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Frank Cellier

Frank Cellier
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Naissance 23 février 1884
Mort 27 septembre 1948 (à 64 ans)

Frank Cellier (23 February 1884 – 27 September 1948) was an English actor. Early in his career, he toured in Britain, Germany, the West Indies, America and South Africa. In the 1920s, he became known in the West End for Shakespearean character roles, among others, and also directed some plays in which he acted. Later, during the 1930s and 1940s, he also appeared in films.


Early years
François Cellier, always known as Frank, was born in Surbiton, Surrey, the only son of the conductor François Cellier, and was educated at Cranleigh School. After leaving school, he spent three years in business.

In 1903, Cellier made his first stage appearance as Clement Hale in Arthur Wing Pinero's Sweet Lavender at the Town Hall in Reigate and thereafter made acting his career, also doing some stage manager work. In the autumn of that year he went on tour with William Poel's company in Doctor Faustus, and later toured in a number of Shakespearean roles in the company of Ian Maclaren. He then extended his repertory in a wide variety of roles which he undertook on tour with the actress Florence Nellie Glossop-Harris (d. 1932), daughter of the actor-manager Augustus Harris, whom he married in 1910. She divorced him in 1925. They had a daughter, Antoinette, who became an actress and married actor Bruce Seton, and a son, Peter, who is a TV, theatre and film actor.

Cellier toured not only in Britain, but in Germany and the West Indies, and did not make his debut in London until 1914, when under his own management he appeared in Cheer, Boys, Cheer. After this he toured in America and South Africa, and did not appear again in London until 1920. "By this time," wrote The Times, "his solid merit was appreciated after his long and arduous apprenticeship."

Shakespearean and other stage roles
Once established, Cellier pursued a career balancing new commercial plays –
sometimes farce, often murder drama – and classical roles. His favourite part was Hamlet, and his other Shakespeare roles included Apemantus in Timon of Athens, the title role in Henry IV, Part 2, Cassio in Othello, Touchstone in As You Like It, Angelo in Measure for Measure, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Kent in King Lear. Two of his most celebrated roles were in The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night, of which The Times said, "while he could wring the last drop of dramatic tension from the role of Shylock, he could also play Sir Toby Belch in such a way as to bring out the essence of the comedy without suggesting that the old reprobate had never known better days."

In the West End, he directed and played in numerous plays. His roles in these included the Nobleman in The Man with a Load of Mischief (1925), one of Marie Tempest's suitors in Noël Coward's The Marquise (1927), Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal (1929) and the King in the Improper Duchess (1931). He starred in The Duchess of Dantzic in 1932 and directed and appeared in The Mask of Virtue (1935) with Vivien Leigh. He also appeared that year in Espionage, a play by Walter C. Hackett, at the Apollo Theatre. His final stage role was the father in Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy in 1946, which he played to great praise in London and was due to take to America but was prevented by ill-health from doing so.

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Filmographie de Frank Cellier (36 films)

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Easy Money
Easy Money (1948)
, 1h34
Réalisé par Bernard Knowles
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie, Policier
Thèmes Sport, Théâtre, Football, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Petula Clark, Mervyn Johns, Jack Warner, Jack Watling, Yvonne Owen, Mabel Constanduros
Rôle Manager
Note60% 3.049813.049813.049813.049813.04981
Film en quatre parties montrant quatre versions de joueurs gagnants ou rêvant de gagner le gros lot en pariant sur les résultats des matches de football.
Give Us the Moon
Réalisé par Val Guest
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, Roland Culver, Jean Simmons, Eliot Makeham, George Relph
Rôle Pyke
Note57% 2.8620252.8620252.8620252.8620252.862025
A young layabout son of a hotel owner becomes involved with a group equally committed to doing no work and tries to join. Perhaps because the theme of people avoiding work was abhorrent to wartime audiences, the film was set in the near future.
The Big Blockade, 1h13
Réalisé par Charles Frend
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Comédie dramatique, Documentaire
Thèmes La mer, Politique, Transport, Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Politique, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs Leslie Banks, Frank Cellier, Will Hay, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Bernard Miles
Rôle Schneider
Note54% 2.721612.721612.721612.721612.72161
This is a propaganda film in which the British strategy of the economic blockade of Nazi Germany is illustrated through a series of scenes and sketches, combined with documentary footage.
The Black Sheep of Whitehall, 1h20
Réalisé par Basil Dearden, Will Hay
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Guerre, Comédie
Thèmes Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Politique, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt, Felix Aylmer, Frank Cellier
Rôle Innsbach
Note66% 3.3406753.3406753.3406753.3406753.340675
Forcé de quitter son école par correspondance criblée de dettes, Will Davis se rend à Whitehall pour rencontrer Bobby Jessop, son seul élève, qui y travaille aux relations publiques. Pour se débarrasser de Davis, Jessop propose de lui trouver un travail à Whitehall. Puis il se rend à la gare pour y accueillir le professeur Davys, un éminent économiste qui revient d'Amérique du sud pour conseiller le gouvernement britannique à propos d'un traité commercial qui pourrait être crucial pour l'effort de guerre britannique.
Cottage à louer, 1h30
Réalisé par Michael Anderson, Anthony Asquith
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Action, Espionnage
Thèmes Espionnage, Théâtre, Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Politique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, John Mills, George Cole, Carla Lehmann, Michael Wilding
Rôle John Forest
Note66% 3.344773.344773.344773.344773.34477
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la propriété des Barrington en Écosse sert à la fois de résidence à un inventeur en train de travailler sur des projets secrets pour l'armée, de refuge pour les enfants et d'hôpital militaire. Certaines de ces activités attirent l'attention des espions allemands.
Love on the Dole, 1h34
Réalisé par John Baxter
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Acteurs Deborah Kerr, Clifford Evans, George Carney, Mary Merrall, Joyce Howard, Frank Cellier
Rôle Sam Grundy
Note65% 3.288573.288573.288573.288573.28857
The film is set in Hanky Park, a fictional settlement based on Salford, at the height of the Great Depression.
Quiet Wedding, 1h20
Réalisé par Anthony Asquith
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique
Acteurs Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, David Tomlinson, A. E. Matthews, Athene Seyler, Jean Cadell
Rôle William Frederick Davenport Chaytor
Note66% 3.3091953.3091953.3091953.3091953.309195
A young couple become engaged, but enjoy a number of comedic adventures before their wedding day.
Mariage sans histoires, 1h20
Réalisé par Michael Anderson, Anthony Asquith
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, Athene Seyler, Jean Cadell, David Tomlinson, Peggy Ashcroft
Rôle William Frederick Davenport Chaytor
Note66% 3.3091953.3091953.3091953.3091953.309195
Dallas Chaytor et Janet Boyd viennent de se fiancer et voudraient un mariage sans histoires. Mais amis et famille ont d'autres idées en tête...