Edmund Gwenn

Edmund Gwenn

  • Born on
    • September 26th, 1877
  • Died on
    • September 6th, 1959
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edmund Gwenn (born Edmund John Kellaway, 26 September 1877– 6 September 1959) was an English actor. On film, he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street (1947), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He received a second Golden Globe and another Academy Award nomination for the comedy film Mister 880 (1950). He is also remembered for being in four films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. As a stage actor in the West End and on Broadway, Gwenn was associated with a wide range of works by modern playwrights, including Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy and J. B. Priestley. After the Second World War, he lived in the United States, where he had a successful career in Hollywood and on Broadway. Actor Arthur Chesney was his brother and actor Cecil Kellaway was their cousin.

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Acting (33 Credits)

1956The Rocket from Calabuch as Prof. Jorge Serra Hamilton
1955The Trouble with Harry as Capt. Albert Wiles
1954Them! as Dr. Harold Medford
1954The Student Prince as Prof. Juttner
1953The Bigamist as Mr. Jordan
1952Les Miserables as Bishop Courbet
1950Mister 880 as 'Skipper' Miller
1949Challenge to Lassie as John Traill
1948Hills of Home as Mr. Milton
1948Apartment for Peggy as Prof. Henry C. Barnes
1947Miracle on 34th Street as Kris Kringle
1947Life with Father as Rev. Dr. Lloyd
1947Green Dolphin Street as Octavius Patourel
1946Undercurrent as Professor Hamilton
1946Of Human Bondage as Athelny
1945Bewitched as Dr. Bergson
1944Between Two Worlds as Scrubby
1944The Keys of the Kingdom as Father Hamish MacNabb
1943Lassie Come Home as Rowlie
1943Forever and a Day as Stubbs
1941Cheers for Miss Bishop as President Corcoran
1941The Devil and Miss Jones as Hooper
1941Charley's Aunt as Stephen Spettigue
1940The Doctor Takes a Wife as Lionel Sterling
1940Foreign Correspondent as Rowley
1940Pride and Prejudice as Mr. Bennet
1938A Yank at Oxford as Dean of Cardinal
1937Parnell as Henry Campbell
1936The Walking Dead as Dr. Evan Beaumont
1936Anthony Adverse as John Bonnyfeather
1935Sylvia Scarlett as Henry Scarlett
1934Strauss' Great Waltz as Johann Strauss, the Elder
1931The Skin Game as Mr. Hornblower


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