Lionel Atwill

Lionel Atwill


Lionel Atwill was born into a wealthy family and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. He acted and improved regularly thereafter, especially in the plays of Henrik Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw. Atwill came to the US in 1915 and would appear in some 25 plays on Broadway between 1917 and 1931, but he was already trying his hand in silent films by 1918. He had a sonorous voice and dictatorial British accent that served him well for the stage and just as well for sound movies. He did some Vitaphone short subjects in 1928 and then his first real film role in The Silent Witness (1932) (also titled "The Verdict").
  • When was
    Lionel Atwill born?

    Lionel Atwill was born on Sunday, March 1, 1885

  • Where was
    Lionel Atwill born?

    Lionel Atwill was born in Croydon, London, England, UK

  • How old was
    Lionel Atwill when they died?

    Lionel Atwill was 62

  • When did Lionel Atwill die?

    Lionel Atwill died on
    Monday, April 22, 1946

  • How tall is Lionel Atwill?

    Lionel Atwill is 5'10"(1.79m)

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