Person Details

Birthday: 1897-09-03 06:05:29

Death: 1971-04-20 06:05:29

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 38

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Cecil Parker (3 September 1897 – 20 April 1971) was an English character and comedy actor with a distinctive husky voice, who usually played supporting roles in his 91 films made between 1928 and 1969. Born Cecil Schwabe in Hastings, Sussex, he began his theatrical career in London in 1922 after serving in World War I. He made his first film appearance in 1928 and subsequently became a familiar face in British, and occasionally American films, until his death. He appeared less often on television, but many of his films have remained popular and are often shown. He acted in two adaptations of A. J. Cronin's novels, The Citadel (1938) and The Stars Look Down (1940), in addition to appearing in The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Under Capricorn (1949), both of the later films were directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Other roles were in 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956), Dangerous Moonlight (1941), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), and I Was Monty's Double (1958), as well as the comedies A French Mistress (1960), The Ladykillers (1955), The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Court Jester (1955), Indiscreet (1958) and I Believe in You (1952). Parker was also the original Charles Condomine in the West End production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, a role subsequently played on Broadway by Clifton Webb and in the 1945 film by Rex Harrison. He often played a touchy senior officer or British upper-class character, and his last two films were true to form: The Magnificent Two (1967) with the British comedy double act Morecambe and Wise and Richard Attenborough's version of Oh! What A Lovely War (1969). He played an evil, scheming butler on one episode of The Avengers ("The £50,000 Breakfast"). Description above from the Wikipedia article  Cecil Parker , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Avengers
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8

The Avengers

(1961) Glover
Swiss Family Robinson
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7

Swiss Family Robinson

(1960) Captain Moreland
The Lady Vanishes
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8

The Lady Vanishes

(1938) Eric Todhunter
Under Capricorn
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6

Under Capricorn

(1949) The Governor
A Study in Terror
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6

A Study in Terror

(1965) Prime Minister
A Tale of Two Cities
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7

A Tale of Two Cities

(1958) Jarvis Lorry
Circus of Fear
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5

Circus of Fear

(1966) Sir John
Dark Journey
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6

Dark Journey

(1937) Captain Of Q-Boat

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1969 Sir John
1967 British Ambassador
1966 Sir John
Sir Huntley Frazier
1965 Sir Percy
Prime Minister
The Mayor
1964 Fletcher
Thomas Rutherford
N/A
1963 First Sealord
Sir Giles Thompson
Archdeacon Aspinall
1962 Gen. Sir Hamish Fitzadam
Lord Gillingham
Stevenson
1961 C-in-C
Group Capt. Bascombe
Gr/Cpt Bascombe
Glover
1960 Professor Canford
Captain Moreland
Colonel Howard
N/A
John Crane M.A. Headmaster of Melbury School
N/A
1959 Inquiry Chairman
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser
Cmdr. Stanton
1958 Colonel E.F. Logan
Alfred Munson
Arthur Royd
Jarvis Lorry
1957 Lord Henry Loam
Dudley Partridge
1956 N/A
Bob Matthews
1955 King Roderick I
Major Claude Courtney
Claude, alias 'Major Courtney'
N/A
Llewellyn
1954 Charles, the boy's father
Anne's Father
The Bishop
1952 Henry Phipps
Sir James Kirkman
1st Platform Man
1951 Alan Birnley
1950 N/A
N/A
1949 Benjamin Beecham
The Governor
Arthur Prohack
1948 N/A
Colonel George Peregrine
Geoffrey Radcliffe
The Prince Regent
1947 Sir Halmar Barnard
Capt. Charles C. Boycott
Copper John
1946 Luigi Germi
1945 Britannus
1941 German Air Marshal
Specialist
Rudolph Hauser
1940 Sir Jeffrey Arlington
Stanley Millington
1939 Cmdr. Herbert
1938 Dr. Charles Every
Eric Todhunter
Sir Berkeley Nightingale
1937 Captain Of Q-Boat
Provost William 'Willie' Gow
1936 Sir Chas. Darrington
Vincent Crane
Dr. Gratton
N/A
1935 Lord Wormington
Bank Director
Assistant Commissioner
Colonel of the Greys
1934 Gordon Bray
Piker
Mason
1933 Claude Hickett
Year Character Movie/Tv

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