Henry Daniell (1894–1963)

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One of Hollywood's greatest screen villains, Charles Henry Pywell Daniell was born in London, England, the son of Elinor Mary (Wookey) and Henry Pyweh Daniell, L.R.C.P. He had the profound misfortune to make his professional theatrical debut on the eve of World War I. His life thus interrupted, he served in the trenches on the Western Front with ... See full bio »

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The Body Snatcher Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane


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 1964 My Fair Lady
Ambassador (uncredited)
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Silas Hay / Gideon Harte
- The Odds on Odette (1962) ... Silas Hay
- The Floating Man (1962) ... Gideon Harte
 1962 Combat! (TV Series)
- A Day in June (1962) ... Minister
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Court-martial judge (uncredited)
 1962 The Chapman Report
Dr. Jonas
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
Sheik Ageiba
 1962 The Notorious Landlady
 1961 The Comancheros
 1960-1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Vicar John Weatherford / Pierre Radin / Count Alexander Cagliostro / ...
- God Grante That She Lye Stille (1961) ... Vicar John Weatherford
- The Grim Reaper (1961) ... Pierre Radin
- Prisoner in the Mirror (1961) ... Count Alexander Cagliostro
- Well of Doom (1961) ... Squire Moloch
- The Cheaters (1960) ... Dirk Van Prinn
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Isaac Beckett
- A Quiet Town (1961) ... Isaac Beckett
 1961 Madison Avenue
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
- Escape from Kaladeu (1961) ... Jarden
- Escape from Kaledau (1961) ... Jarden
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Sir Oliver
- The Black Arrow (1960) ... Sir Oliver
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Arthur Copeland
- The Crossbow (1960) ... Arthur Copeland
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Sir Alexander Drew / Mr. Morton W. Snipple
- Trial for Murder: Part 2 (1960) ... Sir Alexander Drew
- Trial for Murder: Part 1 (1960) ... Sir Alexander Drew
- The Christine Elliott Story (1960) ... Mr. Morton W. Snipple
 1960 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Col. Townes / Colonel Townes
- The Swamp Fox: Redcoat Strategy (1960) ... Col. Townes
- The Swamp Fox: Day of Reckoning (1960) ... Col. Townes
- The Swamp Fox: Tory Vengeance (1960) ... Colonel Townes
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Max Bozman
- No Flies on Friday (1959) ... Max Bozman
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Uncle Henri
- My Three Angels (1959) ... Uncle Henri
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
- The Fight Back (1959) ... Graham
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Rene St. Cloud
- Pappy (1959) ... Rene St. Cloud
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
- Mirror, Mirror (1959)
 1957-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
James King / Shaffton / Dr. Harold Rodman
- The Bell Tolls (1959) ... James King
- Gold-Tooth Charlie (1959) ... Shaffton
- Strange Quarantine (1957) ... Dr. Harold Rodman
 1959 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Dr. Emil Zurich
 1956-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lionel Croy / Hubbel
- The Wings of the Dove (1959) ... Lionel Croy
- Confession (1956) ... Hubbel
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Debut (1958) ... Belloc
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
- Night Caller (1958) ... Judson
 1952-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
The Inspector
- The Spell of the Tigress (1958) ... The Inspector
- The Iron Gate (1952)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Pierre Cauchon - Bishop of Beauvais
 1957 Les Girls
 1957 The Sun Also Rises
 1954-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Count Maverin
- The Sword (1957) ... Count Maverin
 1956-1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Van Buren / King Charles / Clark
- The Freeman Case (1957) ... Van Buren
- The Trial of Colonel Blood (1957) ... King Charles
- The Trial of Edward Pritchard (1956) ... Clark
 1957 Mister Cory
Mr. Earnshaw
 1956 Lust for Life
Theodorus Van Gogh
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Von Feuerbach
- Mystery of Caspar Hauser (1956) ... Von Feuerbach
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Edward Moulton-Barrett
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1956) ... Edward Moulton-Barrett
 1956 Diane
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Sir Edward Carson
- The Archer-Shee Case (1955) ... Sir Edward Carson
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Smuggler (1955) ... Dictator
 1955 The Prodigal
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lord Belmont
- Imperfect Lady (1954) ... Lord Belmont
 1954 The Egyptian
 1951-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Table for Two (1951)
 1951 Studio One (TV Series)
- The Target (1951)
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl
Capt. Duval
 1950 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Chart
- The Marriages (1950) ... Colonel Chart
 1949 The Secret of St. Ives
Maj. Edward Chevenish
 1949 Siren of Atlantis
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Jacques Desaix
 1947 The Exile
Colonel Ingram
 1947 Song of Love
Franz Liszt
 1946 Angel Street (TV Movie)
Mr. Manningham
 1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
The Regent - William of Pembroke
 1945 Captain Kidd
King William III
 1945 The Woman in Green
Prof. Moriarty
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Baron Von Stetten
 1945 The Body Snatcher
Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane
 1944 Know Your Ally: Britain (Short)
 1944 The Suspect
Mr. Simmons
 1943 Jane Eyre
Henry Brocklehurst
 1943 Watch on the Rhine
Phili Von Ramme
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Minister von Ribbentrop
 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington
William Easter
 1942 Reunion in France
Emile Fleuron
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Frederick Seamon
 1942 Nightmare
Capt. Stafford
 1942 Castle in the Desert
Watson King
 1942 Four Jacks and a Jill
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Shelley Mason
 1941 Dressed to Kill
Julian Davis (as Henry Daniel)
 1941 A Woman's Face
Public Prosecutor
 1940 The Philadelphia Story
Sidney Kidd
 1940 The Great Dictator
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Lord Wolfingham
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
 1939 We Are Not Alone
Sir Ronald Dawson
 1938 Marie Antoinette
La Motte
 1938 Holiday
Seton Cram
 1937 Madame X
 1937 The Firefly
General Savary
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair
John Wales
 1937 Under Cover of Night
Marvin Griswald
 1936 Camille
Baron de Varville
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Hugh Lewis
 1934 The Path of Glory
King Maximillian
 1930 The Last of the Lone Wolf
Count von Rimpau (as Henry Daniel)
 1929 Jealousy
 1929 The Awful Truth
Norman Warriner
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Stage: Appeared in "The First Mrs. Fraser" on Broadway (revival). See more »

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Ann Knox  (his death)  (1 child)


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Gabriel Dell Jr. (grandchild)

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[In a 1944 interview] I was never a villain until Gerald du Maurier said there was something creepingly sinister about me. I was a good, clean-living boy until then! Of course, it may be that I am really a sinister person and that portraying respectability is really, on my part, a display of virtuosity. I never thought of it that way before.


Appeared in seven Best Picture Oscar nominees: All This, and Heaven Too (1940), The Great Dictator (1940), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Watch on the Rhine (1943), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and My Fair Lady (1964). Only the last of these won Best Picture. The first three of these films were all released in the same year in 1940. See more »


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