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Cecil M. Hepworth (1873–1953)

Born in London, England, in 1874, Cecil Hepworth was one of the founders of the British film industry, directing and producing many films from 1898 into the late 1920s. Developing an early interest in films from following his father on lecture tours about the magic-lantern, he patented several photographic inventions and wrote possibly the ... See full bio »

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 1914 The Basilisk (Short)
 1905 Rescued by Rover (Short)
 1903 Trooping of the Colour (Documentary short)
 1903 Whitehall (Documentary short)
 1903 Alice in Wonderland (Short)
 1902 Arrival of the Troops (Documentary short)
 1902 Indian Review: Arrival of the Royal Parties (Documentary short)
 1902 Indian Review: Grand March Past (Documentary short)
 1902 King's Procession Passing Along Whitehall (Documentary short)
 1902 King at Guildhall (Documentary short)
 1902 Kitchener's Arrival at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1902 March Past of the Troops (Documentary short)
 1902 Prince and Princess of Wales (Documentary short)
 1902 Prince of Wales's Procession in Whitehall (Documentary short)
 1902 Prince of Wales Reviewing the Boys' Brigade (Documentary short)
 1902 Procession on London Bridge (Documentary short)
 1902 Queen Alexandra Launching H.M.S. Queen (Documentary short)
 1902 Return Procession in Parliament Square (Documentary short)
 1902 Review by the Queen and the Prince of Wales (Documentary short)
 1902 Review of the Guards (Documentary short)
 1902 Review of Troops at Woolwich (Documentary short)
 1902 Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's (Documentary short)
 1902 The Donkey Derby (Documentary short)
 1902 The German Emperor: Review at Shorncliffe (Documentary short)
 1902 The King's Procession Around London (Documentary short)
 1902 The Music Hall Sports at Herne Hill (Documentary short)
 1902 The Queen's Own Coronation Bazaar (Documentary short)
 1902 Three Cheers for the King (Documentary short)
 1902 Visit of the King and Queen to Dartmouth (Documentary short)
 1901 Crossing the Solent (Documentary short)
 1901 Disappointed London (Documentary short)
 1901 Leaving Victoria Station (Documentary short)
 1901 Passing Into Windsor Park (Documentary short)
 1901 Passing Marble Arch (Documentary short)
 1901 Queen's Funeral Procession at Cowes (Documentary short)
 1901 Return of Lord Roberts (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Procession in Grosvenor Place (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Procession Leaving the Horse Guards (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Procession Passing Along the Mall (Documentary short)
 1901 Starting from Victoria Station (Documentary short)
 1901 The Flag of Britain (Documentary short)
 1901 The Phantom Rides (Documentary short)
 1901 The Race for the Derby (Documentary short)
 1900 Arrival of H.M.S. Powerful (Documentary short)
 1900 Breaking Waves (Documentary short)
 1900 C.I.V. Procession: Cyclists and Infantry (Documentary short)
 1900 C.I.V. Procession: The Battery (Documentary short)
 1900 C.I.V. Procession: The Sick and the Wounded (Documentary short)
 1900 C.I.V.S Disembarking at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1900 C.I.V.S Killing Time on Their Voyage Home (Documentary short)
 1900 C.I.V.S Playing Leap Frog (Documentary short)
 1900 Cock Fight on the S.Y. Argonaut (Documentary short)
 1900 Express Train (Documentary short)
 1900 Express Train and Slip Carriage (Documentary short)
 1900 Express Trains at Dawlish (Documentary short)
 1900 Greasy Pole Competition (Documentary short)
