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Cedric Hardwicke (1893–1964)


Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, but he returned to the stage in 1922 with the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rope
Rope Mr. Kentley
(1948)
Suspicion
Suspicion General McLaidlaw
(1941)
The Ten Commandments
(1956)
Richard III
Richard III King Edward IV of England
(1955)

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 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
Mr. James - Jo's father
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
Fergusson
 1961 The Magic Fountain
Narrator
 1957 Baby Face Nelson
Doc Saunders (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1957 The Story of Mankind
High Judge
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Sethi (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1956 The Power and the Prize
Mr. Carew (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1956 The Vagabond King
Tristan (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1956 Gaby
Mr. Edgar Carrington (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1956 Helen of Troy
Priam (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1956 Diane
Ruggieri
 1954 Bait
Prologue Speaker (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Commentary (voice, as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1953 Salome
Tiberius Caesar (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1952 Botany Bay
Gov. Phillips (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1952 Caribbean
Captain Francis Barclay (as Sir Cedrick Hardwicke)
 1952 The Green Glove
Father Goron
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Dr. Karl Strolin
 1951 Mr. Imperium
Bernand (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1950 The White Tower
Dr. Nicholas Radcliffe (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1949 Now Barabbas
Governor
 1948 Rope
Mr. Kentley (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1948 I Remember Mama
Mr. Hyde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1948 Song of My Heart
Grand Duke
 1947 Tycoon
Alexander (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1947 Lured
Julian Wilde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1947 Ivy
Police Inspector Orpington (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Lord Belmont (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Dr. Jim Miller (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Monsignor at Tweedside (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Admiral (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1944 Wilson
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1944 The Lodger
Robert Bonting (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Father Sebastian (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1943 Forever and a Day
Mr. Dabb
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Admiral Bowen (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1942 Invisible Agent
Conrad Stauffer (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein
Ludwig Frankenstein / Ghost of Henry Frankenstein (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Lord Warrick (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1941 Suspicion
General McLaidlaw (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1941 Sundown
Bishop Coombes (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Fleetwood Peyton (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1940 Tom Brown's School Days
Dr. Thomas Arnold (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Richard Cobb (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Frollo (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone
Dr. David Livingstone (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1939 On Borrowed Time
Mr. Brink (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1937 Green Light
Dean Harcourt (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
 1936 Things to Come
Theotocopulos
 1934 The King of Paris
Max Till
 1934 Power
Rabbi Gabriel
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Gustav Dupont
 1934 Orders Is Orders
Brigadier
 1933 The Ghoul
Broughton
 1932 Rome Express
Alistair McBane
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Leonard Spigelglass's play, "A Majority of One," in a Theatre Guild production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Gertrude Berg, Berta Gersten, Maurice Ottinger, Joyce Flynn, John Malcolm, Kanna Ishii, and Arsenio Trinidad in the cast. Donald Oenslager was set designer. Motley was costume designer. Dore ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Cedrick Hardwicke | Sir Cedric Hardwicke

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

My aim is to leave the theater and the screen better than I found them. See more »

Trivia:

His father was a simple country doctor who wanted him to carry on in his footsteps. See more »

Trademark:

Rich baritone voice See more »

Nickname:

Badger See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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