January 2, 2017


Cecil Parker [Cecil Schwabe] (1897-1971) b. Hastings, England.

Cecil Parker

Aristocratic character actor Cecil Parker‘s first film rolled in 1929. Subsequently he portrayed some memorable personages beginning with the lily-livered businessman in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938). After WWII, Parker returned to acting and gained great success in post-war British cinema with a number of accomplished support roles including Britannus in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), the villainous Captain Boycott (1947), Major Courteney in The Ladykillers (1955), Lord Loam in The Admirable Crichton (1957), Professor Canford in Pure Hell of St. Trinian’s (1960) and Archdeacon Aspinall in Heaven’s Above! (1963).

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