Lester Matthews

Lester Matthews

Highest Rated: 100% Mary Poppins (1964)

Lowest Rated: 40% Something of Value (Africa Ablaze) (1957)

Birthday: Jun 6, 1900

Birthplace: Not Available

Moderately successful as a leading man in British films from 1931 through 1934, Lester Matthews moved to the U.S. in the company of his then-wife, actress Anne Grey. Though Grey faded from view after a handful of Hollywood pictures (Break of Hearts [35] and Bonnie Scotland [35] among them), Matthews remained in Tinseltown until his retirement in 1968. At first, his roles were substantial, notably his romantic-lead stints in the Karloff/Lugosi nightmare-inducer The Raven (35) and the thoughtful sci-fier Werewolf of London (35), which starred Henry Hull in the title role. Thereafter, Matthews was consigned to supporting roles, often as British travel agents, bankers, solicitors, company clerks and military officers. Active in films, radio and television throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Lester Matthews was last seen in the Julie Andrews musical Star (1968).

Highest Rated Movies



66% She's So Lovely Black Dude 1997
No Score Yet Star! Lord Chamberlain 1968
No Score Yet Assault on a Queen Doctor 1966
100% Mary Poppins Mr. Tomes 1964
No Score Yet A Global Affair UK Delegate 1964
No Score Yet The Miracle Capt. John Bolting 1959
40% Something of Value (Africa Ablaze) Game Warden 1957
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys Father O'Casey 1955
No Score Yet The Far Horizons Mr. Hancock 1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Adam Stewart 1955
69% Moonfleet Major Hennishaw 1955
No Score Yet Flame of the Islands Gus 1955
No Score Yet Desiree Caulaincourt 1954
No Score Yet King Richard and the Crusaders Archbishop of Tyre 1954
No Score Yet Jungle Man-Eaters Commissioner Kingston 1954
No Score Yet Bad for Each Other Dr. Homer Gleeson 1953
No Score Yet Man in the Attic Inspector Melville 1953
No Score Yet Young Bess Sir William Paget 1953
No Score Yet Fort Ti Lord Jeffrey Amherst 1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way Cardinal O'Shea 1953
No Score Yet Savage Mutiny Major Walsh 1953
83% Niagara Doctor 1953
No Score Yet Sangaree Gen. Darby 1953
No Score Yet Against All Flags Sir Cloudsley 1952
No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever Mr. Pickering 1952
No Score Yet Captain Pirate Col. Ramsey 1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables Mentou Sr. 1952
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Commissioner Kingston 1952
100% 5 Fingers Under Secretary 1952
No Score Yet Operation Secret Robbins 1952
No Score Yet Anne of the Indies Wherry 1951
71% The Desert Fox British officer 1951
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest Alan-A-Dale 1950
No Score Yet Montana George Forsythe 1950
No Score Yet Malaya Matisson 1949
No Score Yet The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist) Dr. Dixon 1949
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne Archbishop 1948
80% The Paradine Case Police Inspector Ambrose (uncredited) 1948
No Score Yet Corvette K-225 British Captain 1948
No Score Yet The Exile Robbins 1947
No Score Yet Son of Lassie Major 1945
No Score Yet Two O'clock Courage Mark Evans 1945
No Score Yet Objective, Burma! Maj. Fitzpatrick 1945
87% Ministry of Fear Dr. Morton 1944
40% The Invisible Man's Revenge Sir Jasper Herrick 1944
No Score Yet Between Two Worlds Dispatcher 1944
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep Capt. Lloyd 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Dr. Ralph Wayne 1944
No Score Yet Tonight We Raid Calais Maj. West 1943
No Score Yet The Mysterious Doctor Dr. Frederick Holmes 1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit Colonel 1943
92% Now, Voyager Captain 1942
100% The Pied Piper Mr. Cavanaugh 1942
No Score Yet Sunday Punch Smith 1942
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Prosecutor 1942
67% Desperate Journey Wing Commander 1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific Canadian Major 1942
No Score Yet Born to Sing Arthur Cartwright 1942
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Mr. Maddox 1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF Group Captain 1941
92% Man Hunt Major 1941
100% The Sea Hawk Lieutenant 1940
No Score Yet The Biscuit Eater Ames 1940
100% Northwest Passage Sam Livermore 1940
No Score Yet British Intelligence Thompson 1940
No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade Alfred Willoughby 1940
No Score Yet Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot Scott 1940
No Score Yet Rulers of the Sea Lt. Cmdr. Roberts 1939
No Score Yet Susannah of the Mounties Harlan Chambers 1939
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Duke of Buckingham 1939
No Score Yet I Am a Criminal George 1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Philip 1939
No Score Yet If I Were King Gen. Saliere 1938
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Moto Sir Charles Murchison 1938
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Dr. Alonzo Z. Stewart 1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir Ivor 1938
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman Walter Fraser 1938
60% The Prince and the Pauper St. John 1937
No Score Yet Lancer Spy Capt. Neville 1937
No Score Yet Thank You, Jeeves Elliott Manville 1936
No Score Yet Too Many Parents Mark Stewart 1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London Capt. Hardy 1936
100% The Raven Dr. Jerry Halden (Credits) / Dr. Jerry Holden 1935
77% Werewolf of London Ames 1935


No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Pendleton Fleming Pendleton Mr. Pendleton 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
Forrester 1963


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