January 2, 2017


Milton Rosmer (1882-1971) b. Southport, Lancashire, England.

Milton Rosmer

A major stage actor in silent films from childhood, making his screen debut in 1889, Rosmer went on to become a character actor with the advent of sound, starring and featured roles in such films as The Passionate Friends (1922), South Riding (1938), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), and The Lion Has Wings (1939). He was most often seen portraying judges, professors, and committee chairmen. In addition, he directed and occasionally wrote during the 1920s and 30s including such films as Balaclava (1928), Channel Crossing (1932), The Secret of the Loch (1934) and The Great Barrier (1937). Milton Rosmer was also director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Memorial Theatre and married to actress Irene Rooke.

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