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Edmund Gwenn is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 26 september 1877 at London (United-kingdom)

Edmund Gwenn

Edmund Gwenn
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Birth name Edmund Kellaway
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 september 1877 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 6 september 1959 (at 81 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Edmund Gwenn (26 September 1877– 6 September 1959) was an English actor. On film he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As a stage actor in the West End and on Broadway, he was associated with a wide range of works by modern playwrights, including Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy and J. B. Priestley. After the Second World War he lived in the US, and made his career in Hollywood and on Broadway.


Né Edmund Kellaway dans la banlieue sud de Londres, Gwenn commença sa carrière d'acteur en 1895.

Il tourna plus de 80 films durant sa carrière, parmi lesquels Orgueil et préjugés de 1940.

Son rôle le plus marquant est celui de Kris Kringle dans Le Miracle de la 34e rue, pour lequel il remporta l'Oscar du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle en 1947. Il fut également nommé pour un Oscar pour son rôle dans Mister 880 en 1950.

En 1955, il jouera l'un des rôles principaux du film de Hitchcock Mais qui a tué Harry ?

Il est mort d'une pneumonie à Woodland Hills (Californie).

Il possède une étoile sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood pour sa contribution au cinéma.

Best films

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Anthony Adverse (1936)

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Filmography of Edmund Gwenn (76 films)

