Charles Laughton

BirthDay:

01 Jul 1899

BirthPlace:

Victoria Hotel, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK

Bio:

Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent. He was educated at Stonyhurst, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). His first appearance on stage was in 1926. Laughton formed own film company, Mayflower Pictures Corp., with Erich Pommer, in 1937. He became and American citizen 1950. A consummate artist, Laughton achieved great success on stage and film, with many staged readings (particularly of George Bernard Shaw) to his credit. Laughton died in Hollywood, California.
Filmography

Actor ( 106 credits )

Time to Remember (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Spisok korabley (2008) Bligh (archive footage)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Sir William Porterhouse (archive footage) (1 episode,
Ciclo Agatha Christie (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Naked Archaeologist (2005)  Captain Kidd (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2008)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991) actor 'Advise and 'Consent' (archive footage) (uncredit
Moving Pictures (1990)  Archieve footage (1 episode, 1995)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
American Masters (1985) (1 episode, 1995)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) The Fat One Who Sweats a Lot (archive footage)
Hollywood Greats (1977) (1 episode, 1978)
That's Action (1977) Himself (archive footage)
Night Gallery (1969)  Dr. Moreau in 'Island of Lost Souls' clips (uncredited
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) Himself (archive footage)
Advise & Consent (1962) Senator Seabright Cooley
Spartacus (1960) Gracchus
Under Ten Flags (1960) Admiral Russell
Checkmate (1960)  Reverend Wister (1 episode, 1961)
Startime (1959)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Sir Wilfrid
Wagon Train (1957)  Colonel Albert Farnsworth (1 episode, 1960)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1962)
The Eddie Fisher Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Chelsea at Nine (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
The Lux Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Playhouse 90 (1956)  Rabbi Adam Heller (1 episode, 1960)
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956)  Himself (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956)  Himself (4 episodes, 1957-1961)
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956) (1 episode, 1959)
Washington Square (1956)  Himself (1 episode, 1956)
MGM Parade (1955)  Captain William Bligh (1 episode, 1955)
Ford Star Jubilee (1955)  Narrator (1 episode, 1956)
Hobson's Choice (1954) Henry Horatio Hobson
Producers' Showcase (1954)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1956)
The George Gobel Show (1954)  Himself (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Studio 57 (1954)  Charles Claxton (1 episode, 1958)
The Jimmy Durante Show (1954)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 1956)
Young Bess (1953) King Henry VIII
Salome (1953) King Herod
General Electric Theater (1953)  Edwin Kensington / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
This Is Charles Laughton (1953)  Host (1953)
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) Capt. William Kidd
O. Henry's Full House (1952) Soapy (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
The Jackie Gleason Show (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1953)
News of the Day (1952) Himself
The Strange Door (1951) Sire Alain de Maletroit
The Blue Veil (1951) Fred K. Begley
The Kate Smith Evening Hour (1951)  Himself (1 episode, 1951)
History Brought to Life (1950) Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncred
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 1952)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (2 episodes, 1956-1960)
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949) Inspector Jules Maigret
The Art Director (1949) Himself - edited from 'The Big Clock' (archive footage)
The Bribe (1949) J.J. Bealer
The Ed Wynn Show (1949)  Himself (1 episode, 1950)
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (1949)  Himself (1 episode, 1949)
The Girl from Manhattan (1948) The Bishop
The Big Clock (1948) Earl Janoth
On Our Merry Way (1948) Reverend John B. Dunne (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
Arch of Triumph (1948) Ivon Haake
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1949-1963)
The Paradine Case (1947) Judge Lord Thomas Horfield
Leben des Galilei (1947) Galileo Galilei
Because of Him (1946) John Sheridan
Captain Kidd (1945) Capt. William Kidd
The Suspect (1944) Philip
Passport to Destiny (1944) Photo of Sergeant Major Henry Albert Muggins (uncredite
The Canterville Ghost (1944) Sir Simon de Canterville / The Ghost
Some of the Best (1943) Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (archive footage) (uncred
The Man from Down Under (1943) Jocko Wilson
This Land Is Mine (1943) Albert Lory
Forever and a Day (1943) Bellamy - Dexter's Butler
Stand by for Action (1942) Rear Admiral Stephen Thomas
Tales of Manhattan (1942) Charles Smith
The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942) Jonas
It Started with Eve (1941) Jonathan Reynolds
They Knew What They Wanted (1940) Tony Patucci
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940) Himself
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) The Hunchback / Quasimodo
Jamaica Inn (1939) Sir Humphrey Pengallan
Sidewalks of London (1938) Charles Staggers
The Beachcomber (1938) Ginger Ted' Wilson
I, Claudius (1937) Claudius
Rembrandt (1936) Rembrandt van Rijn
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Bligh
Screen Snapshots Series 14, No. 11 (1935) Himself
Les Misérables (1935) Inspector Javert
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Ruggles
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) Edward Moulton-Barrett
White Woman (1933) Horace H. Prin
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933) Henry VIII
The Sign of the Cross (1932) Nero
If I Had a Million (1932) Phineas V. Lambert
Payment Deferred (1932) William Marble
The Old Dark House (1932) Sir William Porterhouse
Devil and the Deep (1932) Cmdr. Charles Sturm
Island of Lost Souls (1932) Dr. Moreau
Down River (1931) Captain Grossman
Wolves (1930) Captain Job
Comets (1930) Himself
Piccadilly (1929) A Nightclub Diner
Blue Bottles (1928) Burglar
Daydreams (1928) Lecherous Boarder / Ram Das in Dream Sequence
The Tonic (1928) Father of the Family

Producer ( 3 credits )

Jamaica Inn (1939) producer (uncredited)
Sidewalks of London (1938) producer (uncredited)
The Beachcomber (1938) producer

Writer ( 5 credits )

Galileo (1975) (play)
Festival (1963) (1 episode, 1964)
The Night of the Hunter (1955) (screen play)
Leben des Galilei (1947) (translation)
Sidewalks of London (1938) (writer)

Director ( 2 credits )

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949) (uncredited)