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Cecil Parker

​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.

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Sep 3, 1897 In Hastings, Sussex, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Cuckoo in the Nest 1933-11-11
Latest Project:
Movie Oh! What a Lovely War 1969-03-10
Known For
Poster of Quartet
Poster of The Weaker Sex
Poster of Under Your Hat
Poster of Dark Journey
Movie Oh! What a Lovely War Sir John 1969-03-10
Movie The Magnificent Two British Ambassador 1967-07-05
Movie A Man Could Get Killed Sir Huntley Frazier 1966-03-25
Movie Circus of Fear Sir John 1966-04-29
Movie The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders The Mayor 1965-05-26
Movie A Study in Terror Prime Minister 1965-10-01
Movie Lady L Sir Percy 1965-12-17
Series Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1964-05-17
Movie The Comedy Man Thomas Rutherford 1964-09-03
Movie Guns at Batasi Fletcher 1964-10-30
Movie Heavens Above! Archdeacon Aspinall 1963-05-20
Movie Carry On Jack First Sealord 1963-11-01
Movie The Iron Maiden Sir Giles Thompson 1963-06-07
Movie The Brain Stevenson 1962-09-05
Series The Saint Unknown 1962-10-04
Movie The Amorous Prawn Gen. Sir Hamish Fitzadam 1962-11-26
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Movie Petticoat Pirates C-in-C 1961-11-01
Movie On the Fiddle Gr/Cpt Bascombe 1961-10-10
Movie A French Mistress John Crane M.A. Headmaster of Melbury School 1960-08-25
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Movie Follow That Horse! 1960-07-11
Movie Swiss Family Robinson Captain Moreland 1960-12-21
Movie Under Ten Flags Colonel Howard 1960-09-15
Movie The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's Professor Canford 1960-12-22
Movie The Navy Lark Cmdr. Stanton 1959-01-01
Movie The Wreck of the Mary Deare Inquiry Chairman 1959-11-17
Movie The Night We Dropped a Clanger Air Vice-Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser 1959-10-10
Movie Happy Is the Bride Arthur Royd 1958-03-04
Movie A Tale of Two Cities Jarvis Lorry 1958-02-07
Movie Indiscreet Alfred Munson 1958-07-16
Movie I Was Monty's Double Colonel E.F. Logan 1958-10-21
Movie True as a Turtle Dudley Partridge 1957-02-01
Movie The Admirable Crichton Lord Henry Loam 1957-12-16
Movie 23 Paces to Baker Street Bob Matthews 1956-05-18
Movie It's Great to be Young! 1956-12-26
Movie The Constant Husband Llewellyn 1955-04-21
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The Ladykillers Claude, alias 'Major Courtney' 1955-12-08
Movie The Court Jester King Roderick I 1955-12-24
Movie Father Brown The Bishop 1954-06-08
Movie Isn't Life Wonderful! Charles, the boy's father 1954-11-10
Movie For Better, for Worse Anne's Father 1954-06-20
Movie His Excellency Sir James Kirkman 1952-01-22
Movie The Magic Box 1st Platform Man 1952-01-01
Movie I Believe in You Henry Phipps 1952-03-05
Movie The Man in the White Suit Alan Birnley 1951-08-07
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Tony Draws a Horse 1950-06-01
Movie Under Capricorn The Governor 1949-09-08
Movie Dear Mr. Prohack Arthur Prohack 1949-09-07
Movie The Chiltern Hundreds Benjamin Beecham 1949-09-27
Movie The First Gentleman The Prince Regent 1948-03-15
Movie The Weaker Sex Geoffrey Radcliffe 1948-10-11
Movie Quartet Colonel George Peregrine 1948-10-26
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Hungry Hill Copper John 1947-01-07
Movie The Woman in the Hall Sir Halmar Barnard 1947-10-27
Movie Captain Boycott Capt. Charles C. Boycott 1947-08-26
Movie The Magic Bow Luigi Germi 1946-09-20
Movie Caesar and Cleopatra Britannus 1945-12-11
Movie The Saint's Vacation Rudolph Hauser 1941-05-09
Movie Ships with Wings German Air Marshal 1941-11-10
Movie Dangerous Moonlight Specialist 1941-06-26
Movie The Stars Look Down Stanley Millington 1940-01-22
Movie Under Your Hat Sir Jeffrey Arlington 1940-09-01
Movie Sons of the Sea Cmdr. Herbert 1939-12-23
Movie The Lady Vanishes Eric Todhunter 1938-10-07
Movie The Citadel Dr. Charles Every 1938-10-29
Movie Dark Journey Captain Of Q-Boat 1937-07-02
Movie Storm in a Teacup Provost William 'Willie' Gow 1937-02-25
Movie The Man Who Changed His Mind Dr. Gratton 1936-09-11
Movie Dishonour Bright Vincent Crane 1936-09-21
Movie Jack of All Trades Sir Chas. Darrington 1936-12-30
Movie Crime Unlimited Assistant Commissioner 1935-09-01
Movie Me and Marlborough Colonel of the Greys 1935-07-22
Movie The Guv'nor Bank Director 1935-10-01
Movie Foreign Affaires Lord Wormington 1935-11-21
Movie Little Friend Mason 1934-11-18
Movie Dirty Work Gordon Bray 1934-12-07
Movie Lady in Danger Piker 1934-11-27
Movie A Cuckoo in the Nest Claude Hickett 1933-11-11