C. V. France

Charles Vernon France (30 June 1868 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire – 13 April 1949 in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire), usually credited as C. V. France, was a British actor.

C. V. France
Charles V. France

(1868-06-30)30 June 1868
Died13 April 1949(1949-04-13) (aged 80)
Years active1910–44

Stage career

France appeared (along with Ralph Richardson) in William Somerset Maugham’s 1932 play For Services Rendered: A Play in Three Acts and Maurice Baring’s 1912 drama The Grey Stocking: A Play in Four Acts.

France’s stage acting was singled out for praise in Maugham’s 1938 literary memoir, The Summing Up: “…But there is one actor whom, since he has never reached the rank of a star, and so has hardly received the recognition that he deserves, I should like to mention. This is C. V. France. He has acted in several of my plays. He has never played a part in which he has not been admirable. He has represented to the smallest particular the character that I had in my mind’s eye. It would be difficult to find on the English stage a more competent, intelligent, and versatile actor.”

Complete filmography

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