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Charles Laughton

Theatre Director / Film Director / Writer / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 07/01/1899 († 63, 12/15/1962) | Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his death. He played a wide range of classical and modern parts, making an impact in Shakespeare at the Old Vic. His film career took him to Broadway and then Hollywood, but he also collaborated with Alexander Korda on notable British films of the era, including The Private Life of Henry VIII, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the title character. He portrayed everything from monsters and misfits to kings. Among Laughton's biggest film hits were The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ruggles of Red Gap, ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Charles Laughton

Academy Award for Best Actor Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Academy Awards 3x Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Charles Laughton as Actor(63)

as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (in "The Bribe") (archive footage)1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
as Claudius1967 The Epic That Never Was
as Senator Seabright Cooley1962 Advise & Consent
as Admiral Russell1960 Under Ten Flags
as Sempronius Gracchus1960 Spartacus
as Sir Wilfrid Robarts1957 Witness for the Prosecution
as Henry Horatio Hobson1954 Hobson's Choice
as King Henry VIII1953 Young Bess
as King Herod1953 Salome
as Soapy (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")1952 O. Henry's Full House
as Capt. William Kidd1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
as Sire Alain de Maletroit1951 The Strange Door
as Fred K. Begley1951 The Blue Veil
as Inspector Jules Maigret1949 The Man on the Eiffel Tower
as J.J. Bealer1949 The Bribe
as Reverend1948 On Our Merry Way
as Ivon Haake1948 Arch of Triumph
as Earl Janoth1948 The Big Clock
as The Bishop1948 The Girl from Manhattan
as Judge Lord Thomas Horfield1947 The Paradine Case
as Galileo Galilei1947 Leben des Galilei
as John Sheridan1946 Because of Him
as Captain Kidd1945 Captain Kidd
as Sir Simon de Canterville / The Ghost1944 The Canterville Ghost
as Philip Marshall1944 The Suspect
as Albert Lory1943 This Land Is Mine
as Jocko Wilson1943 The Man from Down Under
as Bellamy1943 Forever and a Day
as Charles Smith1942 Tales of Manhattan
as Rear Admiral Stephen Thomas1942 Stand by for Action
as Jonathan Reynolds1941 It Started with Eve
as Tony Patucci1940 They Knew What They Wanted
as Sir Humphrey Pengallan1939 Jamaica Inn
as The Hunchback Quasimodo1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
as Charles Staggers1938 St. Martin's Lane
as Ginger Ted1938 Vessel of Wrath
as Rembrandt1936 Rembrandt
as Inspector Emile Javert1935 Les Misérables
as Captain Bligh1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
as Marmaduke Ruggles1935 Ruggles of Red Gap
as Edward Moulton-Barrett1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
as Horace H. Prin1933 White Woman
as King Henry VIII1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII
as Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar1932 The Sign of the Cross
as William Marble1932 Payment Deferred
as Dr. Moreau1932 Island of Lost Souls
as Cmdr. Charles Sturm1932 Devil and the Deep
as Phineas Lambert1932 If I Had a Million
as Sir William 'Bill' Porterhouse1932 The Old Dark House
as Captain Grossman1931 Down River
as himself1930 Comets
as Captain Job1930 Wolves
as A Nightclub Diner (uncredited)1929 Piccadilly
as Father of the Family1928 The Tonic
as Burglar1928 Blue Bottles
as Lecherous Boarder / Ram Das in Dream Sequence1928 Daydreams

TV Shows/Series with Charles Laughton as Actor(6)

Movies with Charles Laughton as Crew(6)

Directing/Director1955 The Night of the Hunter
Writing/Screenplay1955 The Night of the Hunter
Writing/Writer1947 Leben des Galilei
Production/Producer1939 Jamaica Inn
Writing/Writer1938 St. Martin's Lane
Production/Producer1938 Vessel of Wrath

Additional Information

Full Name: Charles Laughton
Born: Saturday, 07/01 1899 (July) in Scarborough
Died: Saturday, 12/15 1962 (December) in Hollywood (aged: 63)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Scarborough College
Record Label: RCA Victor
Spouses (current/former): Elsa Lanchester
Other names for Charles Laughton (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Чарльз Лотон"
Charles Laughton frequently works together with these people:
Elsa Lanchester (13x, Actress)
Cedric Gibbons (7x, Crew)
Burgess Meredith (6x, Actor)
Franchot Tone (6x, Actor)
Ray Milland (6x, Actor)
Douglas Shearer (6x, Crew)
Polly Bergen (6x, Actress)
Erich Pommer (6x, Crew)
Liberace (5x, Actor)
Edie Adams (5x, Actress)
Alan Young (5x, Actor)
George Gobel (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6267, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/09/2020