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Encyclopedia > Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
on the radio show Three Thirds of the Nation
Born 19 February 1893
Lye, Worcestershire, England
Died 6 August 1964
New York, New York, USA

Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke (February 19, 1893 - August 6, 1964) was a British actor. He was born in the village of Lye, in Worcestershire. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Lye is a caustic solution used for glass and soap making. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Lye is a suburban area of the Black Country in England, between Halesowen and Stourbridge in Dudley Metropolitan Borough, West Midlands. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...


He trained at RADA, and, after service in World War I, he joined a repertory company in Birmingham, and played many classical roles on stage before beginning a film career which included both British and Hollywood films. Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Birmingham (pron. ... ...


He made his name on the stage performing works by George Bernard Shaw, who said that Hardwicke was his fifth favorite actors after the four Marx Brothers. Hardwicke starred in such Shavian works as Caesar and Cleopatra, Pygmalion, The Apple Cart, Candida, Too True to Be Good, and Don Juan in Hell, making such an impression that he became one of the youngest actors to be knighted in 1934 at the age of 41. Other stage successes included The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, Antigone and A Majority of One, winning a Tony Award nomination for his performance as a Japanese diplomat. George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was an Irish dramatist, literary critic, and socialist. ... Groucho, Gummo, Minnie (mother), Zeppo, Frenchy (father), Chico and Harpo. ... Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1901 play by George Bernard Shaw. ... Pygmalion is a Greek name, probably going back to Phoenician roots. ... The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza is a 1929 play by George Bernard Shaw. ... Candida can have various meanings: Candida is a comedic play by George Bernard Shaw published in 1898 that satirizes socialist reformers in the Church of England. ... Man and Superman is a 1903 play in four acts by G. Bernard Shaw. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Jean Anouilhs play Antigone is a tragedy inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the same name (Antigone, by Sophocles) from the fifth century B.C. In English, it is often distinguished from its antecedent by being pronounced in its original French form, approximately Ante-GŌN. The... A Majority of One is a play by Leonard Spigelgass. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


Despite having played in such film classics as Les Misérables (1935), King Solomon's Mines (1937), The Winslow Boy (1948) and Olivier's Richard III (1955), Hardwicke is now remembered chiefly for his role as King Arthur in the comedy/musical, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), singing We're Busy Doing Nothing in a trio with Bing Crosby and William Bendix and for his portrayal of the Pharaoh Seti I in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 film The Ten Commandments. He also played Dr. David Livingstone opposite Spencer Tracy's Henry M. Stanley in the 1939 film classic, Stanley and Livingstone. And he was memorable as the evil Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 film), with Charles Laughton as Quasimodo. Les Misérables is a 1935 film based upon the famous Victor Hugo novel of the same name. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... King Solomons Mines, first published in 1885, is a perennially popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist, H. Rider Haggard. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Winslow Boy is an English 1946 play by Terence Rattigan based on an actual incident in the Edwardian era, which took place at the Royal Naval College, Osborne House. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Richard III is a 1955 British film adaptation of William Shakespeares historical play Richard III, including elements of Henry VI, part 3. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... A bronze Arthur in plate armour with visor raised and with jousting shield wearing Kastenbrust armour (early 15th century) by Peter Vischer, typical of later anachronistic depictions of Arthur. ... A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... William Bendix (January 14, 1906 - December 14, 1964) was an American film actor. ... Menmaatre Eternal is the Strength of Re[1] Nomen Seti Merenptah He of the god Seth, beloved of Ptah[2] Horus name Kanakht Khaemwaset-Seankhtawy Nebty name Wehemmesut Sekhemkhepesh Derpedjetpesdjet Golden Horus Wehemkhau Weserpedjutemtawnebu[3] Consort(s) Queen Tuya Issues Ramesses II, Tia, Henutmire (?) Father Ramesses I Mother Sitre Died... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... This article is about the 1956 film. ... David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 4 May 1873) was a Scottish Presbyterian pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in central Africa. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Sir Henry Morton Stanley, also known in the Congo as Bula Matari (Breaker of Rocks or, alternatively, Sledge Hammer) , born John Rowlands (January 28, 1841 – May 10, 1904), was a journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stanley and Livingstone is a 1939 movie about reporter Henry M. Stanleys quest for Dr. David Livingstone, a missionary presumed lost in Africa. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American monochrome motion picture. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... For the Rap Artist see Quasimoto. ...


Hardwicke's son is the actor Edward Hardwicke, who became well-known for playing Dr. Watson on British television in the 1980s and 1990s. Edward Hardwicke (born August 7, 1932; sometimes credited as Edward Hardwick) is a British actor, the son of Sir Cedric Hardwicke and actress Helena Pickard. ... Dr. John H. Watson is a fictional character, the sidekick of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th century detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. ...


Hardwicke was knighted in 1934. He died at the age of 71 in New York City. Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Memorial

Hardwicke is remembered by a sculpture by Tim Tolkien at Lye, commissioned by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. The memorial takes the form of a giant filmstrip, the illuminated cut metal panels illustrating scenes from some of Sir Cedric's best-known roles, which include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Things to Come, and The Ghost of Frankenstein. It was unveiled in November 2005. A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... Tim Tolkien (born in late 1962) is a British sculptor who has designed several monumental sculptures, including the award-winning Sentinel. ... The Metropolitan borough of Dudley is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American monochrome motion picture. ... Things to Come is a 1936 British science fiction film, produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies. ... The Ghost of Frankenstein (often referred to without the article The in the title), was an American horror film released in 1942. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Selected filmography

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Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke (February 19, 1893 - August 6, 1964) was a British actor.
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Edward Hardwicke (born August 7, 1932; sometimes credited as Edward Hakdwick) is a British actor, the son of Sir Cedric Hardwicke and actress Helena Pickard.
Hardwicke was born in London, and studied acting at RADA.
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