Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Moore Marriott

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(b.1885-d.1949)

b.Moore Marriott, real name George Thomas Moore Marriott , came from a theatrical family and appeared on the stage from five years of age.  He starred in silent films well before the start of the First World War with his screen debut in 1908 in Dick Turpin. His last screen role was as Uncle Pensternon in The History of Mr Polly (1949). In his long film career he had appeared in over 300 British films.  His stage background ensured that he made the successful transition to sound films from 1930s.  Marriott is best known for playing irascible, old codgers while still in his early 40s. He is best-remembered for his work as doddering, toothless Jeremiah Harbottle in Will Hay comedies such as Oh, Mr. Porter (1938) and Ask a Policeman (1939). Moore Marriott died in December 1949 aged sixty-four.

Films with Charles Ashton

Mate in The Head of the Family (1922)

STILL 12: HEAD OF THE FAMILY (1922) WITH MOORE MARRIOTT (THE MATE) AND CHARLES ASHTON

STILL 12: HEAD OF THE FAMILY (1922) WITH MOORE MARRIOTT (THE MATE) AND CHARLES ASHTON

John White in Monkey’s Paw (1923)

Quince in Lawyer Quince (1924)

Mr Popple in Cash on Delivery (1926)

Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (1928)

SWEENEY TODD (MOORE MARRIOTT AND MARK INGESTRE (CHARLES ASHTON)

Doctor in Kitty (1929)

Written by anneramsden

April 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

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  1. […] me is the screening of the first film version of The Monkey’s Paw starring Charles Ashton, Moore Marriott, Marie Adult and Johnny Butt. Though the film is incomplete this has to be the first screening in […]


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