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Henry Kendall (I) (1897–1962)

Henry Kendall, born in London on 28 May 1897 was an English stage and film actor, theatre director and an immaculately stylish revue artiste. Kendall was educated at the City of London School, and made his first appearance on the stage in September 1914 at the Lyceum Theatre, playing a 'super' in Tommy Atkins. He had a distinguished war career, ... See full bio »

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East of Shanghai Fred Hill
The Ghost Camera John Gray
Guest of Honour Lord Strathpeffer
Tilly of Bloomsbury Dick Mainwaring


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 1962 Brian Rix Presents ... (TV Series)
The Bishop of Lax
- See How They Run (1962) ... The Bishop of Lax
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Dryden
- Brian Rix Presents #15: A Clear Case (1962) ... Mr. Justice Dryden
 1961 Nothing Barred
 1961 The Shadow of the Cat
The Doctor (uncredited)
 1960 An Arabian Night (TV Movie)
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Ferdy Rabenstein / Archie Dundas
- The Alien Corn (1960) ... Ferdy Rabenstein
- A Casual Affair (1960) ... Archie Dundas
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Hugo (Lord Whitehall)
- Let Them Eat Cake (1959) ... Hugo (Lord Whitehall)
 1956-1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Henry Bouverie / Arthur Mitchell
- The House Next Door (1959) ... Henry Bouverie
- The Magpies (1957)
- The Lion's Share One Bright Day (1956) ... Arthur Mitchell
 1958 Women in Love (TV Movie)
Ashley in 'The Stowaway'
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Archdeacon Henry Pomphret
- The Chigwell Chicken (1958) ... Archdeacon Henry Pomphret
 1954 The Bear (TV Short)
Grigory Stepanitch Smirnov
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
George Scott
- Stolen Waters (1954) ... George Scott
 1953 Two of Everything (TV Movie)
Felix Heath
 1952 Murder Will Out
 1949 Helter Skelter
Lord Bruce Carlton
 1945 Dumb Dora Discovers Tobacco (Short)
 1945 The Facts of Love
Mr. Wilson
 1943 The Butler's Dilemma
 1939 The Mysterious Mr. Davis
Julian Roscoe
 1937 School for Husbands
Geoffrey Carter
 1937 Ship's Concert (Short)
Harry Bolton
 1937 It's Not Cricket
 1937 Side Street Angel
 1937 The Compulsory Wife
Rupert Sinclair
 1937 Take a Chance
Archie Burton
 1936 The Amazing Adventure
Lord Honiton
 1936 Twelve Good Men
Charles Drew
 1936 A Wife or Two
Charles Marlowe
 1935 Lend Me Your Wife
Tony Radford
 1935 Murder on the Set
Caley Morden / Charlie Marsh
 1935 Three Witnesses
Leslie Trent
 1934 Crazy People
Hippo Rayne
 1934 Death at a Broadcast
Rodney Fleming
 1934 Leave It to Blanche
Peter Manners
 1934 Sometimes Good
Paul Everard
 1934 The Man I Want
Peter Mason
 1934 Guest of Honour
Lord Strathpeffer
 1934 Without You
Tony Bannister
 1934 The Girl in Possession
Sir Mortimer
 1933 The Ghost Camera
John Gray
 1933 The Man Outside
Harry Wainwright
 1933 The Flaw
John Millway
 1933 This Week of Grace
Lord Clive Swinford
 1933 Great Stuff
Archie Brown
 1933 The Stickpin (Short)
Paul Rayner
 1933 Timbuctoo
Benedict Tichbourne
 1933 Counsel's Opinion
 1933 King of the Ritz
Teddy Smith
 1933 The Shadow
Reggie Ogden
 1933 The Iron Stair
 1932 Watch Beverly
Victor Beverly
 1932 The Man Who Won
Sir William Normand
 1932 The House Opposite
 1932 Why Saps Leave Home
Percy Lloyd
 1931 East of Shanghai
Fred Hill
 1931 The Flying Fool
Vincent Floyd
 1930/I French Leave
Lt. George Graham
 1921 Tilly of Bloomsbury
Dick Mainwaring
 1921 Mr. Pim Passes by
Brian Strange
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Other Works:

He acted in Michael Clayton Hutton's play, "The Happy Family", at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Thora Hird in the cast. See more »

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In the book "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light" by Patrick McGilligan, Alfred Hitchcock is quoted as saying that Henry Kendall was "a fairly obvious homosexual.". See more »

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