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Cecil Parker (1897–1971)

An air of almost smug disdain would hang over his characters like a grey cloud. Yet he could end up being a ray of sunshine with that cloud. Stage or screen, comedy or drama, playing butler or Lord Commander, Englishman Cecil Parker was born in 1897 and took an avid interest in performing following his discharge from World War I military service. ... See full bio »

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The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes Mr. Todhunter
The Ladykillers
The Ladykillers Claude (a.k.a. 'Major Courtney')
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 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Sir John
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
 1967 The Magnificent Two
Sir John / British Ambassador
 1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Lord Gillingham
- A Double in Diamonds (1967) ... Lord Gillingham
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Sir Guy Faulkner
- The War Lord (1967) ... Sir Guy Faulkner
 1966 Psycho-Circus
Sir John
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Sir Huntley Frazier
 1965 Lady L
Sir Percy
 1965 A Study in Terror
Prime Minister
 1964 The Comedy Man
Thomas Rutherford
 1964 Zero One (TV Series)
Frank Littlefield
- A Case of Charity (1964) ... Frank Littlefield
 1964 Guns at Batasi
 1963 Carry On Jack
First Sealord
 1963 Heavens Above!
Archdeacon Aspinall
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
Gen. Sir Hamish Fitzadam
 1962 The Swingin' Maiden
Sir Giles Thompson
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Sir Harry
- The British Sense of Humor (1962) ... Sir Harry
 1962 The Brain
 1961 Petticoat Pirates
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
The Lawyer
- I Spy (1961) ... The Lawyer
 1961 Operation Snafu
Gr / Cpt Bascombe
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Dr. Cattermole
- The Tidal Wave Adventure (1961) ... Dr. Cattermole
 1960 Citizen James (TV Series)
- The Brand Image (1960)
 1960 The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
Professor Canford
 1960 A French Mistress
John Crane M.A. Headmaster of Melbury School
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Sir William Crane
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Col. Howard
 1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
The Chairman
 1959 Make Mine a Double
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey Darwin
- Murder in Berkeley Square (1959) ... Sir Geoffrey Darwin
 1958 Hell, Heaven or Hoboken
Col. Logan
 1957 True as a Turtle
Dudley Partridge
 1956 It's Great to Be Young!
Frome, Headmaster
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Bob Matthews
 1955 The Ladykillers
Claude (a.k.a. 'Major Courtney')
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
The Professor
 1954 Cocktails in the Kitchen
Anne's Father
 1954 The Detective
The Bishop
 1950-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
A newspaper publisher
- To a Moment of Triumph (1953) ... A newspaper publisher
 1952 I Believe in You
 1951 The Magic Box
First Platform Man
 1951 The Man in the White Suit
Alan Birnley
 1950 Tony Draws a Horse
Dr. Howard Fleming
 1948 Quartet
Colonel Peregrine (segment "The Colonel's Lady")
 1947 The Woman in the Hall
Sir Halmar Barnard
 1947 Captain Boycott
Capt. Charles C. Boycott
 1947 Hungry Hill
Copper John
 1946 The Magic Bow
Luigi Germi
 1941 Ships with Wings
German Air Marshal
 1941 Suicide Squadron
 1941 The Saint's Vacation
 1940 Two for Danger
Sir Richard
 1940 Under Your Hat
Sir Jeffrey Arlington
 1940 The Spider
Lawrence Bruce
 1939 Sons of the Sea
Commander Herbert
 1939 Little Ladyship (TV Movie)
Sir John Brent
 1938 It Might Be You (Short)
Dr. Smith
 1938 The Ringer (TV Movie)
 1938 Old Iron
 1938 Smoky Cell (TV Movie)
 1938 The Citadel
Charles Every
 1937 Storm in a Teacup
Provost William Gow
 1937 Dark Journey
Captain of Q-Boat
 1936 Jack of All Trades
Sir Chas. Darrington
 1936 Dishonour Bright
Vincent Crane
 1935 Foreign Affaires
Lord Wormington
 1935 Her Last Affaire
Sir Arthur Harding
 1935 Mister Hobo
Bank Director (uncredited)
 1935 Me and Marlborough
Colonel of the Greys
 1934 Lady in Danger
 1934 The Office Wife (Short)
Lawrence Bradley
 1934 Little Friend
 1934 The Blue Squadron
 1934 Alexandra
Mr. Thompson (uncredited)
 1934 Nine Forty-Five
Robert Clayton
 1934 Flat Number Three
Hilary Maine
 1933 The Silver Spoon
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Stage: Appeared in "Bonnet Over The Windmill" by Dodie Smith. New Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, Westminster, London WC2. Cast list also included: Esma Cannon, Betty Jardine, Peter Coke, Gillian Maude, Ivy St Helier, Anne Firth, William Douglas Home, Peter Osborn, James Mason and Mary Hinton. See more »

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Made his first appearance on the New York stage in 1950 in Daphne Laurelo with Dame Edith Evans. See more »


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