S. J. Warmington

Stanley James Warmington (16 December 1884 10 May 1941), or just S. J. Warmington, was an English actor who appeared on film, stage, radio, and television in the early 20th century.

Stanley James Warmington
Born(1884-12-16)16 December 1884
Died10 May 1941(1941-05-10) (aged 56)
London, England
OccupationActor

Life and career

Warmington was born in Hertfordshire, England on 16 December 1884.[1] Warmington studied for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after working as a journalist.[2] Beginning in the 1910s he appeared in numerous stage productions in West End theatre in London and Broadway theatre in New York.[3] In 1919 Warmington landed his first cinematic role in the silent film Wisp o' the Woods[4] and he went on to play supporting roles, typically a detective or police officer, in some of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest films including Sabotage, The 39 Steps, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Murder!.[5] In the late 1930s Warmington gained national fame for playing the lead role in the BBC radio drama Inspector Hornleigh. In 1939 Warmington also acted in some of the earliest made-for-TV films.[3] In 1934 Warmington married film and stage actress Ms. Victoria Olga Edwine Slade (b. 1891 - d. 1949)[6][7][8][9]

Warmington’s death

S. J. Warmington was killed at the age of 56 during the Second World War when the German Luftwaffe intentionally bombed residential areas in Great Britain. On the evening of 10 May 1941 Warmington was in bed at his home, Number 39, Elvaston Place,[10] in Kensington, London, when his neighbourhood was showered with incendiary bombs.[1][3][11] Warmington, a volunteer Fire Guard,[10] went out to help extinguish the resulting fires and was amongst those killed, at Number 22,[10] when a high-explosive bomb fell. The civilian casualties from the bombing campaign lasting more than a year were high, with tens of thousands killed and injured. Warmington's death received a minor mention in The Times.[1][3]

Filmography

Stage performances

References

  1. IBDB. "Stanley Warmington". Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  2. Who was who in the Theatre, 1912-1976. Detroit: Gale Group, 1978. ISBN 978-0-8103-0406-2.
  3. "London's Latest Ordeal Prime Minister Inspects The Damage, A New Home For Parliament From Our Parliamentary Correspondent". The Times. 13 May 1941. pp. 4, col F.
  4. "Wisp o' the Woods". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  5. IMDb. "S. J. Warmington". Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  6. "No. 38796". The London Gazette. 30 December 1949. p. 6204.
  7. Olga Slade (1891–1949)
  8. General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
  9. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005. 1934. Q3-Jul-Aug-Sep. S. p. 55. General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
  10. CWGC Casualty Record, Kensington Metropolitan Borough.
  11. "Stanley J Warmington, 1941". [www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916–2005 [database on-line]. Notes that Warmington died in Kensington.
  12. "A Smart Set". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  13. "South Sea Bubble". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  14. "Murder!". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  15. "Escape". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  16. "The Crooked Lady". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  17. "The Man Who Knew Too Much". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  18. "The 39 Steps". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  19. "Sabotage". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  20. "Bees on the Boat-Deck". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  21. "The Little Father of the Wilderness". IMDb. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  22. "King Richard III". IBDB. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  23. "Trimmed in Scarlet". IBDB. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  24. "My Lady's Dress". IBDB. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
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