Cecil Humphreys

Cecil Humphreys (1883–1947) was a British film and theatre actor[1] who played in 46 films between 1916 and 1948, mostly in supporting roles as doctors, aristocrats, and generals. Among his best-known roles were Judge Linton, in the 1939 version of Wuthering Heights (1939) with Laurence Olivier, and the mysterious "Holy Man" in The Razor's Edge (1946), the first film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's novel. In addition, he was also a notable Broadway actor between the 1920s and 1940s, appearing in 17 plays.[2] Humphreys' grandson is actor Chris Humphreys.

Cecil Humphreys
Born21 July 1883
Died6 November 1947 (aged 64)
New York City, New York
United States
Other namesCecil Humphries
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1916–1948


Year Title Role Notes
1916The LifeguardsmanValet
1916The Pleydell MysteryJohn Pleydell
1917The Veiled WomanGascoigne Devine
1917The Sorrows of SatanPrince Ramirez
1917The ProfligateLord Danvers
1919The Romance of Lady HamiltonCharles Greville
1919The SwindlerNat Verney
1919The Elusive PimpernelSir Percey Blakeney
1920The Pride of the NorthJohn Hargreaves
1920The Hour of TrialJohn Graham
1920The House on the MarshGervas Rayner
1920The Amateur GentlemanWilfred Chichester
1920The Winding RoadMajor Gawthorne
1920The Tavern KnightJoseph Ashburn
1921The White HenLouis St. Romney
1921The Shadow of Evil
1921The Four Just MenManfred
1921GreatheartEustace Studley
1922The Glorious AdventureWalter Roderick
1922False EvidenceRupert Deveraux
1922Dick Turpin's Ride to YorkLytton Glover
1924Her RedemptionHubert Steele
1925Irish LuckDouglas
1929The Broken MelodyGen. Delange
1929The Woman in WhiteSir Percival Glyde
193177 Park LanePaul
1931The Old ManLord Arranways
1933The Silver SpoonLord Perivale
1933It's a KingCount Yendoff
1934Oh No Doctor!Dr. Morrow
1934Guest of HonourMr. Gilwattle
1934Dick TurpinSir Luke Rookwood
1934Unfinished SymphonySalieri
1935Adventure Ltd.General Baroda
1935KoenigsmarkDe MarçaiseUncredited
1936Fair ExchangeMatthew Randall
1936AccusedProsecuting Counsel
1936Reasonable Doubt
1939Wuthering HeightsJudge Linton
1946The Razor's EdgeHoly Man
1947Desire MeDr. Andre Leclair
1948A Woman's VengeanceGeneral Spence(final film role)


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