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Also Known As: Died: August 24, 2014
Born: August 29, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cambridge, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Closing the Ring (2007)
During the Second World War a B-17 bomber crashes near the city of Belfast. The plane's dying rear gunner asks a local to return a ring to a girlfriend back in the States. Half a century later, a young Belfast man finds the ring, discovers its history and attempts to track down the gunner's old girl
2.
Grey Owl (1999) as Director
In the 1930s, young Englishman Archibald Belaney emigrates to Canada, and decides to live as a Native American named Grey Owl. While travelling as a trapper he meets Pony, a young Mohawk woman who is immediately enamored with Grey Owl. She decides to follow him to the north of Canada, and although h
3.
In Love and War (1996) as Director
The true story behind Ernest Hemingway's classic World War I novel "A Farewell to Arms" explores the romance that develops after an 18 year-old Hemingway is nursed back to health by Red Cross nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky following an injury on the battlefield. Partially based on Kurowsky's diaries, the summer of 1918 becomes a time that forever changes both of their lives.
4.
Shadowlands (1993) as Director
The story of c.S. Lewis' love affair with an American fan.
5.
Chaplin (1992) as Director
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood's Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.
6.
Cry Freedom (1987) as Director
The true story of murdered, black, South African, "Black Consciousness Movement" activist Stephen Biko, and his friendship with the white, South African newspaper editor Donald Woods.
7.
Chorus Line, A (1985) as Director
A Broadway show director puts his singers and dancers through a gruelling audition process.
8.
Gandhi (1982) as Director
The legendary Indian leader uses peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule.
9.
Magic (1978) as Director
Magician's assistant Corky performs disastrously at his first solo appearance. He is given a ventriloquist dummy called Fats to improve his act and within a few years Corky is at the height of fame. However, Fats has developed a mind of his own and wants to control his master.
10.
A Bridge Too Far (1977) as Director
Epic re-staging of the Allies' heroic airdrop behind Nazi lines in Holland.
11.
Young Winston (1972) as Director
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
12.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) as Director
This film offers a series of vignettes based on British involvement in World War I, as seen through the eyes of a working-class family.

Cast (feature film)

