Finlay Currie (1878–1968)

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Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster, who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice and somewhat authoritarian demeanor, he was seldom ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ben-Hur Balthasar / Narrator
Ivanhoe Cedric


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 1969 The Saint (TV Series)
Don Pasquale
- Vendetta for the Saint: Part 2 (1969) ... Don Pasquale
 1969 Vendetta for the Saint
Don Pasquale
 1968 The Flight of the Heron (TV Mini Series)
Angus MacMartin
- Revenge (1968) ... Angus MacMartin
- Torture (1968) ... Angus MacMartin
- Rescue (1968) ... Angus MacMartin
- Retreat (1968) ... Angus MacMartin
- Levee (1968) ... Angus MacMartin
 1967 Les Misérables (TV Mini Series)
Bishop of Digne
- Release (1967) ... Bishop of Digne
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
- The Chimes of Big Ben (1967) ... General
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1966 United! (TV Series)
Andrew McIver
- Episode #1.118 (1966) ... Andrew McIver
 1966 Brigadoon (TV Movie)
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Old Man
- The First Day of Spring (1966) ... Old Man
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Doll Maker
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
The Honourable Lord Deas - The Judge
- The Sandyford Mystery (1965) ... The Honourable Lord Deas - The Judge
 1965 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
General Sir Hector McGregor
- The Thin Red Line (1965) ... General Sir Hector McGregor
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
- That's Two of Us Sorry (1965) ... Landlord
 1961-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Admiral Howe / Bartholomew Morvah / Jacob Bowers / ...
- The Rules That Jake Made (1964) ... Admiral Howe
- The Stone Dance (1963) ... Bartholomew Morvah
- A Lily in Little India (1962) ... Jacob Bowers
- Over the Bridge (1961) ... Davy Mitchell
 1964 Who Was Maddox?
Alec Campbell
 1961-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Alec Campbell / Harvey Lane
- Who Was Maddox? (1964) ... Alec Campbell
- Clue of the Silver Key (1961) ... Harvey Lane
 1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Angus MacLeod
- The True Lochiel (1964) ... Angus MacLeod
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina
Grandpa Stirling
 1963 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Death of a Gladiator (1963) ... Cory
 1963 West 11
 1962-1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
O'Connell / Sir Wilfred Challis
- The Last Hangman (1963) ... O'Connell
- The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon (1962) ... Sir Wilfred Challis
 1963 Billy Liar
 1963 The Cracksman
 1963 Murder at the Gallop
Old Enderby
 1963 Cleopatra
Titus (uncredited)
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Wilfred Challis
- The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon (1963) ... Sir Wilfred Challis
 1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Caldicott
- A Home of One's Own (1962) ... Mr. Caldicott
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
- Highland Story (1962) ... Donald
 1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
John Rossiter
- Wolves of God (1962) ... John Rossiter
 1962 Lisa
De Kool
 1962 Go to Blazes
 1961 Clue of the Silver Key
Harvey Lane
 1961 Francis of Assisi
The Pope
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Old MickMack
- Old Mick Mack (1961) ... Old MickMack
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Father Superior
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
- The Gallows Tree (1961) ... 'Jock'
 1961 Hand in Hand
Mr. Pritchard
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Capt. Sellers
 1960 The Angel Wore Red
 1959/II Kidnapped
Cluny MacPherson
 1959 Ben-Hur
Balthasar / Narrator
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Supt. Matheson
 1958 Tempest
Count Grinov
 1958 Mad Little Island
Narrator (uncredited)
 1958 The Naked Earth
Father Verity
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Time to Go Now (1958) ... MacMorriss
 1957 Dangerous Exile
Mr. Patient
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Syme
- The Human Touch (1957) ... Professor Syme
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
Old Man
 1957 Saint Joan
Archbishop of Rheims
 1957 The Little Hut
The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett
 1957 Seven Days from Now
Mr. Wheaton
 1956 Zarak
The Mullah
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Andrew Stuart
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
