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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameWilliam Gordon Harker

Mini Bio (1)

Gordon Harker born in 1885 in London into a well-known family of theatrical artists, he first appeared on stage in 1903. Lugubrious, shifty cockney character who starred and supported in over 60 films his first film role as Major Kent in Harold M. Shaw 'General John Regan' starring Milton Rosmer for the Stoll Film Company in 1921 he was often cast as a comical cockney crook or cop in many comedy and thrillers, he appeared in three silent films directed by Alfred Hitchcock 'The Ring' in 1927 'The Farmer's Wife' in 1928 and Champagne' in 1929 busy throughout the 1930's with some of his best, including 'Rome Express' in 1932, Boys Will Be Boys' in 1935 with Will Hay, and Michael Powell's 'The Phantom Light' in 1935, and also the 'The Frog' in 1937, he was noted for his performances as 'Inspector Hornleigh' in a trilogy of films made between 1938-40, his last appearance as Hardy in 'Left Right and Centre' in 1959 starring Ian Carmichael and Alastair Sim, also popular on radio and t.v. he died in 1967 in London age 82.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Rothwell-Smith

Spouse (1)

Christine Barrie (? - 1964) ( her death)

Trivia (2)

His great-nieces are actresses Susannah Harker and Caroline Harker.
Sylvia Anderson states that his vocal delivery was the inspiration for that of Parker in Thunderbirds Are Go.

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