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Robert Newton (I) (1905–1956)


Robert Newton was one of the great character actors -- and great characters -- of the British cinema, best remembered today for playing Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1950) and its sequel for Walt Disney in the 1950s. His portrayal of Long John Silver and of Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) created a persona that was so indelible that his vocal... See full bio »

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Known For

Around the World in 80 Days
(1956)
Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn Jem Trehearne - Sir Humphrey's Gang
(1939)
This Happy Breed
This Happy Breed Frank Gibbons
(1944)
Blackbeard, the Pirate
Blackbeard, the Pirate Edward Teach / Blackbeard
(1952)

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 1956-1957 The Adventures of Long John Silver (TV Series)
Capt. Long John Silver
- Dragon Slayer (1957) ... Capt. Long John Silver
- Devil's Stew (1957) ... Capt. Long John Silver
- Voodoo (1957) ... Capt. Long John Silver
- Strange Cargo (1957) ... Capt. Long John Silver
- The Fishwife (1957) ... Capt. Long John Silver
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Inspector Fix
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Walters
- The End of Night (1956) ... Dr. Tom Walters
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Peter J. Goodfellow
- The Derelicts (1956) ... Peter J. Goodfellow
 1953-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Philip Marshall / Mr. Fishkettle
- The Suspect (1955) ... Philip Marshall
- The Ascent of Alfred Fishkettle (1953) ... Mr. Fishkettle
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Simon Mantle / John Lindsey, the Baker
- The Argonauts (1955) ... Simon Mantle
- The Baker of Barnbury (1953) ... John Lindsey, the Baker
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Keith Dorrant
- The First and the Last (1955) ... Keith Dorrant
 1954 Long John Silver
Robert Louis Stevenson's immortal Long John Silver
 1954 The Beachcomber
Edward 'Honorable Ted' Wilson
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Gustave Pardee
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Confession (1953)
 1953 The Desert Rats
Tom Bartlett
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate
Edward Teach / Blackbeard
 1952 Androcles and the Lion
Ferrovius
 1952 Les Miserables
Etienne Javert
 1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays
Dr. Thomas Arnold
 1951 Soldiers Three
Pvt. Bill Sykes
 1950 Waterfront Women
Peter McCabe
 1950 Treasure Island
Long John Silver
 1949 The Hidden Room
Dr. Clive Riordan
 1948 Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
Harry Carter
 1948 Oliver Twist
Bill Sykes
 1948 Snowbound
Engles
 1947 Temptation Harbor
Bert Mallison
 1947 Odd Man Out
Lukey
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin
Capt. David Grant
 1944 Henry V
Ancient Pistol
 1944 This Happy Breed
Frank Gibbons
 1942 Wings and the Woman
Jim Mollison
 1942 A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle
James Brodie
 1941 Major Barbara
Bill Walker
 1940 Channel Incident (Short)
Tanner
 1940 Bulldog Sees It Through
Watkins
 1940 Haunted Honeymoon
Frank Crutchley
 1940 Gaslight
Ullswater
 1940 21 Days Together
Tolley
 1939 Dangerous Cargo
Cmdr. Tomasou
 1939 Poison Pen
Sam Hurrin
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Jem Trehearne - Sir Humphrey's Gang
 1939 Dangerous Masquerade
Aylmer Franklyn
 1938 Yellow Sands
Joe Varwell
 1938 The Beachcomber
The Controleur
 1937 I, Claudius
Cassius, Capt. of Caligula's Guard
 1937 The Green Cockatoo
Dave Connor
 1937 Murder on Diamond Row
Larry Graeme
 1937 Troopship
Jim Carter
 1937 Dark Journey
Officer of U-Boat
 1937 Fire Over England
Don Pedro
 1932 Reunion
 1924 The Tremarne Case (Short)
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He acted in Zoe Akins' play, "The Greeks Had a Word for It," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Hermione Baddeley, Angela Baddeley, Margaret Rawlings, and Clive Morton in the cast. A.R. Whatmore was director. See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Was declared bankrupt in his absence on September 24th 1954 at the London Bankruptcy Buildings. He owed a total of £46,300 to the Inland Revenue in unpaid taxes and approximately £700 to other creditors. He was at the time filming in Australia. (The Times, September 25th 1954). See more »

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