Franklin Dyall

Franklin Dyall (3 February 1870 8 May 1950) was an English actor.

Franklin Dyall
Born(1870-02-03)3 February 1870
Died8 May 1950(1950-05-08) (aged 80)
Worthing, Sussex, England
Spouse(s)Mary Phyllis Logan (1907-?; divorced)
Mary Merrall (1929–1950; his death)
ChildrenValentine Dyall

Dyall was born in Liverpool. His father, Charles Dyall, was the first curator of the Walker Art Gallery. He appeared in 26 films between 1916 and 1948, as well as being the eleventh actor to portray Captain Hook. He was the father of actor Valentine Dyall.[1] He died in Worthing, Sussex, aged 80.


Year Title Role Notes
1919The Garden of ResurrectionCruickshank
1920Duke's SonDirector
1928Easy VirtueAubrey Filton
1929AtlanticJohn Rool
1931A Safe AffairRupert GayProducer
1931AlibiSir Roger Ackroyd
1931The RingerMaurice Meister
1931Night in MontmartreMax Levine
1931Creeping ShadowsDisher
1932Men of SteelCharles Paxton
1932First Division
1933Called BackDr. Jose Manuel
1933The Private Life of Henry VIIIThomas Cromwell
1933No Satan
1934Mr. Stringfellow Says NoCount Hokana
1934The Iron DukeBlücher
1935The Case of Gabriel PerryProsecution
1936Conquest of the AirJerome de Ascoli
1937Fire Over EnglandUncredited
1937Captain's OrdersNewton
1937Leave It to MeSing
1938Mr. SatanBilly
1938The RingerMaurice MeisterTV movie
1940All at SeaDr. Stolk
1943Yellow CanaryCaptain Foster
1948Bonnie Prince CharlieMacDonald of Keppoch - Morar(final film role)


  1. Brian McFarlane. The Encyclopedia of British Film, London: BFI/Methuen, 2003, p. 191.
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