Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Malvina Longfellow

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(1889 –  1962) Malvina Longfellow as a Spanish Beauty by Bassano
vintage print, February 1918, 8 in. x 6 in. (202 mm x 152 mm). Given by John Culme, 1996. Image held at the National Portrait Gallery http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person.php?LinkID=mp54471

Malvian Longfellow was a stage actress appearing in productions in Maryland and Broadway in 1909/1910 before joining an entertainment programme at the Century Theatre for British American War Relief.  By 1916, she was married to a British officer who had served in the Dardanelles.  In 1917, she appeared in her first screen role in The Will of the People. Her many film appearances included: Adam Bede (1918), The Romance of Lady Hamilton (1919), Calvary (1920), Moth and Rust (1921), Phroso (1922), The Last King of Wales (1922), The Last Crusades (1922), The Wandering Jew (1923), The Indian Love Lyrics (1923), and The Celestial City (1929).

Information taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvina_Longfellow

Films with Charles Ashton

Queen Eleanor in The Last King of Wales (1922)

Report in: WalesOnline, 17 Oct 2009 http://www.walesonline.co.uk/expats/nostalgia/2007/10/17/a-feast-of-welsh-cinema-history-91466-19964789/ Accessed 1 December 2009

Written by anneramsden

April 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm

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