James Harcourt

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James Harcourt in Kate Plus Ten (1938)

James Harcourt (born 20 April 1873 in Headingley, Leeds) was an English character actor.[1][2]

He started work as a cabinet maker, and drifted into amateur dramatics. He appeared as a stage actor first in 1903 and worked with the Liverpool Repertory Company from 1919 to 1931, and was with the Old Vic in the mid 1940s.[3][4]

In 1947, Harcourt appeared in the original West End production of the popular musical Bless the Bride, directed by Wendy Toye.[5][6]

He was married to the actress Isadora Keith, and was the father of camera operator and cinematographer David Harcourt.[7]

He died in Eton, Buckinghamshire on 18 February 1951 aged 77.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "James Harcourt". 
  2. ^ "James Harcourt - Theatricalia". 
  3. ^ Goldie, Grace Nisbet (1 January 1935). "The Liverpool repertory theatre, 1911-1934". The University press of Liverpool – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ "Bless the Bride - A.P. Herbert and Vivian Ellis - The Guide to Musical Theatre". 
  6. ^ "Production of Bless the Bride - Theatricalia". 
  7. ^ "David Harcourt". 
  8. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". 
  • "Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies" - published by Harper-Collins 1981 - ISBN 0-06-093507-3

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