Basil Sydney

Basil Sydney

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1894-04-23
Deathday: 1968-01-10 (73 years old)

Biography

Basil Sydney (23 April 1894 – 10 January 1968) was an English stage and screen actor. Sydney made his name in 1915 in the London stage hit Romance by Edward Sheldon, with Broadway star Doris Keane, and he costarred with Keane in the 1920 silent film of the play. The couple married in 1918, and when Keane revived Romance in New York City in 1921, Sydney made his Broadway debut in the parts. He stayed in New York for over a decade playing classical roles such as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (1922), Richard Dudgeon in The Devil's Disciple (1923), the title role in Hamlet (1923), Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part I (1926), and Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (1927).[citation needed] In 1937 he starred in the murder mystery Blondie White in the West End.


He made over 50 screen appearances, most memorably as Claudius in Laurence Olivier's 1948 film of Hamlet. He also appeared in classic films like Treasure Island (1950), Ivanhoe (1952), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), but the focus of his career was the stage on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Filmography

all 48

Movies 46

TV Shows 2

Silent Evidence

Silent Evidence (1962)

TV
King Saul
A Story of David

A Story of David (1960)

Movie
Maurice Seidelman
The Hands of Orlac

The Hands of Orlac (1960)

Movie
Emperor of Lilliput
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)

Movie
No Hiding Place

No Hiding Place (1959)

TV
Lawyer Hawkins
The Devil's Disciple

The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Movie
6
Sir William Young
John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones (1959)

Movie
Sir John Loring
A Question of Adultery

A Question of Adultery (1958)

Movie
Bulldog
Sea Wife

Sea Wife (1957)

Movie
Julian Fleury
Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun (1957)

Movie
The Emperor Franz Joseph
Mayerling

Mayerling (1957)

Movie
Reform Club Member
Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Movie
4.67
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris G.C.B., O.B.E., A.F.C.
The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters (1955)

Movie
1
Mr. Crawford
Simba

Simba (1955)

Movie
Bland
Hell Below Zero

Hell Below Zero (1954)

Movie
King Louis XIV
Star of India

Star of India (1954)

Movie
Pontius Pilate
Salome

Salome (1953)

Movie
Waldemar Fitzurse
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe (1952)

Movie
William Fox-Talbot
The Magic Box

The Magic Box (1952)

Movie
6
Captain Smollett
Treasure Island

Treasure Island (1950)

Movie
6
Francis Alt
The Angel with the Trumpet

The Angel with the Trumpet (1950)

Movie
Claudius - The King
Hamlet

Hamlet (1948)

Movie
Nick Helmar
Jassy

Jassy (1947)

Movie
Sir Henry Merriman
The Man Within

The Man Within (1947)

Movie
Georges Vermorel
Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn (1947)

Movie
Rufio
Caesar and Cleopatra

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Movie
Major Hammond / Kommandant Orlter
Went the Day Well?

Went the Day Well? (1942)

Movie
6
Naval captain
The Next of Kin

The Next of Kin (1942)

Movie
Arthur Costello
The Black Sheep of Whitehall

The Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

Movie
Capt. Fairfax
Ships with Wings

Ships with Wings (1941)

Movie
Samuel Sweetland
The Farmer's Wife

The Farmer's Wife (1941)

Movie
James
Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting (1941)

Movie
Dr. Zander
Shadowed Eyes

Shadowed Eyes (1940)

Movie
(uncredited)
Bits of Our Aircraft are Missing

Bits of Our Aircraft are Missing (1940)

Movie
Frank Snell
The Four Just Men

The Four Just Men (1939)

Movie
Eugene Roget
Accused

Accused (1936)

Movie
Stephen Rindlay
Talk of the Devil

Talk of the Devil (1936)

Movie
'Joker' Finnigan
Crime Over London

Crime Over London (1936)

Movie
Dr. Jim Jameson
Rhodes of Africa

Rhodes of Africa (1936)

Movie
Louis Chichester
The Amateur Gentleman

The Amateur Gentleman (1936)

Movie
Dr. Peter Fairfax
Blind Man's Bluff

Blind Man's Bluff (1936)

Movie
Mostyn
The Tunnel

The Tunnel (1935)

Movie
Inspector Philip Winton
The Riverside Murder

The Riverside Murder (1935)

Movie
Hugh Stafford
Dirty Work

Dirty Work (1934)

Movie
Reinhardt Conway
The Third Clue

The Third Clue (1934)

Movie
Cmdr. Fosberry
The Midshipmaid

The Midshipmaid (1932)

Movie
Rowland Stone
Red Hot Romance

Red Hot Romance (1922)

Movie
The Priest (Prologue) / Tom Armstrong - The Priest's Nephew
Romance

Romance (1920)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1894-04-23

Deathday
1968-01-10 (73 years old)

Birth Place
Essex, United Kingdom

Relationships
Doris Keane (1918-01-01 - 1925-01-01)

Citizenships
United Kingdom


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