Person Details

Birthday: 1898-01-03 15:47:38

Death: 1988-12-26 15:47:38

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: London, England, UK


Movie Involvements: 67

TV Involvements: 0

Most Famous Work


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Loder (3 January 1898 — 26 December 1988) was a British-American actor. He was born William John Muir Lowe in London. His father was General W. H. M. Lowe, the British officer to whom Patrick Pearse, the leader of the Irish 1916 Rising in Dublin, surrendered. Both General Lowe and his son were present at the surrender of Pearse. He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College and followed his father into the army, commissioned into 15th Hussars as a second lieutenant on 17 March 1915, and then serving in the Gallipoli Campaign and at one point being imprisoned by the Germans. Upon being released, he stayed in Germany to run a pickle factory and also began to develop an interest in acting, appearing in bit-parts in a few German films. He left Germany to briefly return to England and then headed to Hollywood to try his luck in the new medium, Talkies. He appeared in The Doctor's Secret, which was Paramount's first talking picture—though his very English persona didn't win America over at this time and he returned to England where he co-starred in plush musicals and intrigue such as Love Life and Laughter and Sabotage. He was the male romantic interest in the 1937 original film version of King Solomon's Mines. When World War II started he returned to America where he seamlessly coasted into a career in 'B' movie roles usually playing upper crust characters with occasional appearances on Broadway. He occasionally did play roles, though supporting ones, in major 'A' films such as How Green Was My Valley, in which he was at the same time one of Roddy McDowall's brothers and Donald Crisp's sons. In 1947 he became an American citizen, his last screen appearance was in 1971. In 1959 he became a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom as he has been of "uncertain nationality". Description above from the Wikipedia article John Loder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Now, Voyager

Now, Voyager

(1942) Elliot Livingston


(1937) Ted
How Green Was My Valley
Passage to Marseille

Passage to Marseille

(1944) Manning
Dishonored Lady

Dishonored Lady

(1947) Felix Courtland
King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

(1937) Sir Henry Curtis
The Man Who Changed His Mind

The Man Who Changed His Mind

(1936) Dick Haslewood
Old Acquaintance

Old Acquaintance

(1943) Preston Drake


Year Character Movie/Tv
1971 Routledge
1963 N/A
1958 Major Anderson
Ponsford 'The Duke'
The Colonel
1957 Paul Marchant
Mr. Finch
Mitchell Gifford
1956 N/A
1950 N/A
1947 Felix Courtland
1946 Owen Arthur
De Villefort, Prefect of Police
Sir John Tanley
1945 Dr. Matt Adams
Don Rainsford
Dr. David Brent
Reginald Parker / Edward Grey
1944 Aussie Sgt. Cyril North
Tony Lazar
1943 Preston Drake
George Torrence
Sir Henry Leland
Captain Craig Killian
1942 Carlton De Witt
Elliot Livingston
Paddy Carson
1941 Captain Lionel Channing
Cmdr. Peter Walmsley
Sir John Lasher
1940 Reggie Carstairs
Dr. Charles Clayton
Michael Barclay
Dick Stone
Maxwell Archer
1939 Bordier
1938 Capt. Rufus Grant
Émile Scheffer
Le Tsar Alexandre II de Russie
David Moore
1937 Lt. Peter Carr
Inspector Jim Grant
Denis Cobtree
Sir Henry Curtis
1936 Derek Cooper
Dick Haslewood
Richard Carter
Captain Wiltshire
Prince Lobkowitz
1935 Paul
John Ryder
1934 John Ridd
Hugh Phillips
Gerrit Ammidon
Lord Gawthorpe
Prince Charles
1933 Harry Berne
Thomas Peynell
1932 John Hopkins aka Bimbo
Earl Egbert
1931 Mr. Loder
Franz Shiller
1930 Hayes
Sam Worthington
George Castle
Fraser-Freer's Younger Brother
Walter Harker
1929 Jack Oakhurst
Dr. Price
Carl Weild
Captain Dorchester
Ashleigh Preston
Hugh Paton
1928 Lord David Harborough
Oberleutnant von Rohnstedt
1927 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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