Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton

British-American actor and director (1899–1962)
Charles Laughton was a British-American actor. He was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926.Wikipedia
BornJuly 1, 1899
HometownScarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Height5'8" (1.73m)
SpouseElsa Lanchester (m 1929 - 1962)
ParentsRobert Laughton , Elizabeth Conlon
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Top Stories

Why we all relate to literature’s ‘ugly’ heroes

  • Once, as I was chatting to Andrew Lloyd Webber, we started talking about The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful entertainments of all time. He told me about being at a lunch surrounded by supermodels, all of whom were fans of his mega-hit, and all of whom, to his surprise, identified with the Phantom. But perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised.

Albums

Reading From the Book of Daniel: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego [Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 14, 1960]
Reading From the Book of Daniel: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego [Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 14, 1960]
2021
Dear Brecht...:Audio Documants Of A Collaboration: Hollywood/New York 1944-1947
Dear Brecht...:Audio Documants Of A Collaboration: Hollywood/New York 1944-1947
2016
Night of the Hunter [Original Soundtrack]
Night of the Hunter [Original Soundtrack]
1998

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1963British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActorAdvise & ConsentNominated
1959British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActorWitness for the Prosecution (1957 film)Nominated
1958Academy AwardActorWitness for the Prosecution (1957 film)Nominated
1958Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaWitness for the Prosecution (1957 film)Nominated
1936Academy AwardActorMutiny on the Bounty (1935 film)Nominated