Monckton Hoffe
Date of Birth
Dec 26, 1880
Birth Place:
Connemara, Ireland


A former actor, Irish playwright Monckton Hoffe set up shop in London in the early 1900s. Hoffe's popular plays Panthea and Four Days were both adapted for the screen, the first in 1917 and the second in 1951; his novel Cristilinda served as the basis for the Fox part-talkie Street Angel (1928). Making his own film debut as a screenwriter in 1922, Hoffe went to work at MGM, the most "British" of...