Alan Napier

Alan Napier

Highest Rated: 100% Lured (1947)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Strange Woman (1946)

Birthday: Jan 7, 1903

Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

Tall, gaunt, elegant, mustachioed character actor, born in England, who after considerable stage and some film experience moved to the United States in 1939. Almost invariably in gentlemanly roles connoting Britishness, Napier played a variety of noblemen, butlers, senior officers, professors and aristocrats, with an occasional villager or con man thrown in for good measure. His over 70 film credits include roles in "The House of the Seven Gables" (1940), "The Song of Bernadette" (1943), "Three Strangers" (1946), "Macbeth" (1948), "Julius Caesar" (1953), "The Court Jester" (1956), "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1959) and "Marnie" (1964). A prolific TV performer, Napier is best-known as Alfred, the perfect butler to the Caped Crusaders (and the only person to know Batgirl's true identity), on the camp classic, "Batman."

Highest rated movies

Lured
The Court Jester
Julius Caesar
The Uninvited
Lassie Come Home
Cat People
Random Harvest
Isle of the Dead

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monkey Mission Briarton (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Semple (Character) - 1974
79% 62% Batman Alfred Pennyworth (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 60% Signpost to Murder The Vicar (Character) - 1965
80% 77% 36 Hours Colonel Peter MacLean (Character) - 1964
83% 73% Marnie Mr. Rutland (Character) - 1964
66% 73% The Sword in the Stone Sir Pelinore (Voice) - 1963
56% 44% The Premature Burial Dr. Gideon Gault (Character) - 1962
50% 57% Wild in the Country Prof. Joe B. Larson (uncredited) (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% Island of Lost Women Dr. Paul Lujan (Character) - 1959
83% 69% Journey to the Center of the Earth Dean (Character) - 1959
67% 64% Until They Sail Prosecution Attorney (Character) - 1957
43% 27% The Mole People Elinu (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Expose Ray Sheridan (Character) - 1956
97% 94% The Court Jester Sir Brockhurst (Character) - 1955
69% 70% Moonfleet Parson Glennie (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 68% Desiree Despreaux (Character) - 1954
95% 81% Julius Caesar Cicero (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 40% Big Jim McLain Sturak (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 37% Across the Wide Missouri Capt. Humberstone Lyon (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 36% The Strange Door Count Grassin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 63% The Great Caruso Jean de Reszke (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tripoli Khalil (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 40% Manhandled Alton Bennet (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Minds Dr. Druzik (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 60% The Red Danube The General (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 22% Tarzan's Magic Fountain Douglas Jessup (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Challenge to Lassie Lord Provost (Character) - 1949
50% 52% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court High Executioner (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 60% Hills of Home Sir George (Character) - 1948
85% 80% Criss Cross Finchley (Character) - 1948
86% 77% Macbeth A Holy Father (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 55% Ivy Sir Jonathan Wright (Character) - 1947
80% 59% Sinbad the Sailor Aga (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 37% Fiesta The Tourist (Character) - 1947
100% 70% Lured Detective Gordon (Character) - 1947
86% 65% Unconquered Sir William Johnson (Character) - 1947
71% 64% A Scandal in Paris Houdon (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 53% Three Strangers David Shackleford (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 29% House of Horrors F. Holmes Harmon (Character) - 1946
40% 50% The Strange Woman Judge Henry Saladine (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 71% Hangover Square Sir Henry Chapman (Character) - 1945
89% 51% Isle of the Dead St. Aubyn (Character) - 1945
40% 20% The Hairy Ape MacDougald (Character) - 1944
95% 80% The Uninvited Dr. Scott (Character) - 1944
88% 75% Ministry of Fear Dr. Forrester (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action in Arabia Eric Latimer (Character) - 1944
67% 43% Mademoiselle Fifi Count de Breville (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin Col. Patterson (Character) - 1943
94% 76% Lassie Come Home Jock (Character) - 1943
91% 73% Cat People Doc Carver (Character) - 1942
90% 88% Random Harvest Julian, Tall Brother (Character) - 1942
80% 80% The House of the Seven Gables Fuller (Character) - 1940
87% 59% The Invisible Man Returns Willie Spears (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Four Sir Hamar Ryman M.P. (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wife of General Ling Unknown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Over Africa Redfern (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caste Capt. Hawtree (Character) - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
72% 80% Batman Alfred Pennyworth (Character) 1966-1968
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963 1965
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Capt. Protheroe (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Kurt Drobney (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1955-1957 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Guest Star) 1953