Cecil Kellaway

Cecil Kellaway

Highest Rated: 100% Intermezzo (1939)

Lowest Rated: 25% Getting Straight (1970)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1890

Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa

The former character actor Cecil Kellaway began acting in Australia, then came over to the United States for more film work in the late 1930s. His early turning point was playing Earnshaw in the 1939 screen adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights," which starred Laurence Oliver and David Niven. Kellaway followed a decade later as a leprechaun--Horace--in the 1948 romantic comedy "The Luck of the Irish," as Tyrone Power's conscience/guardian angel. The role earned Kellaway a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination and led to numerous television theater appearances, along with his continuing film roles, which were primarily in comedy. Whether or not he was the perfect leprechaun, despite not being Irish, Kellaway had a certain quintessential je-ne-sais-quoi character-actor quality that kept him consistently active, and he worked with all the big names. From Olivier in the '30s, he also worked with Lana Turner in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" in 1946, James Stewart in "Harvey" in 1950, and Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Joseph Cotton in "Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte" in 1964 (the same year he played Santa on an episode of "Bewitched"). Despite his relative anonymity, Kellaway landed an especially significant role--and another Oscar nomination--toward the end of his career, as Monsignor Ryan in the Oscar-winning, landmark race relations film "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," with Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, who won the Best Actress Oscar. Kellaway died at age 73.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 42% Getting Straight Dr. Kasper (Character) - 1970
70% 85% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Monsignor Mike Ryan (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 65% Fitzwilly Buckmaster (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 49% Spinout Bernard Ranley (Character) - 1966
82% 85% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Harry (Character) - 1965
50% 67% The Cardinal Monsignor Monaghan (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 21% Zotz! Dean Joshua Updike (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis of Assisi Cardinal Hugolino (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Space Dr. A.A. Andrews (Character) - 1959
68% 48% The Shaggy Dog Professor Plumcutt (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 61% The Proud Rebel Dr. Enos Davis (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Trouble Tom McKay (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toy Tiger James Fusenot (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 29% The Prodigal Governor (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 47% Female on the Beach Osbert Sorenson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 67% Interrupted Melody Bill Lawrence (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder in the East Dr. Willoughby (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Model Patrick J. 'P.J.' Sullivan (Character) - 1953
95% 68% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Prof. Thurgood Elson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 55% Young Bess Mr. Parry (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife's Best Friend Rev. Thomas Chamberlain (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Did It Nathaniel B. Wakeley VI (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 17% Half Angel Harry Gilpin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% Francis Goes to the Races Colonel Travers (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 22% The Reformer and the Redhead Dr. Kevin G. Maguire (Character) - 1950
78% 57% Kim Hurree Chunder (Character) - 1950
85% 93% Harvey Dr. Chumley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 45% The Luck of the Irish Horace (Character) - 1948
83% 85% Portrait of Jennie Matthews (Character) - 1948
88% 54% Joan of Arc Jean le Maistre (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Decision of Christopher Blake Judge Alexander Adamson (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Together Jonathan Turner (Character) - 1947
80% 64% Unconquered Jeremy Love (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill Jonathan Huntoon Smith (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cockeyed Miracle Tom Carter (Character) - 1946
89% 79% The Postman Always Rings Twice Nick Smith (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 52% Easy to Wed J.B. Allenbury (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kitty Thomas Gainsborough (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 62% Love Letters Mac (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 22% Frenchman's Creek William (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Doctor Weeks (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Fellows Jim Hilton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 25% The Crystal Ball Pop Tibbets (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 40% It Ain't Hay King O'Hara (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Heart Belongs to Daddy Alfred Fortescue (Character) - 1942
95% 69% I Married a Witch Daniel (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 14% Take a Letter, Darling Uncle George (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burma Convoy Angus McBragel (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Young Lady Professor Starkweather (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Appointment for Love O'Leary (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West Mr. Chumley (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Suez Henry Putnam (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 66% Brother Orchid Brother Goodwin (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phantom Raiders Franklin Morris (Character) - 1940
100% 82% The Letter Prescott (Character) - 1940
67% 49% The Mummy's Hand The Great Solvani (Character) - 1940
87% 58% The Invisible Man Returns Inspector Sampson of Scotland Yard (Character) - 1940
80% 80% The House of the Seven Gables Philip Barton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Chedworth Steps Out George Chedworth (Character) - 1939
100% 67% Intermezzo Charles (Character) - 1939
96% 85% Wuthering Heights Earnshaw (Character) $593.9K 1939
90% 50% Mexican Spitfire Mr. Chumley (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Doing It Mr. Beyers (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Danger Fentriss aka Gilhooley (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 40% Maid's Night Out Geoffrey (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blond Cheat Rufus Trent (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Spot Willard Lorryweather (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarnished Angels Reginald 'Reggie' Roland (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Old Al Casey (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Santa Claus (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Grandpa Murdock (Guest Star) 1962-1963
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Jermy Wickwire (Character) 1963 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Darrell Metcalf (Guest Star) 1959

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