Felix Aylmer (1889–1979)

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British character actor Felix Aylmer was educated at Oxford and later studied drama, making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1911. During World War I he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and resumed his stage career after the war ended. He entered films in 1930 and stayed in them for the next 40 years, specializing in elderly, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hamlet Polonius, Lord Chamberlain
Becket Archbishop of Canterbury
Separate Tables Mr. Fowler


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 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
Narrator (original version) (voice)
 1983 Legend of the Champions (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1973 Oh, Father! (TV Series)
The Prior, Father Anselm / Father Anselm
- Bid Time Return (1973) ... The Prior, Father Anselm
- The World, My Parish (1973) ... Father Anselm
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Doctor Wilstein
- If It's Got to Go - It's Got to Go (1972) ... Doctor Wilstein
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
- The Lady Who Went Too Far (1970) ... Judge
 1968-1970 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
The Prior, Father Anselm
- The Fullness of His Days (1970) ... The Prior, Father Anselm
- A Stone of Stumbling (1970) ... The Prior, Father Anselm
- The Hand of Esau (1970) ... The Prior, Father Anselm
- A Fool Returneth (1970) ... The Prior, Father Anselm
- The Laughter of a Fool (1970) ... The Prior, Father Anselm
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Joshua Crackan
- It's Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water (1970) ... Joshua Crackan
 1969 Hostile Witness
Justice Osborne
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Sir Henry Exton
- The German Song (1968) ... Sir Henry Exton
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Beginning (1968) ... Old Man
 1967 The World of Wooster (TV Series)
The Duke of Chiswick
- Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg (1967) ... The Duke of Chiswick
 1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Series)
Sir Dominic Crabbe
- The Brown Hand (1967) ... Sir Dominic Crabbe
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Lord Ravenscar
- A Damn Great Lump of Oil (1967) ... Lord Ravenscar
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Mr. Bone
- Walk's End (1966) ... Mr. Bone
 1956-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lord Barham / Cardinal of Toledo / Sir Lawrence Wargrave / ...
- Nelson: A Study in Miniature (1966) ... Lord Barham
- The Successor (1965) ... Cardinal of Toledo
- Ten Little Niggers (1959) ... Sir Lawrence Wargrave
- The Golden Cuckoo (1956) ... Dotheright
 1965 Masquerade
 1965 The Walrus and the Carpenter (TV Series)
Gascoigne Quilt
- The Secret Life of Gascoigne Quilt (1965) ... Gascoigne Quilt
- The Quarrel (1965) ... Gascoigne Quilt
- Luther and the Golden Fleece (1965) ... Gascoigne Quilt
- Luther Flannery Revisited (1965) ... Gascoigne Quilt
- The Coffin They Carry You Off In (1965) ... Gascoigne Quilt
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
David Anson
- A Day by the Sea (1964) ... David Anson
 1964 The Chalk Garden
Judge McWhirrey
 1964 Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
 1963 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Gascoigne Quilt
- The Walrus and the Carpenter (1963) ... Gascoigne Quilt
 1962-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Thomas Crawford / General Canynge
- The Affair (1963) ... Thomas Crawford
- Loyalties (1962) ... General Canynge
 1963 The Running Man
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Edwin St. Clair
- The Round Dozen (1962) ... Edwin St. Clair
 1962 The Boys
The Judge / Judge
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Grand Lama
 1961 Victoria Regina (TV Movie)
Lord Melbourne
 1960 The Hands of Orlac
Dr. Francis Cochrane
 1960 Exodus
Dr. Lieberman
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1960 From the Terrace
James Duncan MacHardie
 1960 Never Take Candy from A Stranger
Clarence Olderberry Sr.
 1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie)
Sir Howard Hallam
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Graf Berndorf
- The Tenth Symphony (1959) ... Graf Berndorf
 1959 The Mummy
Stephen Banning
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini Series)
Sir Peter Teazle
- The School for Scandal (1959) ... Sir Peter Teazle
 1958 Separate Tables
Mr. Fowler
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
Sir Patrick Cullen
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
 1958 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie)
Sir Joseph
 1958 I Accuse!
Edgar Demange
 1957 Saint Joan
 1956 Anastasia
 1956 Loser Takes All
The Other
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
- The Ends of Justice (1956) ... Archdeacon
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Hardew (segment 'No Other Wine')
- Two Letters: Yesterday's Mail/No Other Wine (1956) ... Hardew (segment 'No Other Wine')
 1955 Spider's Web (TV Movie)
Sir Rowland Delahaye
 1954 The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp
Joshua Webman
 1954 The Love Lottery
 1953 The Triangle
Brisetout (segment "A Lodging for the Night")
 1953 The Master of Ballantrae
