Clive Brook

Actor, Director, Short storyist
Distinguished English lead with a dry, mature, stiff-upper-lip quality. Brook began his acting career on the London stage after having been invalided out of the rifle corps during WWI. He was in Hollywood from 1924 to ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1887 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (23)

The List of Adrian Messenger 1963 (Movie)

Marquis of Gleneyre (Actor)

The List of Adrian Messenger 1963 (Movie)

Marquis of Gleneyre (Actor)

Cavalcade 1932 (Movie)

Robert Marryot (Actor)

Shanghai Express 1931 (Movie)

Donald Harvey (Actor)

Underworld 1926 (Movie)

(Actor)

24 Hours (Movie)

Jim Towner (Actor)

Anybody's Woman (Movie)

Neil Dunlap (Actor)

Barbed Wire (Movie)

Oskar (Actor)

Breach of Promise (Movie)

Peter Conroy (Actor)

Dressed to Thrill (Movie)

Bill Trent (Actor)

East Lynne (Movie)

Capt. Levinson (Actor)

Hula (Movie)

Anthony Haldane (Actor)

If I Were Free (Movie)

Gordon Evers (Actor)

Interference (Movie)

Sir John Marlay (Actor)

Make Me a Star (Movie)

Actor (Actor)

Midnight Club (Movie)

Colin Grant (Actor)

Paramount on Parade (Movie)

Himself and Sherlock Holmes (Actor)

Scandal Sheet (Movie)

Noel Adams (Actor)

Scandal Sheet (Movie)

(Actor)

Slightly Scarlet (Movie)

Hon. Courtenay Parkes (Actor)

The Man from Yesterday (Movie)

Capt. Tony Clyde (Actor)

The Perfect Crime (Movie)

Dr. Benson (Actor)

Why Girls Go Back Home (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Distinguished English lead with a dry, mature, stiff-upper-lip quality. Brook began his acting career on the London stage after having been invalided out of the rifle corps during WWI. He was in Hollywood from 1924 to 1934 and is probably best known to US film audiences for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his performance as a world-weary doctor opposite Marlene Dietrich in "Shanghai Express" (1932). He later returned to England and acted in films for another decade and made several character turns still later in life. Brook directed one of his last starring films, the splendid drawing room comedy, "On Approval" (1943).

Relationships

George Alfred Brook

Father

Charlotte Brook

Mother

Faith Brook

Daughter

Lyndon Brook

Son

Mildred Evelyn

Wife

Milestones

1950

US stage debut in "Second Threshold"

1943

Resumed, and began concentrating on, stage career

1942

Sole film as director (also producer, co-writer, actor), "On Approval"

1934

Left Hollywood

1924

US film acting debut in "Christine of the Hungry Heart"

1920

London stage debut

1920

Film acting debut in "Trent's Last Case"

1918

Stage acting debut in touring production of "Fair and Warmer"

Invalided out of rifle corps during war

Worked fairly regularly in British films for the next decade

Worked in theater on an amateur basis prior to WWI

Hollywood fame peaked in late silents and early talkies

Began having short stories published while acting career burgeoned

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