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Esme Percy (1887–1957)

Esmé Saville Percy was a distinguished thespian of the English stage, born in London of French ancestry. He studied acting under Sarah Bernhardt and at the Brussels Conservatoire, making his theatrical debut in 1904. As a young man, he was noted for his good looks. As Percy advanced to star status, he gained a singular reputation as a leading ... See full bio »

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Murder! Handel Fane
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Dead of Night
Dead of Night Antiques Dealer
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 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Blind Man
- Something Remembered (1956) ... Blind Man
 1954 Gravelhanger (TV Series)
Francis Grayle
- The Secret of Francis Grayle (1954) ... Francis Grayle
- Rabbit Island (1954) ... Francis Grayle
- Where Do We Go from Here? (1954) ... Francis Grayle
 1950-1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sanson / Matthew Skipps
- The Public Prosecutor (1953) ... Sanson
 1948 Death in the Hand (Short)
Cosmo Vaughan
 1947 The Round Dozen (TV Short)
Mr. St. Clair
 1947 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie)
 1947 Everyman (TV Movie)
 1946 Lisbon Story
 1945 Dead of Night
Antiques Dealer (as Esmé Percy)
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Hi Gang!
Lord Chamberlain
 1941 Jeannie
 1940 21 Days Together
 1939 The Tell-Tale Heart (TV Movie) (as Esmé Percy)
 1938 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Androcles (as Esmé Percy)
 1938 Lady Precious Stream (TV Movie) (as Esmé Percy)
 1938 The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie) (as Esmé Percy)
 1937 Torpedoed
Diego de Costa
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
 1936 Accused
 1936 Crime Over London (uncredited)
 1936 Forbidden Music
Austrian Ambassador
 1936 Song of Freedom
Gabriel Donozetti
 1936 Two Who Dared
General Petroff
 1936 The Amateur Gentleman
John Townsend
 1936 The Invader
 1935 Abdul the Damned
Ali - Chief Eunuch (as Esmé Percy)
 1935 It Happened in Paris
 1934 Unfinished Symphony
 1934 Love, Life & Laughter
 1933 Spy 77
Bleuntzli - Reporter
 1933 Bitter Sweet
Hugh Devon
 1932 The Lucky Number
The Chairman
Show Show Producer (1 credit)

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He acted in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife," at the Chelsea Palace Theatre and Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Terence Morgan, Sir Robert Stephens, Marian Spencer, Sheila Ballantine, Brian Hankins, Frederick Treves, John Moffatt, Esmond Knight, Dame Joan Plowright CBE, and Shelagh Fraser in the cast. George... See more »

Alternate Names:

Esmé Percy | S. Esme Percy


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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