Pat Somerset

Actor

1897-1974

Not to be confused with the present-day film editor of the same name, British actor Pat Somerset had been in the military before making his film bow in the Eve two-reel comedy series of 1918. With his performance in 1928's Hangman's House, Somerset became a "regular" in the non-Western films of director John Ford. His army experience served him well when he was called upon to play British-India officers in such films as Bonnie Scotland (1935) and Wee Willie Winkie (1937). Active in films until 1937, Pat Somerset was one of the charter members (and charter officers) of the Screen Actors Guild.