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Date of Birth 30 January 1886Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK
Date of Death 26 February 1965Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK
Birth NameSeptimus Wemham Ryott
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Major English silent movie star Stewart Rome born Wernham Ryott Gifford in Berkshire in 1886. He studied civil engineering, but instead went on the stage in 1907. After appearing on stage in Australia, Stewart returned to England in 1912 and joined Hepworth Film Company. Handsome, slightly aloof aristocratic star of more than 150 drama films, making his debut with 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' directed by Warwick Buckland in 1913, after WW1 service he joined the Broadwest Film Company and through the 1920's at the height of his career he acted in both British and German films such as 'Im schatten der Moschee' (1923) 'Vater Voss' (1925) est. His most memorable films was George Pearson's 'Reville' (1924) and 'The Desert Sheik' (1924). Following the advent of talkies, he was relegated to fine kindly gentlemanly characters, later he starred as Dr. Goodfellow in a series of shorts for the Rank studios in 1942, retired from the screen after 1950's 'Lets Have a Murder'. Died in 1965 age 79.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Rothwell-Smith

Spouse (1)

Grace Miller (? - ?)

Trivia (2)

In 1915, he was voted second only to Charles Chaplin in a Pictures magazine popularity poll.
In a landmark case in 1919, he was granted the rights to his stage name after being sued by Cecil M. Hepworth.

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