Edward Chapman (I) (1901–1977)

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Edward Chapman was born on October 13, 1901 in Harrogate, Yorkshire [now North Yorkshire], England. He was an actor and writer, known for Juno and the Paycock (1930), The Skin Game (1931) and A Stitch in Time (1963). He was married to Prudence Nesbitt and Constance Willis Spark. He died on August 9, 1977 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Juno and the Paycock Captain Boyle
The Skin Game Dawker
A Stitch in Time Mr. Grimsdale
The Early Bird Mr. Grimsdale


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 1971-1972 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Mr. Callon
- Winner Take All (1972) ... Mr. Callon
- Shadow of Doubt (1972) ... Mr. Callon
- A Very Important Passenger (1971) ... Mr. Callon
- When My Ship Comes In (1971) ... Mr. Callon
- Salvage (1971) ... Mr. Callon
 1969 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Jeremiah Unsworth
- In Loving Memory: Pilot #1 (1969) ... Jeremiah Unsworth
 1969 Barrister at Law (TV Movie)
Percy Brent
 1967-1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Joe Champion
- Go West, Young Man (1968) ... Joe Champion
- Breakout (1968) ... Joe Champion
- Wax Fruit (1968) ... Joe Champion
- Handle with Care (1968) ... Joe Champion
- Pilot Error (1968) ... Joe Champion
 1966 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
- The Catacombs (1966) ... Crawford
 1965 Joey Boy
Tom Hobson
 1965 The Early Bird
Mr. Grimsdale
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Sir Ralph
- Don't Nail Him Yet (1964) ... Sir Ralph
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mr. Holsworth
- Real Class (1964) ... Mr. Holsworth
 1964 Catch Hand (TV Series)
John Collins
- It's Never the Same (1964) ... John Collins
 1964 Hide and Seek
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Herbert Adams
- The Bedmakers (1964) ... Herbert Adams
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Mr. Grimsdale
 1963 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Bernard Glaister
- The Best Policy (1963) ... Bernard Glaister
 1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Hubert Vernoux
- The Fontenay Murders (1963) ... Hubert Vernoux
 1962 Venus fra Vestø
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Henry Glover / Arthur Winslow / Arthur Birling
- Young Timothy (1962) ... Henry Glover
- The Winslow Boy (1961) ... Arthur Winslow
- An Inspector Calls (1961) ... Arthur Birling
 1960-1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Pierson Cale / Edward Strachan
- The Big Deal (1961) ... Sir Pierson Cale
- Pink String and Sealing Wax (1960) ... Edward Strachan
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Mr. Philpots
 1960 Oscar Wilde
John Sholto Douglas - Marquis of Queensberry
 1960 School for Scoundrels
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
- Episode (1960)
 1959 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Mr. Grandland
- The Man Who Stole Cameos: Part 2 (1959) ... Mr. Grandland
- The Man Who Stole Cameos: Part 1 (1959) ... Mr. Grandland
 1959 Portrait of a Sinner
Willy Catch
 1959 Mr. Bossom's Day (TV Movie)
 1950-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
George Hudson / John Meredith / Hornblower / ...
- The Fifty Mark (II) (1959) ... John Meredith
- The Skin Game (1959) ... Hornblower
- The Trial of Admiral Byng (1958) ... Admiral Broderick
- Sounding Brass (II) (1957) ... George Hudson
- Jonathan North (1957) ... Sir Christopher Grain
 1958 The Young and the Guilty
George Connor
 1958 The Square Peg
Mr. Grimsdale
 1958 A Shaft of Light (TV Movie)
John Sinforth
 1958 Innocent Sinners
 1958 The Man Who Sold Death (TV Movie)
Adam Krane
 1957 Just My Luck
Mr. Stoneway
 1957 The Governess (TV Movie)
Det. Insp. Rough
 1957 Hindle Wakes (TV Movie)
Nathaniel Jeffcote
 1957 Doctor at Large
 1956-1957 The Crime of the Century (TV Series)
Mr. Brakewell
- The Century Closes (1957) ... Mr. Brakewell
- The Century Opens (1956) ... Mr. Brakewell
- Major Trump (1956) ... Mr. Brakewell
- Taffy (1956) ... Mr. Brakewell
- Abbie (1956) ... Mr. Brakewell
 1956 X the Unknown
John Elliott
 1955-1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Joe Lawson / Fred Webber
- Shooting Star (1956) ... Joe Lawson
