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Henry Daniell

Highest Rated:   100% The Comancheros (1961)
Lowest Rated:   20% Devil Doll (1964)
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With his haughty demeanor and near-satanic features, British actor Henry Daniell was the perfect screen "gentleman villain" in such major films of the 1930s and 1940s as Camille (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940). An actor since the age of 18, Daniell worked in London until coming to America in an Ethel Barrymore play. He co-starred with Ruth Gordon in the 1929 Broadway production Serena Blandish, in which he won critical plaudits in the role of Lord Iver Cream. Making his movie debut in Jealousy (1929)--which co-starred another stage legend, Jeanne Eagels--Daniell stayed in Hollywood for the remainder of his career, most often playing cold-blooded aristocrats in period costume. He was less at home in action roles; he flat-out refused to participate in the climactic dueling scene in The Sea Hawk (1940), compelling star Errol Flynn to cross swords with a none too convincing stunt double. Daniell became something of a regular in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes films made at Universal in the 1940s--he was in three entries, playing Professor Moriarty in The Woman in Green (1945). Though seldom in pure horror films, Daniell nonetheless excelled in the leading role of The Body Snatcher (1945). When the sort of larger-than-life film fare in which Daniell specialized began disappearing in the 1950s, the actor nonetheless continued to prosper in both films (Man in the Grey Flannel Suit [1956], Witness for the Prosecution [1957]) and television (Thriller, The Hour of St. Francis, and many other programs). While portraying Prince Gregor of Transylvania in My Fair Lady (1964), under the direction of his old friend George Cukor, Daniell died suddenly; his few completed scenes remained in the film, though his name was removed from the cast credits.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
96% My Fair Lady
  • Prince of Transylvania
1964
20% Devil Doll
  • Actor
1964
71% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Court Martial Judge
1962
No Score Yet Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Sheik Ageiba
1962
No Score Yet The Notorious Landlady
  • Stranger
1962
100% The Comancheros
  • Gireaux
1961
75% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  • Dr. Zucco
1961
No Score Yet The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
  • Dr. Emil Zurich
1959
43% From the Earth to the Moon
  • Morgana
1958
100% Witness for the Prosecution
  • Mayhew
1957
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind
  • Bishop of Beauvais
1957
100% Les Girls
  • Judge
1957
No Score Yet The Sun Also Rises
  • Doctor
1957
75% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
  • Bill Ogden
1956
100% Lust for Life
  • Theodorus Van Gogh
1956
No Score Yet The Prodigal
  • Ramadi
1955
No Score Yet Diane
  • Gondi
1955
No Score Yet The Egyptian
  • Mikere
1954
No Score Yet Buccaneer's Girl
  • Capt. Duvall
1950
No Score Yet Wake of the Red Witch
  • Jacques Desaix
1949
No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis
  • Blades
1948
No Score Yet The Exile
  • Col. Ingram
1947
No Score Yet Song of Love
  • Franz Liszt
1947
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest
  • The Regent
1946
100% Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green
  • Professor Moriarty
1945
81% The Body Snatcher
  • Dr. Wolfe "Toddy" MacFarlane
1945
No Score Yet Hotel Berlin
  • Von Stetten
1945
100% Captain Kidd
  • William III
1945
No Score Yet The Suspect
  • Mr. Simmons
1944
100% Jane Eyre
  • Brocklehurst
1944
80% Watch on the Rhine
  • Phili Von Ramme
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop
1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in Washington
  • William Easter
1943
No Score Yet Reunion in France
  • Emile Fleuron
1942
89% Random Harvest
  • Heavy Man
1942
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
  • Anthony Lloyd
1942
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Castle in the Desert
  • Watson King
1942
No Score Yet The Feminine Touch
  • Shelley Mason
1941
No Score Yet Dressed to Kill
  • Julian Davis
1941
100% A Woman's Face
  • Public Prosecutor
1941
No Score Yet Four Jacks and a Jill
  • Bobo
1941
100% The Philadelphia Story
  • Sidney Kidd
1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Broussels
1940
100% The Sea Hawk
  • Lord Wolfingham
1940
92% The Great Dictator
  • Garbitsch
1940
No Score Yet We Are Not Alone
  • Sir Ronald Dawson
1939
71% The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
  • Sir Robert Cecil
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • LaMotte
1938
100% Holiday
  • Seton Cram
1938
No Score Yet The Firefly
  • Gen. Savary
1937
No Score Yet Madame X
  • LeRocle
1937
91% Camille
  • Baron de Varville
1936
87% The Devil-Doll
  • Actor
1936

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