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Robert Coote (1909–1982)

Robert Coote (1909-1982) was an English actor who had a thriving career for 50 years. He is best remembered for originating the role of Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady (1964), Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe's musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (1938), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a ... See full bio »

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 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Butler
 1979 Institute for Revenge (TV Movie)
 1975 Target Risk (TV Movie)
Julian Ulrich
 1973 Theatre of Blood
Oliver Larding
 1970 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
- The Difficult Passenger (1970) ... Barker
 1968-1969 Best of Enemies (TV Series)
Willie Gordon MP
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Willie Gordon MP
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Willie Gordon MP
 1968 Kenner
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Henry Hardcastle
 1967 The Cool Ones
Stanley Krumley
 1967 Stiff Upper Lip (TV Movie)
Sir Claud Polk-Mowbray
 1966 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Charles Lewis
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Hatton / Jones
 1964 The Golden Head
 1963 The V.I.P.s
John Coburn
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident in the Garden of Eden (1960) ... Ashley
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Bunny Warren
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sgt. Beggs
- To the Sound of Trumpets (1960) ... Sgt. Beggs
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Murder in Gratitude (1959) ... Terry
 1958 The Horse's Mouth
Sir William Beeder
 1958 Merry Andrew
Dudley Larabee
 1956 The Swan
Capt. Wunderlich
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Worton / Stephen
- Dark Tribute (1955)
- Miss Marlowe at Play (1953) ... Joe Worton
- The Bargain (1952) ... Stephen
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
The Best Man
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
John Banks
- A Lesson in Love (1954) ... John Banks
 1952 The Merry Widow
Marquis De Crillon
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Sir Archibald Bruern / George
- King of the Castle (1952) ... Sir Archibald Bruern
- The Ringmaster (1952) ... George
- Sheppey (1952)
 1951 Othello
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
British Medical Officer (uncredited)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Waiter in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1951 Soldiers Three
Maj. Mercer
 1949 The Red Danube
Brigadier C.M.V. Catlock
 1948 Berlin Express
 1947 Forever Amber
Sir Thomas Dudley
 1947 The Exile
Dick Pinner
 1947 Lured
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
Cronin (uncredited)
 1943 Forever and a Day
Blind Officer
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Robert Bowen (as Flying Officer Robert Coote RCAF)
 1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife
'Batty' Battincourt
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Dr. Caley
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
 1939 Bad Lands
 1939 The House of Fear
Robert Morton
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Rollo Venables
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Karl, Paul's Butler
 1938 Blond Cheat
Gilbert Potts
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
 1937 The Sheik Steps Out
Lord Eustace Byington
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair
 1936 Rangle River
Reggie Mannister, Flight-Lieutenant
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935
 1933 Loyalties
 1931 Sally in Our Alley
Waiter At Party (uncredited)
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He acted in Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Zena Dare, Margaret Halstan, Peter Gilmore, Bob Chisholm, Max Oldaker, and Mostyn Evans in the cast. Moss Hart was director. Cecil Beaton was costume ... See more »

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Flying Officer Robert Coote RCAF


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1957 Tony Award as Best Supporting Actor (Musical) for "My Fair Lady," for his performance as Colonel Pickering, a role he created in the original Broadway production (1956-1962) and reprised in the Broadway revival (1976-1977). See more »

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