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Also Known As: Died: January 14, 1977
Born: September 28, 1916 Cause of Death: massive heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Something to Hide (1988) as Harry Field
The Detective (1988) as Flambeau
A priest attempts to catch a thief and save his soul.
Raid On Entebbe (1977) as Yitzhak Rabin
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
Network (1976) as Howard Beale
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into ''''the mad prophet of the airwaves.''''
Abdication, The (1974) as Cardinal Azzolino
17th-century Queen Christina of Sweden journeys to Rome to embrace the Catholic church and falls in love with a cardinal.
Nelson Affair, The (1973) as Lord Nelson
Young George Matcham visits his uncle Lord Nelson and the vulgar Lady Hamilton. With the clear eyes of youth, he measures Nelson's stature and notes his feet of clay. And yet, Nelson is a hero, a great man. How can this be resolved? Meanwhile, the combined French and Spanish fleet puts out to sea....
Lost Horizon (1973) as Richard Conway
Plane crash survivors travel to a mystical land where nobody ages.
England Made Me (1972) as Erich Krogh
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) as Daniel Hirsh
A doctor and a female executive try to cope with their love for an aloof bisexual artist.
Red Tent, The (1970) as General Nobile
The commander of a failed 1928 Arctic airship expedition is remembering the events of the "Italia" airship flight, crash and subsequent rescue efforts. The "ghosts" of people involved in the events appear in his memories to assist him in determining his guilt in the affair. The reminiscences are mixed with the real action: the flight of the "Italia", the air rescue operation from Kings Bay airfield, the expedition of the "Krassin" ice-breaker. A sort of human touch is added by the ever beautiful C.C. playing Malmgren's girlfriend.
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) as Lewis Zarkan
An obsessed movie director grooms an unknown to play his deceased movie-star wife.
Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) as William Boldwood
A romantic English lass can't choose among three very different suitors.
10:30 P.M. Summer (1966) as Paul
A female traveling companion seduces a married man and his alcoholic wife.
Judith (1966) as Aaron Stein
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) as Captain Harris
The survivors of a desert plane crash fight to get back in the air.
Girl With Green Eyes (1964) as Eugene Gaillard
A young innocent gets involved with an older, married man.
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) as Jake Armitage
A woman drifts through multiple marriages in search of stability.
First Men IN the Moon (1964) as Bailiff's man
A scientist''''s experimental space craft puts him in the path of an intergalactic invasion.
In the Cool of the Day (1963) as Murray Logan
A man''''s efforts to save his friend''''s marriage lead to infidelity.
I Thank a Fool (1962) as Stephen Dane
A woman once convicted of euthanasia gets a job caring for her prosecutor's wife.
The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961) as Col. Henri Derode
A female doctor in the Congo is torn between two loves.
No Love for Johnnie (1961) as Johnnie Byrne
A British politician is torn between winning an election and being true to the woman he loves.
Kidnapped (1960) as Alan Breck Stewart
Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats.
The Trials Of Oscar Wilde (1960) as Oscar Wilde
The noted 19th century wit risks social disgrace for love of another man.
Operation Amsterdam (1959) as Jan Smit
During WW II, British commandos visit occupied Holland to help the Dutch underground keep a fortune in diamonds out of Nazi hands. Tense action follows as Anna, Jan and their colleagues play cat and mouse with the Gestapo, knowing that one of their number may be a traitor.
The Nun's Story (1959) as Dr. Fortunati
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
WINDOM'S WAY (1958) as Dr Alec Windom
A doctor in Malaya fights disease, rebels and an ex-wife.
A Town Like Alice (1958) as Joe Harman
Set in 1941, a Brisith woman captured by the Japanese army meets an Australian soldier and settles in his town after the war.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1957) as Capt Hans Langsdorff,
The British navy fights to trap a deadly German battleship during World War II.
Robbery Under Arms (1957) as Captain Starlight
Two Australian brothers join a notorious outlaw''''s band.
The Shiralee (1957) as Jim Macauley
An Australian wanderer leaves his cheating wife and tries to raise their daughter on the road.
Simon and Laura (1956) as Simon Foster
In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses the Fosters, who need the money and so do the show. Actors they may be, but happily married they most surely are not.
Josephine and Men (1955)
A young woman''''s passion for underdogs wreaks havoc with her love life.
The Warriors (1955) as Comte [Robert] De Ville
The "Black Prince" of England remains in France to guard the lands taken by his predecessor-father.
Elephant Walk (1954) as John Wiley
A rich planter''''s young bride tries to cope with life on a Ceylonese plantation.
The Heart of the Matter (1954) as Father Rank
A police commissioner falls for a war widow while his wife is away.
Make Me an Offer (1954) as Charlie
Story of Gilbert and Sullivan, The (1953) as Richard D'Oyly Carte
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) as Sheriff of Nottingham
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.
The Miniver Story (1950) as Polish officer
A brave family comes together in the face of post-war problems.
Wooden Horse, The (1950)
In a POW camp, the Nazis have placed the huts far from the boundary so that any escape tunnel would have to be a long one. One British officer has the idea of starting a daily gymnastics routine using a vaulting horse: they can place it near the boundary and start a tunnel from under it. He and two others do escape the camp by this means and plan to make for neutral Sweden. To do that, they'll not only have to move around without arousing any suspicions, but also find a stranger from a neutral or occupied country who'll be willing and able to help them.
Train of Events (1949) as ("The Actor")
Rats of Tobruk, The (1944)
Tells the story of three men--Bluey, a tough two fisted drover (Taylor), Milo, a laconic dingo trapper (Rafferty), and Pete, an intellectual English "new chum" (Finch). Together they serve in North Africa, fighting against the forces of Rommel in what has now become one of Australia's greatest wartime legends--The Rats of Tobruk.
Mr. Chedworth Steps Out (1938)
Mr. Chedworth Steps Out tells the story of a mild-mannered clerk continually hounded by his wife and unappreciated at his long-time job. After being laid off, he takes a night watchman's job, where he unexpectedly finds a bagful of money. Unbeknownst to him, the money is counterfeit, and he proceeds to get wrapped up in a series of misadventures that are both funny, dramatic, and suspensful. Also interesting for being the first film of Peter Finch (Network).

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Eureka Stockade (1948) as Assistant Director

Casting (feature film)

Eureka Stockade (1948) as Casting Director

Cast (short)

This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the location shooting for "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1967).

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