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O.P. Heggie



Golden-voiced character actor O.P. Heggie has sometimes been described as a Scotsman; in truth, he was born in Australia of Scots parents. Trained for a musical career, Heggie began "trodding the boards" at the turn of the century. He had nearly 30 years' worth of stage experience when he made his film debut in 1928. His most notable film roles included Inspector Nayland Smith in The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929), Louis XI in The Vagabond King (1930), Edmond Dantes' cellmate Abbe Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) and Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables (1934). Shortly after completing work on The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), the 56-year old Heggie died, the victim of a brief pneumonia outbreak in Los Angeles. It is a tribute to the artistry of O.P. Heggie that his portrayal of the blind hermit in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) remains powerful and moving even after Gene Hackman's devastating takeoff in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island
  • Dr. McIntire
1936
100% The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Hermit
1935
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables
  • Matthew Cuthbert
1934
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Abbe Faria
1934
No Score Yet Call It Murder
  • Edward Weldon
1934
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy
  • Duffy
1934
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest
  • Dr. Grunbaum
1933
No Score Yet Smilin' Through
  • Dr. Owen
1932
No Score Yet East Lynne
  • Earl of Mount Severn
1931
No Score Yet The Woman Between
  • John Whitcomb
1931
No Score Yet Devotion
  • Mr. Emmet Mortimer
1931
No Score Yet The Vagabond King
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet Sunny
  • Peters
1930
No Score Yet The Letter
  • Joyce
1929

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