Cedric Hardwicke (19 February 1893 – 6 August 1964) was an English actor who appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, primarily in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He is perhaps best known for his roles in classic Hollywood productions such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Ten Commandments, and The Winslow Boy. He often played the character of authority, such as judges, kings, and bishops. In addition to his film work, he was also a successful stage actor and appeared in several West End and Broadway productions. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Ten Commandments in 1956. He passed away in 1964 at the age of 71.