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O.B. Clarence (1870–1955)

Stocky, bespectacled English character actor, whose career began in the music halls. Educated at Dover College, Oliver Burchett Clarence acted in repertory theatre from 1890. He then worked as a member of actor-manager Frank Benson's troupe for a number of years. During the First World War, he served as a special constable. After the war, Clarence... See full bio »

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Great Expectations
Great Expectations The Aged Parent
Pygmalion A Vicar
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel Count de Tournay
Shot in the Dark
Shot in the Dark Rev. John Makehan


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 1948 No Room at the Inn
Reporter in Council Chambers (uncredited)
 1948 The Calendar
Old Gentleman at Epsom
 1948 Emma (TV Movie)
Mr. Woodhouse
 1947 The Inheritance
Vicar Clay
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
 1947 While the Sun Shines
Old Gentleman
 1946 Secret Flight
Old Retainer
 1946 The Magic Bow
Old Gentleman
 1945 Great Day
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1945 A Place of One's Own
 1944 On Approval
Dr. Graham
 1942 Front Line Kids
'Real' Clergyman (uncredited)
 1942 Gert and Daisy's Weekend
Vicar (uncredited)
 1941 Suicide Squadron
Waiter with Tray of Wine
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again
Mr. Dawson
 1941 Mail Train
Professor Mackenzie
 1941 Quiet Wedding
First Magistrate
 1941 Major Barbara
 1940 Saloon Bar
Sir Archibald
 1940 Spy for a Day
Medical Officer
 1940 Return to Yesterday
Mr. Truscott
 1939 The Human Monster
Prof. John Dearborn (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Coach Passenger (uncredited)
 1939 False Rapture
 1939 Rope (TV Movie)
Sir Johnstone Kentley
 1939 Me and My Pal
 1939 Stolen Life (uncredited)
 1938 A Spot of Bother
Butler (uncredited)
 1938 Old Iron
 1938 Trelawny of the Wells (TV Movie)
 1938 George Takes the Air
Sir Philip's Gardener (uncredited)
 1938 Pygmalion
A Vicar
 1938 Doctor Knock (TV Movie)
 1937 Dinner at the Ritz
Messenger (uncredited)
 1937 Victoria the Great
 1937 Murder at the Baskervilles
Estate Agent (uncredited)
 1936 King of Hearts
Mr. Ponsonby
 1936 The Mill on the Floss
Mr. Gore (as O. B. Clarence)
 1936 All In
 1936 East Meets West
 1936 Doomed Cargo
 1936 The Cardinal
 1935 Captain Bill
Sir Anthony Kipps
 1935 No Monkey Business
 1935 The Private Secretary
Thomas Marsland
 1935 Squibs
Sir John Barratt
 1935 Dandy Dick
Council Member (uncredited)
 1935 D'Ye Ken John Peel?
 1935 Barnacle Bill
Uncle George
 1934 The King of Paris
 1934 The Feathered Serpent
George Beale
 1934 Lady in Danger
 1934 Father and Son
Tom Yates
 1934 Nell Gwyn
Clockmaker (uncredited)
 1934 The Great Defender
Mr. Hammond
 1934 Song at Eventide
 1934 The Only Girl
 1934 The Double Event
Rev. Martingale
 1933 The Silver Spoon
 1933 Turkey Time
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1933 Eyes of Fate
Mr. Oliver
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth
 1933 I Adore You
Mr. Young
 1933 His Grace Gives Notice
Lord Rannock
 1933/I Falling for You
 1933 Excess Baggage
Lord Grebe
 1933 Discord
Mr. Hemming
 1933 Perfect Understanding
Dr. Graham
 1932 Where Is This Lady?
Dr. Peffer
 1932 The Barton Mystery
Sir Everard Marshall
 1932 The Flag Lieutenant
Gen. Gough-Bogle
 1932 Night and Day
Timkins (uncredited)
 1932 Magic Night
Theater Manager
 1931 Keepers of Youth
 1930 The Man from Chicago
John Larwood
 1920 De heldendaad van Peter Wells
Peter Wells
 1920 London Pride
Mr. Tunks
 1914 Liberty Hall
Todman Crafer

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He acted in Harley Granville Barker's play, "The Voysey Inheritance," at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Felix Aylmer, May Whitty, Maurice Evans, Marius Goring, Hermione Hannen, and George Devine in the cast. Harley Granville Barker and Harcourt Williams were also directors. See more »

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