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Hugh Walpole (1884–1941)

Hugh Walpole was born on March 13, 1884 in Auckland, New Zealand as Hugh Seymour Walpole. He was a writer and actor, known for David Copperfield (1935), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) and Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935). He died on June 1, 1941 in Brackenburn, England. See full bio »


(age 57) in Brackenburn, England, UK
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Known For

David Copperfield
Kind Lady
Kind Lady Writer


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 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Mr Oddy (1975) ... (short story)
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Silver Mask (1973) ... (story)
 1964 Bis ans Ende (TV Movie) (play "The Old Ladies")
 1964 Judith Paris (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Judith Paris" - 1 episode)
- Rogue's Daughter (1964) ... (novel "Judith Paris")
 1962 Les vieilles dames de Polchester (TV Movie) (novel - as Hugh Seymour Walpole)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Flowers of Evil (1962) ... (story)
 1960 Festival (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Old Ladies (1960) ... (novel)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (adapted from a story by - 1 episode)
- Kind Lady (1960) ... (adapted from a story by)
 1960 The Herries Chronicle (TV Series) (novel "Rogue Herries" - 7 episodes)
- Rogue Herries - 1762 (1960) ... (novel "Rogue Herries")
- Rogue Herries - 1758 (1960) ... (novel "Rogue Herries")
- Rogue Herries - 1756 (1960) ... (novel "Rogue Herries")
- Rogue Herries - 1745 (1960) ... (novel "Rogue Herries")
- Rogue Herries - 1739 (1960) ... (novel "Rogue Herries")
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (novel "The Cathedral" - 1 episode)
- The Cathedral (1959) ... (novel "The Cathedral")
 1957 Gäste im Haus (TV Movie) (novel)
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Man with Red Hair (1957) ... (original story)
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Train to the Sea (1956) ... (story)
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Old Ladies (1956) ... (original story)
 1953 Encounter (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Old Ladies (1953) ... (novel)
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Cathedral (1952) ... (play)
 1951 Kind Lady (story "The Silver Casket")
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (novel)
 1947 The Old Ladies (TV Movie) (novel)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy (screen play)
 1935 Kind Lady (story "The Silver Casket")
 1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story (novel "Vanessa") / (screenplay)
 1935 David Copperfield (adaptation)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: His play, "The Old Ladies," was adapted by Rodney Ackland at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Mary Jerrold, Mary Clare and Jean Cadell in the cast. Frith Banbury was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hugh Seymour Walpole | Sir Hugh Walpole

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Don't play for safety. It's the most dangerous thing in the world. See more »


He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1937 King's Honours List for his services to Literature. See more »

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