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Oliver Reed (I) (1938–1999)

Oliver Reed was born on February 13, 1938 in Wimbledon, London, England as Robert Oliver Reed. He was an actor, known for Gladiator (2000), Oliver! (1968) and Tommy (1975). He was married to Josephine Burge and Kate Byrne. He died on May 2, 1999 in Valletta, Malta. See full bio »


(age 61) in Valletta, Malta

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2000 Orpheus & Eurydice
 1998 Jeremiah (TV Movie)
General Safan
 1996 The Bruce
Bishop Wisharton
 1996 Die Tunnelgangster von Berlin (TV Movie)
Professor Norbert Marcus
 1995 Luise knackt den Jackpot
 1995 Funny Bones
Dolly Hopkins
 1992 Severed Ties
Dr. Hans Vaughan
 1991 The Pit and the Pendulum
 1990 Blind Justice
 1990 The Revenger
Jack Fisher
 1990 Panama Sugar
 1990 Hired to Kill
Michael Bartos
 1990 A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Movie)
The Rajah
 1988 Captive Rage
General Belmondo
 1988 Skeleton Coast
Capt. David Simpson
 1988 Rage to Kill
Gen. Turner
 1987 Gor
 1987 Lift Off (TV Series)
 1987 The Misfit Brigade
The General
 1986 Captive
Gregory Le Vay
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Pinzon
 1985 Black Arrow (TV Movie)
Sir Daniel
 1983 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Pilot (1983) ... Wolfen
 1983 Two of a Kind
 1983 Spasms
Jason Kincaid
 1983 Sex, Lies and Renaissance
Mr. Edward Widdlecome
 1981 Venom
Dave Averconnelly
 1981 Condorman
 1979 A Touch of the Sun
Captain Daniel Nelson
 1979 The Class of Miss MacMichael
Terence Sutton
 1978 Tomorrow Never Comes
Jim Wilson
 1977 The Ransom
Nick McCormick
 1976 The Sell-Out
Gabriel Lee
 1975 Lisztomania
Princess Carolyn's Servant (uncredited)
 1974 Blueblood
 1974 Mahler
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1974 Russell Harty Plus (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 February 1974 (1974) ... Guest
 1973 Blood in the Streets
Vito Cipriani
 1973 Fury
 1973 Dirty Weekend
 1973 Opportunity Knocks (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 February 1973 (1973) ... Guest.
 1972 The Triple Echo
 1972 Z.P.G.
Russ McNeil
 1971 The Hunting Party
Frank Calder
 1969 Hannibal Brooks
Stephen 'Hannibal' Brooks
 1967 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
 1967 I'll Never Forget What's'isname
Andrew Quint
 1967 The Shuttered Room
 1967 The Jokers
David Tremayne
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
- La Belle France (1966)
 1966 The Trap
La Bete
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Plain Clothes Policeman (uncredited)
 1965 The Brigand of Kandahar
Eli Khan
 1965 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Claude Debussy
- Always on Sunday (1965) ... Narrator (voice)
 1965 The Party's Over
 1965 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
- The Prevalence of Liars (1965) ... Sebastian
 1964 The Girl-Getters
 1959-1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
Pepi / Theodore
- A Question in Ice (1964) ... Pepi
- Toys of the Dead (1959) ... Theodore (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Aristides / Joe Catelli
- Sophia (1964) ... Aristides
- The King of the Beggars (1963) ... Joe Catelli
 1963 The Crimson Blade
Capt. Tom Sylvester
 1963 These Are the Damned
 1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dan / David
- The Second Chef (1962) ... Dan
- Murder in Shorthand (1962) ... David
 1962 Night Creatures
Harry Cobtree
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Brocaire, a pirate
 1961 Call Me Genius
Artist in Cafe
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Man with Bucket on His Head (uncredited)
 1961 His and Hers
 1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
Lord Melton (uncredited)
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Teddy Boy in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Tough (uncredited)
 1960 Wild for Kicks
Plaid Shirt
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Babes in the Woods Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1960 The Angry Silence
 1960 Life Is a Circus
Spectator at Sideshow (uncredited)
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
- Panic Button (1959) ... Student (uncredited)
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Man at Roulette Table / Cafe Patron
- Odds Against Death (1959) ... Man at Roulette Table (uncredited)
- The Mink Coat (1959) ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1959 The Captain's Table (uncredited)
 1958 The Square Peg (uncredited)
 1955 Value for Money
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Other Works:

6/18/95: Appeared as Aleister Crowley, in the Radio 4 play, "The Death of Alexander Scriabin". See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 5 Pictorials | See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I didn't go to acting school, only to normal school. I'm not for acting schools because I suspect that the majority of the teachers are there because they can't find work as actors or because they think they can teach people to act but haven't had much experience themselves in the field. What I mean is that my skepticism derives from the fact that I believe that for an actor it's much more ... See more »


He was nearly killed in a friendly sword-fight with director Ken Russell. He described the incident in the December 1973 issue of Photoplay Film Monthly: "Ken Russell came down here last Sunday and we had a fight. I have two large, double-handed swords and he nearly killed me. He tore my shirt right down to here, and I was only fighting with a small sword, from The Three Musketeers (1973), and I ... See more »


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