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Born in Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Died in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK

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Randle Ayrton born in Chester in 1869. Educated at Geneva University. became a highly well-known performer in classical theatre, making his acting debut at the Old Avenue Theatre in London in 1890, and has been successful in London's West End and in America until the late 1930's. sophisticated gentleman in English silent and sound films. first starred under the direction of A.V. Bramble as Jenkins in 'Profit and the Loss' for the London Film Company in 1917, perhaps he will be best remembered as Charles II in 'Nell Gwynne' co-starring Dorothy Gish in 1926 and as Caesar Cregeen in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Manxman' in 1929 and also later as King Louis XIV in 'Me and Marlborough' starring Cicely Courtneidge in 1935. Founder of the College of drama in Stratford-on-Avon in 1937.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Rothwell-Smith

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Grandfather of producer and author Francis Hitching'. Great grandfather of actresses Susannah Hitching and Emma Hitching.

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