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Cecil Parker

Highest Rated:   100% Indiscreet (1958)
Lowest Rated:   17% Lady L (1965)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
75% 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
17% 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
80% 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
1951
No Score Yet Tony Draws a Horse
  • Dr. Howard Fleming
1950
58% 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 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
88% The Stars Look Down
  • Stanley Millington
1940
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea
  • Commander Herbert
1939
98% The Lady Vanishes
  • Eric Todhunter
1938
86% 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

Quotes from Cecil Parker's Characters