Louis Hayward

Louis Hayward

Highest Rated: 100% And Then There Were None (1945)

Lowest Rated: 20% Anthony Adverse (1936)

Birthday: Mar 19, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in South Africa, roguishly handsome leading man Louis Hayward was educated in England and the Continent. Hayward briefly managed a London nightclub before he went on stage as a protégé of playwright Noel Coward. He co-starred in the London stage productions of several Broadway plays, among them Dracula and Another Language, and in 1933 made his screen bow in the British Self Made Lady. Hayward came to Broadway in 1935 to star in Point Verlaine (1935), which won him a Hollywood contract. His first American film role of note was as the hero's father in the prologue of Warner Bros.' Anthony Adverse (1936). Hayward went on to play both heroes and heels, and sometimes a charming combination thereof. He starred as Leslie Charteris' soldier-of-fortune Simon Templar in the first and the last entries in the "Saint" "B"-picture series. He also thrived in costume swashbucklers, appearing twice as the Count of Monte Cristo and once each as D'Artagnan, Captain Blood and Dick Turpin. In 1941, he was cast in a pivotal role in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, but his part ended up on the cutting room floor. Serving as a Marine during World War II, Hayward supervised the filming of the battle of Tarawa, winning a Bronze Star for his courage under fire. After the war, he developed one of first percentage-of-profits deals, ensuring him a steady income in perpetuity for both the theatrical and TV releases of his post-1949 films. In 1954, Hayward produced and starred in the 39-week TV series The Lone Wolf (aka Streets of Danger), after buying exclusive rights to several of Louis Joseph Vance's original "Lone Wolf" stories. His later TV projects included the British series The Pursuers (1966) and the American The Survivors (1970). The first of Louis Hayward's three wives was actress Ida Lupino; the others were Peggy Morrow and June Blanchard.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Terror in the Wax Museum Tim Fowley 1973
No Score Yet Chuka Maj. Benson 1967
No Score Yet The Christmas Kid Mike Culligan 1967
No Score Yet The Search for Bridey Murphy Morey Bernstein 1956
No Score Yet Captain Pirate Capt. Peter Blood 1952
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood Capt. Peter Blood 1950
62% House By the River Stephen Byrne 1950
No Score Yet The Pirates of Capri Capt. Sirocco 1949
No Score Yet Walk a Crooked Mile Philip Grayson 1948
No Score Yet Ruthless Vic Lambdin 1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow Richard Shelton 1948
No Score Yet Repeat Performance Barney Page 1947
40% The Strange Woman Ephraim Poster 1946
100% And Then There Were None Philip Lombard 1945
90% The Magnificent Ambersons Ballroom Extra 1942
No Score Yet Ladies in Retirement Albert Feather 1941
No Score Yet Son of Monte Cristo Edmund Dantes Jr. 1941
80% Dance, Girl, Dance Jimmy Harris 1940
No Score Yet My Son, My Son Oliver Essex 1940
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Louis XIV, Philippe 1939
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Bill Duncan 1938
No Score Yet The Saint in New York Simon Templar 1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point Stephen Earley 1938
No Score Yet The Woman I Love Lt. Jean Herbillion 1937
20% Anthony Adverse Denis Moore 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Young Man with Cream Tarts 1936
No Score Yet Absolute Quiet Gregory Bengard 1936
No Score Yet The Flame Within Jack Kerry 1935
No Score Yet Sorrell and Son Duncan 1934
No Score Yet The Love Test Actor


No Score Yet Night Gallery
Stephen 1970
No Score Yet Rawhide
Tasker 1964


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