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Matheson Lang (1879–1948)

Matheson Lang was born on May 15, 1879 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Alexander Matheson Lang. He was an actor and writer, known for Carnival (1921), The Scarlet Daredevil (1928) and Drake the Pirate (1935). He was married to Nellie Hutin Britton. He died on April 11, 1948 in Bridgetown, Barbados. See full bio »


(age 68) in Bridgetown, Barbados

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Known For

Carnival Sylvio Steno
The Scarlet Daredevil
The Scarlet Daredevil Sir Percy Blakeney
Drake the Pirate
Drake the Pirate Francis Drake
The Great Defender
The Great Defender Sir Douglas Rolls


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 1936 The Cardinal
Cardinal de Medici
 1935 Drake the Pirate
Francis Drake
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
Henry V
 1934 Little Friend
John Hughes
 1934 The Great Defender
Sir Douglas Rolls
 1933 Channel Crossing
Jacob Van Eeden
 1931 Venetian Nights
Silvio Steno
 1930 The Chinese Bungalow
Yuan Sing
 1928 The Scarlet Daredevil
Sir Percy Blakeney
 1928 The Blue Peter
David Hunter
 1927 The King's Highway
Paul Clifford
 1926 The Island of Despair
Stephen Rhodes
 1926 The Chinese Bungalow
Yuan Sing
 1926 The Qualified Adventurer
Peter Duff
 1925 The Secret Kingdom
John Quarrain
 1924 White Slippers
Lionel Hazard
 1924 Slaves of Destiny
Luke Charnock
 1924 Henry, King of Navarre
 1923 Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
 1923 The Wandering Jew
 1923 The Hell Ship
Jan Steen
 1922 Dick Turpin's Ride to York
Dick Turpin
 1922 A Romance of Old Baghdad
Prince Omar
 1921 Carnival
Sylvio Steno
 1919 Mr. Wu
Mr. Wu
 1918 Victory and Peace
Edward Arkwright
 1917 Everybody's Business (Short)
Lieutenant Jack Goudron
 1917 Masks and Faces
 1917 The House Opposite
Henry Rivers MP
 1917 The Ware Case
Sir Hubert Ware
 1916 The Merchant of Venice
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(1914-15) Stage: He and Ben Greet were the first directors of the Old Vic Theatre in its premiere season. The company included Dame Sybil Thorndike who played "Adriana", Nora Nicholson, Ben Greet, Andrew Leigh, Estelle Stead, Nellie Hutin Britton, Constance Robertson, Fisher White, William Stack, J. Leslie Frith, John Napper ... See more »

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Canadian-born matinée idol of the 1920's, the son of a reverend. He was a graduate of St. Andrews University and acted on stage from 1897. He moved to London in 1900 and began to make his reputation in Shakespearean roles seven years later. He was also a playwright ( "Carnival" and "The Chinese Bungalow", both of which were filmed) and theatrical manager, having formed his own company with ... See more »

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