Born Edmund John Kellaway in Wandsworth, London, He began his acting career in the theatre in 1895 playing brash comic roles. In 1901 he married Minnie Terry, niece of the famous actress Ellen Terry.
After a failed production of Ben Hur the couple the couple appeared on stage together in London in a farce called What the Butler Saw in 1905. Over the years Gwenn would perform in many stage plays. When World War I broke out his career was interrupted by his military service, serving as an officer in the British Army. During the war their marriage broke apart and than devoiced, though they remained on good terms.
Gwenn began his film career in 1916 and appeared in more than eighty films included such films as; Pride and Prejudice, Of Human Bondage, Foreign Correspondent, The trouble with Harry and Our film for this month Miracle on 34th Street..... Read More