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Edmund Breon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edmund Breon (12 December 1882 – 24 June 1953) was a Scottish film and stage actor. He appeared in 131 films between 1907 and 1952. Born Iver Edmund de Breon MacLaverty in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, he began in John Hare's touring company and later played on the West End stage and in Glasgow, gaining prominence. According to his grandson, Breon "started out at the turn of the century doing silent pictures in France. Vampire movies", so it is reasonably certain that MacLaverty is indeed the actor who appeared under the name Edmond Bréon in many Gaumont films 1907-1922 including, most famously, playing the part of Inspector Juve for Louis Feuillade in the ground-breaking Fantômas series. He did also appear in a small part in the 1915-1916 Feuillade series Les vampires, although this is not, as his grandson supposes, a horror film. He returned to Britain where he made the film A Little Bit of Fluff (1928), then went to Canada in 1929 and worked on the land. A year later he emigrated to the United States and gained his first big American film part in The Dawn Patrol (1930). Breon appeared in a mixture of British and American films over the following two decades. He also appeared on stage in the West End production of the comedy Spring Meeting in 1938. A 1949 newspaper article noted that Breon's "career has been interrupted by serious illness and an accident which kept him idle for two years." Breon died in his native Scotland on June 24, 1953.

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Dec 12, 1882 In Hamilton, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Monsieur Wants to Get Married 1910-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie At Sword's Point 1952-04-22
Known For
Poster of Devotion
Poster of Owd Bob
Poster of Wedding Rehearsal
Poster of I Like Your Nerve
Movie At Sword's Point Queen's Chamberlain 1952-04-22
Movie Rope of Sand Parker, Chairman of the Board 1949-08-03
Movie Hills of Home Jamie Soutar 1948-11-25
Movie Enchantment Uncle Bunny 1948-12-25
Movie Forever Amber Lord Redmond 1947-10-10
Movie Devotion Sir John Thornton 1946-04-05
Movie Dressed to Kill Julian 'Stinky' Emery 1946-05-24
Movie The Man in Half Moon Street Sir Humphrey Brandon 1945-01-19
Movie Gaslight General Huddleston 1944-05-04
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Rupert Bancroft 1944-05-11
Movie The Hour Before the Dawn Freddy Merritt 1944-05-10
Movie The Woman in the Window Dr. Michael Barkstane 1944-10-25
Movie Casanova Brown Mr. Drury 1944-08-23
Movie It Happened to One Man Adm. Drayton 1940-10-12
Movie The Outsider Dr. Ladd 1939-01-30
Movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips Colonel Morgan 1939-07-28
Movie Owd Bob Lord Meredale 1938-01-26
Movie Crackerjack Tony Davenport 1938-10-01
Movie Luck of the Navy Adm. Maybridge 1938-11-27
Movie Almost a Honeymoon Aubrey Lovitt 1938-11-14
Movie Keep Fit Sir Augustus Marks 1937-07-31
Movie Love in Exile Baron Zarroy 1936-12-09
Movie She Shall Have Music Freddie Gates 1935-04-14
Movie The Divine Spark Rossini 1935-06-01
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Col. Winterbottom 1934-12-20
Movie Mister Cinders Sir George Lancaster 1934-01-01
Movie The Private Life of Don Juan Cardona, the Playwright, as Playwrights Go 1934-01-01
Movie Three Men in a Boat George 1933-04-30
Movie Women Who Play Rachie Wells 1932-03-01
Movie Wedding Rehearsal Lord Fleet 1932-10-01
Movie Uneasy Virtue Harvey Townsend 1931-02-05
Movie Born to Love Tom Kent 1931-04-17
Movie Chances The General 1931-07-17
Movie I Like Your Nerve Clive Lattimer 1931-09-12
Movie The Dawn Patrol Lieutenant Phipps 1930-07-10
Movie A Little Bit of Fluff Unknown 1928-07-28
Movie At the Hour of Dawn Unknown 1914-04-04
Movie Severo Torelli 1914-05-15
Movie Fantômas Inspector Juve 1913-05-09
Movie The Agony of Byzantium Isidore 1913-10-24
Movie A Race for Millions 1912-12-13
Movie Monsieur Wants to Get Married 1910-01-01
Movie The Beggar's Christmas Le vagabond 1910-01-01
Movie The Fault of Another 1910-12-02
Movie Lysistrata or The Kissing Strike 1910-02-27