Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Irene Rooke

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Photograph of Irene Rooke by Bassano (whole-plate glass negative, 1913). Given by John Culme, 1996 (NPG x101549) to National Portrait Gallery website http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait.php?sText=irene+rooke&submitSearchTerm_x=0&submitSearchTerm_y=0&search=ss&OConly=true&firstRun=true&LinkID=mp65920&rNo=0&role=sit accessed 30 November 2010.

(b.1878-d.1958)

Irene Rooke started acting in 1897 and first appeared in silent films in 1916 with her role opposite Nigel Playfair in Lady Windermere’s Fan. In the drama, The Street of Adventure (1921), she was cast with Lionelle Howard and Margot Drake. Rooke appeared as Catherine de’ Medici in The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923). The sixteenth century historical drama featured Fay Compton and Jack Cardiff.  Her final films were released in 1932 by director, G.B. Samuelson. Rooke depicted Lady Grathers in Threads and Mrs. Maynard in Collision.

She was married to actor, Milton Rosmer.

Taken from Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Rooke

In 1927, she collated Spindles – photo album and diary of a hideawayhttp://www.rennart.co.uk/dungeness.html

Films with Charles Ashton

Martha Karsten  in The Pillars of Society (1920)

ha Karsten) and Charles Ashton (Dick Alward) in Pillars of Society (1920)

ha Karsten) and Charles Ashton (Dick Alward) in Pillars of Society (1920)

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Written by anneramsden

March 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm

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