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Miles Malleson

William Miles Malleson (May 25, 1888 - March 15, 1969) was a British actor and dramatist, particularly known for his appearances in British comedy films of the 1930s to 1950s.

Malleson was born in Croydon, Surrey, England. Despite his unassuming appearance, he was married three times, and had many relationships. In 1915, he married the aspiring actress Lady Constance Annesley. Like her, he was interested in social reform, one of his plays being on the subject of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. They were divorced in 1929 and Malleson later married Joan, who died in 1956. His third wife was Tatiana Lieven.

His best-known films include:

Malleson was also a writer on many films, including some of those in which he had small parts, such as Nell Gwyn (1934) and The Thief of Bagdad (1940).