13.
Snow Prince, The (2007)
In medieval times, a young widow sculpts a life-size prince from the snow. Her little girl's Christmas Eve prayer to 'get' a father is answered when the prince comes to life.
14.
Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap (2002)
A look at the extraordinary life and work of Swedish director of photography Sven Nykvist, famous for his collaboration with directors Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen. Diagnosed with an illness that inhibits his speech, the 77-year-old Nykvist was forced to end his 50 year career after finishing Alle
15.
Elizabeth (1998) as Sir William Cecil
This is the England of 1554, but the veneer of traditional English composure and dignity has been stripped away. The British populace is in turmoil. Fearing a challenge to her throne, Queen Mary I imprisons her half-sister, Princess Elizabeth Tudor (The daughter of King Henry VII and Anne Boleyn), i
16.
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997) as John Hammond
A few years back, venture capitalist John Hammond figured out how to recreate dinosaurs from DNA fragments encased in ember. He started a company called InGen, which placed the genetically engineered dinosaurs in a theme park on an island in Costa Rica. But the Jurassic Park systems broke down shortly before it could open, the dinosaurs got free and had to be destroyed, and the island was closed to the public. In the aftermath, everyone involved moved quickly to quash the story. InGen wanted to limit its liability. The Costa Rican government wanted to preserve its reputation as a tourist paradise. And the individual scientists who had been hired as consultants on the project were bound by the nondisclosure agreement to remain silent. But as Dr. Ian Malcolm is about to find out... something has survived.
17.
Hamlet (1996) as English Ambassador
The tragic prince tries to prove that his uncle killed his father.
18.
Wavelength (1996) as The Visitor
Set against the dreaming spires and rigid traditions of Oxford University, a brash young American physicist dares to breach all conventions and appeals to the ancient office of "The Visitor" to resolve his fight against the authorities.
19.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) as Kriss Kringle
A six-year-old has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle... Santa Claus. The arrival of one Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he's the genuine article, turns the skeptical child's world upside down.
20.
Jurassic Park (1993) as Dr John Hammond
Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs that Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.
21.
Mother Teresa (1986) as Narration
22.
The Human Factor (1980) as Colonel John Daintry
A diplomat is suspected of being a double agent.
23.
Shatranj ke Khilari (1977) as General Outram
24.
Rosebud (1975) as Sloat
A terrorist group hijacks a yacht and holds five millionaires' daughters hostage.
25.
Conduct Unbecoming (1975) as Major Lionel Roach
26.
Ten Little Indians (1975) as Judge Cannon
Updated version of the Agatha Christie book "And Then There Were None. In this version, the group is invited, under false pretenses, to an isolated hotel in the Iranian desert. After dinner, a cassette tape (voiced by the legendary Orson Welles) accuses them all of crimes that they have gotten away with. One by one they begin to die, in accordance to the Ten Little Indians Nursery rhyme. After a search is made of the hotel, they realize that the murderer is one of them. A few members of the group attempt to trust each other, but the question still remains, who can one trust? and who will leave the hotel alive?
27.
Brannigan (1975) as Commander Swann
A Chicago police detective has to bring a crook home from London.
28.
A Severed Head (1971) as Palmer Anderson
When a woman leaves her husband for his best friend, it triggers a series of romantic unions and breakups.
29.
10 Rillington Place (1971) as [John Reginald] Christie
A serial killer frames a mentally challenged man.
30.
The Magic Christian (1970) as Oxford coach
Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire. They leave no stone unturned as sporting events, restaurants, art galleries, and traditional pheasant hunts turn into lurid displays of bad manners and profiteering. Things climax at the social event of the season, the inaugural voyage of the new pleasure cruiser The Magic Christian.
31.
The Last Grenade (1970) as Gen. Charles Whitely
Major Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson are soldiers of fortune who were best friends when they fought together in the Congo. But Thompson changed sides, making the two men enemies. Grigby was taken out of action when he contracted tuberculosis, and while recuperating in London his is given the mission
32.
Loot (1970) as Truscott
A nurse, her lover and his boyfriend hide the money from a bank job in her dead patient's coffin.
33.
David Copperfield (1970) as Mr Tungay
A moody, sentimental fifth film version of the Dickens classic (the first in nearly thirty-five years) with a stellar cast composed of the giants of the British acting community providing much needed support to the virtual unknown in the title role. Laurence Olivier's cameo as Creakle won him an Emm
34.
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968) as Robert Blossom
A housewife, bored with her bra-manufacturer husband, who spends most of his time obsessed with classical music, strikes up an affair with one of his employees whom she hides in the attic--something both she and the lover find quite a suitable arrangement.
35.
Only When I Larf (1968) as Silas
Three con artist try to fool an African militant by selling him a bogus shipment of arms. Things go awry however, when the three have plotted to double-cross each other in trying to take the money.
36.
Doctor Dolittle (1967) as Albert Blossom
A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.
37.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) as Frenchy Burgoyne
Epic tale about the lives of crew members aboard a US gunboat, patrolling China's Yangtze River in 1926, that eventually gets caught up in the middle of that country's Civil War.
38.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) as Lew Moran
The survivors of a desert plane crash fight to get back in the air.
