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Paul Cavanagh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paul Cavanagh (8 December 1888 – 15 March 1964) was an English film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1928 and 1959. Cavanagh was born in Chislehurst, Kent, and attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Cavanagh studied law in England, earning a master of arts degree at Cambridge. A newspaper article published 17 June 1931, reported, "It is on record that Cavanagh won high honors in mathematics and history." Cavanagh practised "for several years" before he changed professions. He went to Canada "for a year of sightseeing and wandering" before he joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. After serving in World War I, he returned to Canada, where he practised law, including revising the statutes of Alberta, but eventually went back to England to practise law. Cavanagh went onto the stage after a stroke of bad luck in 1924 caused him to lose his savings, and later he went into films. In 1926, Cavanagh lost $22,000 in one evening on a roulette wheel in Monte Carlo. An observer offered to provide a letter "to some of my theatrical acquaintances" in London, England. Those contacts led to Cavanagh's role in It Pays to Advertise. Cavanagh first film contract and film came in 1929 with Paramount Pictures. Cavanagh died In London from a heart attack in 1964, aged 75.

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Dec 8, 1888 In Chislehurst, Kent [now in Bromley, London], England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Strictly Unconventional 1930-05-03
Latest Project:
Movie In the Money 1958-02-16
Known For
Movie In the Money Inspector Herbert Saunders 1958-02-16
Movie The Man Who Turned to Stone Cooper 1957-03-01
Movie God Is My Partner Dr. James Brady 1957-07-01
Movie Blonde Bait Insp. D.N. Hedges 1956-04-01
Movie The Purple Mask Duc de Latour 1955-06-15
Movie Casanova's Big Night Signor Alberto Di Gambetta 1954-04-07
Movie The Iron Glove Cavenly, advisor to Prince James 1954-04-01
Movie The Law vs. Billy the Kid John H. Tunstall 1954-08-01
Movie Magnificent Obsession Dr. Henry Giraud 1954-08-07
Movie The Raid Col. Tucker 1954-08-04
Movie Khyber Patrol General Melville 1954-09-04
Movie The Bandits of Corsica Dianza 1953-02-27
Movie The Mississippi Gambler Edmond Dureau 1953-01-13
Movie Port Sinister John Kolvac 1953-04-10
Movie House of Wax Sidney Wallace 1953-04-16
Movie A Tale of Two Cities Mr. Stryver 1953-05-03
Movie The Strange Door Edmond de Maletroit 1951-06-21
Movie Bride of the Gorilla Klaas Van Gelder 1951-10-01
Movie Hollywood Story Roland Paul 1951-06-01
Movie The Son of Dr. Jekyll Insp. Stoddard 1951-10-31
Movie Tales of Robin Hood Sir Guy de Claremont 1951-12-21
Movie The Iroquois Trail Col. Eric Thorne 1950-06-15
Movie Rogues Of Sherwood Forest Sir Giles 1950-06-21
Movie The Second Face Todd Williams 1950-12-01
Movie Madame Bovary Marquis D'Andervilliers 1949-08-25
Movie The Black Arrow Sir John Sedley 1948-03-18
Movie You Gotta Stay Happy Dr. Blucher 1948-10-28
Movie Wife Wanted Jeffrey Caldwell 1946-11-02
Movie The Verdict Clive Russell 1946-11-23
Movie The Woman in Green Sir George Fenwick 1945-06-15
Movie The Man in Half Moon Street Dr. Henry Latimer 1945-01-19
Movie Club Havana Rogers 1945-11-23
Movie Maisie Goes to Reno Roger Pelham 1944-08-15
Movie Marriage Is a Private Affair Mr. Selworth 1944-08-23
Movie The Hard Way John 'Jack' Shagrue 1943-01-13
Movie The Gorilla Man Dr. Dorn 1943-01-14
Movie Adventure in Iraq Sheik Ahmid Bel Nor 1943-09-27
Movie Captains of the Clouds Group Captain 1942-02-12
Movie Maisie Was a Lady Cap Rawlston 1941-01-10
Movie Within the Law English Eddie Morton 1939-03-17
Movie Reno John R. Banton 1939-12-01
Movie The Under-Pup Mr. Franklin Cooper 1939-08-31
Movie Champagne Charlie Charlie Cortland 1936-05-06
Movie Crime Over London Inspector Gary 1936-10-21
Movie Without Regret Robert Godfrey 1935-09-13
Movie The Notorious Sophie Lang Max Bernard/Sir Nigel Crane 1934-07-20
Movie One Exciting Adventure Lavassor 1934-09-01
Movie Menace Leonard Crecy 1934-11-22
Movie The Kennel Murder Case Thomas MacDonald 1933-10-28
Movie Curtain at Eight Wylie Thornton 1933-10-01
Movie The Sin of Nora Moran Governor Dick Crawford 1933-12-13
Movie The Crash Ronnie Sanderson 1932-10-09
Movie Always Goodbye Reginald Armstrong 1931-05-31
Movie Unfaithful Ronald Killkerry 1931-03-14
Movie Transgression Robert Maury 1931-06-27
Movie The Squaw Man Henry - Earl of Kerhill 1931-09-04
Movie Strictly Unconventional Ted 1930-05-03
Movie The Devil to Pay! Grand Duke Paul 1930-12-18