Richard Haydn

Actor, Director, Writer
British actor Richard Haydn worked as a plantation owner and a ticket seller before becoming a successful actor with roles in family-friendly films like "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Sound of Music". Haydn, who ... Read more »
Born: 03/10/1905 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (19)

Young Frankenstein 1974 (Movie)

Herr Falkstein (Actor)

Happiness Is a Warm Clue 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wide Open Door 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin 1966 (Movie)

Quentin Bartlett (Actor)

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion 1965 (Movie)

Rupert Rowbotham (Actor)

The Sound of Music 1965 (Movie)

Max Detweiler (Actor)

Five Weeks in a Balloon 1962 (Movie)

Sir Henry Vining (Actor)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 (Movie)

William Brown (Actor)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1960 (Movie)

Alfred North--Producer (Actor)

The Lost World 1960 (Movie)

Professor Summerlee (Actor)

Twilight For the Gods 1958 (Movie)

Oliver Wiggins (Actor)

Jupiter's Darling 1955 (Movie)

Horation (Actor)

Her Twelve Men 1954 (Movie)

Dr Avord Barrett (Actor)

Money From Home 1953 (Movie)

Bertie Searles (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1950 (Movie)

of the Caterpillar (Voice)

The Emperor Waltz 1948 (Movie)

Emperor Franz-Josef (Actor)

Cluny Brown 1946 (Movie)

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Adventure 1944 (Movie)

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No Time For Love 1942 (Movie)

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Biography

British actor Richard Haydn worked as a plantation owner and a ticket seller before becoming a successful actor with roles in family-friendly films like "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Sound of Music". Haydn, who developed a unique on-screen habit of over-enunciating his words and speaking in a nasally tone of voice, made his film debut as the scheming title character in the 1941 romantic comedy "Charley's Aunt", and gained considerable notice for his turn as a butler wrongly accused of murder in "And Then There Were None", based on the Agatha Christie novel about a group of dinner guests who discover a killer among them. He provided the indignant voice of the hookah-smoking Caterpillar in the classic animated Disney film "Alice in Wonderland", and portrayed arts patron Max Detweiler in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music". In addition to his work on live theater anthology shows like "Playhouse 90" and "G.E. True Theater", Haydn memorably portrayed a machine-averse food critic in an episode of "The Twilight Zone", and appeared on the popular sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" as his signature radio character: poetry and fishing enthusiast Edwin Carp. He also directed several films, most notably the assumed identity romantic comedy "Miss Tatlock's Millions", and published a book entitled "The Journal of Edwin Carp".

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