Lionel Belmore (1867–1953)

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Lionel Belmore was born on May 12, 1867 in Wimbledon, London, England. He was an actor and director, known for Frankenstein (1931), Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) and The Vampire Bat (1933). He was married to Emmeline Florence Carder. He died on January 30, 1953 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Frankenstein The Burgomaster
Bardelys the Magnificent Vicomte de Lavedan
The Vampire Bat Bürgermeister Gustave Schoen
Oliver Twist Mr. Brownlow


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 1945 I Was a Criminal
Laughing Townsman
 1943 Forever and a Day
Bit Part (scenes deleted)
 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein
Councillor (uncredited)
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Hercules Snyder
 1940 Diamond Frontier
Piet Bloem
 1940 Tom Brown's School Days
Tavern Keeper (uncredited)
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Mr. Moscrop
 1939 Tower of London
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Villager (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Judge at Esmeralda's Trial (uncredited)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Third Selection Board Member (uncredited)
 1939 Son of Frankenstein
Emil Lang
 1938 Pie a la Maid (Short)
Dr. Kornbloom
 1938 The Declaration of Independence (Short)
The Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1938 Service de Luxe
 1938 If I Were King
Chief Steward (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Humility Prim (uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Calverton's Butler (uncredited)
 1937 It's Love I'm After
Friar Lawrence (uncredited)
 1937 The Toast of New York
President of Board
 1937 Topper
Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
 1937 The Romance of Robert Burns (Short)
Coachman (uncredited)
 1937 Maid of Salem
Tavern Keeper
 1936 The Last of the Mohicans
 1936 Mary of Scotland
 1936 The White Angel
Captain (uncredited)
 1936 Master Will Shakespeare (Short)
Manager Burbage (uncredited)
 1936 One Rainy Afternoon
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Mr. Harker - Green-grocer
 1935 Forced Landing
Prison Warden
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1935 Dressed to Thrill
Pierre (uncredited)
 1935 The Three Musketeers
King and Peasant Inn Proprietor (uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Will Leathwaite
 1935 David Copperfield
Old Bailey Warden (uncredited)
 1935 Clive of India
Official at Reception (uncredited)
 1934 Red Morning
The Storekeeper
 1934 Cleopatra
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini
Court Member (uncredited)
 1934 Jane Eyre
Lord Ingram
 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo
Prison Governor
 1934 Range Riders
Mike - Bartender (uncredited)
 1934 Stingaree
Governor's Second Aide (uncredited)
 1934 Caravan
Station Master
 1933 I Am Suzanne!
Puppeteer / Satan
 1933 Design for Living
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron
Explorer with Newspaper (uncredited)
 1933 Berkeley Square
Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1933 The Warrior's Husband
 1933 The Constant Woman
Character Man
 1933 Oliver Twist
Mr. Bumble
 1933 The Vampire Bat
Bürgermeister Gustave Schoen
 1933 Cavalcade
Uncle George (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Bettor of 300 Silver (uncredited)
 1932 Malay Nights
Buck - Bartender
 1932 The Man Called Back
Mr. Cartright
 1932 Rule 'Em and Weep (Short)
 1932 So Big!
Reverend Dekker (uncredited)
 1932 Vanity Fair
Sir Pitt Crawley
 1932 Police Court
Uncle Al Furman
 1931 Hollywood Halfbacks (Short)
 1931 Safe in Hell
Judge (uncredited)
 1931 Frankenstein
The Burgomaster
 1931 The Great Junction Hotel (Short)
The District Attorney
 1931 Shanghaied Love
The Knitting Swede
 1931 Alexander Hamilton
General Philip Schuyler
 1931 A Woman of Experience
Recruiting Speaker (uncredited)
 1931 Daybreak
Herr Kessner (uncredited)
 1931 Ten Nights in a Bar-Room
Bill, the Bartender
 1931 Kiss Me Again
Cafe Manager (uncredited)
 1930 One Heavenly Night
Baron Zagon
 1930 The Boudoir Diplomat
War Minister
 1930 River's End
Mountie (uncredited)
 1930 Monte Carlo
