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Cedric Webster Hardwicke, Sir, British actor. Served as officer in British Army in France, 1914-1922.


Sir, Cedric Webster Hardwicke, was born on February 19, 1893 in Lye, Worcestershire, England. Son of Edwin Webster and Jessie (Masterson) H.


Educated Bridgnorth School, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


1 son, Edward; married second, Mary Scott (division 1962). One child. First appearance was in “The Monk and the Woman,” 1912. Toured with F. R. Benson Shakespearean Company, in South Africa, 1913.

Joined Birmingham Repertory Company, 1923. Appeared in “Back to Methuselah,” and as Churdles Ash in “The Farmer’s Wife,” London, 1924. Has played leads in London and New York since 1924.

Played Caesar in “Caesar and Cleopatra,” 1925, Captain Andy in “Show Boat,” 1928, King Magnus in “The Apple Cart,” 1929, Edward Moulton-Barrett in “The Barretts of Wimpole Street,” 1930. Captain Shotover in “Heartbreak House,” 1932, Doctor Haggett in “The Late Christopher Bean,” 1933, Prince Mikail in “Tovarich.” 1935. Doctor Clitterhouse in “The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse,” Review Canon Skerritt in “Shadow and Substance,” 1938.

Creon in Antigone, 1946. Appeared in play A Majority of One in 1959. Toured with First Drama Quartet, in Don Juan in Hell, 1951-1952.

Narrator War of the Worlds (motion picture), 1953. Roles in motion pictures including: The Cross of Lorraine, The Lodger, Wilson, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sentimental Journey, Tycoon, Desert Fox. Caribbean, Botany Bay, Salome.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Let’s Pretend: Recollections and Reflections of a Lucky Actor, published 1932. A Victorian in Orbit, published 1961.


Served as officer in British Army in France, 1914-1922. Clubs: Players, Coffee House (New York).


Married Helena Pickard.; married second, Mary Scott (divorced 1962).

Edwin Webster H.

Jessie (Masterson) H.

Mary Scott

Helena Pickard