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Robert Shaw (I) (1927–1978)


Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while she was a nurse at a hospital in Truro, Cornwall. ... See full bio »

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

Known For

Jaws
Jaws Quint
(1975)
The Sting
The Sting Doyle Lonnegan
(1973)
A Man for All Seasons
(1966)

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 Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Giles
- The Break (1974) ... Giles
 1960-1974 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Giles / Wilson
- The Break (1974) ... Giles
- The Pets (1960) ... Wilson
 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
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Simone
- A Florentine Tragedy (1964) ... Simone
 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
 1961 The Train Set (TV Movie)
Henry
 1960 The Dark Man (TV Movie)
Alan Regan
 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)
Marl Renfrew
- Misfire (1960) ... Marl Renfrew
 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
 1957 Success (TV Movie)
Len Fox
 1957 Hindle Wakes (TV Movie)
Alan Jeffcote
 1956 Hell in Korea
LCpl. Hodge
 1956 Doublecross
Ernest
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Herbert
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1955) ... Herbert
 1955 The Dam Busters
Flt / Sgt. J. Pulford, D.F.M.
 1952 A Time to Be Born (TV Movie)
Melchior
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Chemist at Police Exhibition (uncredited)
 1948 Scenes from Twelfth Night and Macbeth (TV Movie)
Curio
 1947 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie) (20th March 1947 version)
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Other Works:

He acted in Jean Giraudoux's play, "Tiger At the Gates", at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Michael Redgrave, Barbara Jefford and Nicholas Hannen in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting is instant enjoyment and childlike. As an actor, Lord God, I can take an audience in a theatre and throw them in any direction. I can't do that as a writer. Writing is painful, it's lonely and you suffer and there's no immediate feedback. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 13 actors who have received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of a real-life king. The others in chronological order are Charles Laughton for The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933), Robert Morley for Marie Antoinette (1938), Basil Rathbone for If I Were King (1938), Laurence Olivier for Henry V (1944) and Richard III (1955), José Ferrer for Joan of Arc (1948), Yul Brynner ... See more »

Trademark:

Deep, gruff voice and demeanor

Star Sign:

Leo

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