Paul Cavanagh

Paul Cavanagh

  • Born on
    • December 8th, 1888
  • Died on
    • March 15th, 1964
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paul Cavanagh (8 December 1888 – 15 March 1964) was an English film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1928 and 1959. Cavanagh was born in Chislehurst, Kent, and attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Cavanagh studied law in England, earning a master of arts degree at Cambridge. A newspaper article published 17 June 1931, reported, "It is on record that Cavanagh won high honors in mathematics and history." Cavanagh practised "for several years" before he changed professions. He went to Canada "for a year of sightseeing and wandering" before he joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. After serving in World War I, he returned to Canada, where he practised law, including revising the statutes of Alberta, but eventually went back to England to practise law. Cavanagh went onto the stage after a stroke of bad luck in 1924 caused him to lose his savings, and later he went into films. In 1926, Cavanagh lost $22,000 in one evening on a roulette wheel in Monte Carlo. An observer offered to provide a letter "to some of my theatrical acquaintances" in London, England. Those contacts led to Cavanagh's role in It Pays to Advertise. Cavanagh first film contract and film came in 1929 with Paramount Pictures. Cavanagh died In London from a heart attack in 1964, aged 75.

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Acting (31 Credits)

1954Magnificent Obsession as Dr. Henry Giraud
1954The Raid as Col. Tucker
1954Casanova's Big Night as Signor Alberto Di Gambetta
1953The Mississippi Gambler as Edmond Dureau
1953House of Wax as Sidney Wallace
1951Bride of the Gorilla as Klaas Van Gelder
1951The Strange Door as Edmond de Maletroit
1951Hollywood Story as Roland Paul
1951The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel as Lt. Col. Caesar von Hofaker
1949Madame Bovary as Marquis D'Andervilliers
1948You Gotta Stay Happy as Dr. Blucher
1948The Babe Ruth Story as Dr. Menzies
1947Dishonored Lady as Victor Kranish
1947Ivy as Dr. Berwick
1946The Verdict as Clive Russell
1946Humoresque as Victor Wright
1946Night and Day as Bart McClelland
1945The House of Fear as Simon Merrivale
1945The Woman in Green as Sir George Fenwick
1944The Scarlet Claw as Lord Penrose
1943The Hard Way as John 'Jack' Shagrue
1942Captains of the Clouds as Group Captain
1941Shadows on the Stairs as Joseph 'Joe' Reynolds
1941Maisie Was a Lady as Cap Rawlston
1940I Take This Woman as Bill Rodgers
1935Goin' to Town as Edward Carrington
1934Tarzan and His Mate as Martin Arlington
1933The Sin of Nora Moran as Governor Dick Crawford
1933The Kennel Murder Case as Thomas MacDonald
1932A Bill of Divorcement as Gray Meredith
1930The Devil to Pay! as Grand Duke Paul

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