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Brandon Hurst

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brandon Hurst (November 30, 1866 – July 15, 1947) was an English stage and film actor. Hurst studied philology in his youth and began performing in theater in the 1880s. He worked in Broadway shows from 1900 until his entry into motion pictures. His most notable stage appearance was Two Women in 1910. He was nearly fifty by the time of his 1915 film debut in Via Wireless. He appeared in 129 other films before his death in 1947. He became well known in the 1920s for many distinguished roles portraying the antagonist. Some of these films, such as 1920's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in which he played the taunting Sir George Carewe, 1923's The Hunchback of Notre Dame in which he played evil Jehan Frollo, 1927's Love in which he portrayed cuckold Alexei Karenin opposite Greta Garbo, and 1928's The Man Who Laughs in which he portrayed jester Balkiphedro, are regarded as some of the best films of the time. His roles in talkies during the 1920s and 1930s were often small. One of his more important roles was sinister Merlin the Magician in Fox's A Connecticut Yankee (1931). Hurst worked as an actor until his death. His final film was Two Guys from Texas, released in 1948.

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Nov 30, 1866 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Via Wireless 1915-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie My Favorite Brunette 1947-03-19
Known For
Poster of House of Frankenstein
Poster of The Howards of Virginia
Poster of The Lost Patrol
Poster of Via Wireless
Movie My Favorite Brunette Butler (uncredited) 1947-03-19
Movie The Man in Half Moon Street Simpson 1945-01-19
Movie Road to Utopia Man at Zambini's (uncredited) 1945-11-01
Movie The Corn Is Green Lewellyn Powell 1945-03-29
Movie The Princess and the Pirate Mr. Pelly 1944-11-17
Movie House of Frankenstein Dr. Geissler (uncredited) 1944-12-01
Movie The Leopard Man The Cemetery Keeper 1943-05-19
Movie Dixie Dignified Man in Audience 1943-06-23
Movie Jane Eyre Lowood School Trustee 1943-12-24
Movie The Constant Nymph Minor Role 1943-06-23
Movie The Remarkable Andrew Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall 1942-03-05
Movie The Ghost of Frankenstein Hans, Villager of Frankenstein 1942-03-13
Movie Road to Morocco English Announcer (uncredited) 1942-11-10
Movie The Mad Martindales Smythe Butler 1942-05-15
Movie Sign of the Wolf Dr. Morton 1941-03-25
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Lanyon's Butler Briggs (uncredited) 1941-08-12
Movie Road to Happiness Swayne 1941-12-19
Movie The Blue Bird Footman 1940-01-15
Movie The Howards of Virginia Wilton 1940-09-19
Movie Rhythm on the River Bates 1940-08-28
Movie East Side of Heaven Butler 1939-04-07
Movie The Sun Never Sets A Doctor 1939-05-31
Movie Stanley and Livingstone Sir Henry Forrester 1939-08-18
Movie Tell No Tales Lovelake's Butler 1939-06-12
Movie Four Men and a Prayer Jury Foreman (uncredited) 1938-04-29
Movie Professor Beware Charlile - Butler 1938-07-29
Movie Kidnapped Doomster 1938-05-27
Movie Suez Franz Liszt 1938-10-28
Movie If I Were King Beggar 1938-09-28
Movie Maid of Salem Tithing Man 1937-02-12
Movie Wee Willie Winkie Bagby 1937-07-30
Movie Gasoloons Sheriff / Motorist 1936-01-03
Movie The Plough and the Stars Sergeant Tinley 1936-12-26
Movie The Moon's Our Home Babson 1936-04-10
Movie The Woman in Red Uncle Emlen Wyatt 1935-02-16
Movie While the Patient Slept Grondal - the Butler 1935-03-09
Movie Bonnie Scotland Military Policeman (uncredited) 1935-08-23
Movie The Great Impersonation Unknown 1935-12-08
Movie The Lost Patrol Bell 1934-02-16
Movie Bombay Mail Pundit Garnath Chundra 1934-01-06
Movie House of Mystery Hindu Priest 1934-03-30
Movie Bright Eyes Higgins 1934-12-28
Movie The Little Minister Anders Strothers 1934-12-28
Movie Red Morning The Magistrate 1934-12-14
Movie Scarface Citizens Committee Member (uncredited) 1932-04-09
Movie Murders in the Rue Morgue Prefect of Police 1932-02-21
Movie The Midnight Lady District Attorney 1932-05-15
Movie White Zombie Silver 1932-07-28
Movie Rasputin and the Empress Staff General (uncredited) 1932-12-23
Movie Sherlock Holmes Secretary to Erskine (uncredited) 1932-11-05
Movie The Right of Way Crown Attorney 1931-02-07
Movie A Connecticut Yankee Merlin / Doctor in Mansion 1931-04-06
Movie Murder at Midnight Lawrence 1931-09-01
Movie Young as You Feel Robbins 1931-08-06
Movie High Society Blues Jowles 1930-03-23
Movie The Wolf of Wall Street Unknown 1929-02-09
Movie Her Private Life Sir Emmett Wildering 1929-08-25
Movie The Greene Murder Case Sproot 1929-08-11
Movie The Man Who Laughs Barkilphedro 1928-04-27
Movie Love Senator Karenin 1928-01-02
Movie Interference Inspector Haynes 1928-11-04
Movie 7th Heaven Uncle George 1927-01-01
Movie Annie Laurie The Campbell Chieftain 1927-05-10
Movie Made for Love Pharaoh 1926-01-26
Movie The Enchanted Hill Jasper Doak 1926-01-18
Movie The Grand Duchess and the Waiter Matard - Hotel Manager 1926-02-21
Movie The Rainmaker Unknown 1926-05-10
Movie The Shamrock Handicap The Procurer of Taxes 1926-05-02
Movie The Amateur Gentleman Peterby 1926-08-14
Movie The Lady St. Aubyns Sr 1925-02-08
Movie Lightnin' Everett Hammond 1925-08-23
Movie He Who Gets Slapped A Clown (uncredited) 1924-12-22
Movie The Thief of Bagdad The Caliph 1924-03-18
Movie Cytherea Daniel Randon 1924-05-04
Movie The World's Applause James Crane 1923-01-29
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jehan 1923-09-06
Movie A Dark Lantern Colonel Dereham 1920-07-16
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Sir George Carewe 1920-03-18
Movie Via Wireless Edward Pinckney 1915-09-16