Job Actor
Years active 1913-1963 (stage) * 1929-1963 (film)
Known for Villain par excellence
Top Roles Garbitsch, Ramadi, Sidney Kidd, Bill Ogden, Phili Von Ramme
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.

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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:

Watson King: [after Jimmy falls down the dungeon stars in a suit of armor] You still alive?
Jimmy Chan: I guess so.
Watson King: [Sarcastically] Just bent, bruised, and bewildered, ay?


Sidney Kidd: I understand we understand each other.


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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