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Also Known As: Harry Fleetwood Andrews Died: March 6, 1989
Born: November 10, 1911 Cause of Death: apparent viral infection complicated by asthma
Birth Place: Kent, England, GB Profession: actor

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Lean, strong-jawed and frequently beaded supporting player and distinguished Shakespearean stage actor who entered films in the early 1950s. Throughout his long, prolific career, Andrews frequently played tough military types or severe, no-nonsense characters (as in Sidney Lumet's "The Hill" 1965), but he brilliantly played against type as a flashy homosexual in Joe Orton's black comedy, "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (1970).

Lean, strong-jawed and frequently beaded supporting player and distinguished Shakespearean stage actor who entered films in the early 1950s. Throughout his long, prolific career, Andrews frequently played tough military types or severe, no-nonsense characters (as in Sidney Lumet's "The Hill" 1965), but he brilliantly played against type as a flashy homosexual in Joe Orton's black comedy, "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (1970).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mesmerized (1986) Old Thompson
2.
 Hawk The Slayer (1980) High Abbot
3.
 S.O.S. Titanic (1979) Captain Edward J Smith
4.
 Watership Down (1978) Voice
5.
 Crossed Swords (1978) Hertford
6.
 Death on the Nile (1978) Barnstable
7.
 Big Sleep, The (1978) Vincent Norris
8.
 Superman:The Movie (1978) 2nd Elder
9.
 Medusa Touch, The (1978) Assistant Commissioner
10.
 Four Feathers, The (1978) General David Feversham
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Milestones close milestones

1933:
Member, Liverpool Repertory Company
1933:
Stage acting debut in "The Long Christmas Dinner" with Liverpool Repertory Company
1935:
London stage debut, "Worse Things Happen at Sea"
1936:
Broadway debut as Horatio to John Gielgud's Hamlet
:
Served with the Royal Artillery in the British Army
1953:
Film debut, "The Red Beret/Paratrooper"
1971:
Starred in Edward Bond's reworking of "King Lear" at the Royal Court Theatre, London
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Education

Wrekin College: -

Notes

"Other actors may be the heart, brain and fingertips of English Shakespearian acting: Harry Andrews is the indispensible backbone" --Kenneth Tynan (1953)

Named a Commander of the British Empire (1966)

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father:
Henry Andrews. Doctor.
mother:
Amy Andrews.
son:
David Andrews. TV director. Former juvenile film actor.

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