Prince Gustav von Liebenheim
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs
Colonel Villiers
 1930 Hell's Island
Monsieur Dupont
 1930 Le spectre vert
Commandant Endicott
 1930 Captain of the Guard
Colonel of Hussars
 1930 The Rogue Song
 1930 Playing Around
Morgan the Pirate
 1930 Love Comes Along
 1929 Devil-May-Care
Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1929 The Love Parade
Prime Minister
 1929 Condemned!
Convict (uncredited)
 1929 Evidence
 1929 The Doll Shop (Short)
The Toy Maker
 1929 The Unholy Night
Major Endicott
 1929 From Headquarters
Señor Carroles
 1929 The Redeeming Sin
Father Colomb
 1929 Stark Mad
Amos Sewald
 1929 The Yellow-Back
 1928 The Circus Kid
 1928/I Heart Trouble
Adolph Van Housen
 1928 The Good-Bye Kiss
The General
 1928 The Play Girl
The Greek Florist
 1928 The Matinee Idol
Jasper Bolivar
 1928 Rose-Marie
Henri Duray
 1928 Run, Girl, Run (Short)
The Dean
 1928 The Wife's Relations
Cyrus Dodd
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 7 (Short)
 1927 Sorrell and Son
John Palfrey
 1927 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
Stout Student (uncredited)
 1927 Roaring Fires
John D. Summers
 1927/I Topsy and Eva
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1927 The Sunset Derby
Jack McTeague
 1927 The Tender Hour
Party Guest
 1927 The King of Kings
Roman Noble
 1927 Afraid to Love
Nobleman (uncredited)
 1927 The Missing Link
First Mate (uncredited)
 1927 The Demi-Bride
Monsieur Girard
 1927 Winners of the Wilderness
Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia
 1927 Wide Open
 1926 The Return of Grey Wolf
Jacques St. Claire
 1926 The Return of Peter Grimm
Rev. Bartholomey
 1926 Oh Billy, Behave
Mr. Lovely
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Vicomte de Lavedan
 1926 The Dice Woman
 1926 The Lucky Fool
Mr. Bowden
 1926 Shipwrecked
John Beacon
 1926 The Checkered Flag
Joel Corbin
 1926 The Blackbird
Music Hall Proprietor (uncredited)
 1926 Stop, Look and Listen
 1925 Madame Behave
Seth Corwin
 1925 The Storm Breaker
 1925 Without Mercy
Honest Tom Massingham
 1925 Never the Twain Shall Meet
Gaston Larrieau
 1925 Eve's Secret
 1924 The Silent Watcher
Barnes, Steele's campaign manager
 1924 The Sea Hawk
Justice Anthony Baine
 1924 Racing Luck
The Uncle
 1924 A Boy of Flanders
Baas cogez
 1924 Try and Get It
Timothy Perrin
 1924 A Fool's Awakening
Herbert Lorington
 1924 A Lady of Quality
Sir Geoffrey Wildairs
 1923 Forgive and Forget
 1923 Red Lights
Alden Murray
 1923 Three Ages
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1923 Railroaded
 1923 Within the Law
Irwin - his attorney
 1923 Quicksands
Ring Member
 1923 Jazzmania
Baron Bolo
 1922 Peg o' My Heart
 1922 Enter Madame
 1922 The Kentucky Derby
Col. Rome Woolrich
 1922/I Oliver Twist
Mr. Brownlow
 1922 The Galloping Kid
'Five-Notch' Arnett
 1922 Head Over Heels
Al Wilkins
 1922 Iron to Gold
 1922 The World's Champion
John Burroughs
 1922 Kindred of the Dust
The Laird of Tyee
 1922 The Barnstormer
 1921 Two Minutes to Go
Her Father
 1921 Moonlight Follies
James Rutledge
 1921 The Sting of the Lash
Ben Ames
 1921 Courage
Angus Ferguson
 1921 A Shocking Night
Bill Bradford
 1920 Guile of Women
 1920 Godless Men
Seaman Neighbor
 1920 The Great Lover
 1920 The Man Who Had Everything
Mark Bullway
 1920 Madame X
M. Robert Parissard
 1920 Milestones
Richard Sibley Sr
 1920 Jes' Call Me Jim
 1920 The Strange Boarder
Jake Bloom
 1920 Duds
 1918 Maid Wanted (Short)
 1918 Leap to Fame
Carl Hoffman
 1918 Wanted: A Mother
 1918 The Wasp
 1918 His Royal Highness
Gen. Malcoff
 1918 The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds
Gen. Israel Putnam
 1917 Shame
 1915 The Greater Will
Undetermined Role
 1915 West Wind (Short)
John Benham - the Ranch Owner
 1914 Taken by Storm (Short)
Jim - the Husband
Show Show Director (14 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Stocky, beetle-browed, white-haired British character actor, on Broadway from 1899 and in American films from 1914. He also directed several shorts between 1914 and 1918. During the 1930's, Belmont was gainfully employed in Hollywood as English butlers, innkeepers, lairds, burgomasters and town elders. See more »

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