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Robert Beatty (I) (1909–1992)


Robert Beatty graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto and started in amateur dramatics with the Hamilton Player's Guild. For a while, he made a living as a cashier for a gas and fuel company. In order to further hone his acting skills, he made his way to London in 1936 (on the advice of Leslie Howard) to train for acting at RADA. He ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in London, England, UK

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2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
(1968)
Where Eagles Dare
(1968)
Dial 999
Dial 999 Det. Insp. Mike Maguire
(1958-1959)
Labyrinth
Labyrinth Left Door Knocker
(1986)

Filmography

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 1989 The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Movie)
William Maitland
 1988 Diamonds High
Harry Truman
 1987 Breakthrough at Reykjavik (TV Movie)
Ronald Reagan
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
U.S. President
 1986 Labyrinth
Left Door Knocker (voice)
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
The Judge
- Minder on the Orient Express (1985) ... The Judge
 1985 Murder of a Moderate Man (TV Mini-Series)
Blind Hugh
- At the Frontier (1985) ... Blind Hugh
 1983 Superman III
Tanker Captain
 1982 Man and Superman (TV Movie)
Mr. Malone
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Pulver
- Who's Got the Lady? (1982) ... Pulver
 1981 The Amateur
Ambassador Neville
 1981 The Rose Medallion (TV Series)
Chris Condoli
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Chris Condoli
 1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
General Halstead
- The Martians (1980) ... General Halstead (credit only)
- The Settlers (1980) ... General Halstead
- The Expeditions (1980) ... General Halstead
 1979 Suez 1956 (TV Movie)
Robert Murphy
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball
Senator Milburn
 1979 Park Ranger (TV Series)
Tom Barry
- Waste (1979) ... Tom Barry
 1978 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Bran Foster
- The Way Back (1978) ... Bran Foster
 1977 Golden Rendezvous
Dr. Howard Taubman
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Proculus
- Part 1 (1977) ... Proculus
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Col. Ilenko
- Target! (1976) ... Col. Ilenko
 1976 Thriller (TV Series)
Dan Summers
- Sleepwalker (1976) ... Dan Summers
 1975 The Venturers (TV Series)
Harmer Loden
- The Honeypot (1975) ... Harmer Loden
 1974 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Lord Beaverbrook
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Sheriff (credit only)
 1974 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Trench
- Ice Storm (1974) ... Trench
 1972 Pope Joan
Dr. Corwin
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Sir George Hudson
- Living Like a Lord (1972) ... Sir George Hudson
- Don't Rock the Boat (1972) ... Sir George Hudson
- All Very Hush, Hush (1972) ... Sir George Hudson
 1972 Sitting Target
Gun Dealer
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Zeeder
- Time Lock (1972) ... Mr. Zeeder
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Pinot
- Joker One (1969) ... Pinot
 1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Kirby
- There's a Nasty Word - Love (1969) ... Kirby
 1968 Where Eagles Dare
Carnaby
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
 1967 Bikini Paradise
Commissioner
 1967 The 25th Hour
Col. Greenfield
 1966 Doctor Who (TV Series)
General Cutler
- The Tenth Planet: Episode 4 (1966) ... General Cutler
- The Tenth Planet: Episode 3 (1966) ... General Cutler
- The Tenth Planet: Episode 2 (1966) ... General Cutler
- The Tenth Planet: Episode 1 (1966) ... General Cutler
 1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Steve Jefferson
- A Hero of Our Times (1966) ... Steve Jefferson
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
District Attorney Knowlton - Counsel for the Prosecution
- The Lady and the Axe (1965) ... District Attorney Knowlton - Counsel for the Prosecution
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Major Glen Sanborn
- Operation Makeshift (1965) ... Major Glen Sanborn
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
George Shelton
- The Quick and the Dead (1964) ... George Shelton
 1964 The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse
Col. Matson
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
Larry Hoffman
 1961 Tremor
Evan Millford
 1961 Sally Ann Howes Variety Show (TV Movie)
 1960 The Shakedown
Jarvis
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Michael Steel
