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Nom de naissance William John Hughes
Naissance 1 octobre 1894
Mort 1 octobre 1965 (à 71 ans)

Gareth Hughes (23 August 1894 – 1 October 1965) was a Welsh stage and silent screen actor. Usually cast as a callow, sensitive hero in Hollywood silent films, Hughes got his start on stage during childhood and continued to play youthful leads on Broadway.


Born William John Hughes into a working-class family in Dafen, Carmarthenshire, after working with a number of UK touring companies he joined a group of Welsh players. The group took a tour to the United States, and although not successful Hughes was spotted in Chicago, and stayed in America to pursue his acting career. By the end of 1915 he had become successful on Broadway. This, in turn, led to his involvement in the motion picture business.

Film career
Hughes's earlier screen work was with Clara Kimball Young in Eyes of Youth (1919) and with Marguerite Clark in Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1920). He was teamed with Viola Dana in The Chorus Girl’s Romance (1920)He signed with Metro Pictures and was loaned to Famous Players Lasky for Sentimental Tommy (1921), probably his best film role.

Even though he had already appeared in many films before this, he regarded Sentimental Tommy as his favorite and most successful. He made forty-five films from 1918 to 1931. He was also the Welsh dialect coach on The Corn Is Green (1945) starring Bette Davis. Cecil B. DeMille called him “a young idealist”, and Fulton Oursler described him as ”the charm boy to end all charm boys”.

Return to theatre
In 1929 like many others he lost his fortune in the Wall Street crash and was left penniless, but he carried on making films until 1931 when he appeared in Scareheads. He then decided to leave the world of film and return to theatre, which had always been his first love. His last performance ran for 18 weeks at the Hollywood Playhouse in 1938, where he starred as Shylock in the Merchant of Venice.

In the early 1940s Hughes experienced a calling to God. Adopting the name of Brother David, in 1944 he became a missionary to the Paiute Indians on the Pyramid Lake Reservation of Nevada. Hughes spent almost 14 years with his “children” as he liked to call them.

Later years
In 1958 Hughes decided to return to Llanelli to spend his final years. But he longed for the sunshine of the West Coast, and after five months he returned to California. Later Hughes moved into the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills where he had his own cottage. He baptised silent film actress Clara Kimball Young prior to her death. He died in 1965 of complications from byssinosis, a lint-born respiratory disease he contracted from years of sorting donated clothing at Pyramid Lake, and his cremated remains were buried at the Masonic Memorial Gardens cemetery in Reno, Nevada.

In 2000 the first TV documentary on Hughes's life was produced by Nant Films in collaboration with Stephen Lyons, Hughes's biographer. The programme, in Welsh, was broadcast on S4C. In 2008, his relative Kelvin Guy made a film In Search of Gareth Hughes, which has received only limited release. It has not been broadcast and the film has not been made available for public viewing.

In 2000, a bronze plaque to Gareth's memory was mounted in Parc Howard Museum (Llanelli) by Stephen Lyons and Gareth's niece; later the same year, a blue plaque at Hughes' boyhood dwelling on Princess Street in Llanelli was unveiled by members of his family. Stephen Lyons, Llanelli Community Heritage and relative Kelvin Guy are responsible for these tributes to this star of the silent film.

The National Library of Wales has designated biographer Stephen Lyons's web site as part of Wales's documentary heritage.

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Filmographie de Gareth Hughes (19 films)

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The Eyes of the Totem
Réalisé par W. S. Van Dyke
Genres Drame
Acteurs Wanda Hawley, Tom Santschi, Anne Cornwall, Gareth Hughes, Bert Woodruff, W. S. Van Dyke
Rôle Bruce Huston
Note66% 3.324483.324483.324483.324483.32448
Mariam Hardy, young daughter Betty and husband Jim live in a log cabin in the desolate and frozen north, where Jim works their mining claim. Mariam longs for a normal life in the civilized world. Her husband returns one day with cash and the news that he has sold the claim. They board a steamer bound for Tacoma. Upon reaching the city, Jim is murdered and the cash is stolen by a mysterious steely-eyed stranger. Left penniless with a small child to care for, Mariam becomes a beggar. Over the years she becomes a respectable member of society, but she always keeps a watch for the eyes of the murderer. A chance encounter reveals his identity, leading to a violent confrontation.
The Midnight Girl, 1h24
Réalisé par Wilfred Noy
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs Lila Lee, Gareth Hughes, Bela Lugosi, Dolores Cassinelli, Charlotte Walker, Flora Finch
Rôle Don Harmon
Note59% 2.9606752.9606752.9606752.9606752.960675
Un patron corrompu qui tombe amoureux de la même fille que son beau-fils.
Calvaire d'apôtre, 2h
Réalisé par Maurice Tourneur
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Mélodrame
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Richard Dix, Mae Busch, Gareth Hughes, Phyllis Haver, Cyril Chadwick, Mahlon Hamilton
Rôle Brother Paul

