Matheson Lang

Place of birth:
Montréal, Québec, Canada:
From Wikipedia Matheson Alexander Lang (May 15, 1879 – April 11, 1948) was a Canadian-born stage and film actor and playwright in the early 20th century. He is best remembered for his performances roles in Great Britain in Shakespeare plays. In 1916, Lang became one of the first major theatre stars to act on film, as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, with his wife as Portia. He went on to appear in over 30 films and was one of Britain's leading movie stars of the 1920s. Among his memorable roles were Guy Fawkes (1923), Matthias in The Wandering Jew (1923) (which also featured his wife as Judith), Henry IV in Henry, King of Navarre (1924), and Henry V in Royal Cavalcade (1935). Lang also wrote the plays Carnival (1919) and The Purple Mask (1920), both of which were produced on Broadway and made into films. Matheson Lang died in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was 68.


The Cardinal (1936)
as Cardinal de Medici
Drake of England (1935)
as Francis Drake
The Great Defender (1934)
as Sir Douglas Rolls
Little Friend (1934)
as John Hughes
Channel Crossing (1933)
as Jacob Van Eeden
Carnival (1931)
as Silvio Steno
The Chinese Bungalow (1930)
as Yuan Sing
The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1928)
as Sir Percy Blakeney
The Blue Peter (1928)
as David Hunter
The Island of Despair (1926)
as Stephen Rhodes
The Chinese Bungalow (1926)
as Yuan Sing
The Secret Kingdom (1925)
as John Quarrain
White Slippers (1924)
as Lionel Hazard
Slaves of Destiny (1924)
as Luke Charnock
Henry, King of Navarre (1924)
as Henry
Eld ombord (1923)
as Jan Steen
Dick Turpin's Ride to York (1922)
as Dick Turpin
A Romance of Old Baghdad (1922)
as Prince Omar
Carnival (1921)
as A thespian
Masks and Faces (1917)
as Coachman
The Chinese Bungalow
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