|Born||27 January 1888|
Cullercoats, Northumberland, England, UK
|Died||24 April 1960 (aged 72)|
George Relph, CBE (27 January 1888 – 24 April 1960) was an English actor. He acted in more than a dozen films, and also many plays. He served in the British Army in the First World War, and was shot in the leg, hindering his return to acting. But Relph eventually got back on stage, and his career continued. His son, Michael, became a producer in the British film industry. His last role was Tiberius in the 1959 film version of Ben Hur which was released five months before Relph's death.
- The Lure of Woman (1915) as Sleeping Wolf aka John Found
- The Butterfly on the Wheel (1915) as Collingwood
- The Ballet Girl (1916) as Maurice Avery
- Her Maternal Right (1916) as Emory Townsend
- Paying the Price (1916) as Paul Towne
- The Door That Has No Key (1921) as Jack Scorrier
- Candytuft, I Mean Veronica (1921) as George Anstruther
- The Ghoul (1933) as Doctor (uncredited)
- Too Dangerous to Live (1939) as Manners
- Now You're Talking (1940) as Spy
- Give us the Moon (1944) as Otto
- Nicholas Nickleby (1947) as Mr. Bray
- I Believe in You (1952) as Mr. Dove
- The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) as Vicar Sam Weech
- The Final Test (1953) as Syd Thompson
- Doctor at Large (1957) as Dr. Farquarson
- Davy (1957) as Uncle Pat
- Ben-Hur (1959) as Tiberius Caesar (final film role)
Entry in Who's Who, 1960 edition: RELPH, George actor born 1888 of George and Elizabeth Relph married 1st 1911 Deborah Nanson 1 son Michael Relph marriage dissolved 2nd 1925 married Mercia Swinburne Educated High School, Whitley Bay, Northumberland First appearance on stage, Grimsby 1906 First London appearance Hamlet 1909 Toured Australia 1910 Kismet, Garrick Theatre 1911 First appearance New York, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet 1912 for Herbert Beerbohm Tree New York, The Yellow Jacket New York, The Garden of Paradise Joseph in Joseph and his Brethren at Her Majesty's Theatre for Beerbohm Tree, 1914 The Darling of the Gods 1914 Served Great War 3rd Bn. Yorkshire Regiment Wounded 1917 Toured South Africa 1924 Has appeared in The Man Who Came Back Caesar's Wife The Bat The Green Goddess Hamlet The Squeaker In recent years has played Blenkinsop in The Doctors Dilemma joined Old Vic co at New Theatre in 1944 played wide range of parts: Clarence, Telyegin, Pistol, Worcester, Gloucester, Sublet, Dangle, Grumio. Sir Oliver Surface, Creon in Jean Anouilh's Antigone Played also in continental, Australian and New York seasons with Old Vic co. and at the Comédie-Française in Peer Gynt and Richard III in Fading Mansion 1949 Reedbeck in Venus Observed St James's Theatre 1950 The General in Ardele at The Vaudeville Theatre 1951 The Duke of Applecross in The Mortimer Touch 1952 The Dean in The Bad Samaritan 1953 Mortmain in I Capture the Castle 1954 Abbe Martignon in The Little Glass Clock 1955 Old Ekdal in The Wild Duck 1955 Peter Sorin in The Seagull 1956 Billy Rice in The Entertainer 1957 at Royal Court Theatre and in New York 1958 Films include I Believe in you 1952 Titfield Thunderbolt 1952 Davy 1957 Lived at 18 Argyll Mansions Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 Clubs the Garrick Club and the Green Room Club
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- Who's Who, 1960