Romney Brent

Active - 1936 - 1960  |   Born - Jan 26, 1902   |   Died - Sep 24, 1976   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Well-tailored Mexican actor/producer/playwright Romney Brent appeared in British films from 1936 onward. Usually cast as an indeterminate-origin foreigner, Brent appeared in such major productions as East Meets West (1936), and Under the Red Robe (1937). He both co-starred in and wrote the dialogue for the 1937 Anglo-American espionager Dinner at the Ritz (1937). In Hollywood from 1940, Romney Brent is best known for his portrayal of Spain's King Phillip II in The Adventures of Don Juan (1949) and his recurring appearances on the 1950s TV series Zorro.

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