Lyn Harding

Active - 1920 - 1940  |   Born - Oct 12, 1867   |   Died - Dec 26, 1952   |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Crime, Adventure, Romance

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A gesticulating, barnstormer of the Old School, Welsh-born actor Lyn Harding had been a stage star for nearly forty years when he first stepped before a film camera in 1920. Harding's most memorable silent-film appearances was as King Henry VIII in the Marion Davies vehicle When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922). He is best known for his stage and film portrayals of perennial Sherlock Holmes nemesis Professor Moriarty. Lyn Harding remained in harness until 1942, essaying such scene-stealing roles as Bismarck in Sins of Napoleon (1936) and the title character's first headmaster in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).

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