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Edward Lexy (1897–1970)

Edward Lexy was born on February 18, 1897 in London, England. He was an actor, known for South Riding (1938), The Terror (1938) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He died on January 31, 1970 in Dublin, Ireland. See full bio »


(age 72) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

South Riding Mr. Holly
The Terror Inspector Dobie
Family Affairs Major Blessington-Piper


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 1958 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Hobbs (uncredited)
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello
Fourth Man in Irish Pub (uncredited)
 1952-1957 Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (TV Series)
Mr. Prout
- Bad Lad Bunter (1957) ... Mr. Prout
- Bunter Takes the Blame (1955) ... Mr. Prout
- A Piece of Cake (1952) ... Mr. Prout
- Bunter's Postal Order (1952) ... Mr. Prout
- The Siege (1952) ... Mr. Prout
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Quartermaster Sergeant (3rd Episode)
 1956 Up in the World
Detective Superintendant
 1956 New Ramps for Old (TV Series)
Superintendent of Police
- Shop, Double Shop (1956) ... Superintendent of Police
 1956 The March Hare
 1955 Where There's a Will
Mafeking Brewer
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Army general (uncredited)
 1954 Orders Are Orders
Capt. Ledger
 1954 The Golden Link
Maj. Grey
 1952 Miss Robin Hood
 1952 You're Only Young Twice
Lord Carshennie
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
 1951 Night Was Our Friend
Arthur Glanville
 1951 Cloudburst
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- The Life of King Henry V/II (1951) ... Macmorris
- The Life of King Henry V (1951) ... Macmorris
 1951/II Smart Alec
Inspector Ashley
 1950 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Major Blessington-Piper
- Pigging It (1950) ... Major Blessington-Piper
- Tony and the Fatal Dart (1950) ... Major Blessington-Piper
 1950 The 20 Questions Murder Mystery
Detective Inspector Charlton
 1949 The Gay Adventure
The Colonel
 1949 The Luck of the Graces (TV Movie)
Sam Grace
 1949 Children of Chance
 1949 The Perfect Alibi (TV Movie)
Major Fothergill
 1949 It's Not Cricket
Brigadier Falcon
 1949 For Them That Trespass
Second Prison Warden
 1949 Jill Darling (TV Movie)
Colonel Crawford
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Lachlan (uncredited)
 1948 The Winslow Boy
1st. Elderly Member - Smoking Room
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Jess the Station Master (uncredited)
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Mr. Morgan
 1948 Blanche Fury
Col. Jenkins
 1947 The Mark of Cain
Lord Rochford
 1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Brigadier (uncredited)
 1947 While I Live
 1947 Captain Boycott
Sgt. Dempsey
 1947 Temptation Harbor
Stationmaster (as Edward Lexey)
 1947 The Happiest Days of Your Life (TV Movie)
Edgar Sowter
 1946 Secret Flight
Sir Desmond Prosser
 1946 A Girl in a Million
 1946 Piccadilly Incident
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1946 The Proposal (TV Movie)
 1944 Medal for the General
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Old Bill and Son
Soldier (uncredited)
 1940 Spare a Copper
Night Watchman
 1940 Convoy
Merchantman Skipper
 1940 Dangerous Comment (Short)
 1940 Mrs. Pym of Scotland Yard
Det.-Inspector Shott
 1940 The Spider
Inspector Horridge
 1940 Laugh It Off
Sgt. Maj. Slaughter
 1940 The Proud Valley
 1939 The Torso Murder Mystery
Det. Insp. William Barnard
 1939 Shadows of the Underworld
Inspector Holly
 1939 Too Dangerous to Live
Inspector Cardby
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
Inspector Elroyd (uncredited)
 1939 The Outsider
Father of Boy Patient
 1938 Many Tanks Mr. Atkins
Sgt. Butterworth
 1938 Night Journey
Milstone Mike
 1938 Doctor 'My Book' (TV Movie)
H.R.H. the Prince of Wales (1939 version)
 1938 The White Chateau (TV Movie)
Sergeant Major / Lewis Gun Sergeant
 1938 Sidewalks of London
Mr. Such
 1938 Queen of Destiny
Dorset Soldier in Crimea (uncredited)
 1938 Storm Over Wicklow (TV Movie)
 1938 This Man Is News
Inspector Hollis
 1938 The Ascent of F6 (TV Movie)
 1938 The Cab (TV Movie)
Daniel Boothroyd, a friend
 1938 The Terror
Inspector Dobie
 1938 Queen of Crime
 1938 The Drum
Sgt. Major Kernel (uncredited)
 1938 Oh Boy!
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Second Best Bed
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X
Peters - Club Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 South Riding
Mr. Holly
 1937 The Green Cockatoo (uncredited)
 1937 Under Secret Orders
Carr's Orderly
 1937 The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Cricketer (uncredited)
 1937 Larceny Street
Inspector McInerney
 1937 Knight Without Armor
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Troopship
Sgt. Brough
 1937 Street of Shadows (uncredited)
 1937 Action for Slander
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Guests of the Nation (as Edward Levy)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Edward Levy | Edward Lexey

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British character actor, on stage from 1936 and in films soon after. Invariably in authoritarian roles as police officers, military brass, heavy fathers and the like. Retired 1958.

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