STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,885 this week

Charles Laughton (1899–1962)


Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent. He was educated at Stonyhurst, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). His first appearance on stage was in 1926. Laughton formed own film company, Mayflower Pictures Corp., ... See full bio »

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 10 Dec 2010
 
a list of 40 images
created 27 Jun 2011
 
a list of 29 people
created 10 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 46 people
created 19 Mar 2014
 
a list of 34 images
created 3 weeks ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Charles Laughton's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (64 credits)
 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator Seabright Cooley
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Reverend Wister
- Terror from the East (1961) ... Reverend Wister
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Colonel Albert Farnsworth
- The Albert Farnsworth Story (1960) ... Colonel Albert Farnsworth
 1960 Spartacus
Gracchus
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Admiral Russell
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Rabbi Adam Heller
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960) ... Rabbi Adam Heller
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- Eleanor (1959)
 1957-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
M. Hamel / Henry Denry / Edwin Kensington
- The Last Lesson (1959) ... M. Hamel
- A New York Knight (1958) ... Henry Denry
- Mr. Kensington's Finest Hour (1957) ... Edwin Kensington
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Charles Claxton
- Stopover in Bombay (1958) ... Charles Claxton
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956) ... Narrator
 1953 This Is Charles Laughton (TV Series)
Host (1953)
 1952 Full House
Soapy (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
 1951 The Blue Veil
Fred K. Begley
 1948 The Girl from Manhattan
The Bishop
 1948 The Big Clock
Earl Janoth
 1948 Arch of Triumph
Ivon Haake
 1944 Passport to Destiny
Photo of Sergeant Major Henry Albert Muggins (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Jocko Wilson
 1943 Forever and a Day
Bellamy - Dexter's Butler
 1942 Stand by for Action
Rear Admiral Stephen Thomas
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Charles Smith
 1941 It Started with Eve
Jonathan Reynolds
 1933 White Woman
Horace H. Prin
 1932 If I Had a Million
Phineas V. Lambert
 1932 Payment Deferred
William Marble
 1932 The Old Dark House
Sir William Porterhouse
 1932 Devil and the Deep
Cmdr. Charles Sturm
 1931 Down River
Captain Grossman
 1930 Wolves
Captain Job
 1928 Blue Bottles (Short)
Burglar
 1928 Daydreams (Short)
Lecherous Boarder / Ram Das in Dream Sequence
 1928 The Tonic (Short)
Father of the Family
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (24 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (32 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Winnie Marble"; Broadway debut) in "Payment Deferred" on Broadway. Drama. Book adapted by Jeffrey Dell, from a novel by C.S. Forester. Directed by H.K. Ayliff. Lyceum Theatre: 30 Sep 1931-Nov 1931 (closing date unknown/70 performances). Cast: Dorice Fordred (as "Madame Collins"), Stanley Harrison , Elsa Lanchester... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Robert Mitchum] All the tough talk is blind. He's a literate, gracious, kind man and he speaks beautifully - when he wants to. Bob would make the best Macbeth of any actor living. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared on the cover of the March 31, 1952 issue of "Time" magazine, which was reporting on his tour of the stage production of the "Don Juan in Hell" episode from George Bernard Shaw's 1903 play "Man and Superman." The famous episode, which is part of the third act of the four-act drama, has often been played as its own show. In Laughton's production, he played the character of The Devil. ... See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What a fantastic actor mathteachermike
Laughton and Hitchcock: A partnership that never quite worked. theowinthrop
Wished He Could Have Directed More Films csu16387
A fantastic actor JK21
Charles Laughton - One Of The Greats mpofarrell
Laughton Makes Awe-Inspiring Patriotic Speech - In 'This Land Is Mine' SoulSaxy
Discuss Charles Laughton on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page