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Henry Ainley (1879–1945)

Henry Ainley was born on August 21, 1879 in Morley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Henry Hinchcliffe Ainley. He was an actor, known for As You Like It (1936), The Prisoner of Zenda (1915) and Rupert of Hentzau (1915). He was married to Bettina von Hutton, Elaine Titus Fearon and Susanne Sheldon. He died on October 31, 1945 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Known For

As You Like It
As You Like It Exiled Duke
(1936)
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda Rudolf Rasendyll / Rudolf V
(1915)
Rupert of Hentzau
Rupert of Hentzau Rudolf Rassendyll / Rudolf V
(1915)
Build Thy House
Build Thy House Arthur Burnaby
(1920)

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 1933 The Good Companions
Narrator of prologue (voice)
 1932 The First Mrs. Fraser
James Fraser
 1929 Armistice (Short)
Narrator
 1927 The Locked Door (Short)
Victor Drew
 1926 Inscrutable Drew, Investigator (Short)
Victor Drew
 1926 The Clue of the Oak Leaf (Short)
Victor Drew
 1926 The Copper Cylinder (Short)
Victor Drew
 1926 The Curse of Ravenscroft (Short)
Victor Drew
 1926 The Moon Diamond (Short)
 1926 The River House Mystery (Short)
Victor Drew
 1923 Sally Bishop
John Traill
 1921 Money
Alfred Evelyn
 1921 The Prince and the Beggarmaid
Prince Olaf
 1920 Build Thy House
Arthur Burnaby
 1916 Iris
Maldonado
 1916 The Manxman
Philip Christian - A lawyer
 1916 The Marriage of William Ashe
William Ashe
 1916/II Sowing the Wind
Tom Brabazon
 1915 The Great Adventure
Liam Carve
 1915 The Outrage (Short)
The French Officer
 1915 A Man of His Word
Richard Jelf
 1915 Brother Officers
John Hinds
 1914/II Called Back
Gilbert Vaughan
 1914 A Bachelor's Love Story (Short)
Henry Norman
 1914 She Stoops to Conquer (Short)
Marlow
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Twelfth Night," written by William Shakespeare; directed by 'Harley Granville-Barker; with Evelyn Millard; Lillah McCarthy, Henry Ainley, and Leon Quartermaine in the cast; on the West End at the Savoy Theatre; London, England, UK. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Henry H. Ainley
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He was a close friend of Roland Pertwee and the godfather of his son Jon Pertwee. Coincidentally, many years after his death, both the younger Pertwee and his son Anthony Ainley became well known for their roles in Doctor Who (1963), appearing together in Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (1983). They played the Third Doctor and the Master respectively. See more »

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