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The Rocket from Calabuch, 1h36
Directed by Luis García Berlanga
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy
Actors Edmund Gwenn, Valentina Cortese, Franco Fabrizi, Manuel Alexandre, Félix Fernández
Roles Prof. Jorge Serra Hamilton
Rating75% 3.784243.784243.784243.784243.78424
Un scientifique nucléaire, Jorge, fatigué de voir que ses recherches se font uniquement au service d'intérêts militaires, se réfugie anonymement dans un village de la côte méditerranéenne, Calabuch. Les gens ne connaissent pas son identité mais remarquent son savoir, et lui proposent de faire la classe à l'école locale. Lorsque arrivent les fêtes de la cité, la rivalité entre les villages l'amène à créer une fusée pour feux d'artifices. À cause de cela, il apparaît au journal télévisé, et les puissances internationales découvrent son refuge. En dépit de l'opposition du village, le scientifique se verra obligé de retourner dans son pays.
The Trouble with Harry, 1h39
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat
Actors Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Natwick, Mildred Dunnock, Jerry Mathers
Roles Capt. Albert Wiles
Rating70% 3.5491753.5491753.5491753.5491753.549175
The quirky but down-to-earth residents of the small hamlet of Highwater, Vermont, are faced with the freshly dead body of Harry Worp (Philip Truex), which has inconveniently appeared on the hillside above the town. The problem of who the person is, who was responsible for his sudden death, and what should be done with the body is "the trouble with Harry".
It's a Dog's Life
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jeff Richards, Dean Jagger, Edmund Gwenn, Eve McVeagh, Vic Morrow, J. M. Kerrigan
Roles Jeremiah Edward Emmett Augustus Nolan
Rating68% 3.438093.438093.438093.438093.43809
The Student Prince, 1h47
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Operetta films, Films about royalty
Actors Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern, Edmund Gwenn, S.Z. Sakall
Roles Prof. Juttner
Rating65% 3.298083.298083.298083.298083.29808
Young Prince Karl, of a small sub-kingdom of the German Empire, is sent off near the turn of the 20th century to get a university education in Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg. His grandfather was one of a handful of petty kings within German-speaking central Europe. Fictional Karlsburg is small, but fiercely proud of its history and traditions.
Them! (1954)
, 1h34
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Natural horror films, Films about insects, Giant monster films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, William Schallert, Fess Parker
Roles Dr. Harold Medford
Rating71% 3.597473.597473.597473.597473.59747
New Mexico State Police troopers Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) and Ed Blackburn (Chris Drake) discover a little girl in shock, wandering the desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico. They retrace her steps to a mobile home owned by an FBI agent named Ellinson, who was on vacation in the area with his family. The side of the trailer was ripped open from the outside, the rest of the family is missing and no money was taken. A single unidentifiable animal track seems to be the only clue. Then a strange, pulsating high-pitched noise echos out of the desert on the wind. The little girl briefly reacts in fear when she hears the sound, but this is not noticed by those around her.
The Bigamist, 1h20
Directed by Ida Lupino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien, Edmund Gwenn, Kenneth Tobey, Jane Darwell
Roles Mr. Jordan
Rating67% 3.3974853.3974853.3974853.3974853.397485
Harry (Edmond O'Brien) and Eve Graham (Joan Fontaine) want to adopt a child, as Eve is infertile. Adoption agent Mr Jordan (Edmund Gwenn) warns the couple that he would need to investigate them thoroughly. Harry looks curiously at Jordan, something that worries Jordan.
Mister Scoutmaster, 1h27
Directed by Henry Levin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Clifton Webb, Edmund Gwenn, George Winslow, Frances Dee, Veda Ann Borg, Lee Aaker
Roles Dr. Stone
Rating68% 3.4344553.4344553.4344553.4344553.434455
An arrogant, aloof television personality gets more than he's bargained for when he consents to be leader to a troop of Boy Scouts. The sponsor of Robert Jordan's (Clifton Webb) TV program says he might cancel the show because Jordan appeals only to a middle-aged following and is out of touch with a younger audience.
Les Miserables, 1h41
Directed by Lewis Milestone, Gerd Oswald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Robert Newton, Edmund Gwenn, Sylvia Sidney, Cameron Mitchell
Roles Bishop Courbet
Rating68% 3.442313.442313.442313.442313.44231
The film greatly differs from the novel. Entire episodes and many characters are dropped, including the Thénardiers and Enjolras. The character of Robert is entirely new.
Something for the Birds, 1h21
Directed by Robert Wise
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Victor Mature, Patricia Neal, Edmund Gwenn, Larry Keating, Hugh Sanders, Christian Rub
Roles 'Admiral' Johnnie Adams
Rating66% 3.330183.330183.330183.330183.33018
Peking Express, 1h25
Directed by William Dieterle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Joseph Cotten, Corinne Calvet, Edmund Gwenn, Marvin Miller, Marvin Miller, Benson Fong
Roles Father Joseph Murray
Rating59% 2.982712.982712.982712.982712.98271
Michael Bachlin, médecin américain et délégué des Nations unies, monte à bord de l'express pour Pékin. Officiellement, il est chargé de fonder un centre de chirurgie du thorax à Shanghai. Officieusement, il doit rencontrer le chef de l'opposition au régime chinois. Durant le voyage, il retrouve Danielle Grenier, une séduisante jeune femme qu'il a connue à Paris quelques années plus tôt...
For Heaven's Sake, 1h32
Directed by George Seaton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Blondell, Gigi Perreau
Roles Arthur
Rating63% 3.1971253.1971253.1971253.1971253.197125
Angels Charles (Clifton Webb) and Arthur (Edmund Gwenn) try to convince a young cherub named Item (Gigi Perreau) to stop waiting to be born to Lydia (Joan Bennett) and Jeff Bolton (Robert Cummings). They are too busy acting in and directing plays respectively to start a family. They are also drifting apart, as Lydia wants to have a child, but Jeff convinces her to put their careers first.
Louisa (1950)
, 1h30
Directed by Alexander Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Charles Coburn, Ronald Reagan, Spring Byington, Edmund Gwenn, Ruth Hussey, Piper Laurie
Roles Henry Hammond
Rating64% 3.2416053.2416053.2416053.2416053.241605
Grandma Louisa (Spring Byington) begins dating grocer Henry Hammond (Edmund Gwenn), much to the disgust of her son Hal (Ronald Reagan) and the rest of the family. To make matters worse, Hal’s boss, Mr. Burnside (Charles Coburn), also becomes a rival for Louisa’s affections.
A Woman of Distinction, 1h25
Directed by Edward Buzzell, Earl Bellamy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Carter, Francis Lederer, Jerome Courtland
Roles J.M. Middlecott
Rating66% 3.341173.341173.341173.341173.34117
Susan Manning Middlecott is dean of a New England school called Benton College and it is her whole life, apart from living with dad Mark and raising an adopted daughter, Louisa.
Pretty Baby
Directed by Bretaigne Windust
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott, Edmund Gwenn, William Frawley, Sheila MacRae
Roles Cyrus Baxter
Rating65% 3.292523.292523.292523.292523.29252
Patsy Douglas (Betsy Drake) comes up with an ingenious way to get a seat on the crowded New York subway: she pretends to have a baby, using a doll discarded by the advertising agency where she works. One day, however, her agency's primary client, short-tempered Cyrus Baxter (Edmund Gwenn), happens to be seated beside her. (His chauffeur had abruptly quit after Baxter berated him for getting stuck in a traffic jam.) He is delighted when he overhears that she named her "child" Cyrus after him. He becomes acquainted with her, letting her assume that he works for Baxter as a watchman.