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Alfred Drayton (1881–1949)

Stocky, bald and rather cold-eyed English character actor, who made a career of playing choleric, hectoring or exasperated authority figures. A former brewery worker, he first appeared in amateur dramatics and over the years built up a reputation as an incisive theatrical performer, both in stage farces and in dramatic roles. Drayton made his ... See full bio »


(age 67) in London, England, UK

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Things Happen at Night
Things Happen at Night Wilfred Prescott
First a Girl
First a Girl Mr. McLintock
Banana Ridge
Banana Ridge Digby Pound


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 1948 Things Happen at Night
Wilfred Prescott
 1946 They Knew Mr. Knight
Mr. Knight
 1944 Don't Take It to Heart
Joseph Pike
 1944 The Halfway House
 1942 Banana Ridge
Digby Pound
 1942 The Big Blockade
German: Direktor
 1938 A Spot of Bother
Christopher Watney
 1937 Aren't Men Beasts
Thomas Potter
 1936 Tropical Trouble
Sir Monagu Thumpeter
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Insp. Parr
 1935 First a Girl
Mr. McLintock
 1935 Me and Marlborough
Sergeant Bull
 1935 Look Up and Laugh
 1935 Oh, Daddy!
Uncle Samson
 1935 Loves of a Dictator
Count Brandt
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935
Carl Graham
 1934 Lady in Danger
 1934 Strike!
 1934 Jack Ahoy
Adm. Fraser
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth
The Detective
 1933/I Falling for You
News Editor
 1933 It's a Boy
Eustace Bogle
 1933 The Little Damozel
Walter Angel
 1932 Lord Babs
Ambrose Parker
 1931 The Happy Ending
Life of the party
 1931 Brown Sugar
 1930 The W Plan
 1920 A Temporary Gentleman
Sir Herbert Hudson
 1919 A Little Bit of Fluff
Dr. Bigland
 1915 Iron Justice
Frank Deakin

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He acted in Vernon Sylvaine's play, "A Spot of Bother," at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Robertson Hare and Phyllis Konstam in the cast. Leslie Henson was director. See more »

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