January 2, 2017


Gordon Harker (1885-1967) b. London, England.

Gordon Harker

Born in London, into a well-known family of theatrical scenic artists, Gordon Harker was on stage from 1903 and in films from 1927, frequently in endearing Cockney roles. Alfred Hitchcock launched his screen career in The Ring (1927), and unsurprisingly Harker seemed to appear in every other mystery film produced in England throughout the Thirties and Forties, sometimes as meddling comic relief, other times as a diversion tactic. Among his many notable film credits were Walter Forde’s Rome Express (1932), Michael Powell’s The Phantom Light (1935), the Will Hay vehicle Boys Will Be Boys (1935), the title role of Inspector Hornleigh (1939) and yet another Walter Forde film, this time for Ealing Studios, Saloon Bar (1940). Gordon Harker‘s last film was the political satire Left, Right and Centre (1959).

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