Charles Farrell (Irish actor)

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Charles Farrell
Charles Farrell1.jpg
Born6 August 1900
Died27 August 1988
Years active1927–1977 (film)

Charles Farrell (1900–1988) was an Irish stage, film and television actor.[1][2]

Born 6 August 1900 in Dublin, Ireland, Farrell moved to America and appeared in a stock company in Detroit when a child. In 1921 he moved to England and made his first stage appearance at the Coliseum.[3] His first film appearance was in John Bunny and Flora Finch comedies. Unlike his heroic American namesake, he was (later) cast in villainous film roles.[3] This contrasted with his frequent broadcasts of fairy tales on BBC radio's Children's Hour.[4]

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  1. ^ "Charles Farrell - Theatricalia".
  2. ^ "Charles Farrell". BFI.
  3. ^ a b McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "The Children's Hour". 25 December 1931. p. 36 – via BBC Genome.

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