Glory Quayle et John Storm s'aiment depuis l'enfance. Mais Glory quitte l'île de Man pour sortir de la pauvreté et devenir une nurse à Londres. John, qui était entré dans les ordres, renonce à ses vœux car il ne peut oublier son ancien amour et va lui aussi à Londres pour la retrouver. Découvrant qu'elle est devenue une vedette de théâtre, John veut tuer Glory pour sauver son âme, mais elle réussit à le convaincre de son amour. Alors qu'il erre dans les rues ne sachant que croire, il est pris à partie par une foule dont la colère a été attisée par Lord Ure. Battu à mort, il est retrouvé par Glory, qui se marie avec lui juste avant qu'il ne meure dans ses bras.
La Danseuse espagnole, 1h45
Réalisé par Herbert Brenon
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Historique, Romance
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Pola Negri, Antonio Moreno, Wallace Beery, Kathlyn Williams, Gareth Hughes, Adolphe Menjou
Rôle Lazarillo
Note68% 3.4460053.4460053.4460053.4460053.446005
Dans l'Espagne du XVII siècle, Maritana, une jeune danseuse gypsy tombe amoureuse de Don Cézar de Bazan, un noble ruiné. Les deux amants se retrouvent impliqués dans un complot destiné à séparer le roi d'Espagne de sa femme française.
Kick In
Kick In (1922)

Réalisé par George Fitzmaurice
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Betty Compson, Bert Lytell, May McAvoy, Charles Ogle, Gareth Hughes, Walter Long
Rôle Benny

As described in a film publication, Chick Hewes (Lytell) decides to go straight after being released from Sing Sing, and is anxious to keep his younger brother Benny (Hughes) and his young wife from a life of crime. Chick gets a job, but loses it when he is hounded by the police. Jerry (Agnew), the son of District Attorney Brandon (Miltern), while driving with his sister runs over and kills a child in the slum, and the police let him go. Chick vows to see that atonement is made. Intending to crack Brandon's safe, Chick arrives at the residence while a wild party is going on. Brandon's wife travels with a fast set, much to the disgust of their daughter Molly (Compson), recently returned from her convent school. Jimmy Monahan (Prouty), a politician, has eyes for Molly, making dancer Frou Frou (Clifford) jealous. Jerry needs some money so opens his father's safe and Chick sees the youngster pocket cash and gems. Jerry is holding Chick with his gun when Molly appears, and Chick tells her what has happened. Jerry phones for the police, but Chick hides. Chick sees Frou Frou shoot Jimmy in a fit of jealous rage, and Chick holds her until the police arrive. Jerry attempts to frame Chick by placing the loot in his pocket, but Molly sees this and denounces her brother. John Stephens (Ogle), a western lumber man, offers Chick a job. Chick then finds his brother Benny in the next room has been shot. Benny had come to steal. Chick has the gang remove the body. Detective Fogarty (Long) tries to arrest Chick, but Molly explains everything to her father, who orders Chick released. Chick heads west and marries Molly.
Forget Me Not
Réalisé par W. S. Van Dyke
Genres Drame
Acteurs Bessie Love, Irene Hunt, Gareth Hughes, Otto Lederer, Gertrude Claire, W. E. Lawrence
Rôle Jimmy, The Boy
Note66% 3.335943.335943.335943.335943.33594
Ann (Love) and Jimmy (Hughes) are orphans.
Sentimental Tommy
Réalisé par John S. Robertson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs Gareth Hughes, May McAvoy, George Fawcett, Kempton Greene, Mabel Taliaferro, Virginia Valli
Rôle Tommy Sandys
Note58% 2.9327552.9327552.9327552.9327552.932755
As described in a film publication, Grizel (McAvoy) is the daughter of the Painted Lady (Taliaferro), who believes that her lover will one day return. Grizel is ostracized by the other children of the town. Tommy Sandys (Hughes) and his sister Elspeth (Frost) come to the town. Tommy is friendly, but Elspeth keeps her distance. When the Painted Lady dies, Dr. Gemmell (Greene) makes Grizel his housekeeper.
The Isle of Conquest, 1h12
Réalisé par Edward José
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs Norma Talmadge, Wyndham Standing, Charles K. Gerrard, Hedda Hopper, Natalie Talmadge, Claire Whitney
Rôle Jack Frazier

Based upon a short review in a film magazine, a young woman (Talmadge) marries a wealthy scoundrel so that her mother can live in luxury. While vacationing on his yacht, she becomes shipwrecked and is cast on a desert island with a stoker (Standing) for her companion. They eventually fall in love, but are rescued just before celebrating their wilderness-witnessed nuptials. Her husband later dies, so the lovers are then able to marry.