Wilfrid Lawson

Wilfrid Lawson


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.
  • When was
    Wilfrid Lawson born?

    Wilfrid Lawson was born on Sunday, January 14, 1900

  • Where was
    Wilfrid Lawson born?

    Wilfrid Lawson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK

  • How old was
    Wilfrid Lawson when they died?

    Wilfrid Lawson was 67

  • When did Wilfrid Lawson die?

    Wilfrid Lawson died on
    Monday, October 10, 1966

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