Frank Stanmore

1877 - 1943

The actor Frank Stanmore was born as Francis Henry Pink. He studied medicine at the Charing Cross Hospital in London but his desire to work on stage was stronger. He chose the pseudonym Frank Stanmore and was very successful at Herbert Beerbohm Tree's His Majesty's Theatre, where he often appeared in comedies. One of his greatest triumphes was the role of Artful Dodger in the play "Oliver Twist".
His successes led him finally to Germany in 1906 where he played in front of the German Kaiser. After the performance the Kaiser decorated him with an award.

Frank Stanmore entered the film business in 1912 and at the beginnig he took part in many comedies of W. W. Jacobs.
He also became a demanded actor in this medium , to his early movies belong "The Third String" (14), "For the Empire " (14), "The Heart of a Child" (15), "The Christian" (15), "The Man Without a Soul" (16), "A Marked Man" (16) and "The Manxman" (17).

In the 20s followed his most busy period in front of the camera and he impersonated different roles in productions like "London Pride" (20), "Control" (20), "The House on the Marsh" (20), "The Big Strong Man" (21), "The Spanish Jade" (22), "The School for Scandal" (23), "The Naked Man" (23), "Her Redemption" (24), "Die Prinzessin und der Geiger" (25), "Mumsie" (27), "The Hellcat" (28) and "Three Man in a Cart" (29).

His last cinematical works came in the 30s into being. To these movies belong "The Temporary Widow" (30), "The House Opposite" (31), "Don Quixote" (33), "Dora" (33), "The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss" (36) and "No Parking" (38).

After his film career he founded his own theater in Gravesend but the theater was forced to be closed with the outbreak of World War II.

Other movies with Frank Stanmore:
Nan Good-for-Nothing (14) His Reformation (14) The Revenge of Mr. Thomas Atkins (14) Brother Officers (15) Love in a Wood (15) His Lordship (15) Mother Love (16) Mixed Relations (16) An Odd Freak (16) Odd Charges (16) The Skipper of the Osprey (16) The Persecution of Bob Pretty (16) A Mother's Influence (16) The Mother of Dartmoor (17) The Grit of a Jew (17) The Golden Ballot (20) The Coal Shortage (20) Strike Fever (20) Marzipan of the Shapes (20) Housing (20) Great Snakes (20) Beyond the Dreams of Avarice (20) Judge Not (20) The Wonderful Year (21) The Upper Hand (21) A Rogue in Love (22) A Question of Principle (22) Love's Boomerang (22) Tut-Tut and His Terrible Tomb (23) Lily of the Alley (23) God's Prodigal (223) Love, Life and Laughter (23) Squibs M.P. (23) Squibs' Honeymoon (23) The Alley of Golden Hearts (24) Réveille (24) Owd Bob (24) Cats (25) Satan's Sister (25) The Little People (26) Blinkeyes (26) Mr. Nobody (27) The Only Way (27) Life's a Stage (28) What Next? (28) Houp-La! (28) Little Miss London (29) Chamber of Horrors (29) Master and Man (29) Wait and See (29) You'd Be Surprised! (30) We Take Off Our Hats (30) Red Pearls (30) Leave It to Me (30) What a Night! (31) The Great Gay Road (31) Let's Love and Laugh (31) The Old Man (31) Lucky Girl (32) The Love Wager (33) That's a Good Girl (33) The Half-Day Excursion (35) It's a Bet (35) I Live Again (36)