 1900 Pillow Fight on the S.Y. Argonaut (Documentary short)
 1900 Queen Victoria's Visit to Dublin (Documentary short)
 1900/II Rough Sea (Documentary short)
 1900 Street Scene in Algiers (Documentary short)
 1900 Tangier, the Landing Stage (Documentary short)
 1900 Tangier, the Market Place (Documentary short)
 1900/I The Queen's Visit to Dublin (Documentary short)
 1900 The Solar Eclipse (Documentary short)
 1900 Troops Going to South Africa (Documentary short)
 1900 Walking the Greasy Pole (Documentary short)
 1900 Walking the Greasy Pole, Further Efforts (Documentary short)
 1900 Dover Pier in a Storm (Documentary short)
 1899 A Crowded Course (Documentary short)
 1899 Arrival of an Excursion Steamer (Documentary short)
 1899 Arrival of S.S. Lady Margaret at Ilfracombe (Documentary short)
 1899 Arrival of S.S. Westward Ho in Harbour (Documentary short)
 1899 Blackpool: Panorama of the Sea Front (Documentary short)
 1899 Blackpool: The Parade (Documentary short)
 1899 Boating Scene at the Seaside (Documentary short)
 1899 C.I.V.S Marching Aboard S.S. Garth Castle (Documentary short)
 1899 Canoe Rescue Race (Documentary short)
 1899 Cockade Fight on Cycles (Documentary short)
 1899 Comic Costume Race for Cyclists (Documentary short)
 1899 Cycle Polo Match (Documentary short)
 1899 Departure of a Steamer (Documentary short)
 1899 Devonshire Scenery (Documentary short)
 1899 Diamond Challenge Sculls Race: Final Heat (Documentary short)
 1899 Donkey Race (Documentary short)
 1899 Drive Past of Four-in-Hands (Documentary short)
 1899 Express Trains (Documentary short)
 1899 Floral Parade of Lady Cyclists (Documentary short)
 1899 Frigates in Harbour (Documentary short)
 1899 Grand Challenge Cup Race: An Early Heat (Documentary short)
 1899 Grand Challenge Cup Race: Final Heat (Documentary short)
 1899 H.M.S. Camperdown (Documentary short)
 1899 H.M.S. Ocean Preparing for Trial Trip (Documentary short)
 1899 Horse Jumping Competition (Documentary short)
 1899 Hurdle Race and Three-Legged Race (Documentary short)
 1899 In the Paddock (Documentary short)
 1899 Ladies' Challenge Plate Race (Documentary short)
 1899 Ladies' Tortoise Race (Documentary short)
 1899 Macaroni Competition (Documentary short)
 1899 Marsh Lock (Documentary short)
 1899 Military Cyclist's Obstacle Handicap (Documentary short)
 1899 Mud Larks (Documentary short)
 1899 Musical Ride by Ladies (Documentary short)
 1899 Musical Ride by Ladies: Wheeling (Documentary short)
 1899 One Mile Championship Bicycle Race (Documentary short)
 1899 Over the Tavy Bridge (Documentary short)
 1899 Panorama of a Cornish Mining Village (Documentary short)
 1899 Panorama of a Devonshire River (Documentary short)
 1899 Panorama of Devonport (Documentary short)
 1899 Panorama of the Crowded River (Documentary short)
 1899 Panorama of Warships in Dock (Documentary short)
 1899 Pleasure Yachts and Boat-Cars (Documentary short)
 1899 Procession of Prize Cattle (Documentary short)
 1899 Rocks and Rough Sea (Documentary short)
 1899 Royal Ascot: The Race for the Gold Cup (Documentary short)
 1899 Royal Ascot: The Race for the New Stakes (Documentary short)
 1899 S.S. New York Leaving Southampton Docks (Documentary short)
 1899 Shilla Mill Tunnel (Documentary short)
 1899 Shiplake and the Druid's Cave (Documentary short)
 1899 Thames Challenge Cup Race: Final Heat (Documentary short)
 1899 Thames Panorama Under Chertsey Bridge (Documentary short)
 1899 The Crowd After a Race (Documentary short)
 1899 The Kiss (Short)
 1899 The Prize Fight: The First Round (Documentary short)
 1899 The Prize Fight: The Knockout (Documentary short)
 1899 Through a Double Tunnel (Documentary short)
 1899 Training Ship and Saltash Bridge (Documentary short)
