|THE INTERNATIONAL SILENT MOVIE|
1870 - 1951
The actor and comedian W. H. Berry already came in touch with the theater at the age of 14 when he was an apprentice for the agency Keith, Prowse and Co. which was closely linked to the West End theater. KLater he took over an assistant position for Wilson Barret at the Globe Theater.
When Wilson Barrett closed the Globe Theater, W. H. Berry was forced
to work at a factory. But it didn't last long till he was able to put his
comical talent into action as a concert pianist and a pierrot.
He continued his stage career in the 20s and 30s successfully, among others with "The Naughty Princess" (20) and "Princess Charming" (26).
The film business became aware of Berry as well and engaged him for comical movies like "The Bosun's Mate" (14) and "Mister Cinders" (14).
But the film remained a marginal note in W. H. Berry's career. It lasted
20 years till he continued his film career.
Beside it W. H. Berry was also one of the first radio broadcasters when
he worked regularly for the BBC from 1922.
Other movies with W. H. Berry: