A. Bromley Davenport (Arthur Bromley Davenport)
BiographyBaginton, Warwickshire, England, UK
The great English character star A. Bromley Davenport born Arthur Henry Bromley-Davenport in Baginton, Warwickshire in 1867, his father was a well-known conservative politician William Bromley Davenport. Arthur was educated at Eton College, Berkshire. He began his acting career on the London stage at the age of 25 years old in 1892 appearing in many popular theatre productions. From 1920 he became a regular character film performer often playing sophisticated elderly gentleman in more than 70 drama, comedy and crime movies, making his film debut as Sir Crispin Vickrey in 'The Great Gay Road' starring Stewart Rome for the Broadwest Film Co. Read more... His best known films include 'Fox Farm' (1922) Eileen of the Trees' (1928) 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' (1934) ' Jamaica Inn' (1939) and 'Love on the Dole' (1941) est. He was last seen in Carol Reed's 'The Way Ahead' starring David Niven in 1944. Married twice, Elizabeth Light in 1886 and Madame Adele Burdillat of Nice, France in 1921.