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Cecil Parker

Cecil Parker

  • Born on
    • September 3rd, 1897
  • Died on
    • April 20th, 1971
​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.

Filmography

Acting (31 Credits)

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1969Oh! What a Lovely War as Sir John
1966Psycho-Circus as Sir John
1965Lady L as Sir Percy
1965A Study in Terror as Prime Minister
1965The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders as The Mayor
1964Carry On Jack as First Sealord
1964Guns at Batasi as Fletcher
1963Heavens Above! as Archdeacon Aspinall
1960The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's as Professor Canford
1960Swiss Family Robinson as Captain Moreland
1959The Wreck of the Mary Deare as Inquiry Chairman
1958Hell, Heaven or Hoboken as Colonel E.F. Logan
1958Indiscreet as Alfred Munson
1958A Tale of Two Cities as Jarvis Lorry
1957Paradise Lagoon as Lord Henry Loam
195623 Paces to Baker Street as Bob Matthews
1955The Ladykillers as Claude, alias 'Major Courtney'
1955The Court Jester as King Roderick I
1954The Detective as The Bishop
1951The Man in the White Suit as Alan Birnley
1951The Magic Box as 1st Platform Man
1949Under Capricorn as The Governor
1948Quartet as Colonel George Peregrine
1947Hungry Hill as Copper John
1945Caesar and Cleopatra as Britannus
1940The Stars Look Down as Stanley Millington
1938The Lady Vanishes as Eric Todhunter
1938The Citadel as Dr. Charles Every
1937Storm in a Teacup as Provost William 'Willie' Gow
1937Dark Journey as Captain Of Q-Boat
1936The Man Who Lived Again as Dr. Gratton

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