 1899 Train Leaving Tunnel (Documentary short)
 1899 Under Saltash Bridge (Documentary short)
 1899 Under Staines Bridge (Documentary short)
 1899 Up Exeter Incline (Documentary short)
 1899 Victoria Cross Race by Military Cyclists (Documentary short)
 1899 View from an Engine Front: Meldon Viaduct (Documentary short)
 1899 Visitors Challenge Cup Race: Final Heat (Documentary short)
 1899 Wargrave (Documentary short)
 1899 Wrestling Match (Documentary short)
 1898 Admiralty Flag Floating in the Breeze (Documentary short)
 1898 Arrival of an Excursion Train (Documentary short)
 1898 Arrival of S.S. Calais at Calais Harbour (Documentary short)
 1898 Arrival of S.S. Dover at Dover Pier (Documentary short)
 1898 Arrival of S.S. Victoria at Calais Harbour (Documentary short)
 1898 Arrival of State Carriages (Documentary short)
 1898 Bayonet Exercises (Documentary short)
 1898 Call to Arms (Documentary short)
 1898 Capstone Parade (Documentary short)
 1898 Departure of Lynton Coaches (Documentary short)
 1898 Departure of River Steamer on the Thames (Documentary short)
 1898 Detraining Military Horses (Documentary short)
 1898 Down Ilfracombe Incline (Documentary short)
 1898 Egg and Spoon Race for Lady Cyclists (Documentary short)
 1898 Elephants at the Zoo (Documentary short)
 1898 Entering Tavistock (Documentary short)
 1898 Express Train on a Railway Cutting (Documentary short)
 1898 Forging Ahead (Documentary short)
 1898 Harness Up at the Railway Station (Documentary short)
 1898 Henley Regatta (Documentary short)
 1898 Leaving Dartmoor (Documentary short)
 1898/II Lying in State (Documentary short)
 1898/I Lying in State (Documentary short)
 1898 On the Deck of a Channel Steamer (Documentary short)
 1898 Paddling Among the Rocks (Documentary short)
 1898 Panorama of Barnstaple (Documentary short)
 1898 Panorama of Plymouth Harbour (Documentary short)
 1898 Panorama of River Tamar (Documentary short)
 1898 Panorama of Westminster Palace (Documentary short)
 1898 Passing Barnstaple Junction (Documentary short)
 1898 Passing Barnstaple Station (Documentary short)
 1898 Passing Under Saltash Bridge (Documentary short)
 1898 Pleasure Boats on Lake of St. James's Park (Documentary short)
 1898/I Procession (Documentary short)
 1898 Procession at the Abbey (Documentary short)
 1898 Race of Excursion Steamers on River Tamar (Documentary short)
 1898 Railway by the Sea (Documentary short)
 1898 Rotten Row, Hyde Park (Documentary short)
 1898 S.S. Victoria Leaving Calais Harbour (Documentary short)
 1898 Skirting Dartmoor (Documentary short)
 1898 Squad Marching and Forming Company (Documentary short)
 1898 The Boating Party (Documentary short)
 1898 The Curious Obstacle Race (Documentary short)
 1898 The High Street, Departure of Coaches (Documentary short)
 1898 The Lion (Documentary short)
 1898 The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race (Documentary short)
 1898 The Pelican at the Zoo (Documentary short)
 1898 The Tigers (Documentary short)
 1898 The Wake of a Steam Ship (Documentary short)
 1898 Through Biddestowe Station (Documentary short)
 1898 Through Morthoe (Documentary short)
 1898 Through Okehampton Station (Documentary short)
 1898 Warships in Plymouth Harbour (Documentary short)
 1898 Westminster Steam-Boat Pier (Documentary short)
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As a child, he often traveled with his father T. C. Hepworth on the lecture circuit. Hepworth lectured about magic lanterns. This fascinated the young Cecil, and he often cited it as an influence on his later inventions in pre-World War I British cinema. See more »

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