Michael Martin Harvey

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Michael Martin Harvey
Born John Selwyn Elton Martin Harvey
18 April 1897
London, England
Died 30 June 1975(1975-06-30) (aged 78)
Great Bircham, Norfolk, England
Other names Jack Seaforth Elton Martin-Harvey
Occupation Film actor
Years active 19251954

Michael Martin Harvey (born John Selwyn Elton Martin-Harvey, 18 April 1897–30 June 1975)[1] was an English actor.[2] He was the son of the stage actor/manager Sir John Martin-Harvey and brother of actress Muriel Martin-Harvey.

As well as his theatre work, he appeared in a number of films throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s in supporting roles in such films as The Drum (1938), Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), The Monkey's Paw (1948) and The Long Memory (1952). He had one leading role, that of real life criminal Charles Peace in the 1949 film The Case of Charles Peace.

He married children's book illustrator Hester Margetson in 1927 under the name Jack Seaforth Elton Martin-Harvey.[3] Together they formed a small ballet touring company, the Martin-Harvey Miniature Ballet. In the 1950s he teamed with the composer Margaret More to form the Hans Andersen Players, performing selected works from the work of Hans Christian Andersen. Besides dance his other artistic interests included poetry, painting and pottery.

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  1. ^ http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/world-records/england-and-wales-deaths-1837-2007?lastname=martin-harvey&yearofbirth=1897&yearofbirth_offset=2
  2. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/133062
  3. ^ http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/world-records/england-and-wales-marriages-1837-2008?spouse1forename=hester%20&spouse1surname=margetson

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