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Harry Andrews (I) (1911–1989)


British character actor Harry Andrews had the sort of massive granite face and square jaw that would stamp that career, but he set himself apart with brilliant stage and screen work. He had graduated from Wrekin College in Shropshire and then moved on to the stage, appearing with Liverpool Repertory in 1933 and focusing on Shakespearean roles. He ... See full bio »

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

Known For

Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain Senior Civil Servant
(1969)
Superman
Superman 2nd Elder
(1978)
The Hill
The Hill R.S.M. Wilson
(1965)
Moby Dick
Moby Dick Stubb
(1956)

Filmography

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 1989 Cause célèbre (TV Movie)
Francis Rattenbury
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Arthur
- Clowns (1989) ... Arthur
 1988 Jack the Ripper (TV Series)
Coroner Wynne Baxter
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Coroner Wynne Baxter
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Coroner Wynne Baxter
 1986 All Passion Spent (TV Series)
Fitzgeorge
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Fitzgeorge
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Fitzgeorge
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Fitzgeorge
 1986 Inside Story (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Glenross
- Auld Lang Syne (1986) ... Lord Glenross
- Over My Dead Body (1986) ... Lord Glenross
 1986 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Bellinger
- The Second Stain (1986) ... Lord Bellinger
 1985 Mesmerized
Old Thompson
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Matey
- Lent (1985) ... Matey
 1985 Dynasty (TV Series)
Thomas 'Tom' Fitzsimmons Carrington
- The Will (1985) ... Thomas 'Tom' Fitzsimmons Carrington
 1982 A.J. Wentworth, B.A. (TV Series)
Rev. R. Gregory Saunders - The Headmaster
- The Outsider (1982) ... Rev. R. Gregory Saunders - The Headmaster
- Founder's Day (1982) ... Rev. R. Gregory Saunders - The Headmaster
- IIIA Goes to War (1982) ... Rev. R. Gregory Saunders - The Headmaster
- Problems, Problems (1982) ... Rev. R. Gregory Saunders - The Headmaster
- Mud Larks (1982) ... Rev. R. Gregory Saunders - The Headmaster
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Klausner
- The Sound Machine (1981) ... Klausner
 1981 Seven Dials Mystery (TV Movie)
Superintendent Battle
 1980 Hawk the Slayer
High Abbot
 1980 Closing Ranks (TV Movie)
Sir James Croft
 1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
Lord George Carnarvon
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Whicher
- Constance Kent: Part 8 (1980) ... Chief Insp. Whicher
- Constance Kent: Part 7 (1980) ... Chief Insp. Whicher
- Constance Kent: Part 6 (1980) ... Chief Insp. Whicher
- Constance Kent: Part 5 (1980) ... Chief Insp. Whicher
- Constance Kent: Part 4 (1980) ... Chief Insp. Whicher
 1979 A Question of Faith
Leo Tolstoy
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Capt. Edward J. Smith
 1978 Superman
2nd Elder
 1978 Watership Down
Gen. Woundwort (voice)
 1978 Death on the Nile
Barnstaple
 1978 The Medusa Touch
Assistant Commissioner
 1978 The Big Sleep
Norris
 1978 The Four Feathers (TV Movie)
General David Feversham
 1977 Equus
Harry Dalton
 1977 Crossed Swords
Hertford
 1976 The Passover Plot
Yohanan the Baptist
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series)
Darius Clayhanger
- The Chain Is Broken (1976) ... Darius Clayhanger
- The Glorious Jubilee (1976) ... Darius Clayhanger
- Laid Aside (1976) ... Darius Clayhanger
- Punishment (1976) ... Darius Clayhanger
- Love (1976) ... Darius Clayhanger
 1976 The Blue Bird
Oak
 1976 Sky Riders
Auerbach
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
Gen. William Howe
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Greeves
- Two Gentle People (1975) ... Greeves
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Colonel Bruce / General Bruce
- Alix (1975) ... General Bruce
- The New World (1975) ... Colonel Bruce
