Harry Andrews


Actor
Harry Andrews

About

Also Known As
Harry Fleetwood Andrews
Birth Place
Kent, England, GB
Born
November 10, 1911
Died
March 06, 1989
Cause of Death
Apparent Viral Infection Complicated By Asthma

Biography

Lean, strong-jawed and frequently beaded supporting player and distinguished Shakespearean stage actor who entered films in the early 1950s. Throughout his long, prolific career, Andrews frequently played tough military types or severe, no-nonsense characters (as in Sidney Lumet's "The Hill" 1965), but he brilliantly played against type as a flashy homosexual in Joe Orton's black comedy,...

Notes

"Other actors may be the heart, brain and fingertips of English Shakespearian acting: Harry Andrews is the indispensible backbone" --Kenneth Tynan (1953)

Named a Commander of the British Empire (1966)

Biography

Lean, strong-jawed and frequently beaded supporting player and distinguished Shakespearean stage actor who entered films in the early 1950s. Throughout his long, prolific career, Andrews frequently played tough military types or severe, no-nonsense characters (as in Sidney Lumet's "The Hill" 1965), but he brilliantly played against type as a flashy homosexual in Joe Orton's black comedy, "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (1970).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Mesmerized (1986)
Old Thompson
Hawk The Slayer (1980)
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Superman:The Movie (1978)
Death on the Nile (1978)
Barnstable
The Four Feathers (1978)
General David Feversham
Crossed Swords (1978)
Hertford
The Medusa Touch (1978)
Assistant Commissioner
Watership Down (1978)
Voice
The Big Sleep (1978)
Equus (1977)
Sky Riders (1976)
The Passover Plot (1976)
Yohanan The Baptist
The Blue Bird (1976)
Oak
Valley Forge (1975)
General William Howe
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
The Internecine Project (1974)
Albert Parsons
The Mackintosh Man (1973)
Mackintosh
The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973)
Man at the Top (1973)
Lord Ackerman
Theatre Of Blood (1973)
Trevor Dickman
The Nightcomers (1972)
Master of the house
Man of La Mancha (1972)
The innkeeper/The governor
The Ruling Class (1972)
13th Earl Of Gurney
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Grand Duke Nicholas "Nikolasha"
I Want What I Want (1971)
Father
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Lieutenant Colonel Thompson
Brotherly Love (1970)
Brigadier Crieff
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Mr. Earnshaw
Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970)
Editor
Play Dirty (1969)
Brigadier Blore
A Nice Girl Like Me (1969)
Savage
The Southern Star (1969)
Kramer
Battle of Britain (1969)
Sir Francis Stokes
The Sea Gull (1968)
Sorin
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Lord Lucan
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Jacob Schpitendavel
I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name (1968)
Gerald Slater
A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Fraser
Danger Route (1968)
Chief Canning
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Stupnagel
The Long Duel (1967)
Superintendent Stafford
The Jokers (1967)
Inspector Marryatt
The Deadly Affair (1967)
Inspector Mendel
The Girl Getters (1966)
Larsey
Modesty Blaise (1966)
Tarrant
The Truth About Spring (1965)
Sellers
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Bramante
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Grimmelman
The Hill (1965)
R.S.M. Bert Wilson
Underworld Informers (1965)
Superintendent Bestwick
633 Squadron (1964)
Air Marshal Davis
Nothing But the Best (1964)
Mr. Horton
Reach for Glory (1963)
Captain Curlew
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Father de Bearn
Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
General Singh
Barabbas (1962)
St. Peter
The Best of Enemies (1962)
Captain Rootes
Lisa (1962)
Ayoob
Circle of Deception (1961)
Captain Rawson
A Touch of Larceny (1960)
Capt. Graham
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Baltor
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
Maj. Swindon
I Accuse! (1958)
Major [Hubert] Henry
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Saint Joan (1957)
John de Stogumber
Helen of Troy (1956)
Hector
Moby Dick (1956)
Stubb
Alexander the Great (1956)
Darius
Hell in Korea (1956)
Sergeant Payne
The Black Knight (1954)
Earl of Yeonil
Paratrooper (1954)
R.S.M. [also known as Sgt. Major]
The Man Who Loved Redheads (1954)
Williams

Cast (Special)

All Passion Spent (1989)
Cause Celebre (1988)
The Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)
Lord George Carnarvon

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Jack the Ripper Part 2 (1988)
Jack the Ripper Part 1 (1988)

Life Events

1933

Member, Liverpool Repertory Company

1933

Stage acting debut in "The Long Christmas Dinner" with Liverpool Repertory Company

1935

London stage debut, "Worse Things Happen at Sea"

1936

Broadway debut as Horatio to John Gielgud's Hamlet

1953

Film debut, "The Red Beret/Paratrooper"

1971

Starred in Edward Bond's reworking of "King Lear" at the Royal Court Theatre, London

