Years active 1916-1955
|Name Arthur Wontner|
|Born January 21, 1875London, England, UK|
Died July 10, 1960, London, United Kingdom
Spouse Florence Eileen Lainchbury (m. 1947–1960), Rosecleer Alice Amelia Blanche Kingwell (m. 1903–1943)
Children Hugh Wontner, Hilary Wontner, Helen Mary Wontner
Grandchildren Nicholas St. John Hilary Wontner, Rupert Stephen Arthur Wontner
Movies The Sleeping Cardinal, The Triumph of Sherlock, Silver Blaze, The Sign of Four, Genevieve
Similar People Hugh Wontner, Basil Rathbone, Graham Cutts, Thomas Bentley, Henry Cornelius
Sexton Blake - Arthur Wontner - Murder On The Portsmouth Road - 78 rpm
Reportedly, Wontner landed the role of Sherlock Holmes thanks to his performance of Holmes imitation Sexton Blake in a 1930 stage production.
Silver Blaze was renamed Murder at the Baskervilles on its US release in order to make the most of the publicity which had been generated by Basil Rathbone's version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. In many respects Wontner's film can be seen as a sequel as it is set twenty years after the events of the more famous story.
Wontner's son became the well-known hotelier and Lord Mayor of London Sir Hugh Wontner.