Herbert Standing

Herbert Standing (13 November 1846 – 5 December 1923) was a British stage and screen actor and the patriarch of the Standing family of actors. He was the father of numerous children, many who had careers in theatre and cinema. Toward the end of his life, he appeared in many Hollywood silent films.

Herbert Standing
Born(1846-11-13)13 November 1846
Peckham, London, England
Died5 December 1923(1923-12-05) (aged 77)
Years active1867–1923
Spouse(s)Emilie Browne

Standing began in theatre in 1867, and turned to films in 1913.[1]

Standing's children include Sir Guy Standing, Wyndham Standing, Percy Standing, Jack Standing, Herbert Standing Jr. and Aubrey Standing.[2] Grandchildren involved in show business were Joan Standing, Kay Hammond, Guy Standing Jr. and Jack Standing Jr.[3] Present-day character actor John Standing (son of Kay Hammond) is a great-grandson.

Partial filmography


  1. Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912–1976 c. 1976, page 2241 volume 4 Q-Z; a compilation of books originally published annually by John Parker; 1976 version published by Gale Research
  2. Who Was Who on Screen p. 433, 2nd edition, by Evelyn Mack Truitt; c.1977
  3. Silent Film Necrology 2nd Edit. by Eugene Michael Vazzana c. 2001
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