Cecil Humphreys

Cecil Humphreys (1883–1947) was a British film and theatre actor[1] who played in 46 films between 1916 and 1948, mostly in supporting roles as doctors, aristocrats, and generals. Among his best-known roles were Judge Linton, in the 1939 version of Wuthering Heights (1939) with Laurence Olivier, and the mysterious "Holy Man" in The Razor's Edge (1946), the first film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's novel. In addition, he was also a notable Broadway actor between the 1920s and 1940s, appearing in 17 plays.[2] Humphreys's grandson is actor Chris Humphreys.

Cecil Humphreys
Actor Cecil Humphreys.jpg
Born21 July 1883
Died6 November 1947 (aged 64)
New York City, New York
United States
Other namesCecil Humphries
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1916–1948


Year Title Role Notes
1916 The Lifeguardsman Valet
1916 The Pleydell Mystery John Pleydell
1917 The Veiled Woman Gascoigne Devine
1917 The Sorrows of Satan Prince Ramirez
1917 The Profligate Lord Danvers
1919 The Romance of Lady Hamilton Charles Greville
1919 The Swindler Nat Verney
1919 The Elusive Pimpernel Sir Percey Blakeney
1920 The Pride of the North John Hargreaves
1920 The Hour of Trial John Graham
1920 The House on the Marsh Gervas Rayner
1920 The Amateur Gentleman Wilfred Chichester
1920 The Winding Road Major Gawthorne
1920 The Tavern Knight Joseph Ashburn
1921 The White Hen Louis St. Romney
1921 The Shadow of Evil
1921 The Four Just Men Manfred
1921 Greatheart Eustace Studley
1922 The Glorious Adventure Walter Roderick
1922 False Evidence Rupert Deveraux
1922 Dick Turpin's Ride to York Lytton Glover
1924 Her Redemption Hubert Steele
1925 Irish Luck Douglas
1929 The Broken Melody Gen. Delange
1929 The Woman in White Sir Percival Glyde
1931 77 Park Lane Paul
1931 The Old Man Lord Arranways
1933 The Silver Spoon Lord Perivale
1933 It's a King Count Yendoff
1934 Oh No Doctor! Dr. Morrow
1934 Guest of Honour Mr. Gilwattle
1934 Dick Turpin Sir Luke Rookwood
1934 Unfinished Symphony Salieri
1935 Adventure Ltd. General Baroda
1935 Koenigsmark De Marçaise Uncredited
1936 Fair Exchange Matthew Randall
1936 Chick Sturgis
1936 Accused Prosecuting Counsel
1936 Reasonable Doubt
1939 Wuthering Heights Judge Linton
1946 The Razor's Edge Holy Man
1947 Desire Me Dr. Andre Leclair
1948 A Woman's Vengeance General Spence (final film role)


  1. ^ "Cecil Humphreys". BFI. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. ^ The Broadway League. "Cecil Humphreys – IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information".

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