C. Aubrey Smith (1863–1948)

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Movie roles are sometimes based upon what the audience expects to see. If the role called for the tall stereotypical Englishmen with the stiff upper lip and stern determination, that man would be C. Aubrey Smith, graduate of Cambridge University, a leading Freemason and a test cricketer for England. Smith was 30 by the time he embarked upon a ... See full bio »

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Rebecca Colonel Julyan
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Tarzan the Ape Man James Parker


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 1949 Little Women
Mr. Laurence (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
 1948 Luxury Liner
Edward Thorndike (uncredited)
 1947 An Ideal Husband
The Earl of Caversham (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
 1947 Unconquered
Lord Chief Justice (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
 1947 High Conquest
Col. Hugh Bunning
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Sir Archibald Clyde
 1946 Cluny Brown
Col. Charles Duff Graham (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
 1946 Terror by Night
Elderly Gentleman on Train Station (uncredited)
 1945 And Then There Were None
Gen. Sir John Mandrake (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
 1945 Scotland Yard Investigator
Sir James Collison (as Sir Aubrey Smith)
 1945 Forever Yours
 1944 Secrets of Scotland Yard
Sir Christopher Pelt
 1944 Sensations of 1945
Dan Lindsay
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Colonel Walter Forsythe
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Oxford Chancellor
 1943 Madame Curie
Lord Kelvin
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Dean of Norwalk (Episode 2)
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Admiralty Detective Fairchild
 1943 Forever and a Day
Adm. Eustace Trimble
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Bishop
 1941 Free and Easy
The Duke
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
 1940 A Bill of Divorcement
Dr. Alliot
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
The Duke
 1940 Beyond Tomorrow
Allan Chadwick
 1940 Rebecca
Colonel Julyan
 1940 City of Chance
The Judge
 1939 Balalaika
Gen. Karagin
 1939 Another Thin Man
Colonel MacFay
 1939 Eternally Yours
Gramps aka Bishop Peabody
 1939 The Under-Pup
 1939 Five Came Back
Prof. Henry Spengler
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Sir John Randolph
 1939 The Four Feathers
General Burroughs
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Cyrus Barrett Snr.
 1938 Queen of Destiny
Duke of Wellington
 1938 Kidnapped
Duke of Argyle
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Colonel Loring Leigh
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Sir Peter Calverton
 1937 The Hurricane
Father Paul
 1937 Victoria the Great
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
Colonel Zapt
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie
Col. Williams
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Old 'Q'
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Father J. Roubier
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
The Earl of Dorincourt
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
The Hermit
 1935 China Seas
Sir Guy
 1935 Jalna
Uncle Nicholas Whiteoak
 1935 The Florentine Dagger
Dr. Lytton
 1935 The Right to Live
Major Licondra
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Lloyd Granton, Duke of Loamshire
 1935 Clive of India
Prime Minister
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Maj. Hamilton
 1934 The Firebird
Police Inspector Miller
 1934 We Live Again
Prince Kortchagin
 1934 Cleopatra
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Colonel Alfred Reginald Neilsen
 1934 One More River
Gen. Charwell
 1934 The Scarlet Empress
Prince August
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Duke of Wellington
 1934 Gambling Lady
Peter Madison
 1934 Caravan
Baron von Tokay
 1933 Queen Christina
 1933 Bombshell
Mr. Middleton
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Jim Hanvey - Detective
 1933 Morning Glory
Robert Harley Hedges
 1933 Adorable
The Prime Minister, Von Heynitz
 1933 The Barbarian
Cecil Harwood
 1933 Secrets
Mr. William Marlowe
 1933 Luxury Liner
Edward Thorndyke
 1933 The Monkey's Paw
Sgt. Maj. Morris
 1932 They Just Had to Get Married
Aubrey Hampton
 1932 No More Orchids
Jerome Cedric
 1932 Trouble in Paradise
Adolph J. Giron
 1932 Love Me Tonight
Duke d'Artelines
 1932 -But the Flesh Is Weak
Florian Clement
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man
James Parker
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Rev. James Northcott
 1931 Surrender
Count Reichendorf
 1931 The Phantom of Paris
 1931 Guilty Hands
Reverend Hastings
 1931 Son of India
Dr. Wallace
 1931 The Man in Possession
Mr. Dabney
 1931 Just a Gigolo
Lord George Hampton
 1931 Never the Twain Shall Meet
Mr. Pritchard
 1931 Daybreak
General von Hertz
 1931 Contraband Love
Paul Machin, JP
 1931 Trader Horn
St. Clair - a Trader (uncredited)
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Sir Basil Algernon 'Chief' Winterton
 1930 Passion Flower
Man at Ferry Boat Pier (uncredited)
 1930 The Perfect Alibi
Arthur Hilton
 1930 Such Is the Law
Sir James Whittaker
 1928 Show People
Extra at Movie Preview (uncredited)
 1924 The Rejected Woman
Peter Leslie (as Mr. Aubrey Smith)
 1924 The Unwanted
Colonel Carrington
 1923 The Temptation of Carlton Earle
Carlton Earle
 1922 Flames of Passion
Richard Hawke, K.C.
 1922 The Bohemian Girl
 1920 The Shuttle of Life
Reverend John Stone
 1920 The Bump (Short)
John Brice
 1920 Castles in Spain
The builder
 1920 The Face at the Window
 1918 Red Pottage
Lord Newhaven
 1916 The Witching Hour
Jack Brookfield
 1916 Jaffery
 1915 John Glayde's Honor
John Glayde
 1915 The Builder of Bridges
Edward Thursfield
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (Broadway debut) in "The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Arthur Wing Pinero. Abbey's Theatre: 23 Dec 1895-unknown (unknown performances). Cast: John Hare (as "Duke of St. Olpherts"; Broadway debut), Julia Neilson (Broadway debut0, Fred Terry. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Aubrey Smith | Sir Aubrey Smith | Sir C. Aubrey Smith


6' 2½" (1.89 m)


Isabelle Wood  (his death)  (1 child)

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American baseball has some of the thrills of cricket - it's an interesting game and I like it - but an old hand like me would never be bothered to get the hang of the American pitching. See more »


In the late 1880s, while he was mining for gold in South Africa, he developed pneumonia and was wrongly pronounced dead by doctors. See more »


Usually played proud Englishmen See more »

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