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Errol Flynn

Knowledge Identifier: +Errol_Flynn


Errol Flynn

Australian born american actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1909.

Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (16%), Australia (5%)

Main connections: They Died with Their Boots On, Stage combat, Olivia de Havilland

Linked to: Internet Archive, Warner Bros., Queen's University of Belfast, Shore School




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Married at St John's Church of England, Balmain North, Sydney, on 23 January 1909, both of his parents were native-born Australians of Irish, English and Scottish descent, with convict links to Tasmania long before Flynn's birth. add something


Henry Stephenson - He eventually appeared in 90 films from 1917 to 1951, often with Errol Flynn


Stunt performer - There were three great cycles of swashbuckler films: the Douglas Fairbanks period from 1920 to 1929; the Errol Flynn period from 1935 to 1941; and a period in the 1950s heralded by films, including "Ivanhoe" and "The Master of Ballantrae" , and the popularity of the British television series "The Adventures of Robin Hood"


Byron Foulger - In one memorable incident at a party he threatened to punch Errol Flynn for flirting with his wife, the actress Dorothy Adams, with whom he was married from 1921 until his death in 1970


Alan Hale, Sr. - He played "Little John" in the 1922 film "Robin Hood", with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, reprised the role sixteen years later in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, played him yet again in "Rogues of Sherwood Forest" in 1950 with John Derek as Robin Hood's son


Nora Eddington - Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1924, the daughter of Jack Eddington of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office, Nora Eddington was nineteen when she met Errol Flynn in February 1943 – at the time, she was working at the courthouse where Flynn's notorious 1943 trial for statutory rape was taking place


Cornell Borchers - "'Cornell Borchers"' is a German actress, active in the late 1940s and 1950s, who starred along with Errol Flynn and Nat King Cole in the film "Istanbul"


Flynn, living at Mclean Avenue Chatswood, Sydney in 1926, attended Sydney Church of England Grammar School where he was the classmate of future Australian Prime Minister, John Gorton. add something


At the age of 20 he moved to New Guinea where he bought a tobacco plantation, a business which failed. add something


In the early 1930s, Flynn left for the United Kingdom and, in 1933, snagged an acting job with the Northampton repertory company at the town's Royal Theatre, where he worked for seven months. add something


Donald Crisp - Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, he appeared in a wide range of roles alongside some of the era's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" , Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in "Mutiny on the Bounty" , Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in "That Certain Woman" , Laurence Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" , Errol Flynn in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "The Sea Hawk" and Gregory Peck in "The Valley of Decision"


In 1933, he starred in the Australian film In the Wake of the Bounty, directed by Charles Chauvel, and in 1934 appeared in Murder at Monte Carlo, produced at the Warner Bros. add something


Hermann Erben, an Austrian who served in the German military intelligence, and that declassified files held by the CIA show that, in an intercepted letter in September 1933, Flynn wrote to Erben: "A slimy Jew is trying to cheat me… I do wish we could bring Hitler over here to teach these Isaacs a thing or two. add something


Flynn was an overnight sensation in his first starring role, Captain Blood. add something


Flynn was married three times: to actress Lili Damita from 1935 until 1942 (one son, Sean Flynn, born 1941, reported missing in Cambodia in 1970 and presumed dead); to Nora Eddington from 1943 until 1949; and to actress Patrice Wymore from 1950 until his death (one daughter, Arnella Roma, 1953–98). add something


Stage combat - A second wave of swashbuckling films was triggered with Errol Flynn from 1935


Stage combat - A second wave of swashbuckling films was triggered with Errol Flynn from 1935


Raoul Walsh - An undistinguished period followed with Paramount Pictures from 1935 to 1939, but Walsh's career rose to new heights soon after moving to Warner Brothers, with "The Roaring Twenties" featuring James Cagney and Humphrey_Bogart; "Dark Command" with John Wayne and Roy Rogers; "They Drive By Night" with George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Bogart; "High Sierra" with Lupino and Bogart again; "They Died with Their Boots On" with Errol Flynn as Custer; "The Strawberry Blonde" with James Cagney and Olivia_de_Havilland; [G


Captain Blood (1935 film) - "'Captain Blood"' is a 1935 American swashbuckling film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia_de_Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Ross Alexander


Anthony Quinn - After a short time performing on the stage, Quinn launched his film career performing character roles in the 1936 films Parole and The Milky Way. He played "ethnic" villains in Paramount films such as Dangerous to Know and Road to Morocco, and played a more sympathetic Crazy Horse in They Died with Their Boots On with Errol Flynn.


