Biography

Burly British character actor, on stage from 1909. Served in the British

Army during World War I. Established himself as a matinée idol on the

London stage in the 1920's. In films tended to be cast in support, often

as shifty opportunists, public servants, domineering fathers or

military types. Occasionally seen in Shakespearean roles.

Burly British character actor, on stage from 1909. Served in the British

Army during World War I. Established himself as a matinée idol on the

London stage in the 1920's. In films tended to be cast in support, often

as shifty opportunists, public servants, domineering fathers or

military types. Occasionally seen in Shakespearean roles.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1894-04-23

Day of Death 1968-01-10

Place of Birth Essex, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Silent Evidence(6 episodes)
1961 A Story of David as King Saul
1960 The Hands of Orlac as Maurice Seidelman
1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver as Emperor of Lilliput
1959 No Hiding Place(1 episode)
1959 The Devil's Disciple as Lawyer Hawkins
1957 Sea Wife as Bulldog
1957 Mayerling as The Emperor
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Reform Club Member
1955 The Dam Busters as Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris G.C.B., O.B.E., A.F.C.
1955 Simba as Mr Crawford
1954 Hell Below Zero as Bland
1954 Star of India as King Louis XIV
1953 Salome as Pontius Pilate
1952 Ivanhoe as Waldemar Fitzurse
1951 The Magic Box as William Fox-Talbot
1950 Treasure Island as Captain Smollett
1950 The Angel with the Trumpet as Francis Alt
1948 Hamlet as Claudius - The King
1947 Jassy as Nick Helmar
1945 Caesar and Cleopatra as Rufio
1942 Went the Day Well? as Major Hammond / Kommandant Orlter
1942 The Next of Kin as Naval captain
1942 The Black Sheep of Whitehall as Costello
1941 Ships with Wings as Capt. Fairfax
1941 The Farmer's Wife as Samuel Sweetland
1941 Spring Meeting as James
1939 The Four Just Men as Frank Snell
1936 Accused as Eugene Roget
1936 Crime Over London as 'Joker' Finnigan
1936 Rhodes of Africa as Dr. Jim Jameson
1936 The Amateur Gentleman as Louis Chichester
1936 Blind Man's Bluff as Dr. Peter Fairfax
1935 The Tunnel as Mostyn
1935 The Riverside Murder as Inspector Philip Winton
1934 Dirty Work as Hugh Stafford
1934 The Third Clue as Reinhardt Conway
1932 The Midshipmaid as Cmdr. Fosberry

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