Biography

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Paul Cavanagh (8 December 1888 – 15 March 1964) was an English film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1928 and 1959.

Cavanagh was born in Chislehurst, Kent, and attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Cavanagh studied law in England, earning a master of arts degree at Cambridge. A newspaper article published 17 June 1931, reported, "It is on record that Cavanagh won high honors in mathematics and history."

Cavanagh practised "for several years" before he changed professions. He went to Canada "for a year of sightseeing and wandering" before he joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.

After serving in World War I, he returned to Canada, where he practised law, including revising the statutes of Alberta, but eventually went back to England to practise law.

Cavanagh went onto the stage after a stroke of bad luck in 1924 caused him to lose his savings, and later he went into films.

In 1926, Cavanagh lost $22,000 in one evening on a roulette wheel in Monte Carlo. An observer offered to provide a letter "to some of my theatrical acquaintances" in London, England. Those contacts led to Cavanagh's role in It Pays to Advertise.

Cavanagh first film contract and film came in 1929 with Paramount Pictures.

Cavanagh died In London from a heart attack in 1964, aged 75.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Cavanagh (8 December 1888 – 15 March 1964) was an English film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1928 and 1959.

Cavanagh was born in Chislehurst, Kent, and attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Cavanagh studied law in England, earning a master of arts degree at Cambridge. A newspaper article published 17 June 1931, reported, "It is on record that Cavanagh won high honors in mathematics and history."

Cavanagh practised "for several years" before he changed professions. He went to Canada "for a year of sightseeing and wandering" before he joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.

After serving in World War I, he returned to Canada, where he practised law, including revising the statutes of Alberta, but eventually went back to England to practise law.

Cavanagh went onto the stage after a stroke of bad luck in 1924 caused him to lose his savings, and later he went into films.

In 1926, Cavanagh lost $22,000 in one evening on a roulette wheel in Monte Carlo. An observer offered to provide a letter "to some of my theatrical acquaintances" in London, England. Those contacts led to Cavanagh's role in It Pays to Advertise.

Cavanagh first film contract and film came in 1929 with Paramount Pictures.

Cavanagh died In London from a heart attack in 1964, aged 75.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 100

Birthday 1888-12-08

Day of Death 1964-03-15

Place of Birth Chislehurst, Kent [now in Bromley, London], England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Paul Cavanaugh

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1958 In the Money as Inspector Herbert Saunders
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 God Is My Partner as Dr. James Brady
1957 She Devil as Sugar Daddy
1957 The Man Who Turned to Stone as Cooper
1956 Blonde Bait as Insp. D.N. Hedges
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (2 episodes)
1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1 episode)
1955 Jungle Jim (6 episodes)
1955 The Purple Mask as Duc de Latour
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 December Bride (2 episodes)
1954 Charade as Col. Heisler
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1954 Khyber Patrol as Gen. Melville
1954 Magnificent Obsession as Dr. Henry Giraud
1954 The Raid as Col. Tucker
1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid as John H. Tunstall
1954 Adventures Of The Falcon (1 episode)
1954 Casanova's Big Night as Signor Alberto Di Gambetta
1954 The Iron Glove as Cavenly, advisor to Prince James
1954 The Lone Wolf (1 episode)
1953 The All American as Prof. Carl Banning
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 House of Wax as Sidney Wallace
1953 Port Sinister as John Kolvac
1953 The Bandits of Corsica as Dianza
1953 The Mississippi Gambler as Edmond Dureau
1953 Blades of the Musketeers as Richelieu
1952 The Golden Hawk as Jeremy Smithers
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1951 Tales of Robin Hood as Sir Guy de Claremont
1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll as Insp. Stoddard
1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel as Lt. Col. Caesar von Hofaker
1951 All That I Have
1951 Bride of the Gorilla as Klaas Van Gelder
1951 The Strange Door as Edmond de Maletroit
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)
1950 Space Patrol (210 episodes)
1950 The Second Face as Todd Williams
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 Hi-Jacked as Hagen
1950 Rogues Of Sherwood Forest as Sir Giles
1950 The Iroquois Trail as Col. Eric Thorne
1949 Madame Bovary as Marquis D'Andervilliers
1948 The Black Arrow as Sir John Sedley
1947 Dishonored Lady as Victor Kranish
1947 Humoresque as Victor Wright
1946 The Verdict as Clive Russell
1946 Wife Wanted as Jeffrey Caldwell
1945 The Woman in Green as Sir George Fenwick
1945 The House of Fear as Simon Merrivale
1945 The Man in Half Moon Street as Dr. Henry Latimer
1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair as Mr. Selworth
1944 Maisie Goes to Reno as Roger Pelham
1944 The Scarlet Claw as Lord Penrose
1943 Adventure in Iraq as Sheik Ahmid Bel Nor
1943 The Hard Way as John 'Jack' Shagrue
1943 The Gorilla Man as Dr. Dorn
1942 Eagle Squadron as Sir James Patridge
1942 Pacific Rendezvous as Cmdr. Charles Brennan
1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx as John Crispin
1942 Captains of the Clouds as Group Captain
1941 Passage from Hong Kong as Capt. Duncan MacNeil-Fraser
1941 The Case of the Black Parrot as Max Armand
1941 Shadows on the Stairs as Joseph 'Joe' Reynolds
1941 Maisie Was a Lady as 'Cap' Rawlston
1940 I Take This Woman as Bill Rodgers
1939 Reno as John R. Banton
1939 The Under-Pup as Mr. Franklin Cooper
1939 Within the Law as English Eddie Morton
1936 Crime Over London as Inspector Gary
1936 Champagne Charlie as Charlie Cortland
1935 Thunder in the Night as Count Peter Alvinczy
1935 Without Regret as Robert Godfrey
1935 Splendor as Martin Deering
1935 Goin' to Town as Edward Carrington
1934 Menace as Leonard Crecy
1934 One Exciting Adventure as Lavassor
1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang as Max Bernard/Sir Nigel Crane
1934 Tarzan and His Mate as Martin Arlington
1933 The Sin of Nora Moran as Governor Bill Crawford
1933 The Kennel Murder Case as Sir Thomas MacDonald
1933 Curtain at Eight as Wylie Thornton - Actor
1933 Tonight Is Ours as Prince Keri of Zalgar
1932 The Crash as Ronnie Sanderson
1932 A Bill of Divorcement as Gray Meredith
1931 The Squaw Man as Henry - Earl of Kerhill
1931 Transgression as Robert Maury
1931 Always Goodbye as Reginald Armstrong, alias of Morgan
1931 Born To Love as Sir Wilfred Drake
1931 Unfaithful as Ronald Killkerry
1930 The Devil to Pay! as Grand Duke Paul
1930 The Virtuous Sin as Capt. Orloff
1930 The Storm as Dave Stewart
1930 Grumpy as Chamberlin Jarvis
1930 Strictly Unconventional as Ted

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