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Ivan F. Simpson (1875–1951)

Character actor said to have been a favorite of the film star George Arliss. He appeared in some seven of the latter's pictures, among scores of others from 1915 to 1948. See full bio »

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 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Duke of Towers
- Peter Ibbetson (1951) ... Duke of Towers (as Ivan Simpson)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Open Heart (1951) ... (as Ivan Simpson)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Adams
- To the Lovely Margaret (1951) ... Professor Adams (as Ivan Simpson)
 1950-1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Frith
- Victoria Regina (1951)
- Rebecca (1950) ... Frith
 1950 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Storm in a Teacup (1950) ... (as Ivan Simpson)
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Old Man (uncredited)
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn
Magistrate (uncredited)
 1944 The Uninvited
Will Hardy - Tobacconist (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Mr. Woods - the Minister (uncredited)
 1943 Government Girl
Judge Leonard (uncredited)
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook
Professor Harlow (uncredited)
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Judge (as Ivan Simpson)
 1943 Above Suspicion
Porter in Oxford (uncredited)
 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Professor Albert Frisby (as Ivan Simpson)
 1943 Forever and a Day
Dexter (as Ivan Simpson)
 1942 Random Harvest
The Vicar (as Ivan Simpson)
 1942 Nightmare
Arnold - Money Changer
 1942 Youth on Parade
Dean Wharton (as Ivan Simpson)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Simms (uncredited)
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Dr. Cassell
 1942 The Male Animal
Dean Frederick Damon (as Ivan Simpson)
 1942 Nazi Agent
Professor Sterling (as Ivan Simpson)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Dean Claxton (as Ivan Simpson)
 1940 New Moon
Guizot
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Mr. Cotton (uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Hargraves (uncredited)
 1939 Tower of London
Anne's Protector (uncredited)
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Gates - Trial Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
A Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 Never Say Die
Kretsky (as Ivan Simpson)
 1939 Made for Each Other
Simon - Judge Doolittle's Brother (uncredited)
 1938 Booloo
1st Governor (as Ivan Simpson)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Sauce (uncredited)
 1938 Kidnapped
Old Man (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Proprietor of Kent Road Tavern (as Ivan Simpson)
 1938 Invisible Enemy
Michael
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler
Count Dormo (as Ivan Simpson)
 1937 45 Fathers
Chamberlain (uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1937 London by Night
Burroughs (as Ivan Simpson)
 1937 Night of Mystery
Sproot
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Clemens (as Ivan Simpson)
 1937 Maid of Salem
Rev. Parris (as Ivan Simpson)
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Old Man (as Ivan Simpson)
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Judge (as Ivan Simpson)
 1936 Trouble for Two
Collins (as Ivan Simpson)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Rev. Mordaunt (as Ivan Simpson)
 1935 Captain Blood
Prosecutor (as Ivan Simpson)
 1935 The Great Impersonation
Dr. Harrison
 1935 East of Java
Resident (uncredited)
 1935 Splendor
Fletcher
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Morgan (as Ivan Simpson)
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
Mr. Grantham (as Ivan Simpson)
 1935 Mark of the Vampire
Jan (as Ivan Simpson)
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Morse (as Ivan Simpson)
 1935 David Copperfield
Littimer (as Ivan Simpson)
 1934 The Little Minister
Sanders Webster (uncredited)
 1934 Among the Missing
Smeed
 1934 British Agent
'Poohbah' Evans (as Ivan Simpson)
 1934 The World Moves On
Clumber (as Ivan Simpson)
 1934 Stingaree
Man with Beard (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
First Doctor (uncredited)
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Amschel Rothschild (as Ivan Simpson)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X
Hutchinson (as Ivan Simpson)
 1934 Man of Two Worlds
Dr. Lott
 1933 Her Secret
Lathrop (as Ivan Simpson)
 1933 Blind Adventure
Butler
 1933 Voltaire
Lelain - Actor (uncredited)
 1933 Midnight Mary
Tindle (as Ivan Simpson)
 1933 The Silk Express
Johnson, Kilgore's Secretary (as Ivan Simpson)
 1933 Lost in Limehouse (Short)
The Duke of Dunkwell
 1933 The Secret of Madame Blanche
Aubrey's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1933 The Past of Mary Holmes
Jacob Riggs
 1933 The Monkey's Paw
Mr. White
 1932 Sherlock Holmes
Faulkner
 1932 The Phantom of Crestwood
Mr. Vayne (as Ivan Simpson)
 1932 The Crash
Hodge (as Ivan Simpson)
 1932 A Passport to Hell
Simms
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Battle (as Ivan Simpson)
 1931 Safe in Hell
Crunch (as Ivan Simpson)
 1931 The Reckless Hour
Stevens - Adams' Butler (uncredited)
 1931 The Lady Who Dared
Butler
 1931 The Millionaire
Davis (as Ivan Simpson)
 1930 The Sea God
Pearly Nick
 1930 The Way of All Men
Higgins (as Ivan Simpson)
 1930 Old English
Joe Pillin (as Ivan Simpson)
 1930 Manslaughter
Morson
 1930 Inside the Lines
Capper (as Ivan Simpson)
 1930 Golden Dawn
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1930 Isle of Escape
Judge (as Ivan Simpson)
 1930 The Green Goddess
Watkins (as Ivan Simpson)
 1929 Evidence
Peabody (as Ivan Simpson)
 1929 Disraeli
Sir Hugh Myers (uncredited)
 1925 Womanhandled
Butler (uncredited)
 1925 A Kiss for Cinderella
Mr. Cutaway
 1925 Lovers in Quarantine
The Silent Passenger
 1925 Wild, Wild Susan
Malcolm (as Ivan Simpson)
 1925 Miss Bluebeard
Bounds (as Ivan Simpson)
 1924 Twenty Dollars a Week
James Pettison (as Ivan Sampson)
 1923 Twenty-One
Mr. Willis
 1923 The Green Goddess
Watkins (as Ivan Simpson)
 1922 The Man Who Played God
Battle
 1916 Out of the Drifts
Martin
 1915 The Dictator
Simpson
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Way Things Happen. Drama. Written by Clemence Dane. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Lyceum Theatre: 28 Jan 1924- Feb 1924 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Lillian Brennard (as "Mrs. Hanbury"), Katharine Cornell (as "Shirley Pride"), Augusta Haviland (as "Harness"), Tom Nesbitt (as "Martin Farren"), Thomas Wigney... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ivan Sampson | Ivan Simpson
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Trivia:

Lean, white-haired and austere-looking Scottish supporting actor in Hollywood, often seen as servants, lawyers, doctors and clergymen. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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