~Claude King~

Born: January 15, 1875 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Died: September 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
~Clarence S. Bull Portrait of Claude King~
~Silent Filmography~
Blue Skies (1929) .... Richard Danforth (episode 2)
Desert Nights (1929) (uncredited) .... The Real Lord Stonehill
... aka Thirst (USA)
Outcast (1928) .... Moreland
Oh Kay! (1928) .... The Earl of Rutfield
Warming Up (1928) .... Mr. Post
A Night of Mystery (1928/I) .... Marquis Boismartel
... aka The Code of Honour
Red Hair (1928) .... Thomas L. Burke
Sporting Goods (1928) .... Timothy Stanfield
Love and Learn (1928) .... Robert Blair
London After Midnight (1927) .... Roger Balfour
... aka The Hypnotist (UK)
Becky (1927) .... Boris Abelard
Singed (1927) .... Ben Grimes
Mr. Wu (1927) .... Mr. James Muir
The Silent Lover (1926) .... Contarini
Paradise (1926) .... Pollock
Irish Luck (1925) .... Solicitor
The Unguarded Hour (1925) .... Bryce Gilbert
The Knockout (1925) .... Parker
The Making of O'Malley (1925) .... Capt. Collins
Six Days (1923) .... Lord Charles Chetwyn
Bella Donna (1923) .... Dr. Meyer Isaacson
Why Girls Leave Home (1921) .... Mr. Wallace
The Scarab Ring (1921) .... Hugh Martinn
Idols of Clay (1920) .... Doctor Herbert
Veteran British stage actor and director Claude King made his first film in 1923, playing Lord Charles
Chetwyn in the historical drama Six Days. Brought to America by MGM, the most "British" of
Hollywood's studios, King essayed aristocratic roles in such films as Lon Chaney's London After
Midnight (1927) and Mr. Wu (1928). One of his earliest talkie assignments was the plum role of Sir
John Petrie in Paramount's The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu. He spent the 1930s as in
general-purpose "English gentleman" assignment. Curiously, some of his better roles, notably
General Fletcher in Bonnie Scotland (1935) and the Hollywood producer who reacts in mute
astonishment as Janet Gaynor launches into a Garbo imitation in A Star is Born (1937), were
unbilled. Claude King ended his Hollywood career where it began, at MGM.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com