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Cedric Hardwicke (Cedric Webster Hardwicke)

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Biography

Lye, Worcestershire, England, UK
Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, but he returned to the stage in 1922 with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, distinguishing himself as Caesar in George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra, which was his ticket to the London stage. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Rabbi Gabriel

Jew Süss 1934

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Character: Marquis of Steyne

Becky Sharp 1935

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Character: Theotocopulos

Things to Come 1936

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Character: Allan Quartermain

King Solomon's Mines 1937

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Character: Fleetwood Peyton

The Howards of Virginia 1940

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Character: General McLaidlaw

Suspicion 1941

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Character: Admiral Bowen

Commandos Strike at Dawn 1942

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Character: Mr. Dabb

Forever and a Day 1943

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Character: Robert Bonting

The Lodger 1944

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Character: Julian Wilde

Lured 1947

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Character: Insp. Orpington

Ivy 1947

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Character: His father - Mr. Kentley

Rope 1948

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Character: Lord Pendragon / King Arthur

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1949

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Character: Dr. Karl Strolin

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 1951

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Character: Father Goron

The Green Glove 1952

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Character: Mr. Edgar Carrington

Gaby 1956

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Character: Senator Henry Cabot Lodge

Wilson 1944

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Character: Lowell Chalmers

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Himself - Actor

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Gerald Fortescue

Mr. Adams and Eve 1957

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Character: Professor Crayton

The Gertrude Berg Show 1961

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Character: Himself - Actor

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Bishop Bienvenu

Les Misérables 1935

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Character: Himself - Guest Performer

Your Show of Shows 1950

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Character: Monsignor at Tweedside

The Keys of the Kingdom 1944

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Character: Clifton Lattimer

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself - Guest Panelist

Stump the Stars 1947

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Character: Himself

Sunday Showcase 1959

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Character: John Busch

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Mr. James - Jo's father

The Pumpkin Eater 1964

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Character: King Edward IV of England

Richard III 1955

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Character: August Draper

The Elgin Hour 1954

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Character: Ludwig Frankenstein

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Directing

Character: Mr. Dabb

Forever and a Day 1943

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