Patric Knowles

Actor
Patric Knowles's face was definitely his fortune, as Warner Bros. signed him in 1935 because of his similarity to their popular action star Errol Flynn. The pair were teamed several times, as brothers Geoffrey and Perry ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1911 in Horsforth, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (44)

Arnold 1974 (Movie)

Douglas Whitehead (Actor)

Terror in the Wax Museum 1974 (Movie)

Attorney (Actor)

The Man 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chisum 1970 (Movie)

J H Tunstall (Actor)

The D.A.: Murder One 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

General Lloyd Griffis (Actor)

The Devil's Brigade 1968 (Movie)

Adm Lord Louis Mountbatten (Actor)

The Way West 1966 (Movie)

Colonel Grant (Actor)

Auntie Mame 1958 (Movie)

Lindsay Woolsey (Actor)

Band of Angels 1957 (Movie)

Charles DeMarigny (Actor)

From the Earth to the Moon 1957 (Movie)

Cartier (Actor)

World For Ransom 1954 (Movie)

Julian March (Actor)

Jamaica Run 1953 (Movie)

William Montague (Actor)

The Big Steal 1949 (Movie)

Jim Fiske (Actor)

Monsieur Beaucaire 1946 (Movie)

Duc le Chandre (Actor)

O.S.S. 1946 (Movie)

Cmdr. Brady (Actor)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

The Son (Actor)

How Green Was My Valley 1941 (Movie)

Ivor Morgan (Actor)

The Wolf Man 1940 (Movie)

Frank Andrews (Actor)

Women in War 1939 (Movie)

Lt. Larry Hall (Actor)

The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 (Movie)

Will Scarlett (Actor)

Storm Over Bengal 1937 (Movie)

Capt. Jeffrey Allison (Actor)

Expensive Husbands 1936 (Movie)

Prince Rupert Heinrich Franz Von Rentzau (Actor)

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1935 (Movie)

Captain Perry Vickers (Actor)

Another Thin Man (Movie)

Dudley Horn (Actor)

Beauty for the Asking (Movie)

Denny Williams (Actor)

Crazy House (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

Dream Girl (Movie)

Jim Lucas (Actor)

Four's a Crowd (Movie)

Patterson Buckley (Actor)

Give Me Your Heart (Movie)

Robert Melford (Actor)

Hit the Ice (Movie)

Dr. Bill Elliot (Actor)

Holby City (Tv Show)

Actor

Ivy (Movie)

Dr. Roger Gretorex (Actor)

Kitty (Movie)

Brett Hardwood, Earl of Carstairs (Actor)

Masquerade in Mexico (Movie)

Thomas Grant (Actor)

Mutiny (Movie)

Ben Waldridge (Actor)

Tarzan's Savage Fury (Movie)

Edwards (Actor)

The Bride Wore Boots (Movie)

Lance Gale (Actor)

The Mystery of Marie Roget (Movie)

Dr. Paul Dupin (Actor)

Three Came Home (Movie)

Harry Keith (Actor)

Torchy Blane in Chinatown (Movie)

Condon (Actor)

Two's Company (Movie)

Lord Jerry Wendover (Actor)

Who Done It? (Movie)

Jim Turner (Actor)

Biography

Patric Knowles's face was definitely his fortune, as Warner Bros. signed him in 1935 because of his similarity to their popular action star Errol Flynn. The pair were teamed several times, as brothers Geoffrey and Perry Vickers in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and as the legendary outlaw and trusted henchman Will Scarlett in "The Adventures of Robin Hood." But, while Flynn headlined the 1938 dramas "Four's a Crowd" and "The Sisters," Knowles was relegated to supporting duties and he studio-hopped for a spell, landing choice roles in John Ford's 1940 Oscar-winning Welsh saga "How Green Was My Valley" and the Mitchell Leisen comedy trio of "Masquerade in Mexico," "Kitty," and "Dream Girl." He also began what would be a career-long association with the macabre, opposite Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr. as the gamekeeper Andrews and Dr Frank Mannering in the 1940s Universal horrors "The Wolf Man" and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man." The versatile Knowles stooged for Abbott and Costello in "Who Done It?" and "Hit the Ice," locked swords with Bob Hope in "Monsieur Beaucaire," and went to the gallows in Joan Fontaine's stead in "Ivy." He also played villains in the 1949 noir "The Big Steal," and the 1952 jungle adventure "Tarzan's Savage Fury." But, having played Lindsay Woolsey opposite Rosalind Russell in the 1958 comedy "Auntie Mame," Knowles subsisted on small-screen fare before appearing alongside John Wayne in 1970's "Chisum" and in the 1973 Cinerama chillers "Arnold" and "Terror in the Wax Museum."

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