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Esme Percy (Saville Esme Percy)

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Biography

London, England, UK
Esmé Saville Percy was a distinguished thespian of the English stage, born in London of French ancestry. He studied acting under Sarah Bernhardt and at the Brussels Conservatoire, making his theatrical debut in 1904. As a young man, he was noted for his good looks. As Percy advanced to star status, he gained a singular reputation as a leading interpreter of roles in plays by George Bernard Shaw. This began as early as March 1928, when he appeared in a radio production of "Man of Destiny", as Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1913, he set up a touring company, specialising in Shavian plays. Read more...

Actor

Character: Handel Fane

Murder! 1930

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Character: Huettenbrenner

Unfinished Symphony 1934

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Character: Goebschen

Love, Life and Laughter 1934

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Character: Gabriel Donozetti

Song of Freedom 1936

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Character: Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Playwright

Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel 1937

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Character: Henry Wallen

21 Days 1940

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Character: Count Aristid Karpathy

Pygmalion 1938

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