Edmund Gwenn (Movie Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Edmund Gwenn

Edmund Gwenn was an English actor. On film, he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He received a second Golden Globe and another Academy Award nomination for the comedy film Mister 880. He is also remembered for being in four films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. As a stage actor in the West End and on Broadway, he was associated with a wide range of works by modern playwrights, including Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy and J. B. Priestley. After the Second World War, he lived in the United States where he had a successful career in Hollywood and on Broadway.

Born: Edmund John Kellaway, September 26, 1877, Wandsworth, London, UK
Died: September 6, 1959, Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place: Chapel of the Pines Crematory
Education: St. Olave’s School
Alma mater: King’s College London
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1895–1959
Spouse(s): Minnie Terry, (m. 1901–c. 1916)
Family: Cecil Kellaway (cousin), Arthur Chesney (brother)
Awards: Academy Award, 2 Golden Globes
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About Edmund Gwenn

He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Kris Kringle in the 1947 film, Miracle on 34th street. During his career, he appeared in over 80 films, including Pride and Prejudice and Sylvia Scarlett.

Before Fame

He was a successful amateur boxer and rugby player.


He played Dr. Harold Medford in the 1954 science fiction film, Them!

Family Life

His brother was actor Arthur Chesney and his cousin was Cecil Kellaway.


He was in the movie Pride and Prejudice with Laurence Olivier.

Information related to Edmund Gwenn

  • People educated at St Olave’s Grammar School
  • Burials at Chapel of the Pines Crematory
  • Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winners
  • British expatriate male actors in the United States
  • English male silent film actors

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