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1869 - 1922
The actor Henry V. Esmond began his career in London in 1889 where he hade several successes with comedies. In the 1890's he also began to write plays beside his activity as an actor, especially comedies. His plays were very popular and reflected his time.
Between 1899 and 1907 nine of his plays were performed, his greatest success was "Elisa Comes to Stay".
He made his film debut with "The Sword of Damocles" (20), it followed the silent movies "The Law Divine" (20), "Tense Moments with Great Authors" (22) and "Scrooge" (22).
First movies which were produced following his scripts came in 1915 into being. To these movies belong "When We Were Twenty-One" (15), "Under the Greewood Tree" (18) and "Dangerous to Men" (20).
Henry V. Esmond was married with the actress Eva Moore and they often appeared together on stage. Their daughter Jill Esmond became also an actress.
During his stay in Paris he died unexpected on pneumonia.
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