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  • BIRTH 07/12/1888
  • DEATH 15/03/1964
  • Country United Kingdom
  • SHOWS 2
  • MOVIES 31

Paul Cavanagh

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Paul Cavanagh (8 December 1888 – 15 March 1964) was an English film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1928 and 1959.

Cavanagh was born in Chislehurst, Kent, and attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Cavanagh studied law in England, earning a master of arts degree at Cambridge. A newspaper article published 17 June 1931, reported, "It is on record that Cavanagh won high honors in mathematics and history."

Cavanagh practised "for several years" before he changed professions. He went to Canada "for a year of sightseeing and wandering" before he joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.

After serving in World War I, he returned to Canada, where he practised law, including revising the statutes of Alberta, but eventually went back to England to practise law.

Cavanagh went onto the stage after a stroke of bad luck in 1924 caused him to lose his savings, and later he went into films.

In 1926, Cavanagh lost $22,000 in one evening on a roulette wheel in Monte Carlo. An observer offered to provide a letter "to some of my theatrical acquaintances" in London, England. Those contacts led to Cavanagh's role in It Pays to Advertise.

Cavanagh first film contract and film came in 1929 with Paramount Pictures.

Cavanagh died In London from a heart attack in 1964, aged 75.

Paul Cavanagh

Shows (2)

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Edgar Ferrell / Horace Selkirk
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
Bertrand

Movies (31)

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Lt. Col. Caesar von Hofaker
Magnificent Obsession
Magnificent Obsession
Dr. Henry Giraud
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
Marquis D'Andervilliers
Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan and His Mate
Martin Arlington
Secret Beyond the Door...
Secret Beyond the Door...
Rick Barrett
The Woman in Green
The Woman in Green
Sir George Fenwick
Humoresque
Humoresque
Victor Wright
Blades of the Musketeers
Blades of the Musketeers
Richelieu
A Bill of Divorcement
A Bill of Divorcement
Gray Meredith
Night and Day
Night and Day
Bart McClelland
The Babe Ruth Story
The Babe Ruth Story
Dr. Menzies
House of Wax
House of Wax
Sidney Wallace
The Desert Rats
The Desert Rats
Colonel (uncredited)
The Bandits of Corsica
The Bandits of Corsica
Dianza
Casanova's Big Night
Casanova's Big Night
Signor Alberto Di Gambetta
The Raid
The Raid
Col. Tucker
The Scarlet Claw
The Scarlet Claw
Lord Penrose
The Kennel Murder Case
The Kennel Murder Case
Thomas MacDonald
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
John Crispin
The Strange Door
The Strange Door
Edmond de Maletroit
Tales of Robin Hood
Tales of Robin Hood
Sir Guy de Claremont
The House of Fear
The House of Fear
Simon Merrivale
Diane
Diane
Lord Bonnivet
Ivy
Ivy
Dr. Berwick (uncredited)
The Verdict
The Verdict
Clive Russell
Port Sinister
Port Sinister
John Kolvac
The Under-Pup
The Under-Pup
Mr. Franklin Cooper
Dishonored Lady
Dishonored Lady
Victor Kranish
The Black Arrow
The Black Arrow
Sir John Sedley
Interlude
Interlude
Tonight Is Ours
Tonight Is Ours
Prince Keri of Zalgar