His first book, Beam Ends, an autobiographical account of his sailing trips around Australia, had been published in 1937. add something


Robin Hood - The 1938 film, "The Adventures of Robin Hood", starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, portrayed Robin as a hero on a national scale, leading the oppressed Saxons in revolt against their Norman overlords while Richard the Lionheart fought in the Crusades; this movie established itself so definitively that many studios resorted to movies about his son rather than compete with the image of this one


Bette Davis - Miss Davis' breathtaking performances were largely responsible for the next three box office sensations of 1939, "The Old Maid" with Miriam Hopkins, "Juarez" with Paul Muni and "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" with Errol Flynn


Alexis Smith - During the 1940s she appeared alongside some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in "Gentleman Jim" , Fredric March in The Adventures of Mark Twain and "San Antonio" , Humphrey Bogart in "Conflict" and "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" , Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictionalized version of the life of Cole and Linda Porter in "Night and Day" , and Bing Crosby in "Here Comes the Groom"


Flynn and first wife Lili Damita at Los Angeles airport in 1941. add something


Joachim Murat - In the 1941 Errol Flynn movie "They Died With Their Boots On", a fictional account of the life of George Armstrong Custer, Murat is credited with being Custer's role model


They Died with Their Boots On - "'They Died with Their Boots On"' is a 1941 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland


Evoy. add something


When Flynn became a naturalised American citizen on 15 August 1942, he became eligible for the military draft, as the United States had entered World War II eight months earlier. add something


Freddie Steele - Freddie Steele was known for his footwork, and waist-down shots of his footwork can be seen in the 1942 film "Gentleman Jim" in which he performed as boxing double for star Errol Flynn


James J. Corbett - In 1942, the story was made into a Hollywood motion picture titled, "Gentleman Jim", starring Errol Flynn as Corbett


The trial took place in January and February 1943, and Flynn was cleared of the charges. add something


Flynn's adventure novel Showdown, was published in 1946. add something


Forrest Tucker - He resumed his acting career at the war's end, appearing in the classic 1946 film "The Yearling" and stealing a few scenes from Errol Flynn in "Never Say Goodbye" the same year


Ava Gardner - Other films include "The Hucksters" with Clark Gable, "Show Boat" , "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" with Gregory Peck, "Lone Star" with Clark Gable, "Mogambo" with Clark Gable and Grace Kelly, 1954's "The Barefoot Contessa" with Humphrey Bogart , "Bhowani Junction" , "The Sun Also Rises" with Tyrone Power and Errol Flynn , and the film version of Nevil Shute's best-selling "On the Beach" with Peck and Fred Astaire


Hans Nielsen (actor) - In addition to his own film roles, in 1948, Nielsen began working as a voice actor, dubbing films into German, including Fred Astaire ; Gary Cooper ; Errol Flynn ; Cary Grant ; Rex Harrison ; Phil Silvers ; David Niven , Tyrone Power ; James Stewart ; Robert Taylor ", Spencer Tracy ; Orson Welles and Trevor Howard


William Travilla - After work on several B movies, he worked his way upward through the studio until he earned an Oscar in 1949 for the Errol Flynn swashbuckler "Adventures of Don Juan", and in 1951 designed the costumes in the now classic sci-fi tale of morality "The Day the Earth Stood Still"


Ronald DeWolf - He claimed that Errol Flynn was his father's best friend during the late 1950s, to the point of seeming an adoptive father to DeWolf, and the two friends engaged in various illegal activities together including drug smuggling and sex with underage girls


Dean Stockwell - In 1950, he appeared in a lead role alongside Errol Flynn in "Kim", the film of Rudyard Kipling's novel


Gillian Lynne - Leaving Sadler's Wells Ballet in 1951 she was an instant success at the London Palladium as the star dancer and subsequently in the West End in such roles as Claudine in "Can Can" at the Coliseum Theatre and on film as Mariane in "The Master of Ballantrae", in which she was cast opposite Errol Flynn and directed by William Keighley and appeared as both dancer and actress on early British Television


Micheline Presle - William Marshall had teamed up with actor Errol Flynn and his production company and in 1951 he directed her and Flynn in the film "Adventures of Captain Fabian"


Adventures of Captain Fabian - "'Adventures of Captain Fabian"' is a 1951 American adventure film starring Errol Flynn


Rhonda Fleming - She sang on NBC's "Colgate Comedy Hour" during the same live telecast that featured Errol Flynn, on September 30, 1951, from the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood


Georges Renavent - His final film was made in 1952, when he played Ortega in "Mara Maru", with Errol Flynn


Dan Seymour - In the 1952 movie "Mara Maru", he played opposite Raymond Burr and Errol Flynn whose character was named Mason


