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Overview (2)

Born in Goshen, Indiana, USA
Died in London, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

James Carew was born in Goshen, Indiana in 1876. He began as a clerk in a publishing firm. Made his stage debut at the age of 21 in 'Damon and Pythias' in Chicago, became a highly successful in the theatre and moved to England in 1905, where he continued his classical stage career starting with the Lyric Theatre in London, starred on stage with the legendary classical stage performer Ellen Terry in two productions, despite the great difference of their ages they got married, he was 29 years her junior, they divorced in 1910. Handsome hero or villain in nearly 80 movies, making his film debut under the direction of George Pearson in 'The Fool' starring Godfrey Tearle for the Big Ben Film Company in 1913, perhaps his most memorable role as Dicky Bransome in 'Profit and the Lost' for the Ideal Film Co in 1917, he appeared in many popular movies through the 1920's such as 'Helen of Four Gates' (1920) 'Dollars in Surrey' (1921) 'Mist in the Valley' (1923) 'The Drum'(1924) 'High Seas' (1929). As a well-known stage actor with a appropriate training the transition to the talkies wasn't a problem for him, he was still very successful on the screen until his last movie role in 'Glamour Girl' starring Gene Gerrard and Lesley Brook in 1938. died in London age 62 in 1938.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Rothwell-Smith

Spouse (1)

Ellen Terry (March 1907 - 21 July 1928) (her death)

Trivia (3)

Step-grandfather of Edward Carrick.
Stepfather of Edith Craig and E. Gordon Craig.
Widower of Ellen Terry.

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