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Claude Rains (William Claude Rains)

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Biography

Camberwell, London, England, UK
William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth business end as well, progressing from a page boy to a stage manager during his well-rounded learning experience. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dr. Jack Griffin aka The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man 1933

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Character: Senator Joseph Paine

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939

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Character: Haym Salomon

Sons of Liberty 1939

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Character: Don José Alvarez de Cordoba

The Sea Hawk 1940

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Character: Mr.Jordan

Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941

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Character: Dr. Jaquith

Now, Voyager 1942

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Character: Dr. Alexander Tower

Kings Row 1942

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Character: Erique Claudin

Phantom of the Opera 1943

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Character: Ambrose Pomfret

Forever and a Day 1943

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Character: Job Skeffington

Mr. Skeffington 1944

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Character: Capt. Freycinet

Passage to Marseille 1944

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Character: Alexander Hollenius

Deception 1946

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Character: Victor Grandison

The Unsuspected 1947

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Character: Arthur Martingale

Rope of Sand 1949

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Character: Howard Justin

The Passionate Friends 1949

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Character: Elisha Hunt

Song of Surrender 1949

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Character: Mr. Lannington

Where Danger Lives 1950

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Character: Aristides Mavros

Lisbon 1956

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Character: Mayor of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin 1957

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Character: Philippe Rambeau

This Earth Is Mine 1959

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Character: Mr. Dryden

Lawrence of Arabia 1962

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Character: Senator Paine

Highland Park 2013

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Character: John Winfield Weston

Naked City 1958

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Character: Thonis Jundelin

Sam Benedict 1962

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Character: Joseph Targel

This Love of Ours 1945

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Character: Paul Westman

The Alcoa Hour 1955

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Character: Art Harper

Twilight of Honor 1963

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Character: Edward Fredericks

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Himself

Omnibus 1952

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Character: Baron van der Zost

The DuPont Show of the Week 1961

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Character: Actor 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart 1980

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