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Finlay Currie (1878–1968)


Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice and somewhat authoritarian demeanor, he was seldom ... See full bio »

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 1968 The Flight of the Heron (TV Mini-Series)
Angus MacMartin
- Rebellion (1968) ... Angus MacMartin
- Capture (1968) ... Angus MacMartin
 1967 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop of Digne
- Release (1967) ... Bishop of Digne
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
General
- The Chimes of Big Ben (1967) ... General
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Dodo
 1966 Brigadoon (TV Movie)
Mr.Lundie
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
 1965 United! (TV Series)
Andrew McIver
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Doll Maker
 1965 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
General Sir Hector McGregor
- The Thin Red Line (1965) ... General Sir Hector McGregor
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Landlord
- That's Two of Us Sorry (1965) ... Landlord
 1964 Who Was Maddox?
Alec Campbell
 1961-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Alec Campbell / Harvey Lane
- Who Was Maddox? (1964) ... Alec Campbell
- The Clue of the Silver Key (1961) ... Harvey Lane
 1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Angus MacLeod
- The True Lochiel (1964) ... Angus MacLeod
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina
Grandpa Stirling
 1963 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Cory
- Death of a Gladiator (1963) ... Cory
 1963 West 11
Mr. Cash
 1962-1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
O'Connell / Sir Wilfred Challis
- The Last Hangman (1963) ... O'Connell
- The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon (1962) ... Sir Wilfred Challis
 1963 The Cracksman
Feathers
 1963 Murder at the Gallop
Old Enderby
 1963 Cleopatra
Titus (uncredited)
 1963 Billy Liar
Duxbury
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Wilfred Challis
- The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon (1963) ... Sir Wilfred Challis
 1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Caldicott
- A Home of One's Own (1962) ... Mr. Caldicott
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
Lochaye
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Donald
- Highland Story (1962) ... Donald
 1961-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Davy Mitchell
- Over the Bridge (1961) ... Davy Mitchell
 1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
John Rossiter
- Wolves of God (1962) ... John Rossiter
 1962 Lisa
De Kool
 1962 Go to Blazes
Judge
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
'Jock'
- The Gallows Tree (1961) ... 'Jock'
 1961 Hand in Hand
Mr. Pritchard
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Father Superior
 1961 Clue of the Silver Key
Harvey Lane
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Capt. Sellers
 1960 The Angel Wore Red
Bishop
 1959 Ben-Hur
Balthasar / Narrator
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Supt. Charles Matheson
 1958 Tempest
Count Grinov
 1958 Dangerous Exile
Mr. Patient
 1958 The Naked Earth
Father Verity
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
MacMorriss
- Time to Go Now (1958) ... MacMorriss
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Syme
- The Human Touch (1957) ... Professor Syme
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
Old Man
 1957 The Little Hut
The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett
 1957 Abandon Ship
Mr. Wheaton
 1957 The End of the Road
Old 'Mick-Mack'
 1956 Zarak
The Mullah
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Andrew Stuart
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Palmerstone
- The Talleyrand Affair (1956) ... Palmerstone
 1954-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Jacob Van Klemens
- Jason's House (1956)
- The Patriarch (1955) ... Jacob Van Klemens
- The Witness (1954)
 1955 King's Rhapsody
King Paul
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
The Sire de Maletroit
- The Door (1955) ... The Sire de Maletroit
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
Inspector Peters
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Callahan
 1954 The Big Deadly Game
Mr. Darius
 1954 Beau Brummell
McIver, Brummel's Publisher (uncredited)
 1954 Thunder Rock (TV Movie)
Capt. Joshua Stuart
 1953 Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
Hamish MacPherson
 1953 The Broken Jug (TV Movie)
Inspector Walter
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Col. Randolph
 1952 Ivanhoe
Cedric
 1952 Kangaroo
Michael McGuire
 1952 Walk East on Beacon!
Professor Albert Kafer
 1951 Quo Vadis
Peter
 1951 People Will Talk
Shunderson
 1950 Operation X
Sir Thomas McTavish
 1950 The Black Rose
Alfgar
 1950 Trio
Mr. McLeod (in segement Sanattorium)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Senator Ellsworth Langdon
- Deep Are the Roots (1950) ... Senator Ellsworth Langdon
 1949 Whisky Galore
Narrator (uncredited)
 1949 Edward, My Son
Sir Lawrence Smythe (uncredited)
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Marquis of Tullibardine
 1948 Sleeping Car to Trieste
Alastair MacBain
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Sir Joshua Varley
 1948 So Evil My Love
Dr. Krylie
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Dr. Hammond
 1947 The Brothers
Hector Macrae
 1946 Springtime
Cobb
 1946 In the Zone (TV Movie)
Scotty
 1946 Secret Flight
Sir Duncan Wills
 1946 Woman to Woman
Theatre Manager
 1946 The Trojan Brothers
W.H. Maxwell
 1945 'I Know Where I'm Going!'
Ruairidh Mhór
 1945 Don Chicago
Bugs Mulligan
 1943 Warn That Man
Captain Andrew Fletcher
 1943 The Shipbuilders
McWain
 1943 They Met in the Dark
Merchant Captain
 1943 Underground Guerrillas
Father
 1943 Theatre Royal
Clement J. Earle
 1943 The Bells Go Down
District Officer McFarlane
 1942 The Avengers
Capt. Alstad
 1941 49th Parallel
The Factor
 1941 Crook's Tour
Tourist on Desert Bus (uncredited)
 1939 One Night, One Day... (TV Movie)
James
 1939 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
Texel
 1939 Sun Up (TV Movie)
Pap Todd
 1939 Leviathan (TV Movie)
 1938 Around the Town
Sam Wyngold
 1938 Follow Your Star
Maxie
 1937 Gaiety Girls
Creditor (uncredited)
 1937 The Edge of the World
The Gray Family: James
 1937 Command Performance
Manager
 1937 Catch As Catch Can
Al Parsons
 1937 Glamorous Night
Angus MacKintosh
 1937 Wanted!
Uncle Mart
 1936 The Gay Adventure
Porter
 1936 The Improper Duchess
Milton Lee
 1935 The Big Splash
Hartley Bassett
 1935 Heat Wave
Captain (uncredited)
 1935 In Town Tonight
The Manager
 1934 Mister Cinders
Henry Kemp
 1934 My Old Dutch
Mo
 1934 Gay Love
Highams
 1934 Little Friend
Grove
 1934 Orders Is Orders
Dave
 1934 Alexandra
Baron Seegman
 1933 It's a Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Excess Baggage
Inspector Toucan
 1933 The Good Companions
Monte Mortimer (as Findlay Currie)
 1932 Rome Express
Sam, Publicist
 1931 The Old Man
Rennett
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Other Works:

He acted in John Galsworthy's play, "The Little Man," and George Bernard Shaw's play, "Village Wooing," in a People's National Theatre production at the Little Theatre on John Street in London, England and at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Sybil Thorndike, Andrew Leigh, Robert Speaight, Edward Wheatley, and Arthur ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Findlay Currie

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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He and wife Maude had 3 daughters. Maude and all three daughters preceded him in death. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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