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Roger Rees (1944–2015)

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied painting and lithography at the Slade School of Art.... See full bio »

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The Prestige
The Prestige Owens
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Robin Hood: Men in Tights Sheriff of Rottingham
The Scorpion King
The Scorpion King King Pheron
Frida Guillermo Kahlo


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 2015 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
William Bradford
 2015/I Survivor
Emil Balan
 2015 Forever (TV Series)
- Diamonds Are Forever (2015) ... Priest
 2013-2014 It Could Be Worse (TV Mini-Series)
Roger Goldstein
- Uncharted Territory (2014) ... Roger Goldstein
- Stuck with Me (2013) ... Roger Goldstein
 2014 Affluenza
Mr. Carson
 2012-2014 Elementary (TV Series)
Alistair Moore
 2013 The Middle (TV Series)
Mr. Glover
- The Smile (2013) ... Mr. Glover
 2012 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Roger Rees
- Y'all Were Great! (2012) ... Roger Rees
 2011/I Almost Perfect
Kai Lee
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Dr. Todd Grossman
- Nine Hours (2010) ... Dr. Todd Grossman
 2010 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
- Brown History Month (2010) ... (voice)
 2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Duke DeGuerin
- Alpha Dog (2009) ... Duke DeGuerin
 2009 Happy Tears
Antiques Dealer
 2008 The Narrows
Professor Reyerson
 2007/I The Invasion
 2006 The Treatment
Leighton Proctor
 2006 Falling for Grace
Andrew Barrington Sr.
 2005 The New World
Virginia Company Representative (uncredited)
 2005 Game 6
Jack Haskins
 2004 Crazy Like a Fox
Nat Banks
 2004 Going Under
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Wyatt Scofield
- Kid Pro Quo (2003) ... Wyatt Scofield
 2003 Veritas: The Quest (TV Series)
De Molay
- The Lost Codex (2003) ... De Molay
 2002 The Emperor's Club
Mr. Castle
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Dan Franklin
- The Bad Girl (2002) ... Dan Franklin
 2002 Return to Never Land
Edward (voice)
 2001 Three Sisters (TV Series)
- The Rooster (2001) ... Frederick
 2001 3 A.M.
 2001 Oz (TV Series)
Jack Aldridge
- Medium Rare (2001) ... Jack Aldridge
 2000 BlackMale
Bill Fontaine
 2000 The Crossing (TV Movie)
Gen. Hugh Mercer
 1999 The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
Dr. Croft
 1999 Double Platinum (TV Movie)
Marc Reckler
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
Ray Thornback
 1997 Damian Cromwell's Postcards from America (TV Series)
Damian Cromwell
 1997 Trouble on the Corner
Mr. McMurtry
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)
The Piper
- The Pied Piper of Manhattan (1997) ... The Piper (voice)
 1996 Titanic (TV Mini-Series)
J. Bruce Ismay
- Part 2 (1996) ... J. Bruce Ismay
- Part 1 (1996) ... J. Bruce Ismay
 1996 Sudden Manhattan
 1995 Phantom 2040 (TV Series)
- The Sins of the Fathers: Part One (1995) ... Ikon (voice)
 1995 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Prince Malcolm
- Vows (1995) ... Prince Malcolm (voice)
- Long Way to Morning (1995) ... Prince Malcolm (voice)
 1995 The Possession of Michael D. (TV Movie)
Robin Banks (Hypnotist)
 1994 Mighty Max (TV Series)
- Around the World in Eighty Arms (1994) ... (voice)
 1994 My So-Called Life (TV Series)
Vic Racine
- The Substitute (1994) ... Vic Racine
 1991-1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Rathburn / Lord Theodine
- The Spirit of Valor (1993) ... Lord Theodine (voice)
- The Triumph (1992) ... Rathburn (voice)
- The Guardian (1991) ... Rathburn (voice)
 1993 The Tower (TV Movie)
Mr. Littlehill
 1992 P.J. Sparkles (TV Movie)
Betty (voice)
 1990 Next (Short)
Peter, a Producer (voice)
 1990 Mountains of the Moon
Edgar Papworth, Artist
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Tyler Dewitt
- Lady for a Night (1990) ... Tyler Dewitt
 1989 The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Movie)
Jason Cross
 1988-1989 Singles (TV Series)
- Cold Feet (1989) ... Malcolm
- Family Likeness (1989) ... Malcolm
- Sons and Lovers (1989) ... Malcolm
- Old Flames (1989) ... Malcolm
 1987 The Finding (TV Movie)
 1984 The Ebony Tower (TV Movie)
David Williams
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Fred Holywell / Narrator
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
James Howgill
- The Reconciliation (1984) ... James Howgill
 1983 Saigon -Year of the Cat- (TV Movie)
Donald Henderson
 1983 Star 80
Aram Nicholas
 1982 Imaginary Friends (TV Movie)
Douglas Pitblado
 1981 The Three Sisters (TV Movie)
 1979 A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1976 Bouquet of Barbed Wire (TV Series)
- Premonitions (1976) ... Simon
- Diversions (1976) ... Simon
- Introductions (1976) ... Simon
 1975 Under Western Eyes (TV Movie)
 1975 The Place of Peace (TV Movie)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labour's Lost," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Kenneth Branagh, Edward Petherbridge, Amanda Root, Frances Barber, Emily Richard, Harold Innocent, Kate Buffery, Josette Simon, Frank Middlemass, and ... See more »

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5' 11½" (1.81 m)

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In Julius Caesar, I died early in the scene and used to fall asleep under the shield until I was waken up by applause. I didn't have any lines, other than "The Queen!" or "Ah, my Lord!" for four years. -- RR, commenting on his first few years as a bit actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company


Starring as "Vladimir", opposite Sir Ian McKellen's "Estragon", in "Waiting for Godot", at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London's West End. See more »


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