Lord Durrisdeer
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- A Lodging for the Night (1953) ... Brisetout
 1952 The Paris Express
 1952 Ivanhoe
 1951 Quo Vadis
 1951 I'll Never Forget You
Sir William, the Physician (uncredited)
 1951 The Lady with a Lamp
Lord Palmerston
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Sir Philip (uncredited)
 1950 She Shall Have Murder
Mr. Playfair
 1950 Trio
Bank Manager (segment "The Verger")
 1950 So Long at the Fair
British Consul
 1950 Eye Witness
The British Judge
 1949 Prince of Foxes
Count Marc Antonio Verano
 1949 Christopher Columbus
Father Perez
 1949 Alice in Wonderland
Dr. Liddel / The Cheshire Cat (voice)
 1949 Edward, My Son
Mr. Hanray
 1948 Quartet
Martin (segment "The Colonel's Lady")
 1948 The Calendar
Lord Forlingham
 1948 Hamlet
Polonius, Lord Chamberlain
 1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Col. H. 'Bulldog' Kelsoe
 1947 A Man About the House
Ronald Sanctuary
 1947 The October Man
Dr. Martin
 1947 Green Fingers
Daniel Booth
 1947 The Smugglers
 1946 The Laughing Lady
Sir Felix Mountroyal
 1946 The Magic Bow
Signor Fazzini
 1946 The Years Between
Sir Ernest Foster
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
1st. Nobleman
 1945 The Wicked Lady
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Rev. Charles Moss
 1944 Henry V
Archbishop of Canterbury
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel
Mr. Emmanuel
 1944 Her Man Gilbey
Mr. Spaggot
 1944 Time Flies
The Professor
 1943 A Welcome to Britain (Documentary)
Schoolmaster (uncredited)
 1943 Adventure for Two
Mr. Runalow
 1943 Escape to Danger
Sir Alfred Horton
 1943 Thursday's Child
Mr. Keith
 1943 The Peterville Diamond
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Lord North
 1942 Sabotage at Sea
John Dighton
 1942 Uncensored
Col. von Hohenstein
 1942 Black Sheep of Whitehall
J.B. Crabtree
 1942 The Seventh Survivor
Sir Elmer Norton
 1941 Hi Gang!
Lord Amersham
 1941 South American George
Mr. Appleby
 1941 I Thank You
Henry Potter
 1941 Atlantic Ferry
Bank President
 1941 Once a Crook
King's Counsel
 1941 This England
Sir Edward Grey (uncredited)
 1941 The Spell of Amy Nugent
Mr. Morton
 1941 The Saint's Vacation
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps
Architect (uncredited)
 1941 Major Barbara
 1941 The Ghost of St. Michael's
Dr. Winter
 1940 Saloon Bar
 1940 The Frightened Lady
Dr. Lester Charles Amersham
 1940 The Briggs Family
Mr. Sand
 1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt
The Proctor
 1940 The Girl in the News
Prosecuting Counsel
 1940 Night Train to Munich
Dr. John Fredericks
 1940 Dr. O'Dowd
 1939 Johnson Was No Gentleman (TV Movie)
The Earl of Chesterfield
 1939 Young Man's Fancy
Sir Caleb Crowther
 1939 Fox in the Morning (TV Movie)
Raymon Valdazar
 1939 The Parnell Commission (TV Movie)
Sir Charles Russel
 1939 Spies of the Air
Col. Cairns
 1939 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
Lord Leonard Alcar
 1938 Queens of France (TV Short)
M'su Cahusac
 1938 The Citadel
Mr. Boon
 1938 Queen of Destiny
Lord Palmerston
 1938 I've Got a Horse
 1938 Queen of Crime
 1938 The Case of the Frightened Lady (TV Movie)
Dr. Amersham
 1938 Break the News
Sir George Bickory
 1938 The Words Upon the Window Pane (TV Movie)
Doctor Trench (1939 version)
 1938 Just Like a Woman
Sir Robert Hummel
 1938 On the High Road (TV Movie)
 1938 Bank Holiday
 1938 South Riding
Chairman of Council
 1937 The Live Wire
 1937 The Rat
Prosecuting Counsel
 1937 Victoria the Great
Lord Palmerston
 1937 The Vicar of Bray
The Earl of Brendon
 1937 Glamorous Night
 1937 The Frog
John Bennett
 1937 Dreaming Lips
Sir Robert Blaker
 1937 Action for Slander
Sir Eustace Cunninghame
 1936 The Mill on the Floss
Mr. Wakem
 1936 Sensation
Lord Bouverie
 1936 The Man in the Mirror
The Earl of Wigan
 1936 Hideout in the Alps
 1936 As You Like It
Duke Frederick
 1936 Doomed Cargo
Sir Charles Webber
 1936 Royal Eagle
 1936 In the Soup
Counsel (uncredited)
 1936 Nine Days a Queen
Edward Seymour
 1936 Jack of All Trades
Managing Director
 1936 Rhodes
Johannesburg Diplomat (uncredited)
 1936 The Improper Duchess
Count Seidel
 1935 She Shall Have Music
 1935 Her Last Affaire
Lord Carnforth
 1935 The Price of a Song
 1935 Checkmate
Henry Nicholls
 1935 The Ace of Spades
Lord Yarleigh
 1935 Old Roses
Lord Sandelbury
 1935 Hello, Sweetheart
 1935 The Clairvoyant
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1935 The Divine Spark
 1934 The Iron Duke
Lord Uxbridge
 1934 My Old Dutch
 1934 The Doctor's Secret
Sir Daniel Summerfield
 1934 Whispering Tongues
Superintendent Fulton
 1934 The Night Club Queen
 1934 The Path of Glory
President of Thalia
 1933 Home, Sweet Home
Robert Wilding KC
 1933 The Ghost Camera
 1933/I The Wandering Jew
 1933 The Shadow
Sir Richard Bryant
 1932 The World, the Flesh, the Devil
Sir Henderson Trent
 1930 The Temporary Widow
Public Prosecutor
 1930 Escape!
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Stage Play: Loyalties. Drama. Written by John Galsworthy. Directed by Basil Dean. Gaiety Theatre: 27 Sep 1922- Apr 1923 (closing date unknown/220 performances). Cast: Felix Aylmer (as "Gen. Canynge"), Diana Bourbon (as "Mabel"), Henry Carvill (as "Treisure/Ricardos"), James Dale (as "Ferdinand De Lewis"), Lawrence Hanray (as "Lord St. Erth... See more »

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