Thomas Bentley
(1880 - 1950)

Thomas Bentley, born in London and trained as an engineer, became a vaudeville performer celebrated for impersonating Dickens' characters on stage. His directing career in silent films began in 1910 with his adaptations of a number of Dickens' novels to film. After his retirement from Hollywood in 1941 he became technical advisor to the British Film Council.

Bentley directed 68 films between 1912 and 1941

Available Films

David Copperfield (1913)