- The Pay Off (1955) ... Fred Webber
 1956 Lisbon
Edgar Selwyn
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim Preston
- Case Dismissed (1956)
- Woman in a Dressing Gown (1956) ... Jim Preston
 1956 Bhowani Junction
Thomas Jones
 1955 A Yank in Ermine
Duke of Fontenham
 1955 The Love Match
Mr. Longworth
 1954 The End of the Road
Works Manager
 1954 Shop Spoiled
Mr. Bunting
 1954 The Birdcage Room (TV Movie)
Mr. Protheroe
 1953 A Day to Remember
Mr. Robinson
 1953 The Intruder
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Dai Richards
- The Red Dress (1953) ... Dai Richards
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
The men in John's life
- Happiness My Goal (1953) ... The men in John's life
 1952 Folly to Be Wise
Joseph Byres M.P.
 1952 The Ringer
 1952 Crash of Silence
 1952 The Wild Heart
Mr. James
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
- The Thing Happens (1952) ... Burge-Lubin
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie)
Sir James Dirnie
 1952 The Venus of Bainville (TV Movie)
 1952 The Promoter
Herbert Duncalf
 1952 The Cocktail Party (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly
 1952 His Excellency
The Admiral
 1951 The Magic Box
Father in Family Group
 1951 The Fifty Mark (TV Movie)
John Meredith
 1950 Gone to Earth
Mr. James
 1950 Night and the City
Hoskins (uncredited)
 1950 Madeleine
Dr. Thompson
 1949 Whitehall Wonders (TV Movie)
The Rt. Hon. Arthur Boothroyd, MP
 1949 The Spider and the Fly
Minister for War
 1949 Man on the Run
Chief Inspector Mitchell
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Mr. Johnson
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Mr. Birkland
 1948 As You Are (TV Movie)
Fred Pearson
 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday
George Sandigate
 1947 The October Man
Mr. Peachy
 1946 Candida (TV Movie)
Mr. Burgess
 1946 Love and How to Cure It (TV Movie)
 1946 Two Gentlemen of Soho (TV Movie)
 1942 Wings and the Woman
Mr. Johnson
 1941 Ships with Wings
 1941 Jeannie
Mr. Jansen
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again
Uncle Arnold
 1941 Mail Train
Mr. Blenkinsop
 1940 Goofer Trouble (Short)
 1940 The Briggs Family
Charley Briggs
 1940 Law and Disorder
Detective Inspector Bray
 1940 Convoy
Captain Eckersley
 1940 The Proud Valley
Dick Parry
 1940 Now You're Talking (Short)
Alf Small
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday
Captain Edwin Fraser
 1939 Poison Pen
Len Griffin
 1939 There Ain't No Justice
Sammy Sanders
 1939 The Secret Four
'B. J'
 1939 The Chance of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
'Plum' Damson, an elderly, very sporting baker
 1938 One Night in Paris
 1938 Marigold
 1938 The Citadel
Joe Morgan
 1938 I've Got a Horse
 1937 Who Killed John Savage?
Inspector Chortley
 1937 Love and How to Cure It (TV Movie)
 1936 Rembrandt
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Major Grigsby
 1936 Someone at the Door
 1936 Things to Come
Pippa Passworthy / Raymond Passworthy
 1935 Plenty of Time for Play (Short)
 1935 The Divine Spark
Saverio Mercadante
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
Narrator (voice)
 1934 Mister Cinders
Mr. Gaunt
 1934 Girls Will Be Boys
 1934 April Blossoms
 1934 The Church Mouse
Mr. 'Pinky' Wormwood
 1934 Guest of Honour
Montague Tidmarsh
 1934 Runaway Queen
 1932 A Blonde Dream
 1932 The Flying Squad
 1931 Tilly of Bloomsbury
Percy Welwyn
 1931 The Skin Game
 1930 Caste
Sam Gerridge
 1930 Murder!
Ted Markham
 1930 Juno and the Paycock
Captain Boyle
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He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Candida", and Thornton Wilder's play, "Love and How To Cure It", at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Lyn Harding, Nicholas Hannen, Athene Seyler, Wendy Toye, Peter Copley and Stephen Haggard in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie and Irene Hentschel were the directors. See more »

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Started a petition to force Sir John Gielgud to resign from Equity when the actor was arrested for soliciting in 1953. Sir Laurence Olivier threw Chapman out of his dressing room when he tried to get his signature for the petition. See more »

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