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Also Known As: Died: October 30, 1963
Born: March 5, 1894 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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Versatile, rather sharp-featured character actor of Hollywood films who was at his most memorable and convincing as debonair villains or calculating functionaries. A veteran stage actor before embarking on films at the dawn of the sound era, Daniell appeared both on the West End in his native London and on Broadway. On the big screen he frequently worked with such top directors as George Cukor (for whom he made seven films), Michael Curtiz, Jules Dassin, Max Ophuls, Vincent Minnelli and Billy Wilder.

Versatile, rather sharp-featured character actor of Hollywood films who was at his most memorable and convincing as debonair villains or calculating functionaries. A veteran stage actor before embarking on films at the dawn of the sound era, Daniell appeared both on the West End in his native London and on Broadway. On the big screen he frequently worked with such top directors as George Cukor (for whom he made seven films), Michael Curtiz, Jules Dassin, Max Ophuls, Vincent Minnelli and Billy Wilder.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 My Fair Lady (1964) Prince of Transylvania
2.
 Madison Avenue (1962) Stipe
3.
 The Chapman Report (1962) Dr. Jonas
4.
 Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) Court martial judge
5.
 Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) Sheik Ageiba
6.
 The Notorious Landlady (1962) Stranger
7.
 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) Dr. Zucco
8.
 The Comancheros (1961) Gireaux
9.
 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) Dr. [Emil] Zurich
10.
 From the Earth to the Moon (1958) Morgana
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1929:
Earliest US film appearances included "The Awful Truth" and "Jealousy"
1936:
First film for director George Cukor, "Camille"
1942:
Acted in the first of three Sherlock Holmes mysteries for Universal Studios (with Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson), "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror"
1945:
Played rare leading role in the RKO horror classic, "The Body Snatcher", opposite Boris Karloff
1950:
Gap in film work
:
Acted on TV anthologies dramas of the 1950s including "The Armstrong Circle Theater" and "Telephone Time"
1964:
Last film, "My Fair Lady", the last of seven films in which he was directed by George Cukor; died shortly after completing his role
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wife:
Ann Daniell. Survived him.

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