Wilfred Noy (born Wilfred Noy Blumberg, 24 December 1883 – 29 March 1948) was an English film director, actor, screenwriter and producer of the silent era. Noy was the maternal uncle of Leslie Howard.[1] He directed more than 80 films between 1910 and 1936. He also appeared in 18 films between 1924 and 1939.

Wilfred Noy
Wilfred Noy - Jan 1925 MPW.jpg
From a 1925 trade magazine
Born(1883-12-24)24 December 1883
South Kensington, London, England
Died29 March 1948(1948-03-29) (aged 64)
Worthing, Sussex, England
Occupation(s)Film director
Film producer
Years active1910-1939

In 1925 he went to the United States to make The Lost Chord, a remake of one of his earlier British hits. He stayed to make several more films in America during the late 1920s before returning to Britain. He was born in South Kensington, London and died in Worthing, Sussex.

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  1. ^ Eforgan, Estel. Leslie Howard: The Lost Actor. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2010. ISBN 978-0-85303-941-9.

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