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Charles Gray (I) (1928–2000)


The son of a surveyor, Charles Gray grew up in Queens Park, London, and went to school in his home town of Bournemouth. As a young actor, he received his vocal training from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Old Vic, having long abandoned his first job as clerk for a real estate agent. His voice was to become one of ... See full bio »

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 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Adm. Balchen
 1998 The Tichborne Claimant
Arundell
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
The Judge
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... The Judge
 1992 Tales from the Poop Deck (TV Series)
Adm. Dennis De'Ath
- Till De'Ath Do Us Part (1992) ... Adm. Dennis De'Ath
- Here Be Pirates! (1992) ... Adm. Dennis De'Ath
 1991 The Heroic Legend of Arislan
Priest (1993) (English version, voice)
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Maurice Hussey
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... Maurice Hussey
 1991 Shrinks (TV Series)
Lord Rissington
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Lord Rissington
 1991 Firestar: First Contact
Commodore Vandross
 1990 The Paper Man (TV Mini-Series)
Prime Minister
 1989 Blackeyes (TV Mini-Series)
Sebastian
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Sebastian
 1989 The Nineteenth Hole (TV Series)
Colonel Westray
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Colonel Westray
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Small World (TV Mini-Series)
Rudyard Parkinson
- Hurry Up, Please, It's Time (1988) ... Rudyard Parkinson
- Throbbing and Waiting (1988) ... Rudyard Parkinson
- What Shall We Do Tomorrow? (1988) ... Rudyard Parkinson
- Unreal Cities (1988) ... Rudyard Parkinson
 1988 Hannay (TV Series)
Commander Nevil
- The Fellowship of the Black Stone (1988) ... Commander Nevil
 1987 Dreams Lost, Dreams Found (TV Movie)
Jason Klein
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
Narrator
- Cariani and the Courtesans (1987) ... Narrator
 1987 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
The Earl of Albany
- Keeping Score (1987) ... The Earl of Albany
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Sir Jack Fenn
- Fit (1986) ... Sir Jack Fenn
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Mr. Dent
- Casey at the Bat (1986) ... Mr. Dent
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series)
Bart Bellow
- What Dreams May Come? (1985) ... Bart Bellow
 1984 The Gourmet (TV Movie)
Manley Kingston
 1984 A Profile of Arthur J. Mason (TV Movie)
Henry
 1984 The Jigsaw Man
Sir James Chorley
 1983 An Englishman Abroad (TV Movie)
Claudius
 1981 Troilus & Cressida (TV Movie)
Pandarus
 1981 Ticket to Heaven
Musician
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
Bates, The Butler
 1980 Marie (TV Series)
Various Roles (1980-1981)
 1980 We, the Accused (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Hayman Drewer
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Sir Hayman Drewer
 1980 Heartland (TV Series)
 1979 Schalcken the Painter (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1979 Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie)
Rogers
 1979 The House on Garibaldi Street (TV Movie)
Gen. Lischke
 1979 Ike: The War Years (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. 'Freddie' DeGuingand
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Brownhill
- Hazell and the Deptford Virgin (1979) ... Brownhill
 1979 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Julius Caesar
 1978 Richard II (TV Movie)
Duke of York
 1978 Silver Bears
Charles Cook
 1978 Across a Crowded Room (TV Movie)
 1977 Three Dangerous Ladies
Santander (segment "The Island")
 1977 Drama (TV Series)
The Producer
 1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
- The Late Wife (1977)
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles
- Cheers (1977) ... Charles
 1974-1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Tailor / HM Inspector of Constabulary (II)
- Alarums and Excursions (1976) ... Tailor
- We're in This Together (1974) ... HM Inspector of Constabulary (II)
 1976 Seven Nights in Japan
Henry Hollander
 1976 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Malvolio
 1975 Mutiny (TV Movie)
 1975 The Philanthropist (TV Movie)
Braham
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Duke of Portland
- Mutiny (1975) ... Duke of Portland
 1975 The Venturers (TV Series)
Tony Challon
- The Cannibals (1975) ... Tony Challon
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Hilary Vance
- Murder on the Midnight Express (1975) ... Hilary Vance
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Hugo Vardon
- Firing Point (1974) ... Hugo Vardon
 1974 The Beast Must Die
Arthur Bennington
