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James Stephenson

British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut quite late in life, at the age of 49, in 1937, making four pictures that year. Warner Bros. got a glimpse of this distinguished gent and signed him to a contract where he indulged himself in urbane villainy. Proving a reliable support in such films as Boy Meets Girl (1938), You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), and the classic adventure The Sea Hawk (1940), he was entrusted by director William Wyler and mega-star Bette Davis to play the sympathetic role of the family attorney Howard Joyce in The Letter (1940). It was the role of a lifetime and he didn't let them down for he earned an Oscar nomination in the process. Stephenson was soon on a roll, playing the titular sleuth in Calling Philo Vance (1940) and was first-billed in the above-average "B" movie Shining Victory (1941) when he died suddenly in 1941 of a heart attack at the rather young age of 53. Date of Death:  29 July 1941, Pacific Palisades, California  (heart attack)


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Родился:
Apr 14, 1889 в Selby, Yorkshire, England, UK
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
32
Впервые появился:
на movie When Were You Born 1938-06-18
Последний проект:
Кино Hijack 1999-08-31
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Церемония вручения премии «Оскар»
Poster of Secret Service of the Air
Poster of Heart of the North
Poster of When Were You Born
Фильмография
Кино Hijack Jack Carpenter 1999-08-31
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Flight From Destiny Dr. Lawrence 'Larry' Stevens 1941-02-08
Кино Shining Victory Dr. Paul Venner 1941-05-30
Кино Calling Philo Vance Philo Vance 1940-02-03
Кино Wolf of New York Hiram Rogers 1940-01-23
Кино The Sea Hawk Abbott 1940-07-01
Кино Murder in the Air Joe Garvey 1940-06-01
Кино River's End McDowell 1940-08-10
Кино The Letter Howard Joyce 1940-11-22
Кино South of Suez Inspector Thornton 1940-11-16
Кино A Dispatch from Reuter's Carew 1940-10-19
Кино Secret Service of the Air Jim Cameron 1939-03-04
Кино The Adventures of Jane Arden Dr. George Vanders 1939-03-18
Кино On Trial Gerald Trask 1939-04-01
Кино King of the Underworld Bill Stevens 1939-01-14
Кино Confessions of a Nazi Spy British Military Intelligence Agent 1939-05-06
Кино Devil's Island Col. Armand Lucien 1939-01-07
Кино Torchy Blane in Chinatown Mr. Mansfield 1939-02-04
Кино Espionage Agent Dr. Anton Rader 1939-09-30
Кино The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Sir Thomas Egerton 1939-11-11
Кино Sons of Liberty Colonel Tillman 1939-05-20
Кино The Monroe Doctrine Senor De La Torre 1939-10-14
Кино We Are Not Alone Sir William Clintock 1939-11-25
Кино The Old Maid Jim Ralston 1939-09-02
Кино Beau Geste Major Henri de Beaujolais 1939-07-24
Кино White Banners Thomas Bradford 1938-06-23
Кино When Were You Born Phillip Corey 1938-06-18
Кино Cowboy from Brooklyn Prof. Landis 1938-07-09
Кино Nancy Drew: Detective Challon 1938-11-19
Кино Heart of the North Inspector Stephen Gore 1938-12-10
Кино Boy Meets Girl Major Thompson 1938-08-27