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Julian Glover

Julian Glover


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Born: March 27, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ... actor


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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