Esme Percy (1887–1957)


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Esmé Saville Percy was a distinguished thespian of the English stage, born in London of French ancestry. He studied acting under Sarah Bernhardt and at the Brussels Conservatoire, making his theatrical debut in 1904. As a young man, he was noted for his good looks. As Percy advanced to star status, he gained a singular reputation as a leading ... See full bio »

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Known For

Murder! Handel Fane
(1930)
The Frog Philo Johnson
(1937)
Pygmalion Count Aristid Karpathy
(1938)
Invitation to the Waltz Napoleon Bonaparte
(1935)

Filmography

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 1955 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Blind Man
- Something Remembered (1955) ... Blind Man
 1954 Gravelhanger (TV Series)
Francis Grayle
- The Secret of Francis Grayle (1954) ... Francis Grayle
- Rabbit Island (1954) ... Francis Grayle
- Where Do We Go from Here? (1954) ... Francis Grayle
 1950-1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sanson / Matthew Skipps
- The Public Prosecutor (1953) ... Sanson
- The Lady's Not for Burning (1950) ... Matthew Skipps
 1948 Death in the Hand (Short)
Cosmo Vaughan
 1947 The Round Dozen (TV Movie)
Mr. St. Clair
 1947 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie)
Raguel
 1947 Everyman (TV Movie)
Goods
 1946 The Lisbon Story
Mariot
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Major Domo
 1945 Dead of Night
Antique Dealer (as Esmé Percy)
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Hi Gang!
Lord Chamberlain
 1941 Jeannie
 1940 21 Days Together
Wallen
 1939 The Tell-Tale Heart (TV Movie) (as Esmé Percy)
 1938 Pygmalion
Count Aristid Karpathy
 1938 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Androcles (as Esmé Percy)
 1938 Lady Precious Stream (TV Movie) (as Esmé Percy)
 1938 The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie)
Bosola (as Esmé Percy)
 1937 The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Sheridan, the playwright
 1937 Torpedoed
Diego de Costa
 1937 The Frog
Philo Johnson
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Robinson
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
Humpty Dumpty
- Alice Through the Looking Glass (1937) ... Humpty Dumpty
 1936 Accused
Morel
 1936 Forbidden Music
Austrian Ambassador
 1936 Song of Freedom
Gabriel Donozetti
 1936 Two Who Dared
General Petroff
 1936 The Amateur Gentleman
John Townsend
 1936 The Invader
Jose
 1935 Invitation to the Waltz
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1935 Abdul the Damned
Ali - Chief Eunuch (as Esmé Percy)
 1935 It Happened in Paris
Pommier
 1934 Unfinished Symphony
Huettenbrenner
 1934 Lord Edgware Dies
Duke of Merton
 1934 Nell Gwyn
Samuel Pepys
 1934 Love, Life & Laughter
Goebschen
 1933 Spy 77
Bleuntzli - Reporter
 1933 Summer Lightning
Baxter
 1933 Bitter Sweet
Hugh Devon
 1932 The Lucky Number
The Chairman
 1930 Murder!
Handel Fane
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Other Works:

He acted in Christopher Fry's play, "The Lady's Not for Burning," at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Pamela Brown, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Harcourt Williams in the cast. John Gielgud and he were also directors. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Esmé Percy | S. Esme Percy

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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