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Richard Haydn

Richard Haydn

Highest Rated: 100% Ball of Fire (1941)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

Birthday: Mar 10, 1905

Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England, UK

British actor Richard Haydn worked as a plantation owner and a ticket seller before becoming a successful actor with roles in family-friendly films like "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Sound of Music." Haydn, who developed a unique on-screen habit of over-enunciating his words and speaking in a nasally tone of voice, made his film debut as the scheming title character in the 1941 romantic comedy "Charley's Aunt," and gained considerable notice for his turn as a butler wrongly accused of murder in "And Then There Were None," based on the Agatha Christie novel about a group of dinner guests who discover a killer among them. He provided the indignant voice of the hookah-smoking Caterpillar in the classic animated Disney film "Alice in Wonderland," and portrayed arts patron Max Detweiler in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music." In addition to his work on live theater anthology shows like "Playhouse 90" and "G.E. True Theater," Haydn memorably portrayed a machine-averse food critic in an episode of "The Twilight Zone," and appeared on the popular sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" as his signature radio character: poetry and fishing enthusiast Edwin Carp. He also directed several films, most notably the assumed identity romantic comedy "Miss Tatlock's Millions," and published a book entitled "The Journal of Edwin Carp."

Highest rated movies

100% And Then There Were None
100% Ball of Fire
95% Young Frankenstein
94% Cluny Brown
83% The Sound of Music
73% The Emperor Waltz
70% Mutiny on the Bounty
57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Photos

BALL OF FIRE, Richard Haydn, 1941 THE FOXES OF HARROW, Richard Haydn, 1947, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved ADVENTURE, Richard Haydn, John Qualen, Clark Gable, Thomas Mithcell, Tom Tully, 1945 THE GREEN YEARS, from left: Tom Drake, Richard Haydn, 1946 BALL OF FIRE, on stairs from left: Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper; foreground from left: Leonid Kinskey, Richard Haydn (nightcap), Oscar Homolka (dark hair), Aubrey Mather (bald), Henry Travers, S.Z. Sakall, 1941 BALL OF FIRE, Richard Haydn, Henry Travers, Tully Marshall, Leonid Kinskey, Aubrey Mather, S.Z. Sakall, Oscar Homolka, Barbara Stanwyck, 1941 FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON, Cedric Hardwicke, Fabian, Richard Haydn, 1962. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. BALL OF FIRE, clockwise from foreground left at table: Leonid Kinskey, Oscar Homolka, S.Z. Sakall, Aubrey Mather, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Tully Marshall, Richard Haydn, Henry Travers, 1941 BALL OF FIRE, Henry Travers, Oscar Homolka, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Aubrey Mather, Tully Marshall, 1941 CLARENCE THE CROSS-EYED LION, Betsy Drake, Marshall Thompson, Cheryl Miller, Richard Haydn, 1965 BALL OF FIRE, Oscar Homolka, S.Z. Sakall, Aubrey Mather, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Tully Marshall, Richard Haydn, Henry Travers, Leonid Kinskey, 1941 BALL OF FIRE, Henry Travers, Tully Marshall, S.Z. Sakall, Oscar Homolka, Leonid Kinskey, Aubrey Mather, Richard haydn, Gary Cooper, 1941 CLARENCE THE CROSS-EYED LION, from left: Marshall Thompson, Richard Haydn, 1965 THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Christopher Plummer, 1965. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Louis Hayward, Queenie Leonard, Roland Young, Richard Haydn, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Walter Huston, 1945 THE LATE GEORGE APLEY, from left: Ronald Colman, Vanessa Brown, Richard Haydn, 1947. ©20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, TM & Copyright THE GREEN YEARS, Richard Haydn, Dean Stockwell, 1946 THE EMPEROR WALTZ, Bing Crosby, Richard Haydn, 1948 THE ADVENTURES OF BULLWHIP GRIFFIN, Roddy McDowall, Richard Haydn, Bryan Russell, 1967 BALL OF FIRE, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Haydn, S.Z. Sakall, 1941

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 92% Young Frankenstein Gerhard Falkstein (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happiness Is a Warm Clue Andrew Kidder (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Charlie Chan Andrew Kidder (Character) - 1973
50% 42% The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Quentin Bartlett (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion Rupert Rowbotham (Character) - 1965
83% 91% The Sound of Music Max Detweiler (Character) $109.0K 1965
70% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty William Brown (botanist/narrator) (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 35% Five Weeks in a Balloon Sir Henry Vining (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 21% The Lost World Prof. Summerlee (Character) - 1960
57% 60% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Alfred North (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight for the Gods Oliver Wiggins (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playhouse 90 - Charley's Aunt Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toy Tiger John Fusenot (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 56% Jupiter's Darling Horatio (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 36% Her Twelve Men Dr. Avord Barrett (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 47% Money From Home Bertie Searles (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 62% Never Let Me Go Christopher Wellington St. John Denny (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 53% The Merry Widow Baron Popoff (Character) - 1952
84% 78% Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar (Voice) - 1951
No Score Yet 43% Mr. Music Jerome Thisbee (Character),
Director
- 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Wife Director - 1949
No Score Yet 77% Sitting Pretty Mr. Clarence Appleton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 80% Miss Tatlock's Millions Director - 1948
73% 41% The Emperor Waltz Emperor Franz-Josef (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 75% The Late George Apley Horatio Willing (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beginning or the End Dr. Chisholm (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 14% Singapore Deputy Commissioner Hewitt (Character) - 1947
94% 79% Cluny Brown Jonathan W. Wilson (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 53% The Green Years Jason Reid (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 68% Adventure Limo (Character) - 1945
100% 77% And Then There Were None Thomas Rogers (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 72% No Time for Love Roger Winant (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 47% Charley's Aunt Charley Wyckham (Character) - 1941
100% 89% Ball of Fire Prof. Oddly (Botany) (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Harry Newton (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Quentin Bartlett (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 42% Bewitched Kenzu Mishimoto (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Edwin Carp (Guest Star) 1964
92% 96% The Twilight Zone Bartlett Finchley (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Director 1957