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Harcourt Williams (1880–1957)

Harcourt Williams was born on March 30, 1880 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Ernest George Harcourt Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Roman Holiday (1953), Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and Hamlet (1948). He was married to Jean Sterling MacKinlay. He died on December 13, 1957 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 77) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Roman Holiday Ambassador
Around the World in 80 Days Hinshaw - Reform Club Aged Steward
Hamlet First Player
Brighton Rock Prewitt


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 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Hinshaw - Reform Club Aged Steward
 1956 The Advancing Shadow (TV Movie)
George Cornelius
 1950-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lord Clandon / Eggerson / Friar Laurence / ...
- The Paragon (1955) ... Lord Clandon
- The Confidential Clerk (1955) ... Eggerson
- Romeo and Juliet (1955) ... Friar Laurence
- The Captive (1954) ... Signor Guarnotta
- Libel (1953) ... The Hon. Sir Arthur Tuttington
 1955 The Adventures of Quentin Durward
Bishop of Liége
 1955 The Flying Eye
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Collins
- The Hideaway (1955) ... Mr. Collins
 1954 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Papa Juan
 1953 The Blakes Slept Here (Short)
 1953 Roman Holiday
 1953 Terror on a Train
 1952 The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird
The Old Beggar (English version, voice)
 1952 The Bishop's Treasure (TV Movie)
Bishop Myriel
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie)
Charles Bendrex
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes
 1951 The Magic Box
 1951 Obsessed
 1950 A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 2 (TV Movie)
 1950 Cage of Gold
Dr. Kearn
 1950 The Master Builder (TV Movie)
Dr. Herdal
 1950 Thérèse Raquin (TV Movie)
Monsieur Michaud
 1950 Eye Witness
Richard Beamish, Sam's Solicitor
 1949 Under Capricorn
The Coachman
 1949 The Lost People
 1949 The Gay Lady
Duke Of Wellwater
 1949 For Them That Trespass
 1949 Third Time Lucky
 1948 No Room at the Inn
Reverend Allworth
 1948 Hamlet
First Player
 1948 Vice Versa
 1948 Brighton Rock
 1946 The Words Upon the Window Pane (TV Movie)
Dr. Trench
 1946 Sea Fever (TV Movie)
 1944 Henry V
King Charles VI of France
 1939 The Rising Sun (TV Movie)
Matthew Strong, a tradesman
 1938 The Words Upon the Window Pane (TV Movie)
Doctor Trench
 1938 On the High Road (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in an Old Vic Theatre production in London, England with John Gielgud, Dorothy Green and Ralph Richardson in the cast. See more »

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Distinguished British stage actor, with Frank Benson's company from 1897 and with Ellen Terry from 1903. Excelled at classical roles and, between 1929 and 1934, assumed directorship of the Lilian Baylis Old Vic theatre company, in which capacity he hired both John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson as leading actors. On screen, he is best remembered as King Charles VI of France in Laurence Olivier's ... See more »

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