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Alfred Drayton (1881–1949)


Stocky, bald and rather cold-eyed English character actor, who made a career of playing choleric, hectoring or exasperated authority figures. A former brewery worker, he first appeared in amateur dramatics and over the years built up a reputation as an incisive theatrical performer, both in stage farces and in dramatic roles. Drayton made his ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 67) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Squeaker Lew Friedman
(1930)
The Honeypot De Preyne
(1920)
Love Maggy De Preyne
(1921)
A Scandal in Bohemia King of Bohemia
(1921)

Filmography

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 1948 Things Happen at Night
Wilfred Prescott
 1946 They Knew Mr. Knight
Mr. Knight
 1944 The Halfway House
Oakley
 1943 Women Aren't Angels
Alfred Bandle
 1942 Banana Ridge
Digby Pound
 1942 The Big Blockade
German: Direktor
 1939 So This Is London
Lord Worthing
 1938 A Spot of Bother
Christopher Watney
 1937 Aren't Men Beasts
Thomas Potter
 1936 Tropical Trouble
Sir Monagu Thumpeter
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Insp. Parr
 1935 First a Girl
Mc Lintock
 1935 Me and Marlborough
Sergeant Bull
 1935 Look Up and Laugh
Belfer
 1935 Oh, Daddy!
Uncle Samson
 1935 Loves of a Dictator
Count Brandt
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935
Carl Graham
 1934 Lady in Danger
Quill
 1934 Strike!
Manning
 1934 Jack Ahoy
Adm. Fraser
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth
The Detective
 1933/I Falling for You
News Editor
 1933 It's a Boy
Eustace Bogle
 1933 The Little Damozel
Walter Angel
 1932 Lord Babs
Ambrose Parker
 1931 Bachelor's Folly
John Dory
 1931 The Happy Ending
Life of the party
 1931 Brown Sugar
Edmondson
 1930 The Squeaker
Lew Friedman
 1930 The W Plan
Prosecutor
 1921 A Scandal in Bohemia
King of Bohemia
 1921 Love Maggy
De Preyne
 1920 The Honeypot
De Preyne
 1920 A Temporary Gentleman
Sir Herbert Hudson
 1919 A Little Bit of Fluff
Dr. Bigland
 1915 Iron Justice
Frank Deakin
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Walter Ellis's play, "A Little Bit of Fluff," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Ernest Thesiger, Marjorie Maxwell, George Desmond, Ruby Miller, Stanley Lethbury, Violet Gould, and Lilian Talbot in the cast. See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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