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Matheson Lang

From Wikipedia Matheson Alexander Lang (May 15, 1879 – April 11, 1948) was a Canadian-born stage and film actor and playwright in the early 20th century. He is best remembered for his performances roles in Great Britain in Shakespeare plays. In 1916, Lang became one of the first major theatre stars to act on film, as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, with his wife as Portia. He went on to appear in over 30 films and was one of Britain's leading movie stars of the 1920s. Among his memorable roles were Guy Fawkes (1923), Matthias in The Wandering Jew (1923) (which also featured his wife as Judith), Henry IV in Henry, King of Navarre (1924), and Henry V in Royal Cavalcade (1935). Lang also wrote the plays Carnival (1919) and The Purple Mask (1920), both of which were produced on Broadway and made into films. Matheson Lang died in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was 68.

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May 15, 1879 In Montréal, Québec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Masks and Faces 1917-03-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Cardinal 1936-01-04
Known For
Poster of The Great Defender
Poster of Little Friend
Poster of The Blue Peter
Poster of The Island of Despair
Movie The Cardinal Cardinal de Medici 1936-01-04
Movie Drake of England Francis Drake 1935-06-10
Movie Little Friend John Hughes 1934-11-18
Movie The Great Defender Sir Douglas Rolls 1934-11-26
Movie Channel Crossing Jacob Van Eeden 1933-10-14
Movie Carnival Silvio Steno 1931-10-30
Movie The Chinese Bungalow Yuan Sing 1930-09-26
Movie The Blue Peter David Hunter 1928-09-01
Movie The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Blakeney 1928-11-05
Movie The Chinese Bungalow Yuan Sing 1926-11-22
Movie The Island of Despair Stephen Rhodes 1926-12-27
Movie The Secret Kingdom John Quarrain 1925-08-01
Movie Henry, King of Navarre Henry 1924-03-01
Movie White Slippers Lionel Hazard 1924-08-01
Movie Slaves of Destiny Luke Charnock 1924-03-31
Movie The Hell Ship Jan Steen 1923-02-05
Movie Dick Turpin's Ride to York Dick Turpin 1922-09-01
Movie A Romance of Old Baghdad Prince Omar 1922-03-01
Movie Carnival A thespian 1921-03-01
Movie Masks and Faces Coachman 1917-03-01