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Esmond Knight (Esmond Penington Knight)

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Biography

East Sheen, Surrey, England, UK
A stage actor from 1925, Esmond made his first film appearance in 77 Park Lane (1931) for Michael Powell for whom he eventually made 11 films.

Esmond served in the Royal Navy during WWII and lost one eye and was almost totally blinded in the other during an engagement against The Bismarck. This didn't stop him later portraying a Royal Naval officer in Sink the Bismarck! (1960). Read more...

Actor

Character: Johann Strauss, the Younger

Waltzes from Vienna 1934

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Character: Raille - Trojan Team Member

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery 1939

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Character: Mr.Pidgeon

Contraband 1940

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Character: Vicar's Son

This England 1941

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Character: Von Schiffer

The Silver Fleet 1943

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Character: Narrator / Seven-Sisters Soldier / Village Idiot

A Canterbury Tale 1944

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Character: Fluellen - Captain in the English Army

Henry V 1944

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Character: The Old General

Black Narcissus 1947

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Character: Dr. Bryerly

Uncle Silas 1947

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Character: General Ruzski

Fall of Eagles 1974

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Character: General Hulot

Cousin Bette 1971

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Character: Abel Woodus

Gone to Earth 1950

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Character: Foss

Mogul 1965

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Character: Domitius

I, Claudius 1976

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Character: Liversage

Fortunes of War 1987

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Character: Sir Montague Trafford

W. Somerset Maugham 1969

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Character: Conjuror Trendle

Wessex Tales 1973

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