Lennox Pawle was born on April 27, 1871. You may not immediately recognize the name, but if you've ever seen David Copperfield (1935), then you know the face and personality:
Read more about Lennox Pawle in this biographical post from the archives. Based on research cobbled together then, the man seemed as much an enigma as his effervescent Mr. Dick was on screen.
Pawle's greater fame came on stage pre-Hollywood. Descriptions of Pawle in Marjolaine on Broadway in 1922 sound very much like the same actor who did Dickens so proud in Hollywood, 1935. Pawle is touted as the saving grace of this show. "His absorption in the role is so beautifully complete," Patterson James writes, providing "a pleasant experience for those who know real acting when they see it."