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John Penrose (actor)

(Derek)John Penrose (5 May 1914 – 22 May 1983) was a British actor.[1][2] After graduating from RADA in 1936, he made his London stage debut the following year in Old Music at the St. James' Theatre.[3][4]

John Penrose
Actor John Penrose.jpg
1939 Spotlight photo by Frank Buckingham
Born(1914-04-05)5 April 1914
Died22 May 1983(1983-05-22) (aged 69)
London, England

His best-known role was in the 1949 film Kind Hearts and Coronets, where he played Lionel, Sibella's dull husband whom Louis was accused of murdering.[5]

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  1. ^ "John Penrose". BFI.
  2. ^ "John Penrose - Theatricalia".
  3. ^ Fabrique. "John Penrose — RADA".
  4. ^ Wearing, J. P. (15 May 2014). "The London Stage 1930-1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel". Rowman & Littlefield – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Credits".

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