Henry Stephenson

Henry Stephenson

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Blood (1935)

Lowest Rated: 60% A Bill of Divorcement (1932)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1871

Birthplace: Granada, British West Indies

Dignified character actor Henry Stephenson was born in Granada, British West Indies and received his education at Rugby College in England. After graduation, Stephenson wasted little time pursuing an acting career, debuting as a stage performer throughout England and America, his Broadway debut coming in 1901 with "A Message from Mars." With his theater credentials intact, Stephenson ventured into silent film, making appearances in a variety of forgettable films. His true film breakthrough came in 1932 with a sizeable role in King Vidor's romantic drama "Cynara." More substantial film roles followed, and during this time Stephenson began finding his character niche--directors were fond of his tall physique, proper way with words and generally noble screen presence. For this reason, the majority of his roles throughout his peak '30s period were distinguished nobleman-types, including his part as Sir Joseph Banks in the 1935 Clark Gable-starring history adventure, "Mutiny on the Bounty" and classy roles in two adventure-romances from famed director Michael Curtiz: 1935's "Captain Blood" and 1936's Errol Flynn-starring "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Stephenson kept acting throughout his life, into his '70s. Though many of his final roles were less than memorable (including a part in 1949's "Challenge to Lassie," his place in cinema history was already cemented.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 33% Challenge to Lassie Sir Charles Loring (Character) - 1949
100% 84% Oliver Twist Mr. Brownlow (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 73% Enchantment General Fitzgerald (Character) - 1948
60% 75% Julia Misbehaves Lord Pennystone (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 55% Ivy Judge (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Homestretch Don Humberto Balcares (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Delusion Dr. Evans Biddle (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 65% Song of Love King Albert (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 41% Of Human Bondage Dr. Tyrell (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 30% Heartbeat Minister (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 60% Her Sister's Secret Mr. Dubois (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 46% The Green Years Prof. Rattray Blakely (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Locket Lord Wyndham (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 29% Tarzan and the Amazons Sir Guy Henderson (Character) - 1945
100% 84% Two Girls and a Sailor John Dyckman Brown I (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mantrap Sir Humphrey Quilp (Character) - 1943
100% 70% Mr. Lucky Mr. Bryant (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% This Above All General Cathaway (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 67% Rings on Her Fingers Col. Prentiss (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Lost Himself Frederick Collins (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 14% Lady From Louisiana General Anatole Mirbeau (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 86% Spring Parade Emperor Franz Joseph (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Old New York Chancellor Robert L. Livingstone (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 75% It's a Date Capt. Andrew (Character) - 1940
71% 64% Elizabeth the Queen Lord Burghley (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 61% Tarzan Finds a Son! Sir Thomas Lancing (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baroness and the Butler Count Albert Sandor (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Suez Count Mathieu de Lesseps (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 76% Marie Antoinette Count de Mercey (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dramatic School Pasquel, Sr. (Character) - 1938
67% 63% The Prince and the Pauper Duke of Norfolk (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 53% The Emperor's Candlesticks Prince Johann (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wise Girl Mr. Simon Fletcher (Character) - 1937
100% 48% Conquest Count Anastas Walewski (Character) - 1937
71% 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Sir Charles Macefield (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Me Your Heart Edward, Lord Farrington (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 40% Beloved Enemy Lord Athleigh (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 20% Walking on Air Mr. Horace Bennett (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearts Divided Charles Patterson (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Within Dr. Jock Frazier (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet O'Shaughnessy's Boy Major Winslow (Character) - 1935
100% 89% Captain Blood Lord Willoughby (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanessa, Her Love Story Barney Newmark (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 41% Reckless Colonel Harrison Sr. (Character) - 1935
93% 83% Mutiny on the Bounty Sir Joseph Banks (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 50% Rendezvous Russian Ambassador Gregory (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 40% Stingaree Mrs. Clarkson (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 33% The Mystery of Mr. X Sir Herbert Frensham (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 57% The Richest Girl in the World Jonathan "John" Connors (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More River Sir Laurence Mont (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 14% Man of Two Worlds Sir Basil Pemberton (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet If I Were Free Hector Stribling (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Adventure Maj. Archer Thorne (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 62% Double Harness Colonel Sam Colby (Character) - 1933
60% 55% A Bill of Divorcement Doctor Alliot (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 69% Red Headed Woman Charles B. 'Charlie'/'C.B.' Gaerste (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1951

QUOTES FROM Henry Stephenson CHARACTERS

Col. Colby says: After daughter, Joan, told her father "You only get married once with all the trappings", referring to her father balking at the cost of her trousseau and wedding gown, her father replied, "Thank goodness. If you get married again it would have to be on alimony."

Col. Colby says: After daughter, Joan, told her father 'You only get married once with all the trappings', referring to her father balking at the cost of her trousseau and wedding gown, her father replied, 'Thank goodness. If you get married again it would have to be on alimony.'