Holmes Herbert

Holmes Herbert

  • Born on
    • July 30th, 1882
  • Died on
    • December 26th, 1956
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Holmes Herbert (born Horace Edward Jenner; 30 July 1882 – 26 December 1956) was an English character actor who appeared in Hollywood films from 1915 to 1952. Herbert immigrated to the United States in 1912. He never made a film in his native country, but appeared in 228 films during his career in the U.S., beginning with stalwart leading roles during the silent era, then numerous supporting roles in classic Hollywood films of the sound era, including Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and Foreign Correspondent (1940). He is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Jekyll's friend Dr. Lanyon in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), and made something of a career in horror films of the period, appearing in The Terror (1928), The Thirteenth Chair (1929 and 1937), The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), Mark of the Vampire (1935), Tower of London (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Undying Monster (1942), The Mummy's Curse (1944), and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951). He also played in several of Universal's cycle of Sherlock Holmes films during the 1940s. Holmes Herbert was married three times. His first wife was actress Beryl Mercer, and his second was Elinor Kershaw Ince, widow of film mogul Thomas H. Ince. Both marriages ended in divorce. Third wife Agnes Bartholomew died, leaving Herbert a widower, in 1955. He died in 1956 at age 74.

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Acting (52 Credits)

1951Anne of the Indies as English Sea Captain
1948Jungle Jim as Commissioner Geoffrey Marsden
1948Sorry, Wrong Number as Wilkins (uncredited)
1948Johnny Belinda as Judge (uncredited)
1947Singapore as Rev. Thomas Barnes
1947Ivy as Mulloy
1946Dressed to Kill as Ebenezer Crabtree
1946The Verdict as Sir William Dawson
1946Three Strangers as Sir Robert
1945The House of Fear as Alan Cosgrave
1945Confidential Agent as Lord Benditch
1944The Pearl of Death as James Goodram, courier
1944The Mummy's Curse as Dr. Cooper
1944The Uninvited as Charlie Jessup
1943Calling Dr. Death as Bryant, the Butler
1943Sherlock Holmes in Washington as Mr. Ahrens
1942Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon as Sir Reginald
1942Invisible Agent as Sir Alfred Spencer
1942The Ghost of Frankenstein as Magistrate of Vasaria
1942The Undying Monster as Chief Constable (uncredited)
1942This Above All as Dr. Mathias
1941Man Hunt as Saul Farnsworthy
1940British Intelligence as Arthur Bennett
1940The Letter as Robert's Friend at Bar at Party (uncredited)
1940Foreign Correspondent as Asst. Commissioner
1940A Dispatch from Reuters as Member of Parliament (uncredited)
1940Boom Town as Doctor (uncredited)
1939The Mystery of Mr. Wong as Prof. Ed Janney
1939Stanley and Livingstone as Frederick Holcomb
1939Intermezzo as Doctor (Uncredited)
1939The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as Justice of the Court
1939The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex as Majordomo (uncredited)
1939The Little Princess as Doctor
1939Mr. Moto's Last Warning as Bentham
1939Tower of London as Councilman (uncredited)
1939Juarez as Marshal Randon (uncredited)
1938The Buccaneer as Captain McWilliams
1938Marie Antoinette as Herald (uncredited)
1937The Prince and the Pauper as First Doctor
1936Wife vs. Secretary as Frawley (uncredited)
1936Lloyd's of London as Spokesman
1935Captain Blood as Capt. Gardner
1935Mark of the Vampire as Sir Karell Borotyn
1933The Invisible Man as Chief of Police
1933Mystery of the Wax Museum as Dr. Rasmussen
1932Miss Pinkerton as Arthur Glenn
1931Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Dr. John Lanyon
1929Untamed as Howard Presley
1929The Kiss as Lassalle
1929The Thirteenth Chair as Sir Roscoe Crosby
1927Mr. Wu as Mr. Gregory
1924The Enchanted Cottage as Major Hillgrove

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