 1974 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Mikail Zigorin
- A Time to Remember (1974) ... Mikail Zigorin
 1974 Sex Through the Ages
Narrator (voice)
 1973 Tales That Witness Madness
Jack Hawkins Voice Double (voice, uncredited)
 1973 The Upper Crusts (TV Series)
Lord Seacroft / Lord Seacroft Snr.
- Putting on the Ritz (1973) ... Lord Seacroft
- A Tradition of Service (1973) ... Lord Seacroft
- Sitting Pretty (1973) ... Lord Seacroft
- One Door Opens (1973) ... Lord Seacroft
- By Endeavour Alone (1973) ... Lord Seacroft / Lord Seacroft Snr.
 1973 Theatre of Blood
Solomon Psaltery (voice, uncredited)
 1972 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Sir Edwin Partridge
- Married Love (1972) ... Sir Edwin Partridge
 1971 London (Short)
Mr. Mapleton, Tailor
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Oxlade
- Michael Regan (1971) ... Oxlade
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Man
- A Situation Full of Promise (1971) ... Man (uncredited)
 1971 When Eight Bells Toll
Sir Anthony Skouras (voice, uncredited)
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Micky
- Nine Bean Rows (1970) ... Micky
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
The Storyteller
- The Closed Shop (1970) ... The Storyteller
 1970 The Executioner
Vaughan Jones
 1969 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Antonio
 1969 Mosquito Squadron
Air Commodore Hufford
 1969 The Nine Ages of Nakedness
Narrator (voice)
 1966-1968 Love Story (TV Series)
Bender / John Trewardine
- The Egg on the Face of the Tiger (1968) ... Bender
- A Toy Soldier (1966) ... John Trewardine
 1959-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Felix Hull
- The Three Wives of Felix Hull (1968) ... Felix Hull
- Guest Appearance (1959)
 1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Gen. Adrian Cox-Roberts
 1967 The Man Outside
Charles Griddon
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Michael Rennane
- The Schloss Belt (1965) ... Michael Rennane
 1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Quill
- The Lodger (1965) ... Quill
 1965 Masquerade
Benson
 1965 Tea Party (TV Movie)
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
David
- Drama '63: The Perfect Friday (1963) ... David
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Verdon
- Personal and Private (1963) ... Verdon
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Abel Jones
- The Tycoons (1962) ... Abel Jones
 1960-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Malcolm Turnbull / Ulysses / Harry Branksome
- Any Other Business? (1961) ... Malcolm Turnbull
- A Matter of Principle ... Harry Branksome
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Zameda / Alexis Buller
- The Deputy Coyannis Story (1961) ... Zameda
- The Key (1960) ... Alexis Buller
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Tom Ramsey
- The Ant and the Grasshopper (1960) ... Tom Ramsey
 1960 Man in the Moon
Leo
 1960 The Entertainer
Columnist
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Dominguez / Paul Lederer / Sadik Bey
- Money to Burn (1960) ... Dominguez
- The Man in the Road (1960) ... Paul Lederer
- The Slaver (1959) ... Sadik Bey
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Sir Miles
- Who Is Gustav Varnia? (1959) ... Sir Miles
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Richard Bates
- Episode #1.16 (1959) ... Richard Bates
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Gomez
 1959 Follow a Star
Taciturn Man at Party (uncredited)
 1959 The Desperate Man
Lawson
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Peter Thal
- The Vanishing Evidence (1959) ... Peter Thal
 1959 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Tickle
- In Camera (1959) ... Tickle
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Markheim
- Markheim (1959) ... Markheim
 1958 Expresso Bongo (TV Movie)
Capt. Cyril Mavors
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Frank Gibbs
- Uncle Bentley and the Matchmaker (1958) ... Frank Gibbs
 1958 Heart of a Child
Fritz Heiss
 1958 I Accuse!
Capt. Brossard
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Sir Blaise
- The Mark (1957) ... Sir Blaise
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Varenza / Pierre De Foix
- The Suspects (1957) ... Varenza
- Choice of Weapons (1957) ... Pierre De Foix
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andrews, Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, Donald Pleasance, Robert Shaw, and Nigel Davenport in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw... See more »

Alternate Names:

Oliver Gray

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Neighbor and close friend of Ava Gardner. See more »

Trademark:

Aristocratic manner and a distinctive silky voice See more »

Nickname:

No Neck

Star Sign:

Virgo

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