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Robert Shaw (I) (1927–1978)


Robert Shaw is best remembered as being an accomplished writer and supporting actor. His literary contributions include The Man in the Glass Booth. His films include From Russia with Love (1963), A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Sting (1973), and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). He is best remembered as Quint in Jaws (1975). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1979 Avalanche Express
Gen. Marenkov
 1977 The Deep
Romer Treece
 1976 Swashbuckler
Ned Lynch
 1975 Diamonds
Charles / Earl Hodgson
 1975 End of the Game
Richard Gastmann
 1975 Jaws
Quint
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Bernard Grier aka Blue
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- The Break (1974)
 1974 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Giles
- The Break (1974) ... Giles
 1973 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
The Oracle of all knowledge (uncredited)
 1973 The Hireling
Steven Ledbetter
 1972 A Reflection of Fear
Michael
 1971 A Town Called Hell
The Priest
 1970 Figures in a Landscape
MacConnachie
 1968 Luther (TV Movie)
Martin Luther
 1965 Tomorrow at Ten
Marlowe
 1964 The Luck of Ginger Coffey
Ginger Coffey
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
- The Twisted Rope (1963)
 1963 The Cracksman
Moke
 1963 The Guest
Aston
 1962 The Father (TV Movie)
The Captain
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
 1962 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Leontes
 1962 The Valiant
Lieutenant Field
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Tony Costello
- Bury the Dead (1961) ... Tony Costello
 1957-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie Williams / Ken Rudge / Reg Mathers
- Night Run to the West (1960) ... Charlie Williams
- Place of My Own (1960) ... Ken Rudge
- One of Us (1957) ... Reg Mathers
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Stuart
- Crack-Up (1960) ... Stuart
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Misfire (1960)
 1960 The Dark Man (TV Movie)
 1959 Libel
First Photographer
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Peter von Breck
- The Trap (1959) ... Peter von Breck
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Willy
- Extradition (1959) ... Willy
 1958 Sea Fury
Gorman
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Bob Gordon
- Voodoo Wedding (1958) ... Bob Gordon
 1957 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Movie)
Rupert of Hentzau
 1956 Hell in Korea
LCpl. Hodge
 1956 Doublecross
Ernest
 1955 The Dam Busters
Flt / Sgt. J. Pulford, D.F.M.
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Chemist at Police Exhibition (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (22 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Jean Giraudoux's play, "Tiger At the Gates", at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Michael Redgrave, Barbara Jefford, Nicholas Hannen, John Laurie, Catherine Lacey and Diane Cilento in the cast. Harold Clurman was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

What I try to achieve in acting - flamboyance - would be self-indulgence if I tried it as a writer. See more »

Trivia:

A keen sportsman, he played rugby for London Wasps. In 1957, his school quarter mile record still stood. He was an expert swordsman and a squash enthusiast. See more »

Trademark:

Deep, gruff voice and demeanor

Star Sign:

Leo

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