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Felix Aylmer

Highest Rated:   100% The Mummy (1959)
Lowest Rated:   29% The Wicked Lady (1945)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
76% 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
64% 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
30% From the Terrace
  • MacHardie
1960
100% The Mummy
  • Stephen Banning
1959
77% Separate Tables
  • Mr. Fowler
1958
No Score Yet The Two-Headed Spy
  • Cornaz
1958
30% Saint Joan
  • The Inquisitor
1957
90% Anastasia
  • Russian Chamberlain
1956
No Score Yet Loser Takes All
  • The Other
1956
No Score Yet The Love Lottery
  • Winant
1954
80% 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
1953
79% 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
29% The Wicked Lady
  • Hogarth
1945
No Score Yet Mr. Emmanuel
  • Mr. Emmanuel
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 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
86% Major Barbara
  • James
1941
No Score Yet Spellbound
  • Mr. Morton
1941
No Score Yet Hi, Gang!
  • Lord Amersham
1941
93% 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
86% The Citadel
  • Mr. Boon
1938
No Score Yet South Riding
  • Chairman of Council
1938
80% 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 Dusty Ermine
  • Assistant Commisioner
1936
No Score Yet She Shall Have Music
  • Black
1936
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 The Ghost Camera
  • Coroner
1933
No Score Yet Dreaming Lips
  • Sir Robert Blaker
1932
No Score Yet Escape
  • Governor
1930

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