Raymond Lovell

Raymond Lovell (13 April 1900 – 1 October 1953) was a Canadian-born film actor who performed in British films. He mainly played supporting roles, often somewhat pompous characters.[1]

Raymond Lovell
Raymond Lovell

(1900-04-13)13 April 1900
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died1 October 1953(1953-10-01) (aged 53)
London, England
Years active1934-1953
Margot Ruddock
(div. 1934)

Tamara Desni
(m. 1947; div. 1951)
ChildrenSimone Lovell

Lovell initially trained as a physician at Cambridge University, but gave up medicine for the stage in the 1920s.[2] On stage he appeared as Henry VIII in The Queen Who Kept Her Head. In 1941 he starred in Vernon Sylvaine's Warn That Man!, then reprised his role for the 1943 film adaptation.

Lovell married Margot Ruddock, an actress, singer and poet, with whom he had a daughter, Simone Lovell. This relationship broke down when Ruddock began an affair with W. B. Yeats in 1934, the year her daughter was born. In 1947 he married Tamara Desni, which ended in a divorce in 1951.

Selected filmography


  1. "Raymond Lovell". BFI.
  2. Criterion DVD commentary for 49th Parallel by Bruce Eder.

Raymond Lovell on IMDb

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