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Seymour Hicks est un Acteur, Réalisateur et Scénariste Britannique né le 30 janvier 1871 à Saint-Hélier

Seymour Hicks

Seymour Hicks
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Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 30 janvier 1871 à Saint-Hélier
Mort 6 avril 1949 (à 78 ans) à Hampshire (Royaume-uni)

Sir Edward Seymour Hicks (30 January 1871 – 6 April 1949), better known as Seymour Hicks, was a British actor, music hall performer, playwright, screenwriter, actor-manager and producer. He became known, early in his career, for writing, starring in and producing Edwardian musical comedy, often together with his famous wife, Ellaline Terriss. His most famous acting role was that of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

Making his stage début at the age of nine and performing professionally by sixteen, Hicks joined a theatrical company and toured America before starring in Under the Clock in 1893, the first musical revue ever staged in London. Following this, he starred in a revival of Little Jack Sheppard at the Gaiety Theatre, London which brought him to the attention of impresario George Edwardes. Edwardes cast Hicks in his next show, The Shop Girl, in 1894. Its success led to his participation in two more of Edwardes's hit "girl" musicals, The Circus Girl (1896) and A Runaway Girl (1898), both starring Terriss. He first played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in 1901 and eventually played it thousands of times onstage. Hicks, along with his wife, joined the producer Charles Frohman in his theatre company and wrote and starred in a series of extraordinarily successful musicals, including Bluebell in Fairyland (1901), Quality Street (1902), The Earl and the Girl (1903) and The Catch of the Season (1904).

Hicks used his fortune from these shows to commission the building of the Aldwych Theatre in 1905 and the Hicks Theatre in 1906, opening the latter with a new hit show, The Beauty of Bath. His stage performances were less successful in later years, and he opted instead to star in music hall tours, including Pebbles on the Beach (1912). He continued to write light comedies, the most popular of which was The Happy Day (1916). On film, he first appeared in Scrooge and David Garrick both from 1913. Later notable films included The Lambeth Walk (1939) and Busman's Honeymoon (1940), and his last film was the year of his death, 1949.

Le plus souvent avec

Henry Edwards
Henry Edwards
(3 films)
Julius Hagen
Julius Hagen
(3 films)
Jack E. Cox
Jack E. Cox
(2 films)
Roy Boulting
Roy Boulting
(2 films)
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Filmographie de Seymour Hicks (22 films)

