Cecil Hepworth
(1874-1953)

Died aged c. 79

Cecil Milton Hepworth (19 March 1874 – 9 February 1953) was a British film director, producer and screenwriter. He was among the founders of the British film industry and continued making films into the 1920s at his Walton Studios. In 1923 his company went into receivership.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #162

Cecil M. Hepworth British Film Pioneer born here 19th March 1874

17 Somerset Gardens, Lewisham, SE13, London, United Kingdom where he was born (1874)

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #147

Cecil Hepworth (1874 - 1953) British film pioneer, lived in this house as a child.

32 Cantelowes Road, London, United Kingdom where he lived

Between 1897-1915 Cecil Court became the heart of the early British film industry and was known as Flicker Alley. British film pioneers Cecil Hepworth & James Williamson had offices here, alongside international companies such as Gaumont, Nordisk and Vitagraph

27 Cecil Court, London, United Kingdom where he worked