Colin Keith-Johnston(8 October 1896 - 3 January 1980) was a British actor.
Publicity photo, dated 1950
|Died||3 January 1980 83) (aged|
Keith-Johnston was born in London, the son of Robert Keith-Johnston and Jessy Macfie, and was a prominent actor of the stage. As well as film appearances, he appeared onstage as Stanhope in the first production of Journey's End in the United States.
He played hero Mr. Darcy in Helen Jerome's Broadway-hit adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at the Music Box Theatre in 1935. This was a notable role, the first to make Darcy a central part of the love story and to emphasize throughout the play the character's passion for and physical attraction to heroine Elizabeth Bennet. Colin married Margaret Cookson (cousin of actors Marjorie Browne and Joy Launor Heyes) and their son Hugo Keith-Johnston born in 1954 was a successful child actor who appeared in Not In Front of the Children (1968) for BBC Television with Ronald Hines and Wendy Craig.
He fought in World War as an officer in the Bedfordshire Regiment and was awarded an MC in the 1917 New Year Honours. The citation said that it was awarded for: "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He rallied men of several units, led them forward, and captured many prisoners. He continued at duty until relieved, although wounded three times."
|1929||Lucky in Love||Captain Brian Fitzroy|
|1933||Berkeley Square||Tom Pettigrew|
|1934||Open All Night||Henry|
|1937||The Price of Folly||Martin|
|1939||Q Planes||Tower Controller||Uncredited|
|1947||The Exile||Captain Bristol|
|1947||The Paradine Case||Clerk of the Court||Uncredited|
|1948||Kiss the Blood off My Hands||Judge|
|1948||Joan of Arc||Philip, Duke of Burgundy|
|1950||Rogues of Sherwood Forest||Munster||Uncredited|
|1958||The Left Handed Gun||John Tunstall|
- "Colin Keith-Johnston | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
- "Colin Keith-Johnston – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB". www.ibdb.com.
- Bordman, p. 381
- "Pride and Prejudice – Broadway Play – Original | IBDB".
- Looser, Devoney (2017). The Making of Jane Austen. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 110. ISBN 1421422824.
- "Hugo Keith-Johnston". BFI.
- Bordman, Gerald Martin (1995). American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1914-1930. Oxford University Press US. ISBN 0-19-509078-0.