Claude Rains

1889 - 1967

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William Claude Rains (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was a British-American film and stage actor whose career spanned almost seven decades. After his American film debut as Dr. Jack Griffin in The Invisible Man (1933) he appeared in such highly regarded films as The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Rains has received more than 1,847,978 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Claude Rains is the 2,118th most popular actor (up from 2,148th in 2019), the 2,111th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,160th in 2019) and the 274th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Claude Rains ranks 2,118 out of 10,030. Before him are Anne Schedeen, Nolan North, John Astin, Michael Weatherly, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Fabrice Luchini. After him are Cheryl Ladd, Brigitte Lin, Maria Tănase, Christopher Meloni, Lauren Hutton, and Cory Monteith.

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Among people born in 1889, Claude Rains ranks 121Before him are Ralph Craig, Adolphe Pégoud, Shigeyoshi Inoue, Gabriel Hanot, Dietrich von Hildebrand, and Hulusi Behçet. After him are Alexander Vertinsky, Robert Z. Leonard, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Ralph H. Fowler, Angelo Iachino, and Mikha'il Na'ima. Among people deceased in 1967, Claude Rains ranks 126Before him are José Martínez Ruiz, Sydir Kovpak, Geki, Li Lisan, Alice B. Toklas, and Alberto Bayo. After him are Victor de Sabata, Nils von Kantzow, Tudor Arghezi, André Cluytens, Gideon Ståhlberg, and Holland Smith.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Claude Rains ranks 2,111 out of 6,924. Before him are William Kingdon Clifford (1845), Richard Henderson (1945), Alexander Mackenzie (1822), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots (1404), and John Leslie (1766). After him are George Smith (1840), Anthony Jenkinson (1529), Francis Baily (1774), John Taverner (1490), Caroline Graham (1931), and Richard Chancellor (1521).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Claude Rains ranks 274Before him are Luke Evans (1979), Stephen Rea (1946), Joan Hickson (1906), Nigel Hawthorne (1929), Ian Hart (1964), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967). After him are Michael Byrne (1943), Bob Peck (1945), Kevin McNally (1956), Sarah Miles (1941), Maryam d'Abo (1960), and Alan Cumming (1965).

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