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Robert Morley (I) (1908–1992)


English character actor Robert Morley was educated in England, Germany, France and Italy. His family planned for him to go into the diplomatic service but he liked the idea of acting more. After studying at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London he appeared on the London stage in 1929 and in 1938 he first appeared on Broadway as the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette King Louis XVI
(1938)
Beat the Devil
Beat the Devil Peterson
(1953)
The African Queen
The African Queen The Brother / Rev. Samuel Sayer
(1951)

Filmography

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 1989 Istanbul
Atkins
 1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series)
Wentworth
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Wentworth
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Wentworth
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Wentworth
 1989 The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie)
Lord Chancellor
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Alistair Tudsbury
- Part 5 (1988) ... Alistair Tudsbury
- Part 4 (1988) ... Alistair Tudsbury
- Part 3 (1988) ... Alistair Tudsbury
- Part 2 (1988) ... Alistair Tudsbury
- Part I (1988) ... Alistair Tudsbury
 1987 Little Dorrit
Lord Decimus Barnacle
 1987 The Trouble with Spies
Angus
 1987 Crossbow (TV Series)
Claude
- The Dukes of Zharinghen (1987) ... Claude
 1986 The Wind (Video)
Elias Appleby
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The King of Hearts
 1984 Second Time Lucky
God
 1983 The Old Men at the Zoo (TV Series)
Lord Godmanchester
- Armageddon (1983) ... Lord Godmanchester
- Exodus (1983) ... Lord Godmanchester
- Godmanchester's Plan (1983) ... Lord Godmanchester
- A Tall Story (1983) ... Lord Godmanchester
 1983 High Road to China
Bentik
 1982 The Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Emile Carpeau
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
British Gentleman
 1981 Loophole
Godfrey
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Henry Knox
- The Party (1980) ... Henry Knox
 1980 Oh Heavenly Dog
Bernie
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Bernstein
 1979 The Human Factor
Doctor Percival
 1976 The Fortune Hunters (TV Movie)
Mr. Justice Bosanquet
 1976 The Blue Bird
Father Time
 1975 Hugo the Hippo
Sultan (voice)
 1974 Great Expectations (TV Movie)
Uncle Pumblechook
 1973 Theater of Blood
Meredith Merridew
 1973 Many Moons (Short)
Narrator - Voice
 1971 When Eight Bells Toll
Sir Arthur Artford Jones ('Uncle Arthur')
 1970 Song of Norway
Berg
 1970 Cromwell
The Earl of Manchester
 1970 Doctor in Trouble
Captain George Spratt
 1970 Lola
Judge Roxborough
 1969 Charge! (TV Series)
Herbert Todhunter
- What's That Tie You're Wearing? (1969) ... Herbert Todhunter
- Master and Man (1969) ... Herbert Todhunter
- Grace and Favour (1969) ... Herbert Todhunter
- Take Me to Your Stationmaster (1969) ... Herbert Todhunter
- Divine Science (1969) ... Herbert Todhunter
 1969 Sinful Davey
Duke of Argyll
 1969 Some Girls Do
Miss Mary
 1968 Hot Millions
Caesar Smith
 1968 Luther (TV Movie)
Pope Leo X
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Dr. Xavier (segment "Super Simone")
 1966 The Trygon Factor
Hubert Hamlyn
 1966 Finders Keepers
Colonel Roberts
 1966 Way... Way Out
Harold Quonset
 1966 Lucy in London (TV Movie)
 1966 Tender Scoundrel
Lord Swift
 1966 Hotel Paradiso
Henri Cot
 1966 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
James Turnbull
- Episode #1.883 (1966) ... James Turnbull
- Episode #1.882 (1966) ... James Turnbull
- Episode #1.881 (1966) ... James Turnbull
- Episode #1.880 (1966) ... James Turnbull
 1965 Treasure Island (Short)
 1965 The Alphabet Murders
Hastings
 1965 Life at the Top
Tiffield
 1965 The Loved One
Sir Ambrose Ambercrombie
 1965 A Study in Terror
Mycroft Holmes
 1965 Genghis Khan
The Emperor Of China
 1964 Topkapi
Cedric Page
 1964 Rhythm 'n' Greens (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1964 Of Human Bondage
Dr. Jacobs
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
Colonel Cunliffe
