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Hugh Wakefield (1888–1971)

Hugh Wakefield was born on November 10, 1888 in Wanstead, London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Blithe Spirit (1945), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and Man with a Million (1954). He died on December 5, 1971 in London. See full bio »


(age 83) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit Dr. George Bradman
Man with a Million
Man with a Million Duke of Cromarty
The Caretaker's Daughter
The Caretaker's Daughter Charles Pentwick


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 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Arthur Scudamore
- The Brides of March (1960) ... Arthur Scudamore
 1954 Man with a Million
Duke of Cromarty
 1952 The Caretaker's Daughter
Charles Pentwick
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Sir David Moon, Airline President (uncredited)
 1950 Off the Record (TV Movie)
Admiral Sir Maximilian Godfrey, KCB
 1948 One Night with You
 1945 Journey Together
Acting Lieutenant
 1945 Blithe Spirit
Dr. George Bradman
 1938 Make It Three
Percy Higgin
 1938 Runaway Ladies
Lord Ramsden
 1937 The Live Wire
 1937 Death Croons the Blues
Jim Martin
 1937 The Street Singer
Hugh Newman
 1936 It's You I Want
Otto Gilbert
 1936 The Limping Man
Col. Paget
 1936 Dreams Come True
Albert von Waldenau
 1936 The Interrupted Honeymoon
Uncle John
 1936 Forever Yours
Mr. Jackson (Curti's Manager)
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Derek Yale
 1936 The Improper Duchess
King of Poldavia
 1935 Marry the Girl
Hugh Delafield
 1935 No Monkey Business
Prof. Barrington
 1935 This Woman Is Mine
Lord Pilcott
 1935 My Heart Is Calling
Armand Arvelle
 1934 Lady in Danger
 1934 The Luck of a Sailor
King Karl
 1933 The Fortunate Fool
Jim Falconer
 1933 King of the Ritz
King of Blitz
 1933 The Crime at Blossoms
Chris Merryman
 1932 Aren't We All?
Lord Grenham
 1932 Life Goes On
Ridgeway Emsworth
 1931 The Man They Couldn't Arrest
John Dain
 1931 The Sport of Kings
Algernon Sprigg
 1931 Farewell to Love
Hon. Roddy Fielding
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the play, "Between Friends", at the Shaftebury Theatre in London, England with Basil Foster, Jimmy Godden, Marjorie Taylor, Madeleine Lambert, Athole Stewart, Cyril Smith and Muriel Dole in the cast. See more »

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Tall English character actor, who specialised in aristocrats, effete dandies, and the occasional rogue. Rarely seen without monocle and waxed moustache. His lengthy theatrical career at the London West End lasted from 1910 until his retirement in 1954, only interrupted by his wartime service in the RAF.

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