Arthur William Kellaway
21 November 1881
|Died||27 August 1949 (aged 67)|
Hampstead, London, England
|Years active||1920 – 1948|
(m. 1907; div. 192?)
(m. 19??; ? 19??)
|Family||Edmund Gwenn (brother),|
Cecil Kellaway (Cousin)
He was born 21 November 1881 in Hampstead, London, the son of John and Catherine Kellaway (née Oliver). He was the brother of the actor Edmund Gwenn and the cousin of the actor Cecil Kellaway. He married actress Estelle Winwood in 1907 but their marriage was dissolved and she remarried in 1928. He later married Kitty Ridge, and they had daughter Ann Dummett in 1930. Ann went on to become a racial justice activist.
Chesney made his first stage appearance in 1903, in a play at County Theatre in Bedford. For many years he took part in many plays in London and New York. He died in a hospital on 27 August 1949 following a massive stroke in Hampstead, aged 66.
|1914||Lights of London||Harold Armytage|
|1920||The Lure of Crooning Water||Gerald Pinkerton|
|1927||The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog||Her Husband|
|1927||Hindle Wakes||Sir Timothy Farrar|
|1930||French Leave||Gen. Root|
|1931||The Shadow Between||Pug Wilson|
|1932||Lord Babs||Mr. Turpin|
|1932||The Indiscretions of Eve||Father|
|1932||Fires of Fate||Mr. Braddell|
|1933||Chelsea Life||Ambrose Lincoln|
|1933||The Fortunate Fool||Battling Stubbs aka Batty|
|1933||Night of the Garter||Vicar|
|1933||Sorrell and Son||Mr. Porteous|
|1934||Colonel Blood||Samuel Pepys|
|1934||The Queen's Affair||Uncredited|
|1934||Youthful Folly||Lord Wilmington|
|1937||London Melody||Marius' Butler|
|1937||Song of the Forge||Huckleberry|
|1945||I Know Where I'm Going!||Harmonica Player|
|1948||The Flamingo Affair||Roberts||(final film role)|
- "Arthur Chesney". British Film Institute. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- "Arthur Chesney". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 30 August 1949. p. 7.
- London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911
- 1891 England Census
- London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
- "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
- "Arthur Chesney, 67, Character Actor". The New York Times. 30 August 1949. Retrieved 14 August 2017.