Frank Vosper


Frank Vosper

Frank Vosper (born London, December 15 1899 - March 6 1937) was a British actor and playwright.

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Vosper made his stage debut in 1919 and was best known for playing urbane villains.

His extensive stage experience included appearing in his own play Love from a Stranger (1936), adapted from the short story "Philomel Cottage" by Agatha Christie.

His other plays included co-writing the comedy "No Funny Business".

He also wrote "People Like Us", based on the case of Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters. Originally banned by the Lord Chamberlain, it remained unperformed until 1948 when it premiered at the Wyndhams Theatre, London, with Miles Malleson, George Rose, Robert Flemyng and Kathleen Michael.

Films

His films as an actor included
* Blinkeyes - 1926
* Rome Express - 1932
* Strange Evidence -1932
* Murder on the Second Floor - 1932
* Dick Turpin - 1933
* No Funny Business - 1933
* Waltzes from Vienna - 1933
* Jew Suss - 1934
* The Man Who Knew Too Much, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1934
* Hearts Desire - 1935
* The Secret of Stromboul - 1936
* Spy for Napoleon - 1936

Films as a writer included
* Shadows on the Stairs - 1941 (adapted from Murder on the Second Floor)

Death

He died on March 6 1937 when he was drowned after falling from the transatlantic liner SS Paris. The death was eventually ruled as accidental after considerable media speculation as to the cause of the death.

External links

[http://www.cyranos.ch/spvosp-e.htm Portrait of the actor Frank Vosper by Thomas Staedeli ] at www.cyranos.ch Short biography and photograph of Vosper.


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