- The Talleyrand Affair (1956) ... Palmerstone
 1950-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Gideon Fell / Daniel Beverley / The Old Man / ...
- The Seat of the Scornful (1956) ... Dr. Gideon Fell
- Manhandled (1956) ... Daniel Beverley
- The Safe Haven (1955) ... The Old Man
- Deep Are the Roots (1950) ... Senator Ellsworth Langdon
 1954-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Jacob Van Klemens / Alastair
- Jason's House (1956)
- The Patriarch (1955) ... Jacob Van Klemens
- The Witness (1954) ... Alastair
 1955 King's Rhapsody
King Paul
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
The Sire de Maletroit
- The Door (1955) ... The Sire de Maletroit
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
Inspector Peters
 1955 Thunder Rock (TV Movie)
Capt. Joshua Stuart
 1955 Make Me an Offer!
Abe Sparta
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
 1954 The End of the Road
Old 'Mick-mack'
 1954 The Deadly Game
Mr. Darius
 1954 Beau Brummell
McIver - Brummel's Publisher (uncredited)
 1953 Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
Hamish MacPherson
 1953 The Lass Wi' the Muckle Mou (TV Movie)
Sir Gideon Murray
 1953 The Broken Jug (TV Movie)
Inspector Walter
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Col. Randolph
 1952 Ivanhoe
 1952 Kangaroo
Michael McGuire
 1952 Walk East on Beacon!
Professor Albert Kafer
 1951 Quo Vadis
 1951 People Will Talk
 1950 The Mudlark
John Brown
 1950 The Black Rose
 1950 Operation X
Sir Thomas McTavish
 1950 Trio
Mr. McLeod (segment "Sanatorium")
 1950 Treasure Island
Capt. Billy Bones
 1949 Whisky Galore!
Narrator (uncredited)
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Uncle Jim
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
The Marquis of Tullibardine
 1948 Sleeping Car to Trieste
Alastair MacBain
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Sir Joshua Varley
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Dr. Hammond
 1948 So Evil My Love
Dr. Krylie
 1948 The Monkey's Paw (TV Movie)
Sergeant-Major Morris
 1947 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
 1947 The Brothers
Hector Macrae
 1947 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie)
Martin Vanderhof
 1947 Woman to Woman
Theatre Manager
 1947 Musical Chairs (TV Movie)
Samuel Plagett
 1946 Springtime
 1946 In the Zone (TV Movie)
 1946 Great Expectations
 1946 Secret Flight
Sir Duncan Wills
 1946 The Trojan Brothers
W.H. Maxwell
 1945 I Know Where I'm Going!
Ruairidh Mhór
 1945 Don Chicago
Bugs Mulligan
 1943 The Shipbuilders
 1943 They Met in the Dark
Merchant Captain
 1943 Underground Guerrillas
Father (uncredited)
 1943 Theatre Royal
Clement J. Earle
 1943 Warn That Man
Captain Andrew Fletcher
 1943 The Bells Go Down
District Officer MacFarlane
 1942 Thunder Rock
Captain Joshua Stuart
 1942 The Avengers
Capt. Alstad
 1941 49th Parallel
The Factor
 1940 Crook's Tour
Tourist on Desert Bus (uncredited)
 1939 One Night, One Day... (TV Movie)
 1939 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
 1939 Sun Up (TV Movie)
Pap Todd
 1939 Follow Your Star
 1939 Leviathan (TV Movie)
 1939 The Royal Family of Broadway (TV Movie)
Oscar Wolfe
 1938 Around the Town
Sam Wyngold
 1937 Gaiety Girls
Creditor (uncredited)
 1937 Catch As Catch Can
Al Parsons
 1937 The Edge of the World
The Gray Family: James
 1937 Command Performance
The Manager
 1937 Glamorous Night
Angus MacKintosh
 1937 Wanted!
Uncle Mart
 1936 The Gay Adventure
 1936 The Improper Duchess
Milton Lee
 1935 Heat Wave
Captain (uncredited)
 1935 In Town Tonight
The Manager
 1935 Mister Cinders
Henry Kemp
 1935 The Big Splash
Hartley Bassett
 1934 My Old Dutch
Medical Officer
 1934 Gay Love
 1934 Little Friend
 1934 Alexandra
Baron Seegman
 1933 For Love of You
Deckchair-Seated Beachgoer (uncredited)
 1933 Orders Is Orders
 1933 It's a Boy
Publisher (uncredited)
 1933 Excess Baggage
Inspector Toucan
 1933 The Good Companions
Monte Mortimer (as Findlay Currie)
 1932 Rome Express
Sam, Publicist
 1932 Criminal at Large
 1931 The Old Man
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He acted in Compton Mackenzie's play, "Musical Chairs," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Carol Goodner, and Frank Vosper in the cast. Theodor Komisarjevsky was director. See more »

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Findlay Currie


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Maude Courtney  (her death)  (2 children)

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His remains were cremated at Breakspear Crematorium in Ruislip, Middlesex, England. See more »

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