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Alan Napier

Highest Rated:   100% Criss Cross (1949)
Lowest Rated:   14% Forever Amber (1947)
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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 Centennial
  • Lord Venneford
1978
No Score Yet Come Die with Me
  • Actor
1974
80% Batman: The Movie
  • Alfred
1966
53% 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
96% My Fair Lady
  • Ambassador
1964
82% Marnie
  • Mr. Rutland
1964
71% The Sword in the Stone
  • Sir Pelinore
1963
No Score Yet Tender Is the Night
  • Pardo
1962
50% The Premature Burial
  • Dr. Gideon Gault
1962
50% Wild in the Country
  • Prof. Larson
1961
85% 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
No Score Yet The Mole People
  • Elinu High Priest
1956
96% The Court Jester
  • Sir Brockhurst
1956
No Score Yet Miami Exposé
  • Raymond Sheridan
1956
75% 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 The Red Danube
  • The General
1949
No Score Yet Manhandled
  • Alton Bennett
1949
57% 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
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Earl of Warwick
1948
88% 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
14% Forever Amber
  • Landale
1947
No Score Yet 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
86% Isle of the Dead
  • Mr. St. Aubyn
1945
No Score Yet Dark Waters
  • Dr. Winters
1944
91% Ministry of Fear
  • Dr. Forrester
1944
No Score Yet The Hairy Ape
  • MacDougald
1944
94% The Uninvited
  • Dr. Scott
1944
100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  • Mr. Parker
1944
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Fifi
  • Count de Breville
1944
No Score Yet Lost Angel
  • Dr. Woodring
1943
80% The Song of Bernadette
  • Psychiatrist
1943
83% 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 Batman
1966-1968
  • Alfred Pennyworth Alfred
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Capt. Protheroe
  • 1963

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