British actor Felix Aylmer wears a white dinner jacket and bow tie

Felix Aylmer

(1889–1979)

British actor (d. 90) | Henry V (1944), The October Man (1947), The Way to the Stars (1945)

Distinguished British stage character actor, a respected industry figure who from 1950 was president of Equity, the actors’ trade union

Mini Biography

In films, Felix Aylmer mainly played schoolmasters, bankers, bishops and so on. Born in Corsham, Wiltshire, he was educated at Exeter College, Oxford and studied for the stage under Rosina Filippi. He began on stage in 1911 and was in films from 1932.

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Escape! (1930)
Governor
The Ghost Camera (1933)
Coroner
Whispering Tongues (1934)
Supt Fulton
Doctor’s Orders (1934)
Sir Daniel Summerfield
Butter and Egg Man (1935)
Checkmate (1935)
Henry Nicholls
The Man in the Mirror (1936)
The Earl of Wigan
Sensation (1936)
Lord Bouverie
Dusty Ermine (1936)
Asst Commissioner
The Mill on the Floss (1937)
Mr Wakem
Glamorous Night (1937)
Diplomat
The Vicar of Bray (1937)
Earl of Brendon
Bank Holiday (1938)
Surgeon
Spies of the Air (1939)
Col Cairns
Young Man’s Fancy (1939)
Sir Caleb Crowther
Night Train to Munich (1940)
Dr. John Fredericks
Dr O’Dowd (1940)
President
The Girl in the News (1940)
Prosecuting Counsel
The Case of the Frightened Lady (1940)
Dr Amersham
Saloon Bar (1940)
Mayor
Spellbound (1941)
Mr Morton
The Ghost of St. Michael’s (1941)
Dr Winter
Major Barbara (1941)
James
I Thank You (1941)
Henry Potter
Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)
Crabtree
The Seventh Survivor (1942)
Sir Elmer Norton
Sabotage at Sea (1942)
John Dighton
The Young Mr Pitt (1942)
Lord North
Thursday’s Child (1943)
Mr Keith
The Peterville Diamond (1943)
President
The Demi-Paradise (1943)
Mr Runalow
A Welcome to Britain (1943)
Schoolmaster
Henry V (1944)
Archbishop of Canterbury
Mr Emmanuel (1944)
Mr Emmanuel
The Way to the Stars (1945)
Rev Charles Moss
The Wicked Lady (1945)
Hogarth
The Magic Bow (1946)
Signor Fazzini
The Years Between (1946)
Sir Ernest Foster
The Man Within (1947)
Priest
The October Man (1947)
Dr Martin
A Man About the House (1947)
Richard Sanctuary
The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)
Col H ‘Bulldog’ Kelsoe
Hamlet (1948)
Polonius - Lord Chamberlain
Trio (1950)
Bank Manager
So Long at the Fair (1950)
British Consul
The Lady with a Lamp (1951)
Lord Palmerston
Quo Vadis (1951)
Plautius
Ivanhoe (1952)
Isaac
The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
Lord Durrisdeer
Knights of the Round Table (1953)
Merlin
The Love Lottery (1954)
Winant
The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)
Joshua Webman
Loser Takes All (1956)
The Other
Anastasia (1956)
Chamberlain
The Two-Headed Spy (1958)
Cornaz
Separate Tables (1958)
Mr Fowler
The Mummy (1959)
Stephen Banning
Exodus (1960)
Dr Lieberman
The Boys (1962)
The Judge
The Running Man (1963)
Parson
Hostile Witness (1969)
Justice Osborne
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