Ernest Thesiger


Film


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1916

“The Real Thing at Last”  (short, lost)

British Actors

Director: L.C. MacBean

Writer:  J.M. Barrie

Witch


1918

“Nelson”

Master-International Exclusives/Apex Film Company Limited

Director:  Maurice Elvey

William Pitt


“The Life Story of David Lloyd George” filmed but not released

Ideal Film Company

Director:  Maurice Elvey

Joseph Chamberlain


1919

“A Little Bit of Fluff”

Q Film Productions

Director:  Kenelm Foss, Geoffrey H. Malins

Bertram Tully


1921

“The Bachelor’s Club”

Ideal Film Company

Director: A. V. Bramble

Israfel Mondego


“The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick” aka “Pickwick Papers” (silent, lost)

Ideal Film Company

Director: Thomas Bentley

Mr. Jingle


1922

“Number 13” aka “Mrs. Peabody” (unfinished)

Gainsborough Pictures

Director:  Alfred Hitchcock

Mr. Peabody


1928

“Week-End Wives”

British International Pictures

Director:  Harry Lachman

Bertram


1929

“The Vagabond Queen”

British International Pictures

Director:  Geza von Bolvary

Lidoff



1930

“Ashes”  (talkie short)

Gainsborough Pictures

Director: Frank Birch

Announcer


1932

“The Old Dark House”

Universal Pictures

Director: James Whale

Horace Femm


1933

“The Ghoul”

Gaumont British

Director:  T. Hayes Hunter

Laing


1934

“The Only Girl” aka “Heart Song”

Fox Film/UFA

Director:  Friedrich Hollaender

The Chamberlain


1935

“Mon Couer t’appelle/My Heart is Calling”

Gaumont-Franco Film Aubert/Cine-Allianz Tonfilmproduktions/Gaumont British

Director:  Carmine Gallone, Serge Veber

Fevrier


“Bride of Frankenstein”

Universal Pictures

Director: James Whale

Dr Pretorius


“The Murder Party” aka “The Night of the Party”

Gaumont British

Director:  Michael Powell

Adrian Chiddiatt


1936

“Things to Come”

London Film Productions

Director:  William Cameron Menzies

Theotocopulos (scenes replaced by Cedric Hardwicke)


“The Man Who Could Work Miracles”

London Film Productions

Director:  Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda

Silas Maydig


1938

“The Ware Case”

CAPAD/Ealing Studios

Director:  Robert Stevenson

Carter


“Lightning Conductor”

Pinebrook Studios

Director: Maurice Elvey

Professor


1939

“They Drive By Night” aka “Murder On The Run”

Warner Brothers First National Productions

Director:  Arthur B. Woods

Walter Hoover


1943

“My Learned Friend”

Ealing Studios

Director:  Basil Dearden, Will Hay

Ferris


“The Lamp Still Burns”

Two Cities Films

Director:  Maurice Elvey

Chairman


1944

“Don’t Take It To Heart”

Two Cities Films

Director:  Jeffrey Dell

Justice’s Clerk


“Henry V”

Two Cities Films

Director:  Laurence Olivier

Duke of Berri


1945

“A Place of One’s Own”

Gainsborough Pictures

Director:  Bernard Knowles

Dr. Marsham


“Caesar and Cleopatra”

Director:  Gabriel Pascal

Gabriel Pascal Productions/Independent Producers

Theodotus


1946

“Beware of Pity”

Two Cities Films

Director: Maurice Elvey

Baron Emil de Kekesfalva


1947

“The Man Within” aka “The Smugglers” 

Production Film Service

Director:  Bernard Knowles

Farne


“Jassy”

Gainsborough Pictures

Director:  Bernard Knowles

Sir Edward Follesmark


“The Ghosts of Berkeley Square”

British National Films

Director:  Vernon Sewell

Dr. Cruikshank


1948

“The Winslow Boy”

De Grunwald Productions/Eagle Lion

Director:  Anthony Asquith

Mr. Ridgeley Pierce


“Quartet” (segment “The Colonel’s Lady”)

Gainsborough Pictures

Director:  Ken Annakin

Henry Dashwood


“Brass Monkey”

Diadem Films/Ingram Films

Director:  Thornton Freeland

Ryder-Harris


“Lost Daughter” aka “Portrait from Life”

Gainsborough Pictures

Director:  Terence Fisher

Bloomfield (scenes deleted)


1949

“The Bad Lord Byron”

Sydney Box Productions

Director: David MacDonald

Count Guiccioli


1950

“Last Holiday”

Associated British Picture Corporation/Watergate Films

Director:  Henry Cass

Sir Trevor Lampington


1951

“Laughter in Paradise”

Associated British Picture Corporation/Mario Zampi Productions

Director: Mario Zampi

Endicott


“The Man in the White Suit”

Arthur Rank Organization/Ealing Studios

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Sir John Kierlaw


“Scrooge” aka “A Christmas Carol”

George Minter Productions/Renown Pictures Corporation

Director:  Brian Desmond Hurst

The Undertaker


1952

“The Magic Box”

Festival Film Productions

Director: John Boulting

Earl (cameo)


“The Woman’s Angle”

Walter C. Mycroft Productions

Director:  Leslie Arliss

Judge


1953

“The Robe”

Director: Henry Koster

20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Emperor Tiberius


“Meet Mr. Lucifer”

Michael Balcon Productions/Ealing Studios

Director:  Anthony Pelissier

Mr. MacDonald


1954

“The Million Pound Note” aka “Man With a Million”

Group Film Productions Limited

Director:  Ronald Neame

Mr. Garrett the Bank Director (uncredited)


“The Detective” aka “Father Brown”

Facet Productions

Director: Robert Hamer

Vicomte de Verdigris


“Make Me an Offer”

Group 3

Director: Cyril Frankel

Sir John


“Thought to Kill”

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Company

Director: Leslie Arliss

Burden Senior

Compilation of 3 episodes from the TV series "Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents ..."aka Rheingold Theatre


1955

“Value For Money”

Group Film Productions Limited

Director: Ken Annakin

Lord Dewsbury


“An Alligator Named Daisy”

The Rank Organization

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Notcher


“The Red Carpet: Diary of a Journey”

Documentary

Peter Brook


“Quentin Durward”

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Director: Richard Thorpe

Lord Crawford


1956

“Who Done It?”

Michael Balcon Productions/Ealing Studios

Director: Basil Dearden

Sir Walter


“Three Men in a Boat”

Romulus Films

Director: Ken Annakin

3rd Old Gentleman/Umpire


1957

“Doctor at Large”

The Rank Organization/Group Film Productions Limited

Director: Ralph Thomas

First Examiner


“The Truth About Women”

Beaconsfield Productions

Director: Muriel Box

Judge


1958

“Chaucer’s England” (short)

Director:  John Barnes

Encyclopedia Britannica Films

Death


“The Horse’s Mouth”

Knightsbridge Films

Director: Ronald Neame

Mr. Hickson


1960

“The Battle of the Sexes”

Prometheus Film Productions Ltd.

Director: Charles Crichton

Old Macpherson


“Sons and Lovers”

20th Century Fox Productions/The Company of Artists

Director: Jack Cardiff

Mr. Hadlock


“The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone”

Seven Arts Productions

Director:  Jose Quintero

Stefano

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