Felix Aylmer

Felix Aylmer

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) (1946)

Lowest Rated: 27% Saint Joan (1957)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1889

Birthplace: Not Available

British actor Felix Aylmer may not be popularly known in the United States, but his was one of the longest and most prestigious careers in the 20th-century British theatre. Aylmer's first stage work was done with another theatrical giant, Sir Seymour Hicks, in 1911. Two years later, Aylmer was engaged by the then-new Birmingham Repertory, premiering as Orsino ("If music be the food of love...") in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. After World War I service, Aylmer established himself as one of the foremost interpreters of the works of George Bernard Shaw; he also concentrated on the London productions of such American plays as Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee (no partisanship here!) Aylmer made his Broadway bow in a production of Galsworthy's Loyalties, periodically returning to the states in such plays as Flashing Stream, wherein he played First Lord of the Admiralty Walter Hornsby, which some regard as his finest performance. Like most British actors, Aylmer acted in plays to feed his soul and films to pay his bills. His motion picture debut was in Escape (1930), after which he averaged a picture a year. Aylmer was seen by American audiences in such internationally popular films as The Citadel (1938), Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), Quo Vadis (1951) and Separate Tables (1958). The actor was something of a hero to his fellow actors for his efforts in their behalf during his long tenure as president of British Equity, the performers' trade union; in 1965 Aylmer was knighted for his accomplishments. Active until his eighties, Sir Felix Aylmer made one of his last film appearances as the Judge in The Chalk Garden (1964), a role he'd originated on stage eight years earlier.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Chalk Garden Judge McWhirrey 1998
No Score Yet Hostile Witness Mr. Justice Osborne 1968
No Score Yet Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade ) Henrickson 1965
No Score Yet School for Scandal Actor 1965
75% Becket Archbishop of Canterbury 1964
No Score Yet The Running Man Parson 1963
No Score Yet The Boys Judge 1962
No Score Yet The Road to Hong Kong Grand Lama 1962
67% Exodus Dr. Lieberman 1960
No Score Yet Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (Never Take Candy from a Stranger) Clarence Olderberry Sr. 1960
No Score Yet The Hands of Orlac (Hands of a Strangler) Dr. Cochrane 1960
31% From the Terrace MacHardie 1960
89% The Mummy Stephen Banning 1959
73% Separate Tables Mr. Fowler 1958
No Score Yet I Accuse! Edgar Demange 1958
No Score Yet The Two-Headed Spy Cornaz 1958
27% Saint Joan The Inquisitor 1957
91% Anastasia Russian Chamberlain 1956
No Score Yet Loser Takes All The Other 1956
No Score Yet The Love Lottery Winant 1954
67% Knights of the Round Table Merlin 1954
No Score Yet The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp Actor 1954
No Score Yet The Master of Ballantrae Lord Durrisdeer 1953
No Score Yet Paris Express Merkemans 1952
80% Ivanhoe Isaac of York 1952
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You (The House in the Square) (Man of Two Worlds) Sir William the Physician 1951
No Score Yet No Highway in the Sky Sir Philip 1951
No Score Yet So Long at the Fair British Consul 1951
88% Quo Vadis? Plautius 1951
No Score Yet Trio Bank Manager 1950
No Score Yet Eye Witness The British Judge 1950
No Score Yet Prince of Foxes Count Marc Antonio Verano 1949
No Score Yet Christopher Columbus Fr. Perez 1949
No Score Yet Edward, My Son Mr. Hanray 1949
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Dr. Liddel 1949
No Score Yet Quartet Maryin 1949
91% Hamlet Polonius 1948
No Score Yet The October Man Dr. Martin 1948
No Score Yet Ghosts of Berkeley Square Col. Kelsoe 1947
No Score Yet A Man About the House Richard Sanctuary 1947
No Score Yet The Magic Bow Pasini 1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) Archbishop of Canterbury 1946
No Score Yet The Years Between Sir Ernest Foster 1946
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra 1st Nobleman 1945
38% The Wicked Lady Hogarth 1945
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars Rev. Charles Moss 1945
No Score Yet Mr. Emmanuel Mr. Emmanuel 1944
No Score Yet English Without Tears (Her Man Gilbey) Spagott 1944
No Score Yet Time Flies Professor 1944
No Score Yet The Demi-Paradise Mr. Runalow 1943
96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Bishop 1943
No Score Yet Thursday's Child Mr. Keith 1943
No Score Yet The Peterville Diamond President 1942
No Score Yet South American George Mr. Appleby 1941
No Score Yet I Thank You Henry Potter 1941
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Bank President 1941
No Score Yet Kipps (The Remarkable Mr. Kipps) Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Saint's Vacation Leighton 1941
No Score Yet The Ghost of St. Michael's Dr Winter 1941
93% Major Barbara James 1941
No Score Yet Hi, Gang! Lord Amersham 1941
No Score Yet Spellbound Mr. Morton 1941
88% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) Dr. Fredericks 1940
No Score Yet Charley's Big-Hearted Aunt Proctor 1940
No Score Yet Saloon Bar Mayor 1940
No Score Yet The Girl in the News Prosecuting Counsel 1940
No Score Yet The Case of the Frightened Lady Dr. Amersham 1939
89% The Citadel Mr. Boon 1938
No Score Yet Queen of Destiny (Sixty Glorious Years) Lord Palmerston 1938
No Score Yet South Riding Chairman of Council 1938
83% Bank Holiday Surgeon 1938
No Score Yet Victoria the Great Lord Palmerston 1937
No Score Yet Action for Slander Sir Eustace Cunningham 1937
No Score Yet Mill on the Floss Mr. Wakem 1937
No Score Yet As You Like It Duke Frederick 1936
No Score Yet Tudor Rose (Nine Days a Queen) Actor 1936
No Score Yet Man in the Mirror Earl Of Wigan 1936
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Sir Charles Webber 1936
No Score Yet In the Soup Counsel 1936
No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Benton 1936
No Score Yet She Shall Have Music Black 1936
No Score Yet Dusty Ermine Assistant Commisioner 1936
No Score Yet Old Roses Lord Sandebury 1935
No Score Yet The Iron Duke Lord Uxbridge 1934
No Score Yet The Clairvoyant (The Evil Mind) Counsel 1934
No Score Yet Doctor's Orders Sir Daniel Summerfield 1934
No Score Yet My Old Dutch Judge 1934
No Score Yet The Ghost Camera Coroner 1933
No Score Yet Dreaming Lips Sir Robert Blaker 1932
No Score Yet Escape Governor 1930


Judge McWhirrey says: No thanks, I'll pass. Alcohol in the middle of the day is exciting when you're thirty, but disasterous at 70.