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Colonel Whitforth
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Mr. Pope-Jones
 1963 The Old Dark House
Roderick Femm
 1963 Murder at the Gallop
Hector Enderby
 1963 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir William Hunter
- Our Man in Moscow (1963) ... Sir William Hunter
 1963 Nine Hours to Rama
P.K. Mussadi
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Komack
- The Big Day (1962) ... Fred Komack
 1962 The Boys
Montgomery
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Leader of the 3rd Echelon
 1962 Go to Blazes
Arson Eddie
 1961 Wonderful to Be Young!
Hamilton Black
 1959-1961 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
Mr. Micawber
- David and Mr. Micawber (1961) ... Mr. Micawber
- Uriah Heep (1959) ... Mr. Micawber
 1961 If the Crown Fits (TV Series)
King Rupert of Grabnia
- Royal Divorce (1961) ... King Rupert of Grabnia
- The Ballet (1961) ... King Rupert of Grabnia
- Peppercorn Rent (1961) ... King Rupert of Grabnia
- Gambling (1961) ... King Rupert of Grabnia
- Kythos (1961) ... King Rupert of Grabnia
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Jordan / Mr. Bumble
- Heaven Can Wait (1960) ... Mr. Jordan
- Oliver Twist (1959) ... Mr. Bumble
 1960 A Majority of One (TV Movie)
Koichi Asano
 1960 Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
 1960 The Battle of the Sexes
Robert Macpherson
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Laffler
- Specialty of the House (1959) ... Mr. Laffler
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
John Tarleton
- Misalliance (1959) ... John Tarleton
 1959 Libel
Sir Wilfred
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Micawber
- Young David (1959) ... Mr. Micawber
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Sebastian Le Boeuf
- Hook, Line and Sinker (1959) ... Sebastian Le Boeuf
 1959 The Journey
Hugh Deverill
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
Sir Ralph Bloomfield-Bonington
 1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
Uncle Lucius
 1958 Law and Disorder
Judge Sir Edward Crichton
 1956 Fanny (TV Movie)
Panisse
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Ralph - Bank of England Governor
 1956 Loser Takes All
Dreuther
 1956 A Likely Tale (TV Movie)
Oswald Petersham / Jonah Petersham
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Arnold Holt
- Edward My Son (1955) ... Arnold Holt
 1955 Quentin Durward
King Louis XI
 1954 Beau Brummell
King George III
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Logan
 1954 The Good Die Young
Sir Francis Ravenscourt
 1953 Beat the Devil
Peterson
 1953 The Final Test
Alexander Whitehead
 1953 Melba
Oscar Hammerstein I
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
William S. Gilbert
 1952 Curtain Up
W.H. 'Harry' Derwent Blacker
 1951 The African Queen
The Brother / Rev. Samuel Sayer
 1951 Outcast of the Islands
Elmer Almayer
 1951 Parent-Craft (TV Series)
R. Cressington-Tallboy
- Episode #1.6 (1951) ... R. Cressington-Tallboy
- Episode #1.5 (1951) ... R. Cressington-Tallboy
- Episode #1.4 (1951) ... R. Cressington-Tallboy
- Episode #1.3 (1951) ... R. Cressington-Tallboy
- Episode #1.2 (1951) ... R. Cressington-Tallboy
 1949 Edward, My Son
Cameo (uncredited)
 1949 Hour of Glory
The Minister
 1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Gen. 'Jumbo' Burlap / Nawab of Bagwash
 1945 A Yank in London
Duke of Exmoor
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Charles James Fox
 1942 The Foreman Went to France
Mayor Coutare of Bivary
 1942 Partners in Crime (Short)
Judge (uncredited)
 1942 This Was Paris
Van Der Stuyl
 1942 The Big Blockade
German: Von Geiselbrecht
 1941 Major Barbara
Andrew Undershaft
 1941 You Will Remember
Tom Barrett / Leslie Stuart
 1938 Marie Antoinette
King Louis XVI
 1935 Scrooge
Rich man (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (14 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (45 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Show me the man who has enjoyed his schooldays and I will show you a bully and a bore. See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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