Peter Gawthorne (I) (1884–1962)

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Peter Gawthorne was born on September 1, 1884 in Queen's County, Ireland as Peter Alfred Gawthorne. He was an actor, known for 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941), Ask a Policeman (1939) and The Ticket of Leave Man (1937). He was married to Ethel Marie Siddell. He died on March 17, 1962 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 77) in London, England, UK

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'Pimpernel' Smith Sidimir Koslowski
Ask a Policeman Chief Constable
The Ticket of Leave Man Joshua Gibson
Good Morning, Boys Col. Willougby-Gore


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 1956 Adventure Theater (TV Series)
Sir Frederick
- The Thief of London (1956) ... Sir Frederick
 1954 Tale of Three Women
Sir Frederick (segment "Thief of London' story)
 1954 Paid to Kill
Bowman (uncredited)
 1953 Knights of the Round Table
Bishop (uncredited)
 1952 Bombay Waterfront
Sir Graham Forbes
 1952 Brighthaven Express
Mortimer Harvey
 1951 Death Is a Number
James Gregson
 1950 The Fighting Pimpernel
Chauvelin's Butler (uncredited)
 1950 Soho Conspiracy
Father Shaney
 1949 High Jinks in Society
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
First Lord Delivering Verdict (uncredited)
 1949 The Case of Charles Peace
Mr. Justice Lopes
 1948 Nothing Venture
Scotland Yard Official
 1946 This Man Is Mine
 1945 Query
One of Crossley's Guests
 1944 The Hundred Pound Window
Van Rayden
 1944 Bell-Bottom George
Adm. Sir William Coltham
 1943 We'll Meet Again
Theatre Manager
 1943 Women Aren't Angels
H.G. Colonel (uncredited)
 1942 Much Too Shy
Plaintiff's Counsel
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Admiral (uncredited)
 1942 Spitfire
Board Member (uncredited)
 1942 Let the People Sing
Maj. Shiptonthorpe
 1942 Wings and the Woman
RAF Officer
 1941 I Thank You
Dr. Pope
 1941 Bombsight Stolen
Senior RAF Officer (uncredited)
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Sidimir Koslowski
 1941 Old Mother Riley's Ghosts
Mr. Cartwright
 1941 Mail Train
 1941 Love on the Dole
Police Supt (uncredited)
 1941 Gasbags
Commanding Officer
 1940 Two for Danger
Assistant Commissioner
 1940 Three Silent Men
General Bullingdon
 1940 Crook's Tour
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1940 Band Waggon
Claude Pilkington
 1940 Laugh It Off
 1940 They Came by Night
Commissionaire (uncredited)
 1939 The Torso Murder Mystery
Sir John
 1939 Where's That Fire?
Fire Chief
 1939 What Would You Do, Chums?
Sir Douglas Gordon KC
 1939 Remember When
Sir Joseph Wilmot
 1939 Flying Fifty-Five
Jonas Urquhart
 1939 Among Human Wolves
Gen. von Reimer
 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Army General (uncredited)
 1939 Ask a Policeman
Chief Constable
 1939 Home from Home
 1939 Sword of Honour
Lord Carhampton
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh
Chancellor (uncredited)
 1939 Dangerous Masquerade
 1938 Hey! Hey! U.S.A!
Captain (uncredited)
 1938 Alf's Button Afloat
Capt. Driscol R.N.
 1938 Convict 99
Sir Cyril
 1938 Scruffy
 1938 Easy Riches
Stacey Lang
 1937 The Ticket of Leave Man
Joshua Gibson
 1937 The Last Adventurers
Fergus Arkell
 1937 Larceny Street
Insurance Company Chairman (uncredited)
 1937 Under a Cloud
Sir Edmond Jessyl
 1937 Dark Sands
Court Martial President (uncredited)
 1937 Gangway
Assistant Commissioner Sir Brian Moore (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Secrets
Chairman of Steel Company
 1937 Father Steps Out
Mr. Fitzwilliam
 1937 The Face Behind the Scar
Sir Herbert Tompkin
 1937 Good Morning, Boys
Col. Willougby-Gore
 1936 Windbag the Sailor
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1936 Crime Over London (uncredited)
 1936 Everybody Dance
Sir Rowland Morton
 1936 East Meets West
 1936 The Man Behind the Mask
Lord Slade
 1936 The Amazing Adventure
Sir James Alroyd
 1936 Two Who Dared
President of Court Martial
 1936 Pot Luck
Chief Constable
 1936 Wolf's Clothing
Sir Hector
 1935 No Limit
Mr. Higgins
 1935 Crime Unlimited
 1935 Man of the Moment
Mr. Barton
 1935 Stormy Weather
Police Inspector
 1935 The Crouching Beast
Kadir Pasha
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1935 Me and Marlborough
Staff Colonel
 1935 The Divine Spark
Felice Romani
 1935 Who's Your Father
Capt. Medway
 1935 Murder at Monte Carlo
 1934 Dirty Work
Inspector Barlow
 1934 The Iron Duke
Duke of Richmond
 1934 My Old Dutch
Mr. Paraday
 1934 The Camels Are Coming
Colonel Fairley
 1934 Money Mad
Sir John Leyland
 1934 Girls Please!
Van Hoffenheim
 1934 Something Always Happens
Mr. Hatch
 1934 Mr. Stringfellow Says No
Prime Minister
 1934 Two Hearts in Waltz Time
Mr. Joseph
 1934 Grand Prix
John McIntyre
 1933 The House of Trent
Lord Fairdown
 1933 Leave It to Smith
 1933 Prince of Arcadia
 1933 Perfect Understanding
 1932 The Flag Lieutenant
Maj. Thesiger
 1932 The Phantom Fiend
Lord Southcliff
 1932 Night and Day
Mr. Brown
 1932 His Lordship
Ferguson, the Butler
 1932 C.O.D.
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Roberts - Lattimer's Butler (uncredited)
 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On
Inspector Duff
 1931 The Man Who Came Back
 1930 Those Three French Girls
 1930 Temple Tower
 1929 Sunnyside Up
Lake the Butler
 1929 One Hysterical Night
Mr. Bixby
 1929 His Glorious Night
General Ettingen
 1929 Behind That Curtain
British Police Inspector

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He acted in Szirmai, Arthur Wimperis, and Lauri Wylie's musical, "Princess Charming," at the Palace Theatre in London, England with W.H. Berry, Alice Delysia, Winnie Melville, Ardath De Sales, John Clarke, Eileen Redcott, Edmund Willard, George Grossmith, E. O'Bryen, and C. Penrose in the cast. See more »

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Stocky, silver-maned Irish character actor with long stage experience from 1906. Most often seen as stern, often volatile or pompous authority figures. Comic foil to Will Hay and other comedians during the 1930's and 40's.

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