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Godfrey Tearle (1884–1953)

Godfrey Seymour Tearle was born in 1884, the son of British actor/manager George (Osmond) Tearle and American actress Marianne Conway (her second marriage). His father and uncle were first-generation acting Tearles, and his mother also came from a family of actors. It seems that Godfrey's destiny was set at birth. The Tearles' family's origins lay... See full bio »


(age 68) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps Professor Jordan
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Sir George Corbett - Rear Gunner in B for Bertie
Crash of Silence
Crash of Silence Mr. Garland
The Titfield Thunderbolt


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 1953 The Titfield Thunderbolt
The Bishop
 1953 Decameron Nights
Ricciardo / Bernabo
 1952 Crash of Silence
Mr. Garland
 1952 I Believe in You
Mr. Pyke
 1951 White Corridors
Mr. Groom Sr.
 1945 Notorious Gentleman
Colonel Robert Kenway
 1943 The Lamp Still Burns
Sir Marshall Freyne
 1943 Underground Guerrillas
Gen. Von Staengel (Military Governor)
 1943 At Dawn We Die
Mayor Pierre Duchesne
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Sir George Corbett - Rear Gunner in B for Bertie
 1937 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
 1936 Tomorrow We Live
Sir Charles Hendra
 1936 East Meets West
Sir Henry Mallory
 1934 Jade (Short)
The Man
 1933 Wolves of the Underworld
Richard Sabine
 1931 The Shadow Between
Paul Haddon
 1931 These Charming People
James Berridge
 1930 Infatuation (Short)
Gerald Norton
 1926 One Colombo Night
Jim Farnell
 1926 If Youth But Knew
Dr. Martin Summer
 1926 Guy of Warwick (Short)
Guy of Warwick
 1925 Salome of the Tenements
John Manning
 1919 Queen's Evidence
Adam Pascal
 1919 Nobody's Child
Ernest d'Alvard
 1919 Fancy Dress
Tony Broke
 1919 Midnight Gambols
Tom Harvey
 1919 The March Hare
 1916 Sir James Mortimer's Wager (Short)
Sir James Mortimer
 1915 Lochinvar (Short)
 1913 The Fool
 1908/II Romeo and Juliet (Short)

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Stage Play: Antony and Cleopatra. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Paul Nordoff. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Martin Beck Theatre: 26 Nov 1947- 13 Mar 1948 (126 performances). Cast: Ralph Clanton, Katharine Cornell (as "Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt"), Ivan F. Simpson (as "Theodotus") [final Broadway ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Godfrey Tearle

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According to distant relative Richard Tearle, who has a website devoted to his famous ancestor, Sir Godfrey was considered to be one of the greatest Othellos of all time. See more »

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