Charles de Mornay


Charles de Mornay is credited as one of the animation team on the Bonzo cartoon series produced by New Era Films during 1924-5.

He would appear to be Charles Alfred George de Mornay, born in Penang in 18 March 1902 to planter Alfred Leonard de Mornay and his wife Margaret.

After turning 40 Alfred retired from the family plantation and returned to England, buying a house at Upper Hale, near Farnham in Surrey.

It is not known whether Charles attended Farnham School of Art. After working on the Bonzo series he appears to have returned to work as a commercial artist.

In 1927 he married Margaret Rosamund Dimmock and they lived in Kensington, moving to Fulham in the 1930s. At the outbreak of WWII he started work as an artist for the newly-formed Ministry of Information.

After the War he worked as a film production supervisor. In 1958 they moved to Oxshott, near Esher, Surrey. Margaret died in 1960 and Charles married Geraldine Shire, from Walton-on-Thames. He retired and they moved to Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland. Charles de Mornay died in 1969.


Bonzo (series of 26 films)(New Era Films, 1924-5) Member of animation team

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