Gordon Harker

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Gordon Harker
Actor Gordon Harker.jpg
Born William Gordon Harker
(1885-08-07)7 August 1885
Wandsworth, London, England
Died 2 March 1967(1967-03-02) (aged 81)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1902-1959
  • Joseph Cunningham Harker (father)
  • Sarah Elizabeth Harker, nee Hall (mother)

Gordon Harker (7 August 1885 – 2 March 1967) was an English stage and film actor. he had a long career on the stage, from 1902 to the 1950s. One of the last plays he starred in was Small Hotel, a popular comedy he toured in 1955. In addition, he appeared in 68 films between 1921 and 1959, including three silent films directed by Alfred Hitchcock and in several scenes in Elstree Calling (1930), a revue film co-directed by Hitchcock. He was known for his performance as Inspector Hornleigh in a trilogy of films produced between 1938 and 1940, as well in Saloon Bar (1940), based on a stage play he had starred in and another one of his stage successes The Poltergeist made into the film Things Happen at Night (1947), a poltergeist comedy he co-starred in with Alfred Drayton and Robertson Hare. His last major screen role was as the wiley waiter Albert in the 1957 motion picture version of Small Hotel [1][2][3][4]

Harker was one of the sons of Sarah Elizabeth Harker, née Hall, (1856-1927), and Joseph Harker (1855-1927), a much admired set painter for the theatre.



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