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Ivor Novello (1893–1951)

While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera. Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known singing teacher mother. His prodigious musical ... See full bio »

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 1976 The Dancing Years (TV Movie) (play)
  Musical Playhouse (TV Series) (original play - 1 episode, 1959) (play - 1 episode, 1959)
- Perchance to Dream (1959) ... (original play)
- The Dancing Years (1959) ... (play)
 1957 King's Rhapsody (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 King's Rhapsody (play)
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Full House (1953) ... (play)
 1952 Gay's the Word (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 The Dancing Years (based on the play devised by) / (based on the play written by)
 1948 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Truth Game (1948) ... (story)
 1941 Free and Easy (play "The Truth Game")
 1937 The Rat (play)
 1937 Glamorous Night (play)
 1933 I Lived with You (dialogue) / (play "I Lived with You" - uncredited) / (story)
 1932 The Phantom Fiend (uncredited)
 1932 -But the Flesh Is Weak (dialogue) / (play "Truth Game")
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man (dialogue)
 1930 Symphony in Two Flats (play)
 1929 The Return of the Rat (play "The Rat")
 1927 When Boys Leave Home (as David L'Estrange) / (play "Down Hill" - uncredited)
 1926 The Triumph of the Rat (characters)
 1925 The Rat (play)
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Show Show Soundtrack (50 credits)
Show Show Composer (6 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Fresh Fields," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Margaret Anglin in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

David L'Estrange


5' 11" (1.81 m)

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Personal Quote:

There's something Vichy about the French. See more »


Portrayed by Jeremy Northam in the largely fictional Gosford Park (2001). See more »

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