Родился в Stourbridge, Англия, Великобритания.
Born Cecil Webster Hardwicke in Lye, England February 19th 1893. Died August 6th 1964 in New York from emphysema. He was cremated and his ashes sent back to England. Father of actor Edward Hardwicke.
A former medical student and army officer. On stage from 1905. Knighted in 1934. Made Hollywood film debut with LES MISERABLES in 1935. Divorced from actress Helena Pickard and Mary Scott. Wrote his autobiography "Let's Pretend: Recollections and Reflections of a Lucky Actor" in 1932, which was rewritten (with James Brough) as "A Victorian In Orbit" in 1961.