Frank Lawton

Frank Lawton (30 September 1904, St Giles, London – 10 June 1969, Marylebone, London) was an English actor.

His parents were stage players Daisy May Collier and Frank Lawton (I).[1] His first major screen credit was Young Woodley (1930).[2] In the mid-1930s, Lawton appeared in some Hollywood films, most significant as the adult David Copperfield in MGM's literature adaption David Copperfield (1935). However, Lawton never made the breakthrough in Hollywood and returned to the British film and theatre.

He was married to actress Evelyn Laye until his death. They acted together several times, including in the TV series My Husband and I.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1930Young WoodleyWoodley
1930Birds of PreyJimmy Hilton
1931The Skin GameRolf Hornblower
1931The OutsiderBasil Owen
1931Michael and MaryDavid Rowe
1932After Office HoursHec
1933CavalcadeJoe Marryot
1933Heads We GoToby Tyrrell
1933Friday the ThirteenthFrank Parsons
1934One More RiverTony Croom
1935David CopperfieldDavid - the Man
1936The Invisible RayRonald Drake
1936The Devil-DollToto
1936The Mill on the FlossPhilip Wakem
1939The Four Just MenJames Terry
1942Went the Day Well?Tom Sturry
1948The Winslow BoyJohn Watherstone
1953Rough ShootHassingham
1955Above Us the WavesNaval officer in briefing roonUncredited
1956DoublecrossChief Constable
1957The Rising of the MoonBritish officer(3rd Episode)
1958Gideon's DayLiggot
1958A Night to RememberChairman and managing director of White Star Line J. Bruce Ismay
1961The Queen's GuardsCmdr. Hewson

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