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Maurice Evans (I) (1901–1989)

A grand, robust, highly theatrical British classical actor, Maurice Evans was the son of a justice of the peace who enjoyed amateur playwriting on the side. In fact, his father adapted several adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novels and Evans would often appear in them. Early interest also came in London choirs as a boy tenor. Making his professional... See full bio »

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 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (TV Movie)
Mr. Leroy Wintermore
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Hollister Dale
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
- Jeopardy (1980)
 1979 The Jerk
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Helmsley the Butler
- The Beachcomber/The Last Whodunnit (1978) ... Helmsley the Butler
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Leopold Summers
- School of Fear (1975) ... Leopold Summers
 1975 Columbo (TV Series)
- Forgotten Lady (1975) ... Raymond
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Dr. Grant
- The Patriots (1975) ... Dr. Grant
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Judge N.D.
- Fear Is a Free-Throw (1974) ... Judge N.D.
 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping (TV Movie)
Chairman of the Board
 1973 Terror in the Wax Museum
Inspector Daniels
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Roger White
- The Murrow Disappearance (1972) ... Roger White
 1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie)
Harry Masters
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Admiral Nathaniel Johnson
- Never Give the Fuzz an Even Break (1969) ... Admiral Nathaniel Johnson
 1964-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Alaskan Policeman / Professor Whitecliff / Seven Ages of Man Narrator / ...
- Alaska or an Icicle Built for Two (1969) ... Alaskan Policeman
- Cauliflower Fiddles While Bolivar Burns (1968) ... Professor Whitecliff
- The Seven Ages of Man (1967) ... Seven Ages of Man Narrator / District Attorney
- The Taming of the Schmo (1964) ... Sir Neville Nebbish
 1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Edward Hewitt
- Danger Road (1969) ... Edward Hewitt
 1969 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Easler
- U.M.C. (1969) ... Dr. Easler
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Harold Wyler
- An Agent of the Plaintiff (1969) ... Harold Wyler
 1969 The Body Stealers
Dr. Matthews
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Victor Toller
- The Intermediary (1968) ... Victor Toller
 1967-1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
General Basil Bertram / General Bertram
- The Four O'Clock Army: Part 2 (1968) ... General Basil Bertram
- The Four O'Clock Army: Part 1 (1968) ... General Basil Bertram
- Algie B for Brave (1967) ... General Bertram
- Basil of the Bulge (1967) ... General Bertram
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
Bishop Cauchon
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
- Oedipus at Colonus (1967) ... Jahbad
 1967 Jack of Diamonds
Nicolai Vodkine
 1967 Los traidores de San Ángel
James Keefe
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
- Beaumarchais (1967) ... Beaumarchais
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- The Game (1965) ... Abelard
 1965 Enter Hamlet (Short)
Hamlet (voice)
 1959-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Captain George Kingston
- No Leave for the Captain (1959) ... Captain George Kingston
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
British General
- Episode #5.20 (1960) ... British General
 1960 The Tempest (TV Movie)
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
Narrator, 'The Gospel according to Mark:'
 1958 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Tony Wendice
 1957 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
 1956 Man and Superman (TV Movie)
John Tanner
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie)
Host / Narrator
 1955 Dream Girl (TV Movie)
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1954 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
King Richard II
 1953 Hamlet (TV Movie)
 1935 Scrooge
Poor man
 1935 Checkmate
Phillip Allen
 1934 Bypass to Happiness
 1934 The Only Girl
 1934 The Path of Glory
Anton Maroni
 1932 Marry Me
Paul Hart
 1932 Wedding Rehearsal
George Thompson aka Tootles
 1931 Cupboard Love (Short)
 1930 Should a Doctor Tell?
Roger Smith
 1930 Raise the Roof
Rodney Langford
 1929 White Cargo
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Stage Play: Hamlet. Tragedy (revival). Based on William Shakespeare. Written by Maurice Evans. Music by Roger Adams. Directed by George Schaefer. City Center: 3 Jun 1946- 15 Jun 1946 (16 performances). Cast: Robert Berger, Blanche Collins, Booth Colman, Whitfield Connor (as "Horatio, friend to Hamlet"), Lili Darvas (as "Gertrude, Queen of ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on his job as producer of Shakespeare plays for the "Hallmark Hall of Fame"]: Our job is to lead public taste, not play to what is thought to be public taste.


Won a special Tony Award in 1950 for his body of stage work. See more »


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