Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn

actor, writer, producer

Errol Flynn was born on Jun 20, 1909 in Australia. Errol Flynn's big-screen debut came with In the Wake of the Bounty directed by Charles Chauvel in 1933, strarring Fletcher Christian. Errol Flynn is known for The Errol Flynn Theatre directed by Lawrence Huntington, Errol Flynn stars as Self - Host and Patrice Wymore as Ann Lawrence. Errol Flynn has got 5 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Errol Flynn achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Errol Flynn plays is In Like Flynn which will be released on Dec 27, 2019.

Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school in which he was enrolled. In his late teens he set out to find gold, but instead found a series of short lived odd jobs. Information is sketchy, however the positions of police constable, sanitation engineer, treasure hunter, sheep castrator, shipmaster for hire, fisherman, and soldier seem to be among his more reputable career choices. Staying one jump ahead of the law and jealous husbands forced Flynn to England. He took up acting, a pastime he had previously stumbled into when asked to play (ironically) Fletcher Christian in a film called In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). Flynn's natural athletic talent and good looks attracted the attention of Warner Brothers and soon he was off to America. His luck held when he replaced Robert Donat in the title role of Capitaine Blood (1935). He quickly rocketed to stardom as the undisputed king of adventure films, a title inherited from Douglas Fairbanks, though which remains his to this day. Onscreen, he was the freedom loving rebel, a man of action who fought against injustice and won the hearts of damsels in the process. His off-screen passions; drinking, fighting, boating and sex, made his film escapades seem pale. His love life brought him considerable fame, three statutory rape trials, and a lasting memorial in the expression "In like Flynn". Serious roles eluded him, and as his lifestyle eroded his youthful good looks, his career declined. Troubles with lawsuits and the IRS plagued him at this time, eroding what little money he had saved. A few good roles did come his way late in life, however, usually aging alcoholics, almost mirror images of Flynn. He was making a name as a serious actor before his death.

  • Birthday

    Jun 20, 1909
  • Place of Birth

    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Known For


5 wins & 1 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Bambi Awards
Best Actor - International
Winner - Bambi
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Movies & TV Shows

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