Cecil Parker

Highest Rated: 100% Indiscreet (1958)
Lowest Rated: 29% Lady L (1965)
Birthday: Sep 3, 1897
Birthplace: Hastings, East Sussex, England, UK
Sandpaper-voiced British character actor Cecil Parker was able to channel his stuffy, aristocratic demeanor into characters of both authority and menace. Kicking off his stage career after World War I, Parker made his stage bow in 1922 and his first film appearance seven years later. In his film roles, he was frequently addressed as "Colonel," "Your Majesty," or "Your Lordship," though these titles were not always an indication of his character's basic integrity. American filmgoers of the 1930s were most familiar with Parker's portrayal of the philandering, cowardly businessman in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). He played leads in such post-World War II films as Captain Boycott (1947), The Weaker Sex (1948), The Amazing Mr. Beecham (1949), Tony Draws a Horse (1950), and I Believe in You (1952). He also played such prominent supporting roles as Britannus in Caesar and Cleopatra (1946), the usurping king in Danny Kaye's The Court Jester (1956), Lord Loam in The Admirable Crichton (1957), and Jarvis Lorry in A Tale of Two Cities (1958). Cecil Parker's last film appearance was a comedy cameo in Oh, What a Lovely War (1969).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Chiltern Hundreds (The Amazing Mr. Beecham) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Happy Is The Bride Actor 2013
No Score Yet It's Great To Be Young! Actor 2011
85% Oh! What A Lovely War Sir John 1969
No Score Yet The Magnificent Two British Ambassador 1967
No Score Yet A Man Could Get Killed (Welcome, Mr. Beddoes) Sir Huntley Frazier 1966
No Score Yet Circus of Fear Sir John 1966
29% Lady L Sir Percy 1965
No Score Yet A Study in Terror Prime Minister 1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Mayor 1965
No Score Yet Guns at Batasi Fletcher 1964
No Score Yet Carry On Jack First Sea Lord 1963
No Score Yet Heavens Above! Archdeacon Aspinall 1963
No Score Yet Brain Stevenson 1962
No Score Yet The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's Prof. Canford 1961
No Score Yet On the Fiddle Group Captain Bascombe 1961
81% Swiss Family Robinson Capt. Moreland 1960
No Score Yet Under Ten Flags (Sotto dieci bandiere) Actor 1960
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare The Chairman 1959
No Score Yet Navy Lark Cmdr. Stanton 1959
No Score Yet I Was Monty's Double Col. Logan 1958
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Cities Jarvis Lorry 1958
100% Indiscreet Alfred Munson 1958
No Score Yet The Admirable Crichton Lord Loam 1957
No Score Yet 23 Paces to Baker Street Matthews 1956
96% The Court Jester King Roderick 1956
No Score Yet The Constant Husband (Marriage a la Mode) Llewellyn 1955
100% The Ladykillers Maj. Courteney 1955
No Score Yet Father Brown (The Detective) The Bishop 1954
No Score Yet The Magic Box 1st Platform Man at Connaught 1952
100% The Man in the White Suit Alan Birnley $4.4K 1951
No Score Yet Tony Draws a Horse Dr. Howard Fleming 1950
60% Under Capricorn Sir Richard the tutor 1949
No Score Yet Quartet Col. Peregrine 1949
No Score Yet Dear Mr. Prohack Actor 1949
No Score Yet Weaker Sex Geoffrey Radcliffe 1948
No Score Yet The Woman in the Hall Sir Halmar Barnard 1948
No Score Yet Captain Boycott Capt. Boycott 1947
No Score Yet Hungry Hill Copper John 1947
No Score Yet The Magic Bow Germi 1947
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra Britannus 1945
No Score Yet Suicide Squadron (Dangerous Moonlight) Specialist 1942
No Score Yet The Saint's Vacation Rudolph Hauser 1941
No Score Yet Ships with Wings Air Marshal 1941
89% The Stars Look Down Stanley Millington 1940
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Commander Herbert 1939
98% The Lady Vanishes Eric Todhunter 1938
88% The Citadel Charles Every 1938
No Score Yet Housemaster Sir Berkeley Nightingale 1938
No Score Yet Storm in a Teacup Provost Gow 1937
No Score Yet Dark Journey Captain 1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Changed His Mind Dr. Gratton 1936
No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Barrington 1936
No Score Yet Dirty Work Gordon Bray 1933
No Score Yet Cuckoo in the Nest Claude Hickett 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Glover
  • 1967
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Lawyer
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Gillingham

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