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Arthur Wontner (1875–1960)

Arthur Wontner (1875-1960), the critics' choice. "No better "Sherlock Holmes" than Arthur Wontner is likely to be seen and heard in pictures, in our time... The keen, worn, kindly face and quiet prescient smile are out of the very pages of the book", Vincent Starrett's 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes'. Arthur Wontner made his first stage ... See full bio »

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(age 85) in London, England, UK

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 1955 Three Cases of Murder
Leader of the House (segment "Lord Mountdrago")
 1954 Prelude to Glory (TV Movie)
Arbishop of Canterbury
 1950-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lord Quinton / Carraway Pim / The father / ...
- Stolen Waters (1954) ... Lord Quinton
- The Unknown Warrior (1951) ... The father
- The Day of Glory (1951) ... Colonel Sanderson
- Shout Aloud Salvation (I) (1951) ... The Bishop
 1954 Clementina (TV Series)
Count Otto von Ahlen
- A Man Needs His Friends (1954) ... Count Otto von Ahlen
 1953 Rope (TV Movie)
Sir Johnstone Kentley
 1953 A Fish in the Family (TV Movie)
Lord Blair
 1953 Genevieve
Old Gentleman
 1953 Sea Devils
Baron de Baudrec
 1952 George and the Dragon (TV Movie)
The King of Cyrene
 1950 Bright Shadow (TV Movie)
Col. Philip Risborough
 1950 Corinth House (TV Movie)
Major Shales
 1949 Macbeth (TV Movie)
King Duncan
 1948 Blanche Fury
Lord Rudford
 1948 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Colonel Pickering
 1948 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Don Evaristo
 1947 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Polonius
 1947 Victoria Regina (TV Movie)
Lord Conyngham
 1947 The Infernal Machine (TV Movie)
Ghost of Laius
 1947 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Duke of Venice
 1947 Love from a Stranger (TV Movie)
Dr. Gribble
 1946 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Colonel David Forrester
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Embassy Counsellor
 1939 Just Like a Woman
Escubar
 1939 The Day Is Gone (TV Movie)
Major Warminside
 1938 Old Iron
Judge
 1938 13 Men and a Gun
Captain
 1937 The Live Wire
Montell
 1937 Storm in a Teacup
Procurator Fiscal
 1937 Thunder in the City
Sir Peter
 1936 Second Bureau
Col. Gueraud
 1936 Dishonour Bright
Judge
 1935 Line Engaged
Insp. Morland
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 Condemned to Death
Sir Charles Wallington
 1930 The Message (Short)
Sir John Craig
 1928 The Infamous Lady
The K.C.
 1924 The Diamond Man
Lady Marshalt
 1924 Eugene Aram
Eugene Aram
 1923 Secret Mission (Short)
Paul
 1923 Shadow of Death (Short)
Sir John Bellingham
 1923 The Battle of Love (Short)
Otto
 1923 The Courage of Despair (Short)
Carlos
 1923 The Last Stake (Short)
Guido
 1923 The Velvet Woman (Short)
Otto
 1923 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Lord Kingsburgh
 1916 The Bigamist
Tony Henderson
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry VIII", at the Empire Theatre in London, England with Sybil Thorndike, Norman V. Norman, Lyall Swete, Lewis Casson, O.B. Clarence and Laurence Olivier (played "First Serving Man") in the cast. Lewis Casson was also the director. Charles Ricketts was the designer. See more »
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He was born 'Arthur Wontner Smith', but assumed the stage name 'Arthur Wontner' when he made his first appearance on stage at the age of 22 in 1897 (the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee). He changed his name legally by deed poll in 1909 (along with his eldest daughter Helen Mary). See more »

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