Robert Coote (1909–1982)

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Robert Coote (1909-1982) was an English actor who had a thriving career for 50 years. He is best remembered for originating the role of Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady (1964), Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe's musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (1938), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a ... See full bio »

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Known For

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 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Theodore Horstmann
- Sweet Revenge (1981) ... Theodore Horstmann
- The Blue Ribbon Hostage (1981) ... Theodore Horstmann
- The Murder in Question (1981) ... Theodore Horstmann
- Death and the Dolls (1981) ... Theodore Horstmann
- Gambit (1981) ... Theodore Horstmann
 1979 Sweepstakes (TV Series)
 1979 Institute for Revenge (TV Movie)
 1975 Target Risk (TV Movie)
Julian Ulrich
 1974 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini Series)
- The Ambassador (1974)
 1969-1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Eager / Col. Sir Francis Chesney
- A Room with a View (1973) ... Mr. Eager
- Charley's Aunt (1969) ... Col. Sir Francis Chesney
 1973 Theater of Blood
Oliver Larding
 1972 Up the Front
General Burke
 1970 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
- The Difficult Passenger (1970) ... Barker
 1968-1969 Best of Enemies (TV Series)
Willie Gordon MP
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Willie Gordon MP
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Willie Gordon MP
 1968 Kenner
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Henry Hardcastle
 1967 The Cool Ones
Stanley Krumley
 1967 Stiff Upper Lip (TV Movie)
Sir Claud Polk-Mowbray
 1967 The Whitehall Worrier (TV Series)
Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
- Strip for Action (1967) ... Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
- Chapter of Accidents (1967) ... Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
- No Smear Without Fire (1967) ... Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
- Sebastian (1967) ... Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
- Curtains for No. 11 (1967) ... Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
 1966 The Swinger
Sir Hubert Charles
 1966 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Charles Lewis
 1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
The Red King
 1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
- The Mallard Imaginaire (1966) ... Rt. Hon. Mervyn Pugh
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Hatton / Jones
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Timmy St. Clair / Timmy Fleming
- A Daring Step Backward (1965) ... Timmy St. Clair
- Mr. White's Christmas (1965) ... Timmy St. Clair
- Grave Doubts (1965) ... Timmy St. Clair
- Wherefore Art Thou, Harold? (1965) ... Timmy St. Clair
- Our Men in Marawat (1965) ... Timmy St. Clair
 1964 The Golden Head
 1963 The V.I.P.s
John Coburn
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Colonel G. Peregrine
- The Colonel's Lady (1962) ... Colonel G. Peregrine
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident in the Garden of Eden (1960) ... Ashley
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Bunny Warren
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sgt. Beggs
- To the Sound of Trumpets (1960) ... Sgt. Beggs
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1960) ... Baines
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Murder in Gratitude (1959) ... Terry
 1958 The Horse's Mouth
Sir William Beeder
 1958 Merry Andrew
Dudley Larabee
 1956 The Swan
Capt. Wunderlich
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lawton / Joe Worton / Stephen
- Dark Tribute (1955) ... Lawton
- Miss Marlowe at Play (1953) ... Joe Worton
- The Bargain (1952) ... Stephen
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
Friends and Relations - The Best Man
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
John Banks
- A Lesson in Love (1954) ... John Banks
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Claude Dabney
- The Man in Possession (1953) ... Claude Dabney
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda
Fritz von Tarlenheim
 1952 The Merry Widow
Marquis De Crillon
 1952 Studio One (TV Series)
Dr. Gordon
- The Man They Acquitted (1952) ... Dr. Gordon
 1951-1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Sir Archibald Bruern / George
- Sheppey (1952)
- King of the Castle (1952) ... Sir Archibald Bruern
- The Ringmaster (1952) ... George
 1952 Scaramouche
Gaston Binet
 1951 Othello
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
British Medical Officer (uncredited)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Waiter in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1951 Soldiers Three
Maj. Mercer
 1949 The Red Danube
Brigadier C.M.V. Catlock
 1949 The Fighting Pimpernel
Sir Andrew ffoulkes
 1948 The Three Musketeers
 1948 Berlin Express
 1947 Forever Amber
Sir Thomas Dudley
 1947 The Exile
Dick Pinner
 1947 Lured
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Mr. Coombe
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
Bob Trubshaw
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
Cronin (uncredited)
 1943 Forever and a Day
Blind Officer
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Robert Bowen (as Flying Officer Robert Coote RCAF)
 1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife
'Batty' Battincourt
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Dr. Caley
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
 1939 Bad Lands
 1939 The House of Fear
Robert Morton
 1939 Gunga Din
Sergeant Higginbotham
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Karl, Paul's Butler
 1938 Blond Cheat
Gilbert Potts
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
 1937 The Sheik Steps Out
Lord Eustace Byington
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair
 1936 Rangle River
Reggie Mannister, Flight-Lieutenant
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935
 1933 Loyalties
Robert (uncredited)
 1931 Sally in Our Alley
Waiter At Party (uncredited)
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Camelot (1960). Musical. Book by Alan Jay Lerner. Based on "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White. Music by Frederick Loewe. Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Musical Director: Franz Allers. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang. Dance and choral arrangements by Trude Rittman. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith.... See more »

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Flying Officer Robert Coote RCAF


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