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Silent Dust, 1h22
Réalisé par Lance Comfort
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Nigel Patrick, Sally Gray, Beatrice Campbell, Derek Farr, Seymour Hicks, Marie Lohr
Rôle Lord Clandon
Note70% 3.5105853.5105853.5105853.5105853.510585
Simon Rawley is reported killed in the last days of World War II, and his blind father Robert (Murray) decides to build a sports pavilion in his memory in the local village. His neighbour Lord Clandon (Seymour Hicks) urges him to dedicate it to all the local men who gave their lives in the war, but Robert refuses. Planning and construction take some time and three years pass, during which Simon's widow Angela (Gray) falls in love with local doctor's son Maxwell Oliver (Derek Farr). Robert cannot help feeling that this is disloyal to his dead son, but his second wife Joan (Campbell) does her best to convince him that Angela is entitled to search for happiness again. The pavilion is finally completed and plans are in place for the grand dedication and opening. The local police are meanwhile looking for a villain who coshed a motorist and stole his car in London, and has dumped the car in the vicinity.
Fame Is the Spur, 1h56
Réalisé par John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Thèmes Politique
Acteurs Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles, David Tomlinson, Carla Lehmann, Hugh Burden
Rôle Old Buck
Note67% 3.3613853.3613853.3613853.3613853.361385
When a young man from a North country mill town (Michael Redgrave) commits to help the poverty stricken workers in his area, he takes as his Excalibur a sword passed down to him by his grandfather from the Battle of Peterloo, where it had been used against workers. As an idealistic champion of the oppressed, he rises to power as a Labour M.P., but is seduced by the trappings of power, and finds himself the type of politician he originally despised.
Noces de crime, 1h39
Réalisé par Richard Thorpe, Arthur B. Woods
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Policier
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks, Seymour Hicks, Robert Newton, Googie Withers
Rôle Mervyn Bunter (as Sir Seymour Hicks)
Note62% 3.147963.147963.147963.147963.14796
Lorsque Lord Peter Wimsey, un détective amateur, se marie avec Harriet Vane, une écrivain spécialisée dans les romans policiers, ils s'engagent à abandonner le crime pour de bon. Pour faire une surprise à Harriet, Peter achète un cottage dans le Devon, où ils prévoient de passer leur lune de miel, accompagnés de leur fidèle valet Mervyn Bunter. Toutefois, le lendemain de leur arrivée, le corps de Noakes, à qui Lord Peter avait acheté le cottage, est retrouvé. Bien que ce village soit généralement paisible, un certain nombre de suspects sont possibles, de la nièce de Noakes à Sellon, le policier du village. Ils ne veulent pas s'impliquer dans l'enquête, mais l'arrivée de leur ami vieil l'inspecteur de Scotland Yard Andrew Kirk change la donne. Peter finit par trouver le coupable et le couple décide de se rendre dans un lieu plus calme mais, quand ils entendent des coups de feu à l'intérieur de l'auberge où ils comptaient s'arrêter, ils s'en éloignent préciitamment.
Salle pasteur
Réalisé par Roy Boulting
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Thèmes Politique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Wilfrid Lawson, Nova Pilbeam, Seymour Hicks, Marius Goring, Brian Worth, Eliot Makeham
Rôle General von Grotjahn
Note75% 3.752543.752543.752543.752543.75254
Ce film est basé sur l'histoire vraie du pasteur Martin Neimuller, qui a été envoyé au camp de concentration de Dachau pour avoir critiqué le parti nazi. Le petit village allemand d'Altdorf, dans les années 1930 doit se réconcilier avec le chancelier Hitler et l'arrivée d'un peloton de Stormtroopers (précédé d'un troupeau de moutons). Le Stormtrooper aller sur l'enseignement et l'application « Le nouvel ordre », mais le pasteur Hall est un homme gentil et doux qui ne sera pas intimidée. Certains villageois rejoignent le parti nazi avidement, certains juste aller de pair avec les choses, dans l'espoir d'une vie tranquille, mais le pasteur prend ses convictions salle à la chaire.
Me and My Girl, 1h24
Réalisé par Albert de Courville
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Musical, Romance
Thèmes Musique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Lupino Lane, Sally Gray, Seymour Hicks, Enid Stamp Taylor, Wallace Lupino, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Rôle Sir John Tremayne
Note66% 3.311273.311273.311273.311273.31127
Bill Snibson, a chancer from Lambeth Walk in South London, is informed that he has been discovered to be the long-lost heir to a title and castle which he can claim provided he is able to convince his new relations that he has enough aristocratic bearing. Things soon begin to go awry however, particularly when Sally, Bill's girlfriend from Lambeth, turns up.
Vintage Wine, 1h21
Réalisé par Henry Edwards
Origine Royaume-uni
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Seymour Hicks, Claire Luce, Judy Gunn, Eva Moore, Miles Malleson, Kynaston Reeves
Rôle Charles Popinot
Note62% 3.1007553.1007553.1007553.1007553.100755
The members of the Popinot family of French champagne tycoons suspect that the widowed head of the family Charles Popinot is keeping a mistress in Rome and generally living a wild life. Unbeknownst to them he has happily re-married and had a son with a much younger woman. She believes he is twenty years younger than he really is and is shocked when his relatives including his mother, grown-up sons and granddaughter arrive in Italy.
The Secret Of The Loch, 1h18
Réalisé par Milton Rosmer
Origine Royaume-uni
Acteurs Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neil, Gibson Gowland
Rôle Professor Heggie
Note61% 3.0570853.0570853.0570853.0570853.057085
Professor Heggie is determined to prove to a sceptical sciencific community the existence of a dinosaur in Loch Ness. Young London reporter Jimmy Anderson believes him and offers to help. He also falls in love with Maggie, the professor's daughter. Jimmy finally plucks up the courage to enter the Loch himself, and comes face to face with the monster.