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D.A. Clarke-Smith (1888–1959)

D.A. Clarke-Smith was born on August 2, 1888 in Montrose, Borders, Scotland as Douglas A. Clarke-Smith. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Quo Vadis (1951) and The Ghoul (1933). He was married to Catherine Rosemary Ellis and Alice Bowes. He died on March 12, 1959 in Withyham, Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis Phaon
The Ghoul
The Ghoul Mahmoud
Cæsar's Friend
Cæsar's Friend Pontius Pilate


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 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sir Julius
- Shooting Star (1956) ... Sir Julius
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
The Admiral
 1951-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mervyn Sturdy / Sir Timothy Baines / George Marsden / ...
- Drink, Doggie, Drink (1956) ... Mervyn Sturdy
- The Makepeace Story #3: Family Business (1955) ... Sir Timothy Baines
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Consul Laurence (uncredited)
 1955 As I Was Saying (TV Series)
Mr. Caldecott
- The Nayalpore Emeralds (1955) ... Mr. Caldecott
 1954 Beau Brummell
Sir John Wyatt (uncredited)
 1952 The Pickwick Papers
Dodson (as Dick Clarke-Smith)
 1952 Happy and Glorious (TV Series)
Lord Melbourne
- 1838-1841 (1952) ... Lord Melbourne
 1952 The Marvellous History of St. Bernard (TV Movie)
Richard de Menthon
 1951 Quo Vadis
Phaon (as D. A. Clarke - Smith)
 1950 The First Mrs. Fraser (TV Movie)
 1949 The Guinea Pig (TV Movie)
Lloyd Hartley
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Fourth Wall (1949) ... (as Douglas Clarke-Smith)
- Macbeth (1949)
 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
Mr. X
- Help Wanted (1949) ... Mr. X (as Douglas Clark-Smith)
 1947 Frieda
 1946 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Major Richard Pilgrim
 1946 The Advantages of Paternity (TV Movie)
General Yagunin
 1946 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
The Squire
 1946 The Rose and Crown (TV Movie)
Mr. Stone
 1946 Exercise Bowler (TV Movie)
The Manager
 1946 The Ringer (TV Movie)
Dr. Lomond
 1946 Dangerous Corner (TV Movie)
Charles Stanton
 1939 Fox in the Morning (TV Movie)
Sir Charles Barrington
 1939 One Night, One Day... (TV Movie)
Mr. Max
 1939 Fiat Justitia (TV Movie)
 1939 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
Ilam Carve
 1939 Flying Fifty-Five
Jacques Gregory
 1939 Cæsar's Friend (TV Movie)
Pontius Pilate
 1939 Middle-Class Murder (TV Movie)
 1938 The Ringer (TV Movie)
 1938 The Breadwinner (TV Movie)
 1938 I've Got a Horse
Fowler, Kings Counsel
 1938 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Marcus Antonius
 1938 White Secrets (TV Movie)
 1938 The Gay Lord Quex (TV Movie)
 1938 The Beautiful One (TV Movie)
 1937 Splinters in the Air
Warrant Officer
 1937 Vice Versa (TV Movie)
Dr. Grimstone
 1937 How He Lied to Her Husband (TV Movie)
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
Haroun Ar Raschid
- The Wasp's Nest (1937)
- Hassan: Part 2 (1937) ... Haroun Ar Raschid
- Hassan: Part 1 (1937) ... Haroun Ar Raschid
 1936 The Happy Family
Mr. Harrison
 1936 Southern Roses
Senor Estrello
 1936 Murder by Rope
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
Narrator (voice)
 1935 Key to Harmony
Rupert Golder
 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Binstead (as D.A. Clarke Smith)
 1934 The Feathered Serpent
Joe Farmer
 1934/II When London Sleeps
Sir Robert Conway
 1934 Money Mad
 1934 Passing Shadows
 1934 A Cup of Kindness
Mr. Finch
 1934 Warn London
Dr. Nicoletti
 1934 Keep It Quiet
 1934 Designing Women
 1934 Flat Number Three
 1934 The Perfect Flaw
Louis Maddox
 1933 High Finance
 1933 Skipper of the Osprey (Short)
 1933 The Laughter of Fools
 1933 The Thirteenth Candle
 1933 Turkey Time
 1933 Smithy
 1933 I Was a Spy
President of Investigation Board (uncredited)
 1933 Mayfair Girl
Captain Merrow
 1933 The Ghoul
 1933 Head of the Family
 1933 Waltz Time
 1933 Follow the Lady
Flash Bob
 1933 I'm an Explosive
Lord Ferndale
 1932 Illegal
Franklyn Dean (as D.E. Clarke-Smith)
 1932 A Letter of Warning (Short)
Sir James Royd
 1932 A Voice Said Goodnight (Short)
Philip Gaylor
 1932 Help Yourself
Maj. Fred Harris
 1931 Peace and Quiet (Short)
Capt. Nash
 1931 Shadows
 1931 The Old Man
John Lorney
 1931 Bracelets
Joe le Sage
 1929 Atlantic
Freddie Tate-Hughes
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Alternate Names:

Douglas Clark-Smith | D.E. Clarke-Smith | Dick Clarke-Smith | Douglas Clarke-Smith | D. A. Clarke - Smith | D.A. Clarke Smith


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Debonair, moustachioed British character actor, former student of law at Oxford University and member of that institution's dramatic society. On stage from 1913, including a stint on Broadway in 1930 as actor/director. On screen, typically played easy-going bon vivants with a roving eye and a fondness for liquor. In private life, his chief hobby was breeding pigs.

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