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Max Adrian (I) (1902–1973)


Grandiose Irish stage, film and television character player Max Adrian, a noted classical performer and musical comedy revue star with a highly distinctive voice and "old school" acting style, was born Max Bor on November 1, 1902, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. The son of Edward Norman Cavendish Bor and wife Mabel Lloyd Thornton, Max ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Boy Friend
(1971)
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Dr. Blake (segment "Vampire")
(1965)
Henry V
Henry V The Dauphin
(1944)
The Music Lovers
The Music Lovers Nicholas Rubinstein
(1971)

Filmography

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 1971 The Boy Friend
Max
 1971 George Bernard Shaw (TV Mini-Series)
George Bernard Shaw
 1971 The Devils
Ibert
 1971 The Music Lovers
Nicholas Rubinstein
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Nathan W. Potts
- Alma Mater (1971) ... Nathan W. Potts
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Ferdy Rabenstein
- The Alien Corn (1970) ... Ferdy Rabenstein
 1969-1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Sen. Ludicrus Sextus
- The Love Potion (1970) ... Sen. Ludicrus Sextus
- Spartacus (1970) ... Sen. Ludicrus Sextus
- The Actors (1970) ... Sen. Ludicrus Sextus
- Britannicus (1970) ... Sen. Ludicrus Sextus
- The Senator and the Asp (1970) ... Sen. Ludicrus Sextus
 1969 The First Night of 'Pygmalion' (TV Movie)
Bernard Shaw
 1969 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Ludicrus
- Up Pompeii! (1969) ... Ludicrus
 1968-1969 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Albert / Frederick Delius
- J.B. Priestley (1969) ... Albert
- Song of Summer (1968) ... Frederick Delius
 1968 Point Counter Point (TV Mini-Series)
John Bidlake
- The Kingdom of Heaven (1968) ... John Bidlake
- Death of a Freeman (1968) ... John Bidlake
- A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go (1968) ... John Bidlake
- Flesh of My Flesh (1968) ... John Bidlake
- Golden Lads and Girls (1968) ... John Bidlake
 1968 Luther (TV Movie)
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Abbot
- The Devil a Monk Would Be (1967) ... The Abbot
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1967)
- Episode #1.3 (1967)
 1967 Uncle Vanya (TV Movie)
Wladimirowitch Serebriakow
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Prof. Serebyakov
- Uncle Vanya (1967) ... Prof. Serebyakov
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
The Chosen One
- The High Terrace (1967) ... The Chosen One
 1967 The Terrornauts
Dr. Henry Shore
 1967 The Deadly Affair
Morton - Adviser (aka Marlene Dietrich)
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
Thomas Calleia
- The Sugar Man (1966) ... Thomas Calleia
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Dr. Klein
- Ticket to Terror (1966) ... Dr. Klein
 1966 The World of Wooster (TV Series)
Uncle George
- Jeeves and the Indian Summer of an Uncle (1966) ... Uncle George
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Norris
- Case Suspended (1966) ... Norris
 1966 Take a Sapphire (TV Movie)
Dom Juan
 1965 Doctor Who (TV Series)
King Priam
- Horse of Destruction (1965) ... King Priam
- Death of a Spy (1965) ... King Priam
- Small Prophet, Quick Return (1965) ... King Priam
 1965 Famous Gossips (TV Series)
Parson Yorick
- Parson Yorick: The Sentimental Traveler (1965) ... Parson Yorick
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Dr. Blake (segment "Vampire")
 1964 Victoria Regina (TV Mini-Series)
Benjamin Disraeli
- Winter (1964) ... Benjamin Disraeli
- Autumn (1964) ... Benjamin Disraeli
 1956-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Elie de Coetquidan / Frick / William Goodman
- The Bachelors (1964) ... Elie de Coetquidan
- The Pets (1960) ... Frick
- The Terror (1956) ... William Goodman
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Dr. Driffield
- The Frantick Rebel (1964) ... Dr. Driffield
 1964 Midsummer Nightmare (Short)
Puck (voice)
 1963 Uncle Vanya
Prof. Alexander Serebryakov
 1963 As You Like It (TV Movie)
Jacques
 1962 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Fagin
- Episode #1.13 (1962) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.12 (1962) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.11 (1962) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.10 (1962) ... Fagin
- Episode #1.9 (1962) ... Fagin
 1961/II Time Remembered (TV Movie)
Ferdinand
 1957-1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Pew / Marquis St. Evremonde / Sir Matthew Sprott
- Treasure Island (1960) ... Pew
- A Tale of Two Cities (1958) ... Marquis St. Evremonde
- Beyond This Place (1957) ... Sir Matthew Sprott
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Marquis Jacques De La Roget
- Image of Death (1959) ... Marquis Jacques De La Roget
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Ralph Jennings
- The Case of the Deadly Toy (1959) ... Ralph Jennings
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Robert Stone
- Banquo's Chair (1959) ... Robert Stone
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Crary
- The Angry Young Man (1959) ... Crary
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Prosecutor
- The Second Man (1959) ... Prosecutor
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Adventures of the Sea Hawk (TV Series)
Higgins
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... Higgins
 1957 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
 1957 Camera Three (TV Series)
The Narrator
- The Story of the Soldier (1957) ... The Narrator
 1952 The Pickwick Papers
Aide
 1952 The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird
The King (English version, voice)
 1952 Penny Plain (TV Movie)
 1951 Pool of London
Charlie Vernon - acrobat / George
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy
Catoni
 1949 Tuppence Coloured (TV Movie)
 1949 Oranges and Lemons (TV Movie)
 1949 Charley Junior's Schooldays (Short) (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Robinson Charley (Short) (voice)
 1944 Henry V
The Dauphin
 1942 Talk About Jacqueline
Lionel
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Richard Sheridan
 1942 Courageous Mr. Penn
Elton
 1941 Jeannie
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps
Chester Coote
 1939 Marco Millions (TV Movie)
 1938 Count Albany (TV Movie)
Strange Gentleman
 1938 Merely Mr. Hawkins
Mr. Fletcher
 1937 Why Pick on Me?
Jack Mills
 1937 Macushla
Kerry Muldoon
 1936 Nothing Like Publicity
Bob Wharncliffe
 1936 The Happy Family
Noel Hutt
 1936 To Catch a Thief
Salesman
 1936 A Touch of the Moon
Francis Leverton
 1934 The Primrose Path
Julian Leigh
 1934 Eight Cylinder Love (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in Alan Melville, Simon Phipps, Paul Dehn, and Herbret Farjeon's revue, "Penny Plain," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Joyce Grenfell, Elisabeth Welch, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Rose Hill, Moyra Fraser, Julian Orchard, and Jimmy Thompson in the cast. Laurier Lister was director. Richard Addinsell, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Max Cavendish

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

He received a three-month jail sentence in 1943 for a homosexual offense. Many felt the sentence unjust, and it did not seem to have too adverse an effect upon his acting career. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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