Wilfrid Lawson

About Wilfrid Lawson

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: January 14, 1900
Birth Place: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth Name: Wilfred Lawson Worsnop

Wilfrid Lawson

A scene stealing actor of lugubrious countenance, Wilfrid Lawson (born Wilfrid Worsnop) made his debut on the stage in...
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As per our current Database, Wilfrid Lawson has been died on 10 October, 1966 at Kensington, London, England, UK.

๐ŸŽ‚ Wilfrid Lawson - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Wilfrid Lawson die, Wilfrid Lawson was 66 years old.

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Occupation Actor
Age 66 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born January 14, 1900 (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK)
Birthday January 14
Town/City Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Nationality UK

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Wilfrid Lawsonโ€™s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

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Wilfrid Lawson was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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A scene stealing actor of lugubrious countenance, Wilfrid Lawson (born Wilfrid Worsnop) made his debut on the stage in "Trilby" at the Pier Pavilion in Brighton at the age of 16. He served as a pilot in the RAF during the final months of World War I, before resuming his theatrical career, becoming a well-established character player by the end of the decade.

Wilfrid went on to perform at the West End in "Sweeney Todd" in 1928, followed by "Pygmalion" and "Major Barbara" at the Prince's Theatre in Bristol. He appeared infrequently in films from 1931, but was not considered for leading roles until starring in the Edgar Wallace crime caper The Terror (1938).

That same year, he recreated his part of Alfred Doolittle in Pygmalion (1938) for Gabriel Pascal's popular film version, and thus attracted the attention of Hollywood.After a brief sojourn in America, Wilfrid returned to Britain and was cast in the titular role of a Technicolor biopic, The Great Mr.

Handel (1942). After that, he reverted to form playing the eccentric or maniacal character parts, in which he truly excelled. Unfortunately, he was plagued for most of his remaining life by severe bouts of alcoholism, which affected his work.

In spite of this, and though he became known as 'the king of the dramatic pause', he rarely forgot his lines and turned in several memorable performances towards the end of his career. He was indeed reputed to have had the unique ability to function reasonably well, while under the influence.

After a decade long absence, Wilfrid made a triumphant return to the stage, first in August Strindberg's "The Father", and then in Joseph Losey's 1954 production of "The Wooden Dish".On screen, he is fondly remembered as the unhinged lighthouse keeper Rolfe Kristan in Tower of Terror (1941); as the bearded, slouch-hatted Black George Seagrim in Tom Jones (1963), and as the hilariously pixillated, decrepit butler Peacock in The Wrong Box (1966).

By the time he appeared as Peacock, Wilfrid's alcoholism had reached such alarming proportions that he could no longer obtain insurance. Fortunately, this did not deter producer/director Bryan Forbes from keeping him in the cast.

Alas, Wilfrid died within five months of the film being released of a heart attack.

Wilfrid Lawson WIFE, FAMILY, KIDS

  • Lillian Emily Fenn (1922 - ?)

Wilfrid Lawson Movies

  • Pygmalion (1938) as Alfred Doolittle
  • War and Peace (1956) as Prince Bolkonsky
  • Pastor Hall (1940) as Pastor Frederick Hall
  • The Viking Queen (1967) as King Priam

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