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Lionel Atwill (1885–1946)


Lionel Atwill was born into a wealthy family and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. He acted and improved regularly thereafter, especially in the plays of Henrik Ibsen ... See full bio »

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Known For

Captain Blood
Captain Blood Colonel Bishop
(1935)
To Be or Not to Be
(1942)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Moriarty (as Moriarity)
(1942)
Mystery of the Wax Museum
(1933)

Filmography

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 1946 Genius at Work
Latimer Marsh / The Cobra
 1946 Lost City of the Jungle
Sir Eric Hazarias
 1945 House of Dracula
Police Inspector Holtz
 1945 Crime, Inc.
Pat Coyle
 1944 Secrets of Scotland Yard
Waterlow
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Erich von Rugen, alias Alex Morel
 1944 Lady in the Death House
Charles Finch
 1944 Captain America
Cyrus Maldor
 1942 Night Monster
Dr. King
 1942 Cairo
Teutonic Gentleman
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Varnoff
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
The Baron
 1940 Boom Town
Harry Compton
 1940 The Great Profile
Dr. Bruce
 1940 Girl in 313
Russell aka Henry Woodruff
 1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Dr. Suderman
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Jim McLaughlin
 1939 The Mad Empress
General Bazaine
 1939 Balalaika
Prof. Marakov
 1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation
Prof. Roger Chauncey Hildebrand
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Zurof
 1939 The Gorilla
Walter Stevens
 1938 The Great Waltz
Count Hohenfried
 1938 Three Comrades
Breuer
 1937 The Wrong Road
Mike Roberts
 1937 Lancer Spy
Col. Fenwick
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Col. Vigo
 1937 The Road Back
Prosecutor
 1937 The High Command
Maj. Gen. Sir John Sangye, VC
 1936 Till We Meet Again
Ludwig
 1936 Lady of Secrets
Mr. Whittaker
 1935 Rendezvous
Major William Brennan
 1935 The Murder Man
Captain Cole
 1935 Mark of the Vampire
Inspector Neumann
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Henry Dumont
 1934 The Firebird
John Pointer
 1934 One More River
Brough
 1934 Stamboul Quest
Herr Von Sturm
 1933 The Solitaire Man
Wallace
 1933 Murders in the Zoo
Eric Gorman
 1933 The Secret of Madame Blanche
Aubrey St. John
 1932 The Silent Witness
Sir Austin Howard
 1929 The Knife (Short)
The Surgeon
 1928 The Actor's Advice to His Son (Short)
The Actor
 1928 The White Faced Fool (Short)
 1921 The Highest Bidder
Lester
 1920 The Eternal Mother
Howard Hollister
 1919 The Marriage Price
Kenneth Gordon
 1918 For Sale
Undetermined Role
 1918 Eve's Daughter
Courtenay Urquhart
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed / appeared (as M'sieur Lazlov") in "Stripped" on Broadway. Written by Jane Murfin. Ambassador Theatre: 21 Oct 1929-Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: J.H. Brewer (as "Jefferson"), Christine Compton (as "Mrs. Pringle"), Thelma Hardwick (as "Helene Galli"), Vernon Kelso (as "Austin Goodwin"), Jessie ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in 1941) All women love the men they fear. All women kiss the hand that rules them . . . I do not treat women in such soft fashion. Women are cat creatures. Their preference is for a soft fireside cushion, for delicate bowls of cream, for perfumed leisure and for a master--which is where and how they belong. See more »

Trivia:

Fred Bickle, later to be known professionally as Fredric March, understudied Atwill in the early '20s. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently portrayed doctors. More often than not the doctors would be guilty of a crime or would be mad scientists. See more »

Nickname:

Pinky

Star Sign:

Pisces

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