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Nigel De Brulier (1877–1948)

British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often played (he portrayed Cardinal Richelieu four times:... See full bio »

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Known For

The Three Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu
Zorro Rides Again Don Manuel Vega [Ch. 1]


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 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
 1942 Wrecking Crew
Father Zachary
 1941 For Beauty's Sake
 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel
Shazam [Ch. 1]
 1940 One Million B.C.
 1940 Viva Cisco Kid
Old Mose
 1939 The Mad Empress
Father Fisher (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1939 Tower of London
Archbishop at St. John's Chapel (uncredited)
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Russian Priest (uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny in the Big House
Convict Mike Faleri
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
Cardinal Richelieu (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1939 Zenobia
Townsman at Zeke's Recitation (uncredited)
 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Convict (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Archbishop (uncredited)
 1938 Joaquin Murrieta (Short)
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again
Don Manuel Vega [Ch. 1] (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1937 The Californian
Don Francisco Escobar
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Philosopher (uncredited)
 1936 White Legion
Father Gonzales (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Lector at Monastery (uncredited)
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Judge (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1936 San Francisco
Old Man - Earthquake Survivor (uncredited)
 1936 Down to the Sea
 1936 Half Angel
Dr. Hall
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Padre at Wedding (uncredited)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities
Aristocrat (uncredited)
 1935 The Three Musketeers
Richelieu (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt
Edfu Ahmad
 1934 The Spectacle Maker (Short)
The Man in Black (uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
Political Judge (uncredited)
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Official Giving Instructions to Soldier (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel
Rajah the Fortune Teller (uncredited)
 1933 Life in the Raw
McTavish (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1933 The Monkey's Paw
Hindu Fakir in Prologue (uncredited)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Priest (uncredited)
 1932 Chandu the Magician
Yogi Teacher (uncredited)
 1932 Miss Pinkerton
Coroner James A. Clemp (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1932 Devil's Lottery
Bettor (uncredited)
 1932 Alias the Doctor
Autopsy Surgeon (uncredited)
 1931 Son of India
Rao Rama (as Nigel deBrulier)
 1930 Moby Dick
Elijah (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1930 Golden Dawn
Hasmali - the Witch Doctor (uncredited)
 1930 Redemption
 1930 The Green Goddess
Temple Priest (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1929 The Wheel of Life
Tsering Lama
 1929 Thru Different Eyes
 1929 The Iron Mask
Cardinal Richelieu
 1928 Noah's Ark
Soldier / High Priest
 1928 Me, Gangster
Danish Louie
 1928 Loves of an Actress
 1928 The Divine Sinner
Minister of Police
 1928 The Red Dance
Bishop (uncredited)
 1928 Two Lovers
The Prince of Orange
 1928 Frenzy (Short)
 1927 The Gaucho
The Padre (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1927 My Best Girl
Crippled Pencil Peddler (uncredited)
 1927 Surrender
Rabbi Mendel Lyon
 1927 Soft Cushions
The Notary
 1927 The Patent Leather Kid
The French Doctor
 1927 Wings
Peasant (uncredited)
 1927 The Beloved Rogue
 1926 Don Juan
Marchese Rinaldo
 1926 The Greater Glory
Dr. Hermann von Berg
 1926 Yellow Fingers
Rajah Jagore
 1925 The Ancient Mariner
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Simonides (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1925 A Regular Fellow
 1924 Mademoiselle Midnight
Dr. Sanchez
 1924 A Boy of Flanders
Jehan Daas
 1924 Three Weeks
 1924 Wild Oranges
Litchfield Stope (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1923/I St. Elmo
Rev. Alan Hammond
 1923/I The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Don Claudio (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1923 The Eleventh Hour
Mordecai Newman
 1923 Rupert of Hentzau
 1922 Omar the Tentmaker
Nizam ul Mulk
 1922 Salom√©
Jokaanan, the Prophet
 1922 A Doll's House
Dr. Rank
 1922 Foolish Wives
Monk (uncredited)
 1921 The Devil Within
Dr. Philiol
 1921 The Three Musketeers
Cardinal Richelieu (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1921 Without Benefit of Clergy
Pir Khan
 1921 Cold Steel
 1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Tchernoff (as Nigel de Brulier)
 1920 The Dwelling Place of Light
James Rolfe
 1920 His Pajama Girl
Manuel Lopez
 1920 The Virgin of Stamboul
Capt. Kassan
 1920 Flames of the Flesh
Henri Leland (as Nigel De Brullier)
 1919 The Mystery of 13
Raoul Ferrar
 1919 The Right to Happiness
Russian Court Member (uncredited)
 1919 Sahara
 1919 The Boomerang
Antonio Giannone (as Nigel De Bruillier)
 1918 The Girl o' Dreams
Phillip Fletcher
 1918 The Testing of Mildred Vane
Matthew Vane
 1918 The Romance of Tarzan
 1918 Kultur
Danilo (as Nigel De Brullier)
 1918/I Me und Gott
The Pacifist (as Nigel De Brullier)
 1918 The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin
Capt. von Neigle
 1917 The Mystery Ship
James Lee - Betty's Father
 1917 A Prince for a Day (Short)
The Dancing Master
 1917 A Romany Rose (Short)
The Dancing Master
 1917 Triumph
Townsman (uncredited)
 1917 The Gray Ghost
 1917 The Bond Between
Feole Zelnar
 1917 The Voice on the Wire
Professor Duval
 1916 Joan the Woman
Man at trial (uncredited)
 1916 Purity
Thorton Darcy
 1916 Pasquale
 1916 Ramona
Felipe Moreno (as N. de Brullier)
 1916 The Dumb Girl of Portici
Father Francisco (as N. De Brouillet)
 1915 Ghosts
Pastor Manders - Alvina's Sweetheart
 1915 The Spanish Jade
Don Luis (as Nigel De Brullier)
 1915 Hypocrites
Man in Church (uncredited)
 1914 The Pursuit of the Phantom
The poet (as De Brullier)
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