady as District Attorney
1932 Scarface as Citizens Committee Member (uncredited)
1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue as Prefect of Police
1931 Murder at Midnight as Lawrence
1931 Young as You Feel as Robbins
1931 A Connecticut Yankee as Merlin / Doctor in Mansion
1931 The Right of Way as Crown Attorney
1930 High Society Blues as Jowles
1929 The Wolf of Wall Street
1928 Interference as Inspector Haynes
1928 The Man Who Laughs as Barkilphedro
1927 Love as Senator Karenin
1927 Annie Laurie as The Campbell Chieftain
1927 7th Heaven as Uncle George
1926 The Amateur Gentleman as Peterby
1926 The Shamrock Handicap as The Procurer of Taxes
1926 The Grand Duchess and the Waiter as Matard - Hotel Manager
1926 Made for Love as Pharaoh
1925 Lightnin' as Everett Hammond
1925 The Lady as St. Aubyns Sr
1924 The Thief of Bagdad as The Caliph
1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Jehan
1923 The World's Applause as James Crane
1920 A Dark Lantern as Colonel Dereham
1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Sir George Carewe
1915 Via Wireless as Edward Pinckney

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