Henry Stephenson (1871–1956)

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Stephenson was a firm, dignified, worldly presence in Hollywood's classic history-based films of the 30s and 40s. The tall British character actor Henry Stephenson could be both imposing and benevolent in his patrician portrayals, usually expounding words of wisdom or offering gentlemanly aid. He was born Henry S. Garroway in Granada, British West... See full bio »

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Tomorrow at Seven Thornton Drake
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Marie Antoinette Count de Mercey
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 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Blockade (1951)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Sir Charles Loring
 1948 Enchantment
General Fitzgerald
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Lord Pennystone
 1948 Oliver Twist
Mr. Brownlow
 1947 Song of Love
King Albert
 1947 Ivy
 1947 Dark Delusion
Dr. Evans Biddle
 1947 The Homestretch
Don Humberto Balcares
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Wellington Drake
 1946 The Locket
Lord Wyndham
 1946 The Return of Monte Cristo
Prof. Duval
 1946 Her Sister's Secret
Mr. Dubois
 1946 Of Human Bondage
Dr. Tyrell
 1946 Night and Day
Omar Cole
 1946 Heartbeat
 1946 The Green Years
Prof. Rattray Blakely
 1945 Tarzan and the Amazons
Sir Guy Henderson
 1944 Reckless Age
J. H. Wadsworth
 1944 Secrets of Scotland Yard
Sir Reginald Meade
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn
Gen. Hetherton
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
John Dyckman Brown I
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Mr. Bryant
 1943 The Mantrap
Sir Humphrey Quilp
 1942 Halfway to Shanghai
Colonel Algernon Blimpton
 1942 This Above All
General Cathaway
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Colonel Harry Prentiss
 1941 Lady from Louisiana
General Anatole Mirbeau
 1941 The Man Who Lost Himself
Frederick Collins
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Don Diego Quintana
 1940 Spring Parade
Emperor Franz Joseph
 1940 It's a Date
Capt. Andrew
 1940 Little Old New York
Robert R. Livingston
 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Ronald Ramsgate
 1939 Tarzan Finds a Son!
Sir Thomas Lancing
 1938 Dramatic School
Pasquel Sr.
 1938 Suez
Count Mathieu de Lesseps
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Count de Mercey
 1938 The Young in Heart
Mr. Anstruther
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler
Count Albert Sandor
 1937 Wise Girl
Mr. Fletcher
 1937 Conquest
Count Anastas Walewski
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Prince Johann
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Duke of Norfolk
 1937 When You're in Love
Walter Mitchell
 1936 Beloved Enemy
Lord Athleigh
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Sir Charles Macefield
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
Edward - Lord Farrington
 1936 Walking on Air
Mr. Horace Bennett
 1936 Hearts Divided
Chas. Patterson
 1936 Half Angel
Professor Jerome Hargraves
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
 1935 Captain Blood
Lord Willoughby
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Sir Joseph Banks
 1935 Rendezvous
 1935 O'Shaughnessy's Boy
Major Winslow
 1935 The Flame Within
Dr. Jock Frazier
 1935 Reckless
Col. Harrison
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Barney Newmark
 1935 The Night Is Young
Emperor Franz Josef
 1934 What Every Woman Knows
Charles Venables
 1934 Outcast Lady
Sir Maurice
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World
John Connors
 1934 She Loves Me Not
Dean Mercer
 1934 One More River
Sir Laurence Mont
 1934 Thirty Day Princess
King Anatol XII
 1934 Stingaree
Mr. Hugh Clarkson
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X
Sir Herbert Frensham
 1934 Man of Two Worlds
Sir Basil Pemberton
 1933 If I Were Free
Hector Stribling
 1933 Little Women
Mr. Laurence
 1933 My Lips Betray
De Conti
 1933 Blind Adventure
Maj. Archer Thorne
 1933 Double Harness
Colonel Sam Colby
 1933 Tomorrow at Seven
Thornton Drake
 1932 Cynara
John Tring
 1932 The Animal Kingdom
Mr. Rufus Collier
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
Dr. Alliot
 1932 Guilty as Hell
Dr. Ernest S. Tindal
 1932 Red-Headed Woman
 1925 Wild, Wild Susan
Peter Van Dusen
 1925 Men and Women
Arnold Kirke
 1921 The Black Panther's Cub
Clive, Earl of Maudsley
 1920 The Tower of Jewels
David Parrish
 1919 A Society Exile
Sir Howard Furnival
 1917 The Spreading Dawn
Mr. LeRoy (as Harry Stephenson)

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Stage Play: The Adorable Liar. Comedy. Written by Roy Briant and Harry Durant. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. 49th Street Theatre: 30 Aug 1926- Sep 1926 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Beatrice Blinn (as "Joyce Barry") [Broadway debut], Dorothy Burgess (as "Karith Barry"), Eric Dressler (as "Alan Davis"), William B. Mack (as "Mark... See more »

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Appeared in three Oscar Best Picture nominees: Little Women (1933), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Captain Blood (1935), with Mutiny on the Bounty winning Best Picture.

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