Born in 1893, Cedric Hardwicke began acting in his teens - his first movie role was as early as 1911! - and began to achieve first fame in the 1920s at the famous Birmingham Repertory Theatre run by Barry (later Sir Barry) Jackson. It was as a leading…more
Cedric has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cedric attended RADA.
Hardwicke was knighted in 1934.
Hardwicke served in the British Army during and after WWI.
Cedric: I can't act. I have never acted. And I shall never act. What I can do is suspend my audience's power of judgement till I've finished.
Cedric: Actors must practice restraint else think what might happen in a love scene.
Cedric: When actors are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor.
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