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Allan Jeayes (1885–1963)

Allan Jeayes was born on January 19, 1885 in London, England as Allan John Jeayes. He was an actor, known for The Four Feathers (1939), 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941) and The Stars Look Down (1940). He was married to Frances Hamerton. He died on September 20, 1963 in London. See full bio »

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Known For

The Four Feathers General Faversham
'Pimpernel' Smith Dr Benckendorf
The Stars Look Down Richard Barras
The Ghost Train Dr. Sterling


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 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Edwin McMaster
- The Day Before Atlanta (1962) ... Edwin McMaster
 1962 The Big Pull (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... V.I.P.
 1962 Reach for Glory
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Pastor Kollin
- Garden of Loneliness (1959) ... Pastor Kollin
 1958 Solo for Canary (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... Judge
 1957 Busman's Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Revd. Simon Goodacre
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sir. Jeffrey Brock / Dr. Congriff
- Now Let Him Go (1957) ... Sir. Jeffrey Brock
- Start from Scratch (1957) ... Dr. Congriff
 1950-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Constable Warren / Lord Chatham / Dr. Parsons / ...
- Our Town (1957) ... Constable Warren
- Clive of India (1956) ... Lord Chatham
- Dark Victory (1956) ... Dr. Parsons
- Morning Star (1956) ... Sir Thomas Molyneux
- The Voysey Inheritance (1951) ... Mr. Voysey
 1955-1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Lord Alcar / Bruinsma / Eric Standford
- The Great Adventure (1957) ... Lord Alcar
- Skipper Next to God (1956) ... Bruinsma
- The Facts of Life (1955) ... Eric Standford
 1956 For the Defence (TV Movie)
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Landlord / Jellyband
- The Ambassador's Lady (1956) ... Landlord (as Alan Jeayes)
- A Tale of Two Pigtails (1956) ... Jellyband (as Alan Jeayes)
 1954 Patrol Car (TV Series)
- The Skeleton in the Closet (1954) ... Hagben
 1950 Waterfront Women
Prison officer
 1950 The Song in the Forest (TV Movie)
Emperor Franz Josef (as Alan Jeayes)
 1950 The Inheritance
 1949 The Hidden Room
 1948 Saraband
Governor of Ahlden
 1948 Blanche Fury
Mr. Weatherby (as Alan Jeayes)
 1947 The Smugglers
 1946 Lisbon Story
Dr. Cartier
 1945 Vacation from Marriage
 1945 Dead of Night
Maurice Olcott (segment "The Ventiloquist's Dummy")
 1944 Fuel for Battle (Short)
 1943 The Shipbuilders
 1943 It's Just the Way It Is (Short)
Mr. Shepherd
 1943 At Dawn We Die
Pogo (as Allen Jeayes)
 1942 Talk About Jacqueline (uncredited)
 1942 Uncensored (uncredited)
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Dr Benckendorf
 1941 Mail Train
Brigadeer Lloyd (uncredited)
 1941 Old Bill and Son
 1941 You Will Remember
Signor Foli
 1940 Three Cockeyed Sailors
British Commdr.
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
The Story Teller
 1940 The Flying Squad
 1940 Night Train to Munich
Prisoner in Concentration Camp Lineup (uncredited)
 1940 Convoy
Commander Blount (as Alan Jeayes)
 1940 Lady in Distress
Sir Edward (uncredited)
 1940 The Good Old Days
 1940 Spy for a Day
Col. Roberts
 1940 The Spider
George Hackett
 1940 The Proud Valley
Mr. Trevor (as Alan Jeayes)
 1940 The Stars Look Down
Richard Barras
 1939 Smith (Short)
 1939 The Four Feathers
General Faversham
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Bees on the Boat-Deck (TV Movie)
Lord Cottingley
 1938 Life of St. Paul
Unidentified role
 1938 They Drive by Night
Wally Mason
 1938 A Royal Divorce
 1938 Dangerous Medicine
Supt. Fox
 1938 Libel (TV Movie)
Frank Buckenham
 1938 13 Men and a Gun
General Vloty
 1938 Pride and Prejudice (TV Movie)
Mr. Bennet
 1937 I, Claudius
Musa, the emperor's physician
 1937 The Green Cockatoo
The Detective Inspector
 1937 The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Judge of the Tribunal
 1937 Murder on Diamond Row
Inspector Elford
 1937 Knight Without Armor
White General
 1937 The High Command
H.E., the Governor
 1937 Elephant Boy
Machua Appa
 1937 Action for Slander
Colonel (as Alan Jeayes)
 1936 Man of Affairs
 1936 Rembrandt
Doctor Tulp
 1936 The House of the Spaniard
Don Pedro de Guzman
 1936 Crown v. Stevens
Inspector Carter
 1936 Doomed Cargo
Heinrich Wagner
 1936 Forever Yours
London Theatre Manager
 1936 Things to Come
Mr. Cabal (uncredited)
 1935 King of the Damned
Dr. Prada
 1935 Crimson Dynasty
Grand Duke Rodolphe
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Steel Magnate (uncredited)
 1935 Drake the Pirate
Don Bernardino
 1935 Sanders of the River
Father O'Leary
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel
Lord Grenville
 1934 The Camels Are Coming
 1934 Strike!
 1934 Colonel Blood
Charles II
 1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great
Colonel Karnilov
 1933 Ask Beccles
Matthew Blaise
 1933 Eyes of Fate
 1933 Little Napoleon (Short)
 1933 Song of the Plough
Joe Saxby
 1933 Paris Plane
 1933 Purse Strings
 1933 Anne One Hundred
 1932 Above Rubies (Short)
 1932 Woman in Chains
John Marwood
 1931 Stranglehold
 1931 The Ghost Train
Dr. Sterling
 1929 The Hate Ship
Dr. Saunders
 1925 Bulldog Drummond's Third Round
Carl Peterson
 1922 The Missioner
Gilbert Deyes
 1921 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Dr. James Mortimer
 1921 A Gentleman of France
Henry of Navarre
 1921 The Solitary Cyclist (Short)
 1918 Nelson
Sir William Hamilton

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Played Howard Joyce in the original Broadway production of W. Somerset Maugham's "The Letter", in 1927. See more »

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The son of Isaac Herbert Jeayes, who worked on the archival staff of the British Museum (Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts). Allan gave up farming life for a career on the stage in 1906. He appeared in films from 1918, his deep voice featuring prominently in authoritarian roles, often as police officers, aristocratic lords, generals and judges. He is chiefly remembered for several... See more »

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