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  • BIRTH 04/02/1875
  • DEATH 12/10/1951
  • Country United Kingdom
  • MOVIES 13

Ivan F. Simpson

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Ivan F. Simpson (8 February 1875 – 12 October 1951) was a Scottish film and stage actor.

Ivan Simpson was born in Scotland and went as a young man to New York City, where he worked for four decades on Broadway from 1906 until his death. In 1915 he started his film silent career and starred in notable silent films like The Green Goddess from 1923, where he played the role of Mister Watkins. He also replied in this role seven years later in the sound film version of The Green Goddess. In 1929 he portrayed Hugh Myers in Disraeli, where he played along his close friend George Arliss. Arliss and Simpson appeared together in a total of nine films.

Especially in the 1930s, Simpson was a successful character actor in supporting and bit parts and appeared in many classics. He often played servants, like in MGM's literature adaption David Copperfield as Littimer and the horror movie Mark of the Vampire. He also portrayed priests like in Little Lord Fauntleroy and Random Harvest, judges like in This Land Is Mine or doctors like in They All Kissed the Bride. Simpson was also a frequent actor in the Errol Flynn movies, he appeared in The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Prince and the Pauper and Captain Blood.

Ivan F. Simpson starred in over 100 Hollywood films, his last was My Girl Tisa from 1948. He died three years later at the age of 76 years and was buried in Kensico Cemetery. His daughter was actress Pamela Simpson (1905-2002).

Ivan F. Simpson

Movies (13)

The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Proprietor of Kent Road Tavern (uncredited)
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty
Morgan
Captain Blood
Captain Blood
Prosecutor
Mark of the Vampire
Mark of the Vampire
Jan
The Prince and the Pauper
The Prince and the Pauper
Clemens
This Land Is Mine
This Land Is Mine
Judge
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Faulkner
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Reverend Mordaunt
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Gates - Trial Prosecutor (uncredited)
Safe in Hell
Safe in Hell
Crunch
Maid of Salem
Maid of Salem
Rev. Parris
Random Harvest
Random Harvest
The Vicar
Nazi Agent
Nazi Agent
Professor Sterling (as Ivan Simpson)