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James Alexander Chapman (1879–1969)

James Alexander Chapman was born on May 31, 1879 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Jay Chapman. He was an actor, known for The Black Tulip (1937), Waltz Time (1933) and Hobson's Choice (1931). He was married to Mollie Griffin and Sybil Viney. He died on April 8, 1969 in Durban, South Africa. See full bio »


(age 89) in Durban, South Africa

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Known For

The Black Tulip
The Black Tulip Gryphus
Waltz Time
Waltz Time Frosch
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice Tubby Wadlow
Hamlet Part 2
Hamlet Part 2 Gravedigger


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 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Mr. Boomer (uncredited)
 1947 Hamlet Part 2/II (TV Movie)
 1947 Hamlet Part 2 (TV Movie)
Gravedigger (as Jay Laurier)
 1947 Hamlet Part 1 (TV Movie)
Gravedigger (as Jay Laurier)
 1938 Oh Boy!
Horatio Flower (as Jay Laurier)
 1937 The Black Tulip
Gryphus (as Jay Laurier)
 1933 I'll Stick to You
Adam Tipper (as Jay Laurier)
 1933 Waltz Time
Frosch (as Jay Laurier)
 1932 Pyjamas Preferred
Pierre Gautier (as Jay Laurier)
 1931 Hobson's Choice
Tubby Wadlow (as Jay Laurier)

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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Valerie Tudor and Francis James in the cast. Andrew Leigh was director. Norman Wilkinson was designer. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jay Laurier


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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