39.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) as Billy Savage
A medium kidnaps a child so she can help the police solve the crime.
40.
Guns at Batasi (1964) as R. S. M. Lauderdale
A Regiment Sergeant is caught between maintianing order in a recently liberated colonial African country and fighting off an African officer whose group opposes British-approved government.
41.
The Third Secret (1964) as Alfred Price-Gorham
A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as this would go against all of the principles her father stood for, therefore she is convinced it was murder. She enlists the help of a former patient to try to get to the truth. The truth, however, turns out to be both surprising and disturbing.
42.
All Night Long (1963) as Rod Hamilton
A jazz band's leader thinks his wife is unfaithful.
43.
The Great Escape (1963) as [Squadron Leader Roger] Bartlett "Big X"
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.
44.
Trial and Error (1962) as Fowle/judge/foreman of the jury/member of the public/character witness
An incompetent lawyer defends an accused wife murderer.
45.
Desert Patrol (1962) as Trooper Brody
A dramatic World War II action adventure about an elite company of soldiers that holds the key to the last great battle of the African offensive. They were known as the Long Range Desert Group, a small band of British commandos with a deadly mission, who find Rommel's fuel supply and blow it up. Sir
46.
Only Two Can Play (1962) as Gareth Probert
A Welsh librarian fed up with his meager, married existence meets a beautiful woman with whom he tries to consummate an affair.
47.
Jet Storm (1961) as Ernest Tilley
Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening to blow up himself and everyone on board as an act of vengeance. What follows is an Airport-type movie with all the passengers having their own little subplots and fears.
48.
The League of Gentlemen (1961) as Edward Lexy
A veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robber.
49.
I'm All Right Jack (1960) as Sidney De Vere Cox
A veteran starting out in business gets caught between management and labor.
50.
Angry Silence, The (1960) as Tom Curtis
A young factory worker stands alone against a proposed strike.
51.
S.O.S. Pacific (1960)
A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him, a physicist, and a globe-hopping good-time girl. On the island they find a fleet of derelict ships, farm animals tethered, and cameras in a lead-lined bunker and a stark realisation soon dawns.
52.
Man Upstairs, The (1959) as Man
A former scientist accidently causes the death of his fiancee's brother.
53.
Breakout (1959)
During World War II, British POWs plot their escape only to discover a traitor in their midst.
54.
Dunkirk (1958) as [John] Holden
True story of the Allied evacuation of occupied France at the start of World War II.
55.
Brothers in Law (1957) as Henry Marshall
Newly qualified barrister Roger Thursby joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm. Thrown in at the deep end by the absent-minded senior partner, his first few appearances in court border on the disastrous as he encounters a succession of cantankerous judges.
56.
Scamp, The (1957)
57.
Baby And The Battleship, The (1956) as Knocker White
After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancTe, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists the help of best mate Puncher Roberts to smuggle the child aboard. But babies are surprisingly demanding and gradually the whole crew is drawn into helping keep it fed and washed - and undiscovered. Even so, the officers above deck start to puzzle over the increasingly strange happenings on board.
58.
Private's Progress (1956) as Cox
Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material. This leads him to meets up with wily Private Cox who knows exactly how all the scams work in the confused world of the British Army. And Stanley's brigadier War Office uncle seems to be up to something more than a bit shady too.
59.
The Ship That Died Of Shame (1955) as Hoskins
World War II veterans buy the ship they once served on and turn it into a smuggling boat.
60.
Eight O'Clock Walk (1954) as Tom Manning
61.
Gift Horse, The (1953)
This is the story of one of the old moth-balled American fourstack destroyers, left-overs from WW I, which were turned over to the British in the early, desperate days of WW II, as part of the "Lend-Lease" program before American was in the war. The crew is saddled with an overage "gift horse", prone to mechanical tantrums and even complete engine failure in moments of high crisis. The story follows the exploits of the ship, officers and sailors from the time they take command of this "lemon" in Halifax until the last, heart-breaking night when they scuttle the ship in a German-held French harbor. Episodic and understated.
63.
The Magic Box (1951)
A successful photographer becomes obsessed with inventing a motion picture projector.
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65.
Brighton Rock (1951) as Pinky Brown
A small-time hood tries to cover up his murder of a rival.
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69.
Guinea Pig, The (1948) as Jack Read
A tobacconist's son wins a place at a posh public school.
70.
London Belongs to Me (1948)
A man's involvement with organized crime threatens his mother's life.
71.
A Matter of Life and Death (1947) as English Pilot
An injured aviator argues in celestial court for the chance to go on living.
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74.
School For Secrets (1946)
Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe. Without it the little island could well have been overrun.
75.
Journey Together (1945)
R.A.F. Bomber Command during the early days of W.W.II shown through the story of three young men, who all dream of becoming pilots. From the first day of call up, to basic training, then the Empire training scheme in Canada, and finally joining a squadron and forming into a crew.
76.
Hundred Pound Window (1944)
An accountant is forced by circumstances to take a job at the racetrack. He is working at the betting window when he is drawn into a gang of criminals and their illegal schemes.
77.
In Which We Serve (1942)
Survivors of a bombed British destroyer think back on the paths that led them to war.

