7 October 1897
|Died||22 January 1978 (aged 80)|
He played the parson in John Galsworthy's Escape at the world premiere in London's West End in 1926 and was the only member of the cast to transfer to New York City for the Broadway production a year later. He was the first actor to play Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot on screen in three British films during the early 1930s: Alibi (1931), Black Coffee (1931) and Lord Edgware Dies (1934). He subsequently turned up in a character part in a later Poirot adaptation The Alphabet Murders in 1965. He stated that he only got the Poirot role because he could speak with a French accent.
- The W Plan (1930) as Captain of Military Police
- At the Villa Rose (1930) as Inspector Hanaud
- Escape (1930) as Parson
- The Man from Chicago (1930) as Inspector Drew
- Alibi (1931) as Hercule Poirot
- A Night in Montmartre (1931) as Paul deLisle
- Black Coffee (1931) as Hercule Poirot
- The Crooked Lady (1932) as Captain James Kent
- The Chinese Puzzle (1932) as Paul Markatel
- A Safe Proposition (1932) as Count Tonelli
- On Secret Service (1933) as Captain Larco
- The Broken Melody (1934) as Pierre Falaise
- Lord Edgware Dies (1934) as Hercule Poirot
- Death at Broadcasting House (1934) as Leopold Dryden
- Inside the Room (1935) as Pierre Santos
- Mimi (1935) as Lamotte
- Royal Cavalcade (1935) as Captain Oates
- The Silent Passenger (1935) as Inspector Parker
- Parisian Life (1936) as Don Joao
- La Vie parisienne (1936) as Don Joâo
- The Beloved Vagabond (1936) as Count de Verneuil
- As You Like It (1936) as Le Beau
- Dusty Ermine (1936) as Swiss Hotelier-Gang Leader
- Rembrandt (1936) as Marquis
- Sabotage (1936) as Vladimir - Paymaster at Aquarium
- Knight Without Armour (1937) as Dodctor Muller
- Dark Journey (1937) as Colonel Adraxine
- Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) as Ralston
- The Followers (1939, television film of the play by Harold Brighouse) as Colonel Redfern
- The Lion Has Wings (1939) as Schulemburg - German Air Chief of Staff
- Law and Disorder (1940) as Heinreks
- Night Train to Munich (1940) as Captain Prada
- Under Your Hat (1940) as Boris Vladimir
- The Briggs Family (1940) as John Smith
- The Seventh Survivor (1942) as Captain Hartzmann
- The Big Blockade (1942) as German: U-boat Captain
- The Young Mr. Pitt (1942) as French Registrar
- The New Lot (1943) as Soldier Talking to Corporal
- Heaven Is Round the Corner (1944) as John Cardew
- Champagne Charlie (1944) as The Duke
- Lisbon Story (1946) as Major Lutzen
- Anna Karenina (1948) as Colonel Vronsky
- The Red Shoes (1948) as Professor Palmer
- So Long at the Fair (1950) as Police Commissaire
- Father Brown (1954) as Herald
- To Paris with Love (1955) as Leon de Colville
- Tons of Trouble (1956) as Sir Hervey Shaw
- Seven Waves Away (1957) as Edward Wilton
- Dangerous Exile (1957) as Monsieur Petitval
- The Naked Truth (1957) as Minister with Heart Attack
- Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959) as Secretary General
- Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) as Commissioner Wayne
- Konga (1961) as Dean Foster
- The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) as Sir John Kelly
- The Court Martial of Major Keller (1961) as Power
- Never Back Losers (1961) as Colonel Warburton
- The Alphabet Murders (1965) as Judson
Selected stage creditsEdit
- Mark Campbell (2015). Agatha Christie: The Books, the Films and the Television Shows featuring Poirot, Miss Marple and More. Oldcastle Books. ISBN 978-1843444244.
- Adrian Room (2010). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins (fifth ed.). McFarland. p. 481. ISBN 978-0786457632.
- "Austin Trevor". BFI. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11.
- The Magazine - Programme No.605, Grantley & Co.Ltd, 28 Leicester Square, London WC2
- League, The Broadway. "Escape – Broadway Play – Original - IBDB". www.ibdb.com.
- "The Alphabet Murders (1965) - Frank Tashlin - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- Hal Erickson. "Austin Trevor - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "Austin Trevor". TVGuide.com.
- "Body and Soul (1969)". BFI. Archived from the original on 2015-08-02.