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Herbert Lomas (1887–1961)

Herbert Lomas was born on January 17, 1887 in Burnley, Lancashire, England as Tom Herbert Lomas. He was an actor, known for Lorna Doone (1934), The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932) and Hobson's Choice (1931). He died on April 11, 1961 in Bovey Tracey, Devon, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Lorna Doone Sir Ensor Doone
Hobson's Choice Jim Heeler
Ask a Policeman Coastguard


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 1951-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Thomas Greenleaf / Jeremy Throgg / Old Ekdal / ...
- Bird in Hand (1955) ... Thomas Greenleaf
- The Nantucket Legend (1952) ... Jeremy Throgg
- Bird in Hand (1952) ... Thomas Greenleaf
- The Wild Duck (1952) ... Old Ekdal
- The Holly and the Ivy (1951) ... Rev. Martin Gregory
 1955 Quatermass II (TV Mini-Series)
- The Bolts (1955) ... Robert
 1955 Noah Gives Thanks (TV Movie)
 1953 Project M7
George Jackson
 1952 Noah Gives Thanks (TV Movie)
 1951 The Magic Box
Warehouse Manager
 1949 Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie)
Stephen Dawlish, an old man
 1948 The Outsider
Sir James Corfield
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Kinloch Moidart
 1947 The Master of Bankdam
Tom France
 1947 The Wind of Heaven (TV Movie)
Evan Howell
 1947 The Smugglers
 1945 I Know Where I'm Going!
Mr. Campbell
 1944 Welcome, Mr. Washington
Blacksmith (uncredited)
 1943 They Met in the Dark
Van Driver
 1943 Underground Guerrillas
Schoolteacher (uncredited)
 1942 Courageous Mr. Penn
 1941 South American George
Mr. Butters
 1941 The Ghost Train
Saul Hodgkin
 1939 Inquest
Thomas Knight, Coroner
 1939 The Lion Has Wings
 1939 Inquest (TV Movie)
The Coroner
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Dowland - Sir Humphrey's Tenant
 1939 Ask a Policeman
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Mattie - Fisherman (uncredited)
 1939 Over the Moon
 1938 Glorious Morning (TV Movie)
 1938 South Riding
 1937 Knight Without Armor
 1937 Fire Over England
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1936 Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty (Short)
The Dean
 1936 Rembrandt
Gerrit van Rijn - Rembrandt's Father
 1936 Fame
Rumbold Wakefield
 1935 The Black Mask
Sir John McTavish
 1935 The Ghost Goes West
 1935 The Phantom Light
Claff Owen
 1935 Fighting Stock
 1934 Lorna Doone
Sir Ensor Doone
 1934 Java Head
Barzil Dunsack
 1933 The Man from Toronto
 1933 The Pointing Finger
Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 Daughters of Today
 1933 Perfect Understanding
Bradley - Nick's Counsel
 1932 When London Sleeps
 1932 Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Rembrandt
Manning (uncredited)
 1932 Frail Women
The Solicitor
 1931 The Other Mrs. Phipps
Bit Part
 1931 Many Waters
 1931 Hobson's Choice
Jim Heeler
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Shakespeare Memorial Theatre production at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Paul Scofield, Eric Porter, Paul Daneman, Brewster Mason, Joy Parker, Veronica Turleigh, Richard Wordsworth, and John Whiting in the cast. John Gielgud was director. Loudon... See more »

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Perpetually grim-looking, deep-voiced RADA-trained British character actor, on stage from 1906. His heavily-lined face was tailor-made for depressed, humble or downtrodden roles. Retired from acting in the mid-1950's.

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