Born: January 01, 1882, Wandsworth
Died: August 27, 1949 (age 67), London
Biography: Arthur Chesney was a British actor. He was born Arthur Kellaway in 1882 in London, England, he was the brother of the actor Edmund Gwenn, the cousin of the actor Cecil Kellaway and the father of the activist Ann Dummett. He died on 27 August 1949 following a massive stroke in London, aged 66.
Released February 14, 1927. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. "A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London." *Considered by Hitchcock himself to be his first true film, "The Lodger" is the earliest of his films that survives today in it's entirety. It was based off the book of the same name by Marie Belloc Lowndes. It was the first book to offer a solution to the Jack The Ripper killings. The book is supposedly based on an anecdote told to the painter Walter Sickert by the landlady when renting a room; she said that the previous tenant had been Jack the Ripper.* Featuring: Marie Ault ... The Landlady Arthur Chesney ... Her Husband June ... Daisy - Their Daughter Malcolm Keen ... Joe - a Police Detective Ivor Novello ... The Lodger Reginald Gardiner ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited) Eve Gray ... Showgirl Victim (uncredited) Alma Reville ... Women Listening to Wireless (uncredited) Alfred Hitchcock ... Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited) The original book was adapted into the following film versions: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) The Lodger (1932) The Lodger (1944) Mn In The Attic (1953) The Lodger (2008) Produced by Gainsborough Pictures/Piccadilly Pictures Ltd W&F Film Service Ltd (*thanks to IMDb)