Roland Pertwee

Active - 1915 - 1957  |   Born - Jan 1, 1885   |   Died - Jan 1, 1963   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

One of England's most prolific playwrights, Roland Pertwee was responsible for such popular theatrical pieces as Interference, The Road to Singapore, and Night of the Party, all of which were filmed in the early-talkie era. Pertwee's direct-to-screen writing credits include The Ghoul (1934), Dinner at the Ritz (1937), The Spy in Black (1939), and Madonna and the Seven Moons (1941). On occasion, he showed up on screen as an actor, notably as Leslie Howard's father in 1941's Pimpernel Smith. Roland Pertwee was the father of writer Michael Pertwee and comic actor Jon Pertwee.

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