Edmund Gwenn was a theatre and film actor, and was the older brother of actor Arthur Chesney.
Gwenn appeared in more than eighty films during his career, including the 1940 version of Pride and Prejudice. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He received a second nomination for his role in Mister 880 (1950). Near the end of his career he played one of the main roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry (1955).
Edmund Gwenn died from pneumonia after suffering a stroke, aged 81. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1751 Vine Street for his contribution to motion pictures.
- The Skin Game (1931) — cast: Mr. Hornblower - The Hornblowers
- Waltzes from Vienna (1934) — cast: Johann Strauss, the Elder
- Foreign Correspondent (1940) — cast: Rowley
- The Trouble with Harry (1955) — cast: Capt. Albert Wiles
Alfred Hitchcock Presents...
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Father and Son (02/Jun/1957) — cast: Joe Saunders
- Forever and a Day (1943) — cast: Stubbs
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