Charles Ashton and British Silent Films

British Silent Film Star – Charles Ashton

Nigel Barrie

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(1889-1971)

Born in Calcutta, Nigel Barrie , real name Roynon Cholmondeley Nigel-Jones, was a dancer and actor on the stage and in vaudeville in both England and the United States.  His screen debut was in the 1916 adventure serial Beatrice Fairfax. After playing Marguerite Clark’s love interest in the 1917 Babs series, Barrie settled into a long career as a supporting player, often cast as villains. Increasingly dignified in appearance, the 6′ 1″ actor later played Captain Halliwell in The Little Minister (1921) and was Richard Barthelmess’ formidable rival in The Amateur Gentleman. Returning to England at the advent of sound, Barrie continued in films until at least 1938. ~ [Taken from Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide http://www.allmovie.com/artist/nigel-barrie-4192]

Films with Charles Ashton

Claude Duval in Claude Duval (1924)

Written by anneramsden

April 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm

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