Charles Farrell (Irish actor)

Charles Farrell (1900–1988) was an Irish stage, film and television actor.[1][2]

Charles Farrell
Born(1900-08-06)6 August 1900
Died27 August 1988(1988-08-27) (aged 88)
Years active1927–1977 (film)

Born 6 August 1900 in Dublin, Ireland, Farrell moved to America and appeared in a stock company in Detroit when a child. In 1921 he moved to England and made his first stage appearance at the Coliseum.[3] His first film appearance was in John Bunny and Flora Finch comedies. Unlike his heroic American namesake, he was (later) cast in villainous film roles.[3] This contrasted with his frequent broadcasts of fairy tales on BBC radio's Children's Hour.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. "Charles Farrell - Theatricalia".
  2. "Charles Farrell". BFI.
  3. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press via Google Books.
  4. "The Children's Hour". 25 December 1931. p. 36 via BBC Genome.
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