Henry Daniell

Henry Daniell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Henry Daniell (5 March 1894 – 31 October 1963) was an English actor who had a long and prestigious career on stage as well as in films. He is perhaps best known for his villainous roles in films like The Great Dictator, The Philadelphia Story and The Sea Hawk. Daniell was given few opportunities to play a 'good guy', including a supporting part as Franz Liszt in the biographical film Song of Love (1947). His last name is sometimes spelled "Daniel". Daniell's film debut came in 1929 in Jealousy. He appeared as Professor Moriarty in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes film The Woman in Green (1945). He appeared in other films such as Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940) (playing Garbitsch, to sound like "garbage", a parody of Joseph Goebbels), and The Body Snatcher (1945, with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi) – as well as two other films in the Sherlock Holmes/Basil Rathbone series: The Voice of Terror (1942) and Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) with fellow Moriarty George Zucco. Daniell played the sleazy Baron de Varville opposite Greta Garbo in Camille (1936). Another early triumph was his portrayal of Cecil in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939). He also played the treacherous Lord Wolfingham (no relation to Francis Walsingham) in The Sea Hawk (1940), fighting Errol Flynn in what is often considered one of the most spectacular sword fighting duels ever filmed. When Michael Curtiz cast him in this film, Henry Daniell initially refused because he couldn't fence. Curtiz accomplished the climactic duel through the use of shadows and over-shoulder shots, with a double fencing Flynn with ingenious inter-cutting of their faces. Towards the end of the Second World War, he appeared in one of his most memorable film roles, as the cruel Mr. Brocklehurst in Jane Eyre (1944), opposite Joan Fontaine who played Eyre. That same year he appeared in The Suspect as Charles Laughton's blackmailing next-door neighbour. In the 1950s and 1960s, he did much television, and also appeared as the malevolent Dr. Emil Zurich in Edward L. Cahn's The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959), and in an episode of Maverick, "Pappy" opposite James Garner the same year. An absolute professional, he was always on the set when needed, and impatient when delays in filming took place. Much in demand for his dry, sardonic delivery, Daniell moved easily from big-budget films, such as (uncredited) Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), to television without difficulty. In 1957, Daniell appeared as King Charles II of England in the NBC anthology series The Joseph Cotten Show in the episode "The Trial of Colonel Blood", with Michael Wilding in the title role. In the same year he played the instructing solicitor to Charles Laughton's leading counsel barrister in Witness for the Prosecution (1957). The actor claimed one of his favourite roles was as Tony Curtis' supervisor in the acclaimed Blake Edwards film Mister Cory (1957) at a time when the actor's career was clearly slowing down, but Daniell retained some of the best and most memorable lines in the movie, "A gentleman never grabs. Manners, Mister Cory. I find them a prerequisite in any circumstance."
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Barnes, Surrey, UK
    Birthday
    3/4/1894
The Great Dictator
The Great Dictator
8.3
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
7.6
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
5.7
Siren of Atlantis
Siren of Atlantis
5.2
The Body Snatcher
The Body Snatcher
6.9
The Comancheros
The Comancheros
6.7
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
6.9
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
5.9
The Sea Hawk
The Sea Hawk
7.1
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
6.5
A Woman's Face
A Woman's Face
7
The Woman in Green
The Woman in Green
6.4
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
6.8
Wake of the Red Witch
Wake of the Red Witch
5.6
Castle in the Desert
Castle in the Desert
6.8
Lust for Life
Lust for Life
7.1
The Story of Mankind
The Story of Mankind
4.5
Les Girls
Les Girls
6.4
Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution
8.2
All This, and Heaven Too
All This, and Heaven Too
7.3
The Firefly
The Firefly
6.4
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
6.2
Madame X
Madame X
6.2
Camille
Camille
7
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
6.7
From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon
5.2
Holiday
Holiday
7.3
Buccaneer's Girl
Buccaneer's Girl
5.4
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
6.2
The Notorious Landlady
The Notorious Landlady
6.8
Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue
6
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
5.8
The Feminine Touch
The Feminine Touch
5.1
The Exile
The Exile
6.1
Under Cover of Night
Under Cover of Night
5.7
Song of Love
Song of Love
6.7
The Secret Of St. Ives
6
Mister Cory
Mister Cory
5.5
The Chapman Report
The Chapman Report
5.3
Hotel Berlin
Hotel Berlin
6.1
The Thirteenth Chair
The Thirteenth Chair
5.8
We Are Not Alone
We Are Not Alone
6.2
Diane
Diane
5.7
The Unguarded Hour
The Unguarded Hour
6.2
Four Jacks and a Jill
Four Jacks and a Jill
4.5
Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine
6.9
The Egyptian
The Egyptian
6.3
Dressed to Kill
Dressed to Kill
6.3
The Last of the Lone Wolf
The Last of the Lone Wolf
6
The Great Impersonation
The Great Impersonation
5.8
Captain Kidd
Captain Kidd
6
Mission to Moscow
Mission to Moscow
5.2
Nightmare
Nightmare
4
Reunion in France
Reunion in France
6.6
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
4.9
Five Weeks in a Balloon
Five Weeks in a Balloon
5.5
The Prodigal
The Prodigal
4
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
7.5
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty
7
Jealousy
Jealousy
0
The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
0
The Suspect
The Suspect
6.7
Hitler: The Comedy Years
Hitler: The Comedy Years
5
Angel Street
0
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