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Hugh Griffith (I) (1912–1980)


Enjoyably larger-than-life character actor, born in Anglesey, North Wales. Hugh Griffith left the world of banking (having been employed as a teller) after winning a scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Though he graduated a gold medallist, top of his class of 300, the war put the brakes on his career and he enlisted ... See full bio »

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(age 67) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1977 Some Like It Cool
The Caliph
 1975 Legend of the Werewolf
Maestro Pamponi
 1974 Craze
Solicitor
 1974 High School Girl
Barone di Roccadura
 1974 Take Me High
Sir Harry Cunningham
 1973 The Last Days of Man on Earth
Professor Hira
 1972 What?
Joseph Noblart
 1972 The Canterbury Tales
Sir January
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Harry Ambrose
 1972 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
Mr. Harrison
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Mickey
 1968 The Fixer
Lebedev
 1967 Brown Eye, Evil Eye
Tadeusz Bridges
 1967 The Sailor from Gibraltar
Llewellyn
 1966 How to Steal a Million
Bonnet
 1966 Danger Grows Wild
Salah Rahman Khan
 1965 Treasure Island (Short)
 1964 The Bargee
Joe Turnbull
 1964 Hide and Seek
Wilkins
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Alexander Smith
 1962 Term of Trial
O'Hara
 1962 Lisa
Van der Pink
 1962 The Counterfeit Traitor
Collins
 1960 Exodus
Mandria
 1959 The Story on Page One
Judge Edgar Neilsen
 1955 Passage Home
Pettigrew
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
The Inspector
 1954 Man with a Million
Potter (uncredited)
 1952 The Wild Heart
Andrew Vessons
 1951 The Galloping Major
Harold Temple, Process Server
 1950 Gone to Earth
Andrew Vessons
 1949 A Run for Your Money
Huw Price
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Lord High Steward
 1949 Women of Dolwyn
The Minister
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Headlam Fynne
 1948 Affairs of a Rogue
Bishop of Salisbury
 1948 So Evil My Love
Coroner
 1948 The Three Weird Sisters
Mabli Hughes
 1947 The Silver Darlings
Packman
 1940 Neutral Port
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Stage: Appeared in Jean Anouilh's play, "The Waltz of Toreadors", at the Criterion Theatre in London, England, with Beatrix Lehmann, Walter Hudd, Trader Faulkner, Brenda Bruce and Gabrielle Daye in the cast. Peter Hall was the director. See more »

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His sister Elen Roger Jones was a well-known actress in her native Wales. See more »

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