Jake Ehrlich - Included in his client list were; Alexander Pantages for statutory rape, Gene Krupa for cannabis, Billie Holiday for heroin, Errol Flynn and James Mason for divorce, Howard Hughes for the movie "The Outlaw", and Gertrude Morris for murdering her husband in 1952


Bob Anderson (fencer) - Anderson's cinema career began in 1953 when he choreographed fights for and coached Errol Flynn in "The Master of Ballantrae"


Patrice Wymore - In 1955 she appeared with her husband Errol Flynn and Anna Neagle in the film version of "King's Rhapsody"


Flynn starred in a 1956 anthology series The Errol Flynn Theatre that was filmed in England, where he presented the episodes and sometimes appeared in them. add something


Peggy Knudsen - Her last film role was in the 1957 film "Istanbul" with Errol Flynn


Charles Marquis Warren - In 1957 he wrote, produced, and directed an episode of the anthology series "Playhouse 90" entitled "Without Incident", which starred Errol Flynn


As a curious postscript to his life of adventure, Flynn went to Cuba in late 1958 to meet with the rebel leader Fidel Castro. add something


According to Aadland, he planned to marry her and move to their new house in Jamaica, but during a trip together to Vancouver, British Columbia, he died of a heart attack at the age of 50. add something


Errol Flynn died in 1959 add something


Errol Flynn's coffin on Los Angeles Union Station train platform in 1959. add something


Flynn flew with Aadland to Vancouver on 9 October 1959, to lease his yacht Zaca to millionaire George Caldough. add something


Jack Davey - Davey died at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst on 14 October 1959, the same day as another larger-than-life Australian character, Errol Flynn


Hollywood Babylon - The book details the stories of Hollywood stars from the silent era to stars of the 1960s including Charles Chaplin, Lupe Vélez, Rudolph Valentino, Olive Thomas, Thelma Todd, Errol Flynn, Frances_Farmer, Juanita Hansen, Mae Murray, Alma Rubens, Barbara La Marr, and Marilyn Monroe


Steven Berkoff - He appeared in the 1967 Hammer film "Prehistoric Women", in the 1980 film "McVicar" alongside Roger Daltrey and in the Australian biographical film on the early life of Errol Flynn entitled "Flynn"


Doug McClure - In 1967, he played the Errol Flynn role in a re-make of "Against All Flags" titled "The King's Pirate"


Mel Brooks - Likewise the 1982 film My Favorite Year is loosely based on Brooks' experiences as a writer on the show and an encounter with aging Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.


Peter O'Toole - O'Toole was nominated for another Oscar for 1982's "My Favorite Year", a light romantic comedy about the behind-the-scenes at a 1950s TV variety-comedy show, much like "Your Show of Shows", in which O'Toole plays an ageing swashbuckling film star strongly reminiscent of Errol Flynn


Duncan Regehr - He went on to star in many more US television films, including the 1984 television mini-series "Last Days of Pompeii", as Lydon, the gladiator; as Errol Flynn in the 1985 CBS film, "My Wicked, Wicked Ways" based on the autobiography of Flynn; and on the science fiction series "V" as the Visitor military leader Charles


Roman Polanski - Nearly seven years passed before Polanski's next film, Pirates, a lavish period piece starring Walter Matthau, which the director intended as an homage to the beloved Errol Flynn swashbucklers of his childhood.


According to the Vancouver Sun, "When Errol Flynn came to town in 1959 for a week-long binge that ended with him dying in a West End apartment, his local friends propped him up at the Hotel Georgia lounge so that everyone would see him. add something


Newspaper articles written for the New York Journal American by Flynn documenting his time in Cuba with Fidel Castro and his rebels went unpublished, and were to remain missing until 2009, when they were discovered in the University of Texas at Austin's Center for American History add something


Glasgow Film Festival - The 2009 event featured an Audrey Hepburn retrospective and a birthday tribute to Errol Flynn


Herbert Mundin - According to his nephew in 2012, "he was the only man who could drink Errol Flynn under the table"


Northampton's new art-house cinema, the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, which will be joined to the Royal & Derngate complex, is named after him and is scheduled to open in June 2013 add something


Northampton's new art-house cinema, the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, which is adjacent to the Royal & Derngate complex, is named after him and opened on 21 June 2013 add something


The memoir was reissued in 2018 by Spurl Editions, as well as made into a play starring Tracey Ullman as Florence Aadland add something


In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes summarizes the critical consensus as, "Errol Flynn thrills as the legendary title character, and the film embodies the type of imaginative family adventure tailor-made for the silver screen add something