Before Sir C. Aubrey Smith (1863-1948) was featured in over 100 movies during Hollywood's Golden Age, he had been a popular stage actor in both England and the United States. But probably the most interesting biographical detail for readers of this forum is the fact that Sir Aubrey was also a talented cricket player, and is still (to my knowledge) the only person to have captained a national team in his only Test match. I've just posted a biographical article about Sir Aubrey that covers his career as both a cricket player and an actor. You can read the article at Articles > C. Aubrey Smith
You may find my references to cricket a bit simplistic. That was done intentionally because my website is devoted to the history of motion pictures, not cricket, and my primary audience is American and, in most cases, not familiar with the sport. However, I would appreciate knowing about any errors in the article pertaining to cricket.
I hope you enjoy the article . . .