Videos

Movie Clip

Hill, The (1965) - Damned Funny Hill Sgt. Williams (Ian Hendry), new on staff at the British military stockade in North Africa, puts the newly convicted soldiers (Roy Kinnear, Ossie Davis, Alfred Lynch, Jack Watson and, particularly Sean Connery, as Roberts), through their first climb, in Sidney Lumet's The Hill, 1965.
Battle Of Britain, The (1969) - To Stem The German Invasion Director Guy Hamilton getting his money’s worth in his introduction of Laurence Olivier (himself a navy pilot in WWII) as the popular Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, who himself served as a consultant on the film, reading from a real letter advocating an unpopular position, confronting Harry Andrews, early in Battle Of Britain, 1969.
MacKintosh Man, The (1973) - Open, You See Before You A Villain A stately if simple opening from director John Huston, crossing the Thames to Parliament and finding James Mason as a Tory MP, Harry Andrews in the gallery, then star Paul Newman crossing Trafalgar Square, in The MacKintosh Man, 1973, also starring Dominique Sanda, from a novel by Desmond Bagley.
Nicholas And Alexandra (1971) - Little Yellow Buddhists Selfish and racist notions from the Queen Mother (Irene Worth) before the Czar (Michael Jayston), Czarina (Janet Suzman) and Grand Duke (Harry Andrews) meet the new monk Rasputin (Tom Baker) in Nicholas and Alexandra, 1971.
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) - God Meant Me To Rule Laurence Olivier (in his barely-recognizable period, as "Count Witte"), with the Grand Duke (Harry Andrews), reasons with the Czar (Michael Jayston) about Korea, in Nicholas and Alexandra, 1971.
Devil's Disciple, The (1959) - Men Of The Same British Stock As Ourselves Redcoat General Burgoyne (Laurence Olivier) warns aide Swindon (Harry Andrews) then doesn't quite meet preacher Anderson (Burt Lancaster), arrived too late to stop a hanging, in The Devil's Disciple, 1959, from the George Bernard Shaw play.
Devil's Disciple, The (1959) - Fame Without Ability Narration from George Bernard Shaw's play, and Revolutionary War stop-motion animation, leading to the first scene between General Burgoyne (Laurence Olivier), a historical figure and himself a playwright, and Swindon (Harry Andrews), in The Devil's Disciple, 1959, produced by and starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster.
Hill, The (1965) - A-1 Fit For Punishment At a British military stockade In WWII North Africa, Sgt. Williams (Ian Hendry) works out the prisoners (Sean Connery, Ossie Davis, Jack Watson, Roy Kinnear and Alfred Lynch as Stevens), and Harris (Ian Bannen) fails to persuade commandant Wilson (Harry Andrews) to ease up, in The Hill, 1965.
Hill, The (1965) - Let's Have Your Names Sergeant Major Wilson (Harry Andrews) interviews five new prisoners (Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery), delivered from their own courts-martial, at a British WWII military stockade in North Africa, early in Sidney Lumet's The Hill, 1965.
Agony And The Ecstasy, The (1965) - A Source Of Wonder The opening of the documentary prologue, titled The Artist Who Did Not Want To Paint, produced by writer Vincenzo Labella, screened by 20th Century Fox at premieres worldwide as context for The Agony And The Ecstasy, 1965, starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison.
Agony And The Ecstasy, The (1965) - God's Anger In His Eyes Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) is at work on statues for the tomb of Pope Julius II, conversing with the papal architect Bramante (Harry Andrews) and the foreman (Fausto Tozzi) then the pontiff himself (Rex Harrison) returns from his latest conquest, in The Agony And The Ecstasy, 1965.
Agony And The Ecstasy, The (1965) - To Decorate The Ceiling At The Vatican, 1508, feisty Pope Julius (Rex Harrison) consults with architect Bramante (Harry Andrews) and artist Michelangelo (Charlton Heston), whom he instructs to quit carving statues (for the pope’s own tomb!) and start on a new project, in The Agony And The Ecstasy, 1965.

Trailer

Reach For Glory (1963) -- (U.S. Trailer) Trailer for the American release by Columbia of the British-made Reach For Glory, 1963, from director Philip Leacock, a story of terrible events among youths evacuated from London during WWII.
Nicholas and Alexandra - (Original Trailer) Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), the story of Russia's last czar, Nicolas II, and his ill-fated family.
Night They Raided Minsky's, The - (Original Trailer) An Amish girl (Britt Ekland) in turn-of-the-century New York gets mixed up in burlesque and accidentally invents the strip tease in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968).
Death on the Nile - (Original Trailer) Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) investigates the murder of an heiress during an Egyptian tour in Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile (1978).
Charge of the Light Brigade, The (1968) - (Original Trailer) An all-star British cast recreates the ride into the "valley of Death" in Tony Richardson's epic The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968).
Nice Girl Like Me, A - (Spanish language trailer) A single young woman starts collecting babies after she has one of her own in A Nice Girl Like Me (1969).
Deadly Affair, The - (Original Trailer) A secret agent investigates the tangled affairs surrounding a government official's suicide in The Deadly Affair (1966) starring James Mason.
Superman: The Movie - (Original Trailer) The man of steel (Christopher Reeve) fights to save the world and his true love in the all-star spectacular Superman: The Movie (1978).
Mackintosh Man, The - (Original Trailer) A British agent goes undercover as a jewel thief to nab a Communist spy in John Huston's The Mackintosh Man (1973) starring Paul Newman.
Battle Of Britain - (Original Trailer) Michael Caine and Sir Laurence Olivier head an all-star cast in the story of the Battle Of Britain (1969).
Helen of Troy - (Original Trailer) A shipwrecked Trojan's love for a married Greek queen sparks the Trojan War in Helen of Troy (1956).
Hill, The - (Original Trailer) Sean Connery is a military prisoner in a Libyan World War II camp who must endure the torture of The Hill (1965).

Family

Henry Andrews
Father
Doctor.
Amy Andrews
Mother
David Andrews
Son
TV director. Former juvenile film actor.

Bibliography

Notes

"Other actors may be the heart, brain and fingertips of English Shakespearian acting: Harry Andrews is the indispensible backbone" --Kenneth Tynan (1953)

Named a Commander of the British Empire (1966)