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Claude Rains

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Rains in the trailer for Now, Voyager (1942)

Source: Wikipedia

William Claude Rains (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was an English actor of stage and screen whose career spanned 46 years. After his American film debut with The Invisible Man (1933) he played in classic films like The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Wolf Man (1941), Casablanca (1942; as Captain Renault), Notorious (1946) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Rains was a four-time nominee for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, but never won.

Fact file

  • Born: William Claude Rains 10 November 1889 Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Died: 30 May 1967 (aged 77) Laconia, New Hampshire, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1920–1966
  • Spouse(s): Isabel Jeans (m. 1913; div. 1915) Marie Hemingway (m. 1920; div. 1920) Beatriz Thomas (m. 1924; div. 1935) Frances Propper (m. 1935; div. 1956) Agi Jambor (m. 1959; div. 1960) Rosemary Clark Schrode (m. 1960; died 1964)
  • Children: 1 daughter
  • Parent(s): Fred Rains (father) Emily Rains (nee Cox) (mother)

Read more about Claude Rains at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-11-07 20:58:11
Elisabeth Moss is fighting for her life — and her sanity — in the new trailer for Universal’s unsettling sci-fi thriller “The Invisible Man.” “The Invisible Man,” based on H.G. Wells’ novel, is a reboot of the 1933 film starring Claude Rains. The re-imagined adaptation of the Dark Universe monster ...

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“The Haunting of Hill House” star Oliver Jackson-Cohen is joining the cast of “The Invisible Man” as the title character for the Blumhouse-Universal Pictures project. “The Invisible Man” is inspired by Universal Pictures’ classic monster character, first portrayed by Claude Rains in the studio’s 1933 movie. The story was based ...

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LA Times Entertainme, 2019-05-26 13:00:00
Lawrence of Arabia Peter O’Toole portrays the titular WWI-era British officer in director David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 historical epic; with Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains, Alec Guinness. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $15. americancinematheque.com ...

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