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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 27, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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A popular character player of stage, screen and TV, Julian Glover has been cast primarily in villainous roles (e.g., "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" 1989), a number of which have an intriguingly Teutonic edge. After receiving his training at RADA, the tall actor noted for his patrician air made his stage debut in 1953 and his London stage debut in 1961. Glover, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s, excelled in playing character roles, often in classical plays like "Much Ado About Nothing", "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Cyrano de Bergerac". He won critical praise and an Olivier Award for his supporting performance in "Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2" in 1993 and headlined the 1997 revival of "Chips With Everything". Glover made his feature debut in Tony Richardson's "Tom Jones" (1963), was Hindley Earnshaw in the 1970 remake of "Wuthering Heights" and played the rebel military leader General Veers in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). Despite being considered for the role of James Bond when Sean Connery relinquished the role, Glover was passed over in favor of Roger Moore, but he did get to play one of 007's archvillains in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981). His 80s credits include roles in...

A popular character player of stage, screen and TV, Julian Glover has been cast primarily in villainous roles (e.g., "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" 1989), a number of which have an intriguingly Teutonic edge. After receiving his training at RADA, the tall actor noted for his patrician air made his stage debut in 1953 and his London stage debut in 1961. Glover, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s, excelled in playing character roles, often in classical plays like "Much Ado About Nothing", "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Cyrano de Bergerac". He won critical praise and an Olivier Award for his supporting performance in "Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2" in 1993 and headlined the 1997 revival of "Chips With Everything".

Glover made his feature debut in Tony Richardson's "Tom Jones" (1963), was Hindley Earnshaw in the 1970 remake of "Wuthering Heights" and played the rebel military leader General Veers in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). Despite being considered for the role of James Bond when Sean Connery relinquished the role, Glover was passed over in favor of Roger Moore, but he did get to play one of 007's archvillains in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981). His 80s credits include roles in "Heat and Dust" (1983) and "Cry Freedom" (1987), but the actor has tened to concentrate on stge and TV work. His last screen role to date was a King Gustav in the rather lame John Goodman comedy "King Ralph" (1991).

On TV, Glover won praise for his performance as Esau in the Biblical "The Story of Jacob and Joseph" (ABC, 1974) and for his performance in the miniseries "QB VII" (ABC, 1974). Glover was the evil Dr. Kilkiss bent on world domination in the short-lived adventure series "Q.E.D." (CBS, 1982) and played a recurring role on NBC's "Remington Steele".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Mirrors (2008)
3.
 Shoot on Sight (2008)
4.
 Big Nothing (2007)
5.
 Scoop (2006)
6.
 Troy (2004) Triopas
7.
 Strings (2004)
8.
 Two Men Went to War (2003) Colonel Hatchard
9.
 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Voice Of Aragog
10.
 Vatel (2000) Prince De Conde
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Milestones close milestones

1953:
Stage debut in "Pantomime" in Bromley, England
1961:
London stage debut, "Altona"
1963:
Feature debut, "Tom Jones"
1971:
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
1974:
Appeared in first US co-production, "Luther"
1974:
American TV-movie debut, portrayed Esau in, "The Story of Jacob and Joseph" (ABC)
1974:
Had featured role in the ABC miniseries "QB VII"
1980:
Played General Veers in "The Empire Strikes Back"
1982:
TV series debut, as a regular, "Q.E.D." (CBS)
1985:
Cast in a recurring role on NBC's "Remington Steele"
1989:
Appeared in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
1991:
Last film role to date, as King Gustav in the comedy "King Ralph"
1993:
Earned critical praise for his stage role in "Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2"
1997:
Starred in the London stage revival of "Chips With Everything"
2002:
Was the voice of Aragog in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
2004:
Cast as Triopas in Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"
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Education

St Paul's School: -
Alleyn's School: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

Notes

"I was a pretty serious contender when Sean Connery gave up [the role of James Bond]. But we all knew Roger Moore was going to get it." --Julian Glover to the London SUNDAY TIMES, August 27, 1997

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wife:
Isla Blair. Actor. Second wife; born in 1944.

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father:
C Gordon Glover.
mother:
Honor Glover.
son:
Jamie Glover. Actor. Mother, Isla Blair.

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