Ernest Thesiger

Ernest Thesiger

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1945)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 15, 1879

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Gaunt, sharp-featured British character actor whose film appearances were too few but almost invariably delightful. A veteran of the stage, Thesiger brought his rich, fruity delivery and polished timing to a series of eccentric, sometimes menacing, but usually comically haughty character roles. He was perhaps most brilliant in two classic horror films directed by his friend James Whale, "The Old Dark House" (1932) and "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935). He also graced the unjustly neglected thriller "They Drive By Night" (1938) as a crazed killer, and stole scenes in such satirical films as "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) and "Value for Money" (1955).

Highest rated movies

The Man in the White Suit
Last Holiday
Henry V
The Old Dark House
The Horse's Mouth
A Christmas Carol
The Battle of the Sexes
Sons and Lovers




67% 51% Sons and Lovers Mr. Hadlock (Character) - 1960
83% 40% The Battle of the Sexes Old Macpherson (Character) - 1959
89% 76% The Horse's Mouth Hickson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 33% Three Men in a Boat 3rd Old Gentleman (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 50% Who Done It? Sir Walter (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Quentin Durward Lord Crawford (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Make Me an Offer Sir John (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% The Detective Vicomte de Verdigris (Character) - 1954
38% 69% The Robe Emperor Tiberius (Character) - 1953
20% 61% Laughter in Paradise Lawyer Endicott (Character) - 1951
100% 81% The Man in the White Suit Sir John Kierlaw (Character) $8.3K 1951
85% 89% A Christmas Carol The Undertaker (Character) - 1951
100% 79% Last Holiday Sir Trevor Lampington (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 64% The Winslow Boy Mr. Ridgeley Pierce (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 62% Quartet Henry Dashwood (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Monkey Ryder-Harris (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Ghosts of Berkeley Square Dr. Cruickshank of Psychical Research Society (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware of Pity Baron Emil de Kekesfalva (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 56% Caesar and Cleopatra Theodotus (Character) - 1945
100% 75% Henry V Duke of Berri (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 30% A Place of One's Own Dr. Marsham (Character) - 1945
63% 76% The Man Who Could Work Miracles Rev. Silas Maydig (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 87% Bride of Frankenstein Dr. Pretorius (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Party Chiddiatt (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 35% The Ghoul Laing (Character) - 1933
96% 71% The Old Dark House Horace Femm (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life Story of David Lloyd George Joseph Chamberlain (Character) - 1918


No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Burdon Sr. (Character) 1953