Reginald Owen

Reginald Owen

Highest Rated: 100% A Christmas Carol (1938)

Lowest Rated: 60% Madame X (1937)

Birthday: Aug 5, 1887

Birthplace: Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England, UK

A versatile British character actor, Reginald Owen stayed very busy during a career with amazing longevity. A student at Sir Herbert Tree's Academy of Dramatic Arts, he made his professional stage debut in 1905. He earned his first film credit in the 1911 short "Henry VIII" before coming to America to appear on-stage and in films. One of his earliest roles was in the Jean Harlow vehicle "Platinum Blonde" in 1931, and he assumed the classic role Dr. Watson in the 1932 version of "Sherlock Holmes." A year later, he played Holmes himself in "A Study in Scarlet." One of the most important roles of his career came about because of Lionel Barrymore's broken hip; slated to play Ebenezer Scrooge in the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol," the legendary Barrymore yield the role after his injury. Owen took over successfully, achieving notoriety for his portrayal in the 1938 film. He also excelled at playing historical figures, portraying King Louis XV, Emperor Franz Josef, and Thomas Cromwell, among others. His film roles continued in the '40s and '50s, as he played Treville in "The Three Musketeers," Foley in the Academy Award-winning wartime classic "Mrs. Miniver," and Clayton in the Hepburn/Tracy romantic comedy "Woman of the Year." Owen successfully made the transition to the television era and, finding guest roles on shows like "Bewitched" and, in one of his final credits, detective show "McCloud." He also played Admiral Boom in the 1964 musical "Mary Poppins."

Highest rated movies

Captain Kidd
National Velvet
A Woman's Face
A Christmas Carol
Conquest
The House of Rothschild
Mary Poppins
Mrs. Miniver

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 74% Bedknobs and Broomsticks Gen. Teagler (Character) - 1971
96% 86% Mary Poppins Admiral Boom (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 35% Five Weeks in a Balloon Consul (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moochie of the Little League J. Cecil Bennett (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 45% Darby's Rangers Sir Arthur Hollister (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% Red Garters Judge Wallace Winthrop (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Diamond Robbery Bainbridge Gibbons (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 45% The Miniver Story Mr. Foley (Character) - 1950
78% 57% Kim Father Victor (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounds for Marriage Dely Delacorte (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 75% The Secret Garden Ben Weatherstaff (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Challenge to Lassie Sgt. Davie (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 60% Hills of Home Hopps (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 53% If Winter Comes Mr. Fortune (Character) - 1948
60% 75% Julia Misbehaves Benny Hawkins (Character) - 1948
78% 75% The Pirate The Advocate (Character) - 1948
73% 74% The Three Musketeers Treville (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 75% Green Dolphin Street Captain O'Hara (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imperfect Lady Mr. Hopkins (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 55% Diary of a Chambermaid Captain Lanlaire (Character) - 1946
94% 78% Cluny Brown Sir Henry Carmel (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Went to the Races Dr. Pembroke (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kitty Duke of Malmunster (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 80% The Valley of Decision McCready (Character) - 1945
100% 46% Captain Kidd Cary Shadwell (Character) - 1945
86% 72% The Canterville Ghost Lord Canterville (Character) - 1944
100% 78% National Velvet Farmer Ede (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment in Brittany Col. Trane (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute to the Marines Mr. Henry Caspar (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 32% Above Suspicion Dr. Mespelbrunn (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Hearts for Julia John Girard (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 21% I Married an Angel "Whiskers" (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 62% We Were Dancing Major Berty Tyler-Blane (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 70% Somewhere I'll Find You Willie Manning (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Cairo Philo Cobson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Reunion in France Schultz (Character) - 1942
90% 88% Random Harvest Biffer (Character) - 1942
86% 80% Woman of the Year Clayton (Character) - 1942
95% 84% Mrs. Miniver Foley, Storekeeper and Air-raid Warden (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 64% They Met in Bombay The General (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Lady Be Good Max Milton (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 54% Tarzan's Secret Treasure Professor Elliott (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Charley's Aunt Redcliff (Character) - 1941
100% 83% A Woman's Face Bernard Dalvik (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Inspiration Reginald (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free and Easy Sir George Kelvin (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost Comes Home Hemingway (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 33% The Earl of Chicago Gervase Gonwell (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember? Mr. Bronson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 38% The Real Glory Capt. Steve Hartley (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Little Angel Edwards (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Fast and Loose Vincent Charlton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridal Suite Sir Horace Bragdon (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 47% Three Loves Has Nancy William (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 43% Kidnapped Capt. Hoseason (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 52% Everybody Sing Hillary Bellaire (Character) - 1938
100% 74% A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise for Three Johann Kesselhut (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Imperial General Videnko (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Downstairs Charlie Grump (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation From Love John Hodge Lawson (Character) - 1938
60% 50% Madame X Maurice Dourel (Character) - 1937
100% 52% Conquest Tallyrand (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 29% Rosalie Chancellor of Romanza (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 52% Personal Property Claude Dabney (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 67% The Bride Wore Red Admiral Monti (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Number Cousin William Medhill (Character) - 1937
83% 73% Rose Marie Myerson (Character) - 1936
80% 64% Love on the Run Baron Otto Spandermann (Character) - 1936
72% 50% The Great Ziegfeld Sampston (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl on the Front Page Archie Biddle (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Love Call Myerson (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Dictionary McKinney (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 38% Trouble for Two President of Club (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 12% Adventure in Manhattan Blackton Gregory (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 60% Petticoat Fever Sir James Felton (Character) - 1936
93% 84% A Tale of Two Cities Stryver (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 53% Call of the Wild Mr. Smith (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escapade Paul (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enchanted April Henry Arbuthnot (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves Guy Waller (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 58% Fashions Oscar Baroque (Character) - 1934
86% 69% Of Human Bondage Thorpe Athelny (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 45% Mandalay Police Commissioner (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Countess of Monte Cristo The Baron (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 40% Stingaree Governor General (Character) - 1934
100% 54% The House of Rothschild Herries (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Sinners Meet Leonard (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Du Barry King Louis XV (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 62% Double Harness Freeman (Character) - 1933
83% 85% Queen Christina Charles (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 17% A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Narrow Corner Mr. Frith (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 50% Voltaire King Louis XV (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbers' Roost Cecil Herrick (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 40% Sherlock Holmes Dr. Watson (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovers Courageous Jimmy (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 67% Downstairs Baron `'Nicky'` von Burgen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in Possession Claude Dabney (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 60% The Letter Robert Crosbie (Character) - 1929

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Ockie (Guest Star) 1966 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957