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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.
December 12, 1882, Hamilton, Scotland, UK
June 24, 1953
1913 Fantômas: In the Shadow of the GuillotineInspector Juve 1913 Fantômas: The Dead Man Who KilledInspector Juve / Cranajour 1913 Fantômas: Juve Against FantômasInspector Juve 1914 Fantômas: The False MagistrateInspector Juve 1930 The Dawn PatrolLieutenant Phipps 1934 The Scarlet PimpernelCol. Winterbottom 1939 Goodbye, Mr. ChipsColonel Morgan 1944 The Woman in the WindowDr. Michael Barkstane 1944 Casanova BrownMr. Drury 1946 Dressed to KillJulian 'Stinky' Emery 1946 DevotionSir John Thornton 1947 Forever AmberLord Redmond 1948 Hills of HomeJamie Soutar 1949 Rope of SandParker, Chairman of the Board 1952 At Sword's PointQueen's ChamberlainLimited to the 15 most popular items