- An Experiment in Education (1975) ... Colonel Bruce
 1974 The Internecine Project
Bert Parsons
 1974 The Story of Jacob and Joseph (TV Movie)
Isaac
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Gen. Sanderson
- An Affair of Honour (1973) ... Gen. Sanderson
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Mackintosh
 1973 Theater of Blood
Trevor Dickman
 1973 Man at the Top
Lord Clive Ackerman
 1972 Man of La Mancha
The Innkeeper / The Governor
 1972 What the Peeper Saw
Headmaster
 1972 The Ruling Class
Ralph Gurney - 13th Earl of Gurney
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Leo Tolstoy
- The Last Journey (1972) ... Leo Tolstoy
 1972 I Want What I Want
Roy's Father
 1972 Burke & Hare
Dr. Knox
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
Grand Duke Nicholas (Nikolasha)
 1971 The Nightcomers
Master of the House
 1970 Wuthering Heights
Mr. Earnshaw
 1970 Too Late the Hero
Col. Thompson
 1970 Brotherly Love
Brig. Crieff
 1969 A Nice Girl Like Me
Savage, Caretaker
 1969 Destiny of a Spy (TV Movie)
Gen. Kirk
 1969 Battle of Britain
Senior Civil Servant
 1969 The Southern Star
Kramer
 1969 Play Dirty
Brig. Blore
 1968 The Sea Gull
Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin
 1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's
Jacob Schpitendavel
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
Fraser
 1967 I'll Never Forget What's'isname
Gerald Sater
 1967 Danger Route
Canning
 1967 The Long Duel
Stafford
 1967 The Jokers
Insp. Marryatt
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Gen. Stulpnagel (uncredited)
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Inspector Mendel
 1966 Modesty Blaise
Sir Gerald Tarrant
 1965 Sands of the Kalahari
Grimmelman
 1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy
Bramante
 1965 The Hill
R.S.M. Wilson
 1965 The Truth About Spring
Judd Sellers
 1965 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Sam Ryan
- The Paper Man (1965) ... Sam Ryan
 1964 The Girl-Getters
Larsey
 1964 633 Squadron
Air Vice Marshal Davis
 1960-1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Ernie Leatherbound / Blanco White
- St Ernie: Leather Bound (1964) ... Ernie Leatherbound
- Some Talk of Alexander (1960) ... Blanco White
 1964 Nothing But the Best
Mr. Horton
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Goddard
- Studio '64: The Crunch (1964) ... Goddard
 1963 Underworld Informers
Supt. Alec Bestwick
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Father de Bearn
 1963 Nine Hours to Rama
Gen. Singh
 1962 Lisa
Ayoob
 1962 Reach for Glory
Capt. Curlew
 1961 Barabbas
Peter
 1961 The Best of Enemies
Capt. Rootes
 1960 Circle of Deception
Capt. Thomas Rawson
 1960 In the Nick
Chief Officer Williams
 1960 A Touch of Larceny
Capt. Graham
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
Baltor
 1959 The Devil's Disciple
Maj. Swindon
 1958 Ice Cold in Alex
M.S.M. Pugh
 1958 I Accuse!
Maj. Henry
 1957 Saint Joan
John de Stogumber
 1956 Hell in Korea
The Regular Soldiers: Sgt. Payne / Sgt Payne
 1956 Moby Dick
Stubb
 1956 Alexander the Great
Darius
 1956 Helen of Troy
Hector
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Williams
 1954 The Black Knight
Earl Of Yeonil
 1953 Paratrooper
R.S.M.
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Geza von Mattachich
- Her Royal Highness (1952) ... Lt. Geza von Mattachich
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Juba
- The Medea Cup (1952) ... Juba
- Crown of Shadows (1952)
 1939 X = o (TV Movie)
Ilus
 1939 Telecrime (TV Series)
Benson
- Circumstantial Evidence (1939) ... Benson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His theatre credits include: King Henry IV in "King Henry IV Part II" by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1951). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Trevor Howard, Alan Bates, Jack Gwillim and Basil Hoskins were among his closest friends. See more »

Trademark:

Often played sergeant-majors and other no-nonsense characters

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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