- Invitation to Murder (1959) ... Michael Steel
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Nat McGarry
- Notes for a Love Song (1959) ... Nat McGarry
 1959 Chelsea at Nine (TV Series)
Host
- Episode #2.55 (1959) ... Host
 1958-1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Mike Maguire
- The Great Gold Robbery (1959) ... Det. Insp. Mike Maguire
- The Big Fish (1959) ... Det. Insp. Mike Maguire
- Thames Division (1959) ... Det. Insp. Mike Maguire
- Special Mission (1959) ... Det. Insp. Mike Maguire
- Rolling Racketeers (1959) ... Det. Insp. Mike Maguire
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Grubber Evans
- A Call to London (1959) ... Grubber Evans
 1958 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Brady / Invisible Man
- Pilot Story (1958) ... Dr. Peter Brady / Invisible Man (voice, uncredited)
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle
- The Happiest Millionaire (1957) ... Anthony J. Drexel Biddle
 1957 Time Lock
Pete Dawson
 1957 Something of Value
Elizabeth's Husband - Jeff Newton
 1957 Tarzan and the Lost Safari
Tusker Hawkins
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
John Templar
- Atom at Spithead (1957) ... John Templar
 1954-1957 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Bulldog Drummond / Royal Belfont / Steve Haynes / ...
- Bulldog Drummond and 'The Ludlow Affair' (1957) ... Bulldog Drummond
- To What Great Heights (1956) ... Royal Belfont
- Rendezvous at Dawn (1956) ... Steve Haynes
- Guy in the Middle (1956) ... Rodney
- Heritage (1955) ... Lt. / Cdr. James Duncan, RCN
 1957 The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
Joe / Peter Fleming / Carl Beckett
- The Racing Car Story (1957) ... Joe
- The Escape Story (1957) ... Peter Fleming
- The G.I. Returns Story (1957) ... Carl Beckett
 1956 Introducing Canada (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1955 Postmark for Danger
Tim Forrester
 1950-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Van / Pierce Butler / Hal Hurst / ...
- Idiot's Delight (1955) ... Harry Van
- Georgia Story (1955) ... Pierce Butler
- One White Rose (1952)
- No Smoking! (1952) ... Hal Hurst
- A Soldier for Christmas (1950) ... Private William Mackenzie
 1955 Tales of Hans Anderson (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Cripple Boy (1955) ... Narrator (voice)
- Wee Willie Winkie (1955) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1955) ... Narrator (voice)
 1955 Out of the Clouds
Nick Millbourne
 1954 Loves of Three Queens
Menelao (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
 1953 Break to Freedom
Jim
 1953 The Square Ring
Kid Curtis
 1953 The Broken Horseshoe
Dr. Mark Fenton
 1953 The Horse's Mouth
Bob Jefferson
 1953 Thanksgiving Day (TV Movie)
Captain Glen Taylor, USAF
 1953 Man on a Tightrope
Barovic
 1953 Project M7
Maj. Sam Seagram
 1952 Bulldog Drummond (Short)
Bulldog Drummond
 1952 The Gentle Gunman
Shinto
 1952 Dead on Course
Nick Talbot
 1952 The Figurehead (Short) (voice)
 1951 The Magic Box
Lord Beaverbrook
 1951 There's Always Juliet (TV Movie)
Dwight
 1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond
Arthur Gunns
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Lt. William Bush
 1951 Joseph Proctor's Money (TV Movie)
George Marsh / Sam Marsh
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy
Antonio Pellegrini
 1950 Frankie and Johnny (TV Movie)
Johnny
 1950 The 20 Questions Murder Mystery
Bob Beacham
 1949 Lost Daughter
Campbell Reid
 1948 Another Shore
Gulliver
 1948 Counterblast
Dr. Paul Rankin
 1948 Against the Wind
Father Philip
 1947 Green Fingers
Thomas Stone
 1947 Odd Man Out
Dennis
 1946 Appointment with Crime
Det. Insp. Rogers
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
US Crewman (uncredited)
 1944 It Happened One Sunday
Tom Stevens
 1943 San Demetrio London
'Yank' Preston
 1942 Spitfire
American Airman (uncredited)
 1942 Flying Fortress
Connor (uncredited)
 1942 Suspected Person
Franklin
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Sgt. Hopkins
 1941 49th Parallel
RCMP Mountie in Alberta (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Suicide Squadron
Reporter with Carol (uncredited)
 1940 Goofer Trouble (Short)
2nd Canadian Pilot
 1939 For Those in Peril (TV Short)
The Commander
 1939 Murder in the Night
Jack (uncredited)
 1939 Footsteps in the Sand
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Appeared in two films from the Superman franchise, but playing different roles: in Superman III (1983) he played a Tanker Captain while in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) he played the U.S. President. See more »

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