Edmund Breon

Born in December 12th, 1882

From Hamilton, Scotland, UK

Edmund Breon Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edmund Breon (12 December 1882 – 24 June 1953) was a Scottish film and stage actor. He appeared in 131 films between 1907 and 1952. Born Iver Edmund de Breon MacLaverty in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, he began in John Hare's touring company and later played on the West End stage and in Glasgow, gaining prominence.

According to his grandson, Breon "started out at the turn of the century doing silent pictures in France. Vampire movies", so it is reasonably certain that MacLaverty is indeed the actor who appeared under the name Edmond Bréon in many Gaumont films 1907-1922 including, most famously, playing the part of Inspector Juve for Louis Feuillade in the ground-breaking Fantômas series.

He did also appear in a small part in the 1915-1916 Feuillade series Les vampires, although this is not, as his grandson supposes, a horror film. He returned to Britain where he made the film A Little Bit of Fluff (1928), then went to Canada in 1929 and worked on the land. A year later he emigrated to the United States and gained his first big American film part in The Dawn Patrol (1930).

Breon appeared in a mixture of British and American films over the following two decades. He also appeared on stage in the West End production of the comedy Spring Meeting in 1938. A 1949 newspaper article noted that Breon's "career has been interrupted by serious illness and an accident which kept him idle for two years." Breon died in his native Scotland on June 24, 1953.

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Edmund Breon Movies

At Swords Point Poster
April 22, 1952
Challenge to Lassie Poster
October 31, 1949
Rope of Sand Poster
August 3, 1949
Enchantment Poster
December 25, 1948
Hills of Home Poster
November 25, 1948
Forever Amber Poster
October 10, 1947
Dressed to Kill Poster
May 24, 1946

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