Roger Livesey


Actor

About

Birth Place
United Kingdom
Born
June 25, 1906
Died
February 05, 1976

Biography

Versatile English leading man and character player from the early 1920s with a marvelous, slightly gruff speaking voice, typically in amiably roguish roles. Livesey is probably best known for essaying the leading role of Clive Candy in "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943). The inspired filmmakers behind "Blimp," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, gave the often underutilized ...

Family & Companions

Ursula Jeans
Wife
Actor.

Biography

Versatile English leading man and character player from the early 1920s with a marvelous, slightly gruff speaking voice, typically in amiably roguish roles. Livesey is probably best known for essaying the leading role of Clive Candy in "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943). The inspired filmmakers behind "Blimp," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, gave the often underutilized actor two more fine roles in "I Know Where I'm Going" (1945) and "A Matter of Life and Death" (1946). Livesey was one of an acting dynasty which included father Sam Livesey (1873-1936), brothers Jack (1901-1961) and Barry (born 1904), and wife Ursula Jeans.

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League Of Gentlemen, The (1960) - The Liquor IS Genuine Assembling in London's famous Cafe Royal after getting mysterious invitations promising profits, Bryan Forbes (who wrote the screenplay), Terence Alexander, Richard Attenborough, Roger Livesey, Kieron Moore and Norman Bird begin appraising each other, before Jack Hawkins begins to explain, Nigel Patrick arriving late, in the celebrated heist yarn The League Of Gentlemen, 1960.
League Of Gentlemen, The (1960) - You've Had Callers During director Basil Dearden’s introductions of his troupe of complicated heroes, we meet Roger Livesey as, it seems, a London minister, receiving one of the packages from the ringleader (Jack Hawkins) and dealing with Marie Burke. his landlady, early in The League Of Gentlemen, 1960.
League Of Gentlemen, The (1960) - You're All Crooks Upon assembly of the band, mastermind Hyde (Jack Hawkins) reveals the military and criminal backgrounds of Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes (also the screenwriter), Nigel Patrick, Kieron Moore and Terence Alexander, in The League Of Gentlemen, 1960, directed by Basil Dearden.
Matter Of Life And Death, A (1947) - Camera Obscura Clever Dr. Reeves (Roger Livesey) shows off his "Camera Obscura" for American friend June (Kim Hunter) in a moment of gratuitous razzle-dazzle in A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven, directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.
Matter Of Life And Death, A (1947) - Full Dress Affair June (Kim Hunter) and Dr. Reeves (Roger Livesey) enter suspended animation as "Conductor 71" (Marius Goring) visits Peter (David Niven) in Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell's A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven.
Matter Of Life And Death, A (1947) - Court Of Appeal The Judge (Abraham Sofaer) and the set take center stage in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death, 1947, a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven.
Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, The (1943) - Whatever You Shoot Young Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) returned from the Boer War, welcomed by Aunt Margaret (Muriel Aked, with servant Phyllis Morris) with a suggestion he follows, time flying, trick photography, from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, 1943.
Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, The (1943) - You Are Livingstone, I Presume? Candy (Roger Livesey) meets Edith (Deborah Kerr) in Berlin, just about perfectly cast in her first appearance in her earliest (of three) characters in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, 1943.
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943) - Opening, Total War, Isn't It? A variation on the usual "Archers" open (with no arrow!), then a clever embroidery theme for the credits, then the roaring military-musical motorcycling sequence, opening Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's celebrated The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, 1943.
Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, The (1943) - Fighting Positions Candy (Roger Livesey) is obliged to duel a German officer (Anton Walbrook) drawn by lot, advised by Colonel Borg (Theodor Zichy), memorably staged by director Michael Powell, in the Boer War segment of The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, 1943.
Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, The (1943) - Forty Years Ago Part of the opening narrative device, home guard squad led by "Spud" Wilson (James McKechnie) arresting the elder General Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) at a Turkish bath, from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, 1943.
I Know Where I'm Going (1945) - Miss Webster's Journey Joan (Wendy Hiller) catches a train from Manchester en route to the Outer Hebrides where she plans to marry a tycoon, and director Michael Powell indulges her fantasies in I Know Where I'm Going, 1945.

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Family

Sam Livesey
Father
Actor. Born 1873, died 1936.
Jack Livesey
Brother
Actor. Born 1901, died 1961.
Barry Livesey
Brother
Actor. Born 1904.

Companions

Ursula Jeans
Wife
Actor.

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