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Cedric Hardwicke


1893 - 1964

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The actor Cedric Hardwicke belonged to the most important British stage and film actors of his time.

He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. Only one year later he had already his first and only film appearance for the time being in "Riches and Rogues".
The outbreak of World War I interrupted his new career, only in 1922 he returned on stage where he had his breakthrough with the title role in the play "Caesar and Cleopatra". The famous writer George Bernard Shaw declared him to his favourite actor.
In 1926 followed his second and last silent movie "Nelson" before he conquered the big screen in the 30's.

In the 30's he became not only established as a stage actor but also as a movie star. He impersonated very different and qualitative high-quality parts, both in England and in the USA.
To his popluar movies of the 30's belong "Dreyfus" (31), "Nell Gwyn" (34), "The King of Paris" (34), "Jew Süss" (34), "Les Misérables" (35), "Things to Come" (36), "Green Light" (37), "King Solomon's Mines" (37), "Stanley and Livingstone" (39) and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (39).

Thanks his important role at the British theater and in the film busines he was knighted in 1934.

In the 40's he appeared in other important productions. He was convincing the audience and critics with movies like "The Invisible Man Returns" (40), "Valley of the Sun" (42), "Forever and a Day" (43), "The Cross of Lorraine" (43), "The Lodger" (44), "Sentimental Journey" (46), "Nicholas Nickleby" (47), "The Imperfect Lady" (47), "Ivy" (47), "Rope" (48) and "Now Barabbas" (49).

From the 50's he often took part in TV productions but he kept still present on the big screen in popular movies.
To his works in those years belong "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel" (51), "The Green Glove" (52), "Salome" (53), "Richard III" (55), "Diane" (56), "Helen of Troy" (56), "The Ten Commandments" (56), "Around the World in Eighty Days" (56), "The Story of Mankind" (57) and "Baby Face Nelson" (57).

Ha made his last appearances for "The Magic Fountain" (61), "Five Weeks in a Balloon" (62) and "The Pumpkin Eater" (64).

Cedrid Hardwicke was among others married with the actress Helena Pickard and their son Edward Hardwicke became also an actor.
 

Other movies with Cedric Hardwicke:
Rome Express (32) Orders Is orders (33) The Ghoul (33) Bella Donna (34) The Lady Is Willing (34) Becky Sharp (35) Peg of Old Drury (35) Calling the Tune (36) Laburnum Grove (36) Tudor Rose (36) On Borrowed Time (39) Tom Brown's School Days (40) The Howards of Virginia (40) Victory (40) Sundown (41) Suspicion (41) The Ghost of Frankenstein (42) Invisible Agent (42) Commandos Strike at Dawn (42) The Moon Is Down (43) Wilson (44) Wing and a Prayer (44) The Keys of the Kingdom (44) Beware of Pity (46) Lured (47) Tycoon (47) A Woman's Vengeance (48) Song of My Heart (48) I Remember Mama (48) The Winslow Boy (48) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (49) The White Tower (50) Mr. Imperium (51) Serie "Lux Video Theatre: The Return of Ulysses" (52) Caribbean (52) Serie "General Electric Theater: Best Seller" (53) Botany Bay (53) Serie "Medallion Theatre: The Big Bow Mystery" (53) Serie "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Crossroads" (52) Serie "Robert Montgomery Presents: A Criminal Assignment" (53) Serie "Suspense: The Interruption" (53) Serie "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: In the Pincers" (53) Serie "Suspense: Death in the Passing" (53) Serie "Armstrong Circle Theatre: The Beard" (53) Serie "The Motorola Television Hour: Black Chiffon" (54) Serie "The Motorola Television Hour: The Thirteen Clocks" (53) Bait (54) Serie "The Elgin Hour: The $1'000 Window" (55) Serie "Front Row Center: The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (55) Serie "Cameo Theatre: The Inca of Perusalem" (55) Serie "TV Reader's Digest: The Archer-Shee Case" (55) Serie "Four Star Playhouse: Tunnel of Fear" (56) The Vagabond King (56) Gabiy (56) Serie "Producers' Showcase: Caesar and Cleopatra" (56) The Power and the Prize (56) Serie "Matinee Theatre: Mr. Krane" (56) Serie "Matinee Theatre: Shadow and Substance" (57) Serie "Climax!: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (55) Serie "Climax!: The Hanging Judge" (56) Serie "Climax!: The Man Who Lost His Head" (56) Serie "Climax!: Flight to Tomorrow" (56) Serie "Climax!: Strange Deaths at Burnleigh" (57) Serie "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Wet Saturday" (56) Serie "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Man Greatly Beloved" (57) Serie "The DuPont Show of the Month: The Prince and the Pauper" (57) Serie "Studio One: The Other Place" (58) Serie "The United Stated Steel Hour: The Women of Hadley" (60) Serie "The United States Steel Hour: Revolt in Hadley" (60) Serie "The Gertrude Berg Show" (61) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Holly Howard?" (63) Serie "The Twilight Zone: Uncle Simon" (63) Serie "The Outer Limits: The Forms of Things Unknown" (64) 

Director:
Forever and a Day (43) Serie "ABC Album: Mr. Glencannon Takes All" (53)

Producer:
Forever and a Day (43) 


 
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