Charles Laughton, Best Actor 1932 &1933: MovieMonday.com

THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII

(Biography - NR)

Charles Laugton received his Oscar for playing the 16th century British monarch in this grand historical drama.


ABOUT CHARLES LAUGHTON (1899 - 1962)

British character actor who was very popular in the thirties.

He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, played on the English Stage and made his Broadway bow in 1931.

Charles Laugton was married to actress Elsa Lanchester (who played Anne of Cleves). She also appeared with him in several other films, including: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (Elsa Lanchester got a "supporting" nomination for her performance).

Charles Laugton received two other nominations:

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

Charles Laugton's other credits include:

THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET
RUGGLES OF RED GAP
LES MISERABLES
REMBRANDT
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
YOUNG BESS
THE SUSPECT
HOBSON'S CHOICE
SPARTACUS
ADVISE AND CONSENT

 

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