Henry Daniell

Actor
Versatile, rather sharp-featured character actor of Hollywood films who was at his most memorable and convincing as debonair villains or calculating functionaries. A veteran stage actor before embarking on films at the ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1894 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (58)

My Fair Lady 1964 (Movie)

Prince Gregor of Transylvania (Actor)

Five Weeks in a Balloon 1962 (Movie)

Sheik Ageiba (Actor)

Madison Avenue 1962 (Movie)

Stipe (Actor)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 (Movie)

Court Martial Judge (Actor)

The Notorious Landlady 1962 (Movie)

Stranger (Actor)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chapman Report 1961 (Movie)

Dr Stanley Jonas (Actor)

The Comancheros 1961 (Movie)

Gireaux (Actor)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 (Movie)

Dr Zucco (Actor)

Telephone Time 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon 1957 (Movie)

Morgana (Actor)

Les Girls 1957 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Mister Cory 1957 (Movie)

Earnshaw (Actor)

The Sun Also Rises 1957 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Witness For the Prosecution 1957 (Movie)

Mayhew (Actor)

Lust For Life 1956 (Movie)

Theodorus Van Gogh (Actor)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

Ogden (Actor)

Diane 1955 (Movie)

Gondi (Actor)

The Prodigal 1955 (Movie)

Ramadi (Actor)

The Egyptian 1954 (Movie)

Mikere (Actor)

Buccaneer's Girl 1950 (Movie)

Capt. Duval (Actor)

Wake of the Red Witch 1948 (Movie)

Jacques Desaix (Actor)

Song of Love 1947 (Movie)

Franz Liszt (Actor)

The Body Snatcher 1945 (Movie)

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The Woman in Green 1945 (Movie)

Professor Moriarty (Actor)

Mission to Moscow 1942 (Movie)

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Reunion in France 1941 (Movie)

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A Woman's Face 1940 (Movie)

Public Prosecutor (Actor)

The Great Dictator 1940 (Movie)

Garbitsch (Actor)

The Philadelphia Story 1940 (Movie)

Sidney Kidd (Actor)

All This, and Heaven Too 1939 (Movie)

Broussais (Actor)

Holiday 1937 (Movie)

Seton Cram (Actor)

Marie Antoinette 1937 (Movie)

La Motte (Actor)

Camille 1936 (Movie)

Baron DeVarville (Actor)

Captain Kidd (Movie)

William III (Actor)

Castle in the Desert (Movie)

Watson King (Actor)

Great Impersonation (Movie)

Seaman (Actor)

Hotel Berlin (Movie)

Von Stetten (Actor)

Jealousy (Movie)

Clement (Actor)

Madame X (Movie)

LeRocle (Actor)

Nightmare (Movie)

Capt. Stafford (Actor)

Random Harvest (Movie)

Heavy Man (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (Movie)

Sir Alfred Lloyd (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes in Washington (Movie)

William Easter (Actor)

Siren of Atlantis (Movie)

Blades (Actor)

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (Movie)

The Regent (Actor)

The Chicago Kid (Movie)

Bill Mitchell (Actor)

The Exile (Movie)

Col. Ingram (Actor)

The Firefly (Movie)

Gen. Savary (Actor)

The Last of the Lone Wolf (Movie)

Count von Rimpau (Actor)

The Sea Hawk (Movie)

Lord Wolfingham (Actor)

The Suspect (Movie)

Mr. Simmons (Actor)

The Thirteenth Chair (Movie)

John Wales (Actor)

The Unguarded Hour (Movie)

Hugh Lewis (Actor)

Under Cover of Night (Movie)

Prof. Marvin Griswald (Actor)

Watch on the Rhine (Movie)

Phili Von Ramme (Actor)

We Are Not Alone (Movie)

Sir Ronald Dawson (Actor)

Biography

Versatile, rather sharp-featured character actor of Hollywood films who was at his most memorable and convincing as debonair villains or calculating functionaries. A veteran stage actor before embarking on films at the dawn of the sound era, Daniell appeared both on the West End in his native London and on Broadway. On the big screen he frequently worked with such top directors as George Cukor (for whom he made seven films), Michael Curtiz, Jules Dassin, Max Ophuls, Vincent Minnelli and Billy Wilder.

Relationships

Daughter
survived him

Ann Daniell

Wife
survived him

Milestones

1964

Last film, "My Fair Lady", the last of seven films in which he was directed by George Cukor; died shortly after completing his role

1950

Gap in film work

1944

Played rare leading role in the RKO horror classic, "The Body Snatcher", opposite Boris Karloff

1941

Acted in the first of three Sherlock Holmes mysteries for Universal Studios (with Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson), "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror"

1936

First film for director George Cukor, "Camille"

1929

Earliest US film appearances included "The Awful Truth" and "Jealousy"

Acted on TV anthologies dramas of the 1950s including "The Armstrong Circle Theater" and "Telephone Time"

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