Job Actor
Years active 1913-1963 (stage) * 1929-1963 (film)
Known for Villain par excellence
Top Roles Sidney Kidd, Bill Ogden, Phili Von Ramme, Sir Anthony Lloyd, Garbitsch
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Historical, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Romance (Drama)
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Rex Harrison, Dean Stockwell, Eddie Hodges  see more..

Henry Daniell Overview:

Character actor, Henry Daniell, was born Charles Henry Daniel on Mar 5, 1894 in London, UK. Daniell died at the age of 69 on Oct 31, 1963 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA.


Henry Daniell was a British-born Hollywood actor with a hard, unsmiling face and rat-trap mouth. A villain par excellence, he could also project sympathy in off-beat leading roles. He was probably run through by more swashbuckling stars than any other villain except Basil Rathbone.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Henry Daniell Quotes:

Baron de Varville: Here's the forty thousand francs you need. And this is my last act of consideration. If ever we meet again, it will be on a different basis. I never make the same mistake twice.

[last lines]
King William III: Captain Kidd is dead, my Lord Blayne. His account is closed. Now in what manner can I atone for the injustice I worked upon your father? Off with you, First Sea Lord. What do you suggest?
First Sea Lord: We've a fine frigate of 50 guns commissioned for American waters that we thought of naming the "Lady Anne."
King William III: It should be a wedding gift to you from the crown for your loyalty and service to King and Country.

Professor Moriarty: Holmes has one weakness, his insatiable curiosity. If you can rouse that, you can lead him anywhere.

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Shot his role as the British Ambassador (who presents Eliza to the Queen of Transylvania) in My Fair Lady (1964) on October 31st 1963 - he died later that day.

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