Henry Daniell

Henry Daniell (5 March 1894 – 31 October 1963) was an English actor, best known for his villainous film roles, but who had a long and prestigious career on stage as well as in films. Daniell was given few opportunities to play a 'good guy', one of the few being the biopic Song of Love (1947) where he played the supporting part of Franz Liszt. Another such opportunity was his role as Sir Alfred Lloyd in Voice of Terror. He was born in Barnes, London, and was educated at St Paul's School, and at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk. He made his first appearance on the stage in the provinces in 1913, and on the London stage at the Globe Theatre on 10 March 1914, walking on in the revival of Edward Knoblock's Kismet. In 1914 he joined the 2nd Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment, but was invalided out the following year. Thereafter throughout World War I, he appeared in the theatres of London, firstly at the New Theatre in October 1915 as Police Officer Clancy in Stop Thief!, and notably in May 1916, and subsequently, at the famous Theatre Royal, Haymarket.


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