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Cecil Parker (Cecil Schwabe)

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Biography

Hastings, East Sussex, England, UK
An air of almost smug disdain would hang over his characters like a grey cloud. Yet he could end up being a ray of sunshine with that cloud. Stage or screen, comedy or drama, playing butler or Lord Commander, Englishman Cecil Parker was born in 1897 and took an avid interest in performing following his discharge from World War I military service. Making his professional stage bow in 1922, he appeared in London's West End three years later and by the advent of sound could be found on film. Read more...

Actor

Character: Provost William 'Willie' Gow

Storm in a Teacup 1937

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Character: Mr. Todhunter

The Lady Vanishes 1938

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Character: Sir Jeffrey Arlington

Under Your Hat 1940

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Character: German Air Marshal

Ships with Wings 1941

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Character: Luigi Germi

The Magic Bow 1946

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Character: Capt. Charles C. Boycott

Captain Boycott 1947

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Character: Colonel Peregrine

Quartet 1948

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Character: Arthur Prohack

Dear Mr. Prohack 1949

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Character: First Platform Man

The Magic Box 1951

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Character: Sir James Kirkman

His Excellency 1952

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Character: Anne's Father

For Better, for Worse 1954

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Character: King Roderick I

The Court Jester 1955

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Character: Dudley Partridge

True as a Turtle 1957

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Character: Captain Moreland

Swiss Family Robinson 1960

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Character: John Crane M.A. Headmaster of Melbury School

A French Mistress 1960

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Character: Archdeacon Aspinall

Heavens Above! 1963

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Character: Thomas Rutherford

The Comedy Man 1964

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Character: Sir Huntley Frazier

A Man Could Get Killed 1966

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Character: Sir Guy Faulkner

I Spy 1965

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Character: Charles Every

The Citadel 1938

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Character: In the Hospital: The Professor

Marriage a la Mode 1955

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Character: Alan Birnley

The Man in the White Suit 1951

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Character: Alfred Munson

Indiscreet 1958

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Character: Britannus

Caesar and Cleopatra 1945

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Character: Henry Phipps

I Believe in You 1952

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Character: Actor 'The Court Jester'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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