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Matheson Lang


B: May 15, 1879 in Montréal, Québec
D: April 11, 1948 in Bridgetown, Barbados

Matheson Lang moved to England where he became a “matinee idol” on the London stage in the 1920s. He made a relatively small number of films and perhaps is mostly remembered for his role as Mr.Wu in 1921. When he wrote his autobiography in 1940 it was titled Mr. Wu Looks Back.

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The Merchant of Venice (1916)
The Ware Case (1917)
Masks and Faces (1917)
The House Opposite (1917)
Victory and Peace (1918)

Mr. Wu (1921)
Carnival (1921)
A Romance of Old Bagdad (1922)
Dick Turpin’s Ride to New York (1922)
The Wandering Jew (1923)
Fire On Board (1923)
Slaves of Destiny (1924)
Port of Lost Souls (1924)
Henry, King of Navarre (1924)
The Chinese Bungalow (1925)
Beyond the Veil (1925)
Island of Despair (1926)
The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1929)

The Chinese Bungalow (1930)
Carnival (remake of 1921 version, 1931)
Channel Crossing (1932)
Little Friend (1934)
The Great Defender (1934)

Royal Cavalcade (1935)

Drake of England (1935)
The Cardinal (1936)