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Cedric Hardwicke

Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke (February 19, 1893 - August 6, 1964) was a British actor. He was born in the village of Lye, Worcestershire. He trained at RADA, and, after service in World War I, he joined a repertory company in Birmingham, England, and played many classical roles on stage before beginning a film career which included both British and Hollywood films. He was knighted in 1934. Ironically for an actor who had played in such classics as King Solomon's Mines (1937), The Winslow Boy[?] (1948) and Olivier's Richard III (1955), Hardwicke is now remembered chiefly for his role as King Arthur in the comedy/musical, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court[?] (1949), singing We're Busy Doing Nothing[?] in a trio with Bing Crosby and William Bendix[?].

Sir Cedric Hardwicke's son is the actor, Edward Hardwicke.



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