Producer (feature film)

78.
Closing the Ring (2007)
During the Second World War a B-17 bomber crashes near the city of Belfast. The plane's dying rear gunner asks a local to return a ring to a girlfriend back in the States. Half a century later, a young Belfast man finds the ring, discovers its history and attempts to track down the gunner's old girl
79.
Grey Owl (1999) as Producer
In the 1930s, young Englishman Archibald Belaney emigrates to Canada, and decides to live as a Native American named Grey Owl. While travelling as a trapper he meets Pony, a young Mohawk woman who is immediately enamored with Grey Owl. She decides to follow him to the north of Canada, and although h
80.
In Love and War (1996) as Producer
The true story behind Ernest Hemingway's classic World War I novel "A Farewell to Arms" explores the romance that develops after an 18 year-old Hemingway is nursed back to health by Red Cross nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky following an injury on the battlefield. Partially based on Kurowsky's diaries, the summer of 1918 becomes a time that forever changes both of their lives.
81.
Shadowlands (1993) as Producer
The story of c.S. Lewis' love affair with an American fan.
82.
Chaplin (1992) as Producer
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood's Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.
83.
Cry Freedom (1987) as Producer
The true story of murdered, black, South African, "Black Consciousness Movement" activist Stephen Biko, and his friendship with the white, South African newspaper editor Donald Woods.
84.
Gandhi (1982) as Producer
The legendary Indian leader uses peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule.
85.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) as Producer
This film offers a series of vignettes based on British involvement in World War I, as seen through the eyes of a working-class family.
86.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) as Producer
A medium kidnaps a child so she can help the police solve the crime.
87.
The L-Shaped Room (1963) as Producer
A single mother-to-be tries to build a new life in a low-rent London apartment house.
88.
Whistle Down the Wind (1962) as Producer
Little Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn. When she askes him who he was, he says Jesus Christ just before he goes unconscious. Kathy and her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from grown-ups.
89.
Angry Silence, The (1960) as Producer
A young factory worker stands alone against a proposed strike.

Production Companies (feature film)

90.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) as Company
A medium kidnaps a child so she can help the police solve the crime.
91.
Whistle Down the Wind (1962) as Company
Little Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn. When she askes him who he was, he says Jesus Christ just before he goes unconscious. Kathy and her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from grown-ups.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

92.
Mother Teresa (1986) as Consultant

Cast (special)

93.
Forever Ealing (2002)
A documentary that explores the history and influence of England's Ealing Studios.
94.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2000) as Jacob
Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber's stage musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," an interpretation of the biblical story of Joseph of Canaan.
95.
Noel Coward Story, The (1999) as Interviewee
A profile of playwright, cabaret composer and actor Noel Coward (1899-1973). Chronicles his image as a 1920s enfant terrible through his wartime career, his contacts with the Royal Family and his emigration from Britain. Includes clips from a 1969 BBC interview of Coward discussing his career and sc
96.
Diana: Queen of Hearts (1998) as Narration
Documentary profile of the late Princess Diana. Features interviews with her friends, family, world leaders, members of the Royal Family, celebrities and her personal staff.
97.
Diana: Queen of Hearts (1998) as Host
Documentary profile of the late Princess Diana. Features interviews with her friends, family, world leaders, members of the Royal Family, celebrities and her personal staff.
98.
Frank Sinatra: The Voice (1998) as Interviewee
Friends and colleagues remember the musical legend Frank Sinatra.
99.
Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea (1993) as Narration
Examination of killer whale (orca) behavior.
100.
John Barry's Moviola (1993)
A broadcast in which Oscar-winning composer John Barry conducts the Royal Philharmonic in his music from "Midnight Cowboy," "Born Free," "Body Heat," "Out of Africa," "Somewhere in Time," "Chaplin," and "Dances With Wolves." Also includes interviews with Richard Attenborough, Kevin Costner, Francis
101.
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration (1988)
A six-hour rock concert, airing live from Wembley Stadium in London, honoring anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who has been imprisoned by the South African government for nearly 25 years.
102.
Clue: Movies, Murder and Mystery (1986)
A light-hearted look at America's fascination with mysteries in their various forms -- films, television shows, books, plays, board games, mystery weekends, etc. Included in the program are film and television clips, interviews with mystery authors and actors, and some rare newsreel footage of Sir A

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

103.
Railway Children, The (2000) as The Old Gentleman

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

104.
Jim Henson's Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001) as Magog
Contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, with a revelation: the original Jack was perhaps the greatest thief of all time. He stole the golden goose and the singing harp from giant Blundermore Thunderdell then chopped down the beanstalk, sending Thunderdell to his dea

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