Henry Stephenson

Actor
Dignified character actor Henry Stephenson was born in Granada, British West Indies and received his education at Rugby College in England. After graduation, Stephenson wasted little time pursuing an acting career ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1871 in Granada,

Filmography

Actor (57)

Oliver Twist 1947 (Movie)

Mr Brownlow (Actor)

Tarzan and the Amazons 1945 (Movie)

Sir Guy Henderson, the Archeologist (Actor)

Lady From Louisiana 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tarzan Finds a Son 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Marie Antoinette 1937 (Movie)

Count de Mercey (Actor)

Suez 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Young in Heart 1937 (Movie)

Felix Anstruther (Actor)

Conquest 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 (Movie)

Sir Joseph Banks (Actor)

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1935 (Movie)

Sir Charles Macefield (Actor)

Captain Blood 1934 (Movie)

Lord Willoughby (Actor)

One More River 1933 (Movie)

Sir Laurence Mont (Actor)

Little Women 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Bill of Divorcement 1931 (Movie)

Dr Alliot (Actor)

Cynara 1931 (Movie)

John Tring (Actor)

Beloved Enemy (Movie)

Lord Athleigh (Actor)

Challenge to Lassie (Movie)

Sir Charles Loring (Actor)

Double Harness (Movie)

Col. Colby (Actor)

Down Argentine Way (Movie)

Don Diego Quintana (Actor)

Dramatic School (Movie)

Pasquel, Sr. (Actor)

Enchantment (Movie)

Gen. Fitzgerald (Actor)

Give Me Your Heart (Movie)

Edward, Lord Farrington (Actor)

Guilty As Hell (Movie)

Dr. Tindall (Actor)

Half Angel (Movie)

Prof. Jerome Hargraves (Actor)

Hearts Divided (Movie)

Charles Patterson (Actor)

If I Were Free (Movie)

Hector Stribling (Actor)

It's a Date (Movie)

Capt. Andrews (Actor)

Ivy (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Julia Misbehaves (Movie)

Lord Pennystone (Actor)

Little Old New York (Movie)

Chancellor Livingstone (Actor)

Man Who Lost Himself (Movie)

Frederick Collins (Actor)

Man of Two Worlds (Movie)

Sir Basil Pemberton (Actor)

Mr. Lucky (Movie)

Mr. Bryant (Actor)

Outcast Lady (Movie)

Sir Maurice Harpenden (Actor)

Red Headed Woman (Movie)

Gaerste (Actor)

Rings on Her Fingers (Movie)

Col. Prentiss (Actor)

She Loves Me Not (Movie)

Dean Mercer (Actor)

Spring Parade (Movie)

The Emperor (Actor)

Stingaree (Movie)

Mr. Clarkson (Actor)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Movie)

Sir Ronald Ramsgate (Actor)

The Animal Kingdom (Movie)

Rufus Collier (Actor)

The Baroness and the Butler (Movie)

Count Albert Sandor (Actor)

The Emperor's Candlesticks (Movie)

Prince Johann (Actor)

The Green Years (Movie)

Blakely (Actor)

The Homestretch (Movie)

Balcares (Actor)

The Hour Before the Dawn (Movie)

Gen. Hetherton (Actor)

The Mystery of Mr. X (Movie)

Sir Herbert Frensham (Actor)

The Prince and the Pauper (Movie)

Duke of Norfolk (Actor)

The Richest Girl in the World (Movie)

Jonathan Connors (Actor)

Thirty-Day Princess (Movie)

Anatole XII (Actor)

This Above All (Movie)

Gen. Cathaway (Actor)

Tomorrow at Seven (Movie)

Drake (Actor)

Two Girls and a Sailor (Movie)

John Dyckman Brown I (Actor)

Vanessa, Her Love Story (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

Walking on Air (Movie)

Mr. Bennett (Actor)

Wise Girl (Movie)

Mr. Fletcher (Actor)

Biography

Dignified character actor Henry Stephenson was born in Granada, British West Indies and received his education at Rugby College in England. After graduation, Stephenson wasted little time pursuing an acting career, debuting as a stage performer throughout England and America, his Broadway debut coming in 1901 with "A Message from Mars." With his theater credentials intact, Stephenson ventured into silent film, making appearances in a variety of forgettable films. His true film breakthrough came in 1932 with a sizeable role in King Vidor's romantic drama "Cynara." More substantial film roles followed, and during this time Stephenson began finding his character niche--directors were fond of his tall physique, proper way with words and generally noble screen presence. For this reason, the majority of his roles throughout his peak '30s period were distinguished nobleman-types, including his part as Sir Joseph Banks in the 1935 Clark Gable-starring history adventure, "Mutiny on the Bounty" and classy roles in two adventure-romances from famed director Michael Curtiz: 1935's "Captain Blood" and 1936's Errol Flynn-starring "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Stephenson kept acting throughout his life, into his '70s. Though many of his final roles were less than memorable (including a part in 1949's "Challenge to Lassie," his place in cinema history was already cemented.

Relationships

Ann Shoemaker

Wife

EDUCATION

Rugby School

Warwickshire

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