Alan Napier

Alan Napier

  • Highest Rated: 100% Criss Cross (1949)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Forever Amber (1947)
  • Birthday: Jan 7, 1903
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though no one in his family had ever pursued a theatrical career (one of his more illustrious relatives was British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain), Alan Napier was stagestruck from childhood. After graduating from Clifton College, the tall, booming-voiced Napier studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, then was engaged by the Oxford Players, where he worked with such raw young talent as John Gielgud and Robert Morley. He continued working with the cream of Britain's acting crop during his ten years (1929-1939) on the West End stages. Napier came to New York in 1940 to co-star with Gladys George in Lady in Waiting. Though his film career had begun in England in the 1930s, Napier had very little success before the cameras until he arrived in Hollywood in 1941. He essayed dignified, sometimes waspish roles of all sizes in such films as Cat People (1942), The Uninvited (1943), and House of Horror (1946); among his off-the-beaten-track assignments were the bizarre High Priest in Orson Welles' Macbeth (1948) and a most elegant Captain Kidd in the 1950 Donald O'Connor vehicle Double Crossbones. In 1966, Alan Napier was cast as Bruce Wayne's faithful butler, Alfred, on the smash-hit TV series Batman, a role he played until the series' cancellation in 1968. Alan Napier's career extended into the 1980s, with TV roles in such miniseries as QB VII and such weeklies as The Paper Chase.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Come Die with Me Actor 1974
78% Batman: The Movie Alfred 1966
47% The Loved One English Club Official 1965
No Score Yet 36 Hours Col. Peter MacLean 1965
No Score Yet Signpost to Murder The Vicar 1964
94% My Fair Lady Ambassador 1964
82% Marnie Mr. Rutland 1964
67% The Sword in the Stone Sir Pelinore 1963
No Score Yet Tender Is the Night Pardo 1962
56% The Premature Burial Dr. Gideon Gault 1962
50% Wild in the Country Prof. Larson 1961
86% Journey to the Center of the Earth Dean 1959
No Score Yet Island of Lost Women Dr. Paul Lujan 1959
60% Until They Sail Prosecution 1957
43% The Mole People Elinu High Priest 1956
96% The Court Jester Sir Brockhurst 1956
No Score Yet Miami Exposé Raymond Sheridan 1956
69% Moonfleet Parson Glennie 1955
No Score Yet Desiree Despereaux 1954
95% Julius Caesar Cicero 1953
No Score Yet Young Bess Robert Tyrwhitt 1953
No Score Yet Big Jim McLain Sturak 1952
No Score Yet The Strange Door Count Grassin 1951
No Score Yet The Blue Veil Prof. Carter 1951
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri Capt. Humberstone Lyon 1951
No Score Yet The Great Caruso Jean de Reszke 1951
No Score Yet Double Crossbones Capt. Kidd 1951
No Score Yet Tarzan's Peril Peters 1951
88% Macbeth A Holy Father 1950
No Score Yet Master Minds Dr. Druzik 1949
No Score Yet The Red Danube The General 1949
No Score Yet Manhandled Alton Bennett 1949
50% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court High executioner 1949
100% Criss Cross Finchley 1949
No Score Yet Tarzan's Magic Fountain Jessup 1949
No Score Yet Challenge to Lassie Lord Provost 1949
100% Joan of Arc Earl of Warwick 1948
89% Johnny Belinda Defense Attorney 1948
No Score Yet Hills of Home Sir George 1948
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf in London Monty Beresford 1947
11% Forever Amber Landale 1947
80% Unconquered Sir William Johnson 1947
100% Lured Inspector Gordon 1947
No Score Yet Adventure Island Attwater 1947
No Score Yet Ivy Sir Jonathan Wright 1947
No Score Yet Fiesta Tourist 1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor Aga 1947
No Score Yet Driftwood Dr. Adams 1947
40% The Strange Woman Judge Saladine 1946
71% A Scandal in Paris Houdon 1946
No Score Yet Three Strangers Shackleford 1946
No Score Yet House of Horrors F. Holmes Harmon 1946
No Score Yet Hangover Square Sir Henry Chapman 1945
87% Isle of the Dead Mr. St. Aubyn 1945
No Score Yet Dark Waters Dr. Winters 1944
87% Ministry of Fear Dr. Forrester 1944
No Score Yet The Hairy Ape MacDougald 1944
No Score Yet Action in Arabia Eric Latimer 1944
95% The Uninvited Dr. Scott 1944
100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Mr. Parker 1944
67% Mademoiselle Fifi Count de Breville 1944
No Score Yet Lost Angel Dr. Woodring 1943
86% The Song of Bernadette Psychiatrist 1943
86% Madame Curie Dr. Bladh 1943
94% Lassie Come Home Andrew 1943
No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin Col. Patterson 1943
89% Random Harvest Julian 1942
93% Cat People Carver 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Capt. Blackstone 1942
82% The Invisible Man Returns Willie Spears 1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables Fuller 1940
No Score Yet We Are Not Alone Archdeacon 1939
No Score Yet For Valour General 1937
No Score Yet Wife of General Ling Governor 1937
No Score Yet Loyalties Gen. Canynge 1934

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Antonakis
  • 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
John Walter Branford Marcus Lowell
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1970
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Cousin Zachariah
  • 1972
93% Batman
1966-1968
Alfred Pennyworth Alfred
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Chemist
  • 1967
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Capt. Protheroe
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Sir Everett Harrington Wilfred Sorrington
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955

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