Kenneth More (1914–1982)


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Kenneth Gilbert More C.B.E. (20 September 1914 - 12 July 1982) was one of Britain's most successful and highest paid actors of his generation, with a multi award-winning career in theatre, film and television spanning over 4 decades. At the height of his fame during the 1950's More appeared in some of the most memorable feature films of the decade ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Longest Day Capt. Colin Maud
(1962)
Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Present
(1970)
A Night to Remember Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
(1958)
The Deep Blue Sea Freddie Page
(1955)

Filmography

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 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Dr. Jarvis Lorry
 1980 The Pump (TV Movie)
John Carter
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball
King Arthur
 1978 The Silent Witness (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1978 An Englishman's Castle (TV Mini Series)
Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Peter Ingram
 1978 Leopard in the Snow
Sir Philip James
 1977 Two Stars for Comfort (TV Movie)
Sam Turner
 1977 Where Time Began
Prof. Otto Lindenbrock
 1977 The Rocking Horse Winner (TV Movie)
Uncle Oscar
 1976 In Praise of Love (TV Movie)
Sebastian Cruttwell
 1975 Goose with Pepper (TV Movie)
Brigadier Salt Lumley
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Father Brown
- The Secret Garden (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Arrow of Heaven (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Head of Caesar (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Man with Two Beards (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Quick One (1974) ... Father Brown
 1972 Six Faces (TV Series)
Richard Drew
- An Old Deceiver (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Around the Child (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Commonwealth of Malignants (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Gallery of Faces (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Equation (1972) ... Richard Drew
 1970 Scrooge
Ghost of Christmas Present
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 1969 The Battle of Britain
Group Capt. Baker
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Kaiser Wilhelm II
 1969 Fraulein Doktor
Col. Foreman
 1969 Theatre Date (TV Series)
Hugh Walford
- The Secretary Bird (1969) ... Hugh Walford
 1968 Dark of the Sun
Doctor Wreid
 1967 The White Rabbit (TV Mini Series)
Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- The Beginning (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- The Faith (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- The Raising Up (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- O Absalom (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- Swan Song (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- To Let (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- Conflict (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- Encounter (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- Birth of a Forsyte (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
 1966 Lord Raingo (TV Series)
Sam Raingo
- Fear (1966) ... Sam Raingo
- Doubts (1966) ... Sam Raingo
- Power (1966) ... Sam Raingo
- The Offer (1966) ... Sam Raingo
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Kenneth Shreeve
- Final Demand (1966) ... Kenneth Shreeve
 1964-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Major / Wilfred Racey
- The Sweet War Man (1966) ... Major
- Old Soldiers (1964) ... Wilfred Racey
 1965 The Collector
Miranda's Older Friend (scenes deleted)
 1964 The Comedy Man
Chick Byrd
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Major Colum Fitzgerald
- The Scapegoat (1964) ... Major Colum Fitzgerald
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Crispin
- Collect Your Hand Baggage (1963) ... Crispin
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Lieutenant Commander 'Bodger' Badger
 1962 The Longest Day
Capt. Colin Maud
 1962 Some People
Smith
 1961 Loss of Innocence
Eliot
 1960 Man in the Moon
William Blood
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Captain Jonathan Shepard
 1959 North West Frontier
Capt. Scott
 1959 The 39 Steps
Richard Hannay
 1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
Jonathan Tibbs
 1958 Next to No Time
David Webb
 1958 A Night to Remember
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
 1957 Paradise Lagoon
Crichton
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Douglas Bader
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Freddie Page
 1955 Raising a Riot
Tony Kent
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Narrator (voice)
 1954 Doctor in the House
Richard Grimsdyke
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Freddie Page
- The Deep Blue Sea (1954) ... Freddie Page
 1953 The Adventures of Sadie
Pat Plunkett
 1953 Genevieve
Ambrose Claverhouse
 1953 Never Let Me Go
Steve Quillan
 1953 The Yellow Balloon
Ted
 1952 Brandy for the Parson
Tony Rackham
 1951 Island Rescue
Lionel Fallaize
 1950-1951 For the Children (TV Series)
Hassan - Mesrour - December 1951 version / Mr. Badger
- The Man Who Was Caliph for a Day (1951) ... Hassan - Mesrour - December 1951 version
- Toad of Toad Hall (1950) ... Mr. Badger
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Dobson - Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1951 The Galloping Major
Film Director
 1951 The Franchise Affair
Stanley Peters
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Willy Shepley
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
Adam Watson
 1950 Operation Disaster
Lieut. Commander James
 1949 The Luck of the Graces (TV Movie)
Jake
 1949 The Canvas Rainbow (TV Movie)
Julian
 1949 Death of a Rat (TV Movie)
Doctor Wilts
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Police Sergeant
 1949 Now Barabbas
Spencer
 1949 Man on the Run
Corp. Newman the Blackmailer (as Kenneth Moore)
 1949 For Them That Trespass
Prison Warder (uncredited)
 1949 Macbeth/II (TV Movie)
Ross
 1949 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Ross
 1948 Scott of the Antarctic
Lt. E.G.R.(Teddy) Evans R.N.
 1948 Reunion (TV Movie)
Peter Sorley
 1947 Toad of Toad Hall (TV Movie)
Mr. Badger
 1947 Henry IV (TV Movie)
The Marquis Charles di Nolli
 1947 Power Without Glory (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra (TV Mini Series)
Captain Peter Niles
- Part 2 (1947) ... Captain Peter Niles (1948 version)
- Part 1 (1947) ... Captain Peter Niles (1948 version)
 1946 The Web (TV Movie)
Julian Barrow
 1946 Secret Flight
Bomb Aimer (uncredited)
 1946 They Flew Through Sand (TV Movie)
S / Ldr. Richard Barnes
 1946 The Silence of the Sea (TV Movie)
The German Officer
 1940 They Came by Night
Police Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Windmill Revels
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1937 Carry on London
Bit Part
 1936 Bottle Party
 1936 Full steam
 1935 Look Up and Laugh
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Other Works:

1946: "And No Birds Sing" by Jenny Laird and John Fernold. Aldwych Theatre, London, WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as The Rev. Arthur Platt, Elizabeth Allan, Nigel Stock, Derek Tansley and Elspeth Seely-White. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 132 Articles | 130 Pictorials | 52 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kenneth More C.B.E. | Kenneth Moore | Kenny More

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Angela Douglas  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Charles Gilbert More | Edith Winifred Watkins
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[paying tribute to Lewis Gilbert, who directed him in four films at the height of his film career] He is a very simple person with no side or pretense, and a great technician. He is also extremely efficient, and so extracts efficiency from others. This is not a gift in the possession of all directors. See more »

Trivia:

In 1957 he presented his old school, Victoria College, with an oil painting of King Charles I, which hangs prominently in College Hall. Equally lasting a legacy was his institution in 1962 of the annual Kenneth More Prize for Drama. See more »

Nickname:

Kenny

Star Sign:

Virgo

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