Cedric Hardwicke Biography

Place of Birth: Lye, Worcestershire
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, but he returned to the stage in 1922 with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, distinguishing himself as Caesar in George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra, which was his ticket to the London stage. For his distinguished work on the stage and in films, he was knighted by King George V in 1934, a time when very few actors received such an honor. Hardwicke first performed on the American stage in 1936 and emigrated to the United States permanently after spending the 1948 season with the Old Vic. Hardwicke's success on stage and in films and television was abetted by his resonant voice and aristocratic bearing. Among the major films he appeared in were Les Misérables (1935), Stanley and Livingstone (1939), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Suspicion (1941), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), and The Ten Commandments (1956). His last film was The Pumpkin Eater (1964) in 1964. Cedric Hardwicke died on August 6, 1964 in New York City, New York.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Wing and a Prayer 1944 Action
Sentimental Journey Dr. Jim Miller 1946 Drama
Motorola Television Hour 1953 Drama
The Gertrude Berg Show Professor Crayton 1961 Comedy
G-Thing Theotocopulos 2013 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Ten Commandments Sethi 1923
Rome Express 1932
Becky Sharp Marquis of Steyne 1935 Drama, Romance
Things to Come 1936 0
On Borrowed Time Mr. Brink 1939 0
Stanley and Livingstone Dr. David Livingstone 1939 Adventure, Drama, History
The Invisible Man Returns 1940 Drama, Horror, Mystery
The Howards of Virginia 1940 Drama, History
Suspicion General McLaidlaw 1941
The Ghost of Frankenstein 1942 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
Invisible Agent 1942 Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Commandos Strike at Dawn 1943 Drama, History
The Keys of the Kingdom 1944
Wilson Senator Henry Cabot Lodge 1944
Wing and a Prayer 1945 Action, Drama
Lured 1947 Crime, Mystery
I Remember Mama 1948 0
Rope Mr. Henry Kentley 1948 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The White Tower 1950 Adventure
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 1951 Action, Drama
The War of the Worlds Commentary 1953 Sport, Game Show, 0
The Story of Mankind 1957 Drama, Fantasy
Baby Face Nelson Doc Saunders 1958 Drama, Crime
The Pumpkin Eater 1964
The Ghoul 1975 Reality Tv
Ivy 2011