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Sebastian Shaw (I) (1905–1994)


Though primarily a stage actor, Sebastian Shaw appeared in some forty film and television productions from 1930 to 1991. Born on May 29, 1905, in Holt, Norfolk, England, he first appeared on stage as a child in 1913, graduating to lead roles by the late 1920s. It was in 1930 that he made his first film appearance in Caste (1930). His most notable ... See full bio »

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Murder on Diamond Row Frank Sutton
(1937)
It Happened Here Doctor Richard Fletcher
(1964)
Scotch on the Rocks Hugh Marvell, M.P.
(1953)

Filmography

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 1992 Growing Rich (TV Series)
Mr. Sallace
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mr. Sallace
 1991 Chimera (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Liawski
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Dr. Liawski
 1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning (TV Movie)
Grandpa
 1989 Chelworth (TV Mini Series)
Lord Toller
- My Dear Jamie... (1989) ... Lord Toller
- You Can't Beat Mozart (1989) ... Lord Toller
- Shopping Around (1989) ... Lord Toller
- A Wonderfully Wrong Thing (1989) ... Lord Toller
- Coming Home (1989) ... Lord Toller
 1988 Casualty (TV Series)
Charles Howlett
- Drake's Drum (1988) ... Charles Howlett
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Knut Brovik
- The Master Builder (1988) ... Knut Brovik
 1988 Scene (TV Series documentary)
Harry
- QPR Askey Is Dead (1988) ... Harry
 1987 Portraits (Short)
 1987 High Season
Sharp
 1987 Drummonds (TV Series)
Matthew Drummond
- Men of Principle (1987) ... Matthew Drummond
 1976-1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Justice Bewes
- There Was an Old Woman: Part 1 (1984) ... Justice Bewes
- Drunk, Who Cares: Part 1 (1976) ... Justice Bewes
 1983 The Weather in the Streets (TV Movie)
Mr. Curtis
 1983 The Nation's Health (TV Series)
Doctor Thurson
- Collapse (1983) ... Doctor Thurson
- Decline (1983) ... Doctor Thurson
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini Series)
Reverend Thomas
- An Affair with a Married Woman (1983) ... Reverend Thomas
 1982 All for Love (TV Series)
Uncle Cecil
- A Bit of Singing and Dancing (1982) ... Uncle Cecil
 1981 Timon of Athens (TV Movie)
Old Athenian
 1981 Nanny (TV Series)
Mr. Starkie
- Goats and Tigers (1981) ... Mr. Starkie
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Crusty Old Party
- Fothergill (1981) ... Crusty Old Party
 1981 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Flakey White
- Alice Through the... (1981) ... Sir Flakey White
 1979-1980 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini Series)
Grandfather
- Episode #1.9 (1980) ... Grandfather
- Episode #1.8 (1980) ... Grandfather
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... Grandfather
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Grandfather
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Grandfather
 1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Skelton
- Rumpole and the Show Folk (1979) ... Mr. Justice Skelton
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Carl Fiodorich
- Liza (1978) ... Carl Fiodorich
 1977 Kilvert's Diary (TV Series)
The Solitary
- The Solitary (1977) ... The Solitary
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Abbot General
- A Choice of Evils (1977) ... Abbot General
 1976 Murder (TV Series)
Robert
- Hello Lola (1976) ... Robert
 1975 Greenhill Pals (TV Movie)
Rydale
 1975 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Bill
- How It Is (1975) ... Bill
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Ralph
- Lot 23 (1975) ... Ralph
 1972 Dead of Night (TV Series)
Powys Jubb
- Death Cancels All Debts (1972) ... Powys Jubb
 1972 Who Sank the Lusitania? (TV Movie)
Lord Mersey
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Judge
- The Judge's Wife (1972) ... The Judge
 1968 All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie)
The King of France
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Major Gregory
- Walk's End (1966) ... Major Gregory
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
James Morpeth MD
- The Edwardians #3: Olive Latimer's Husband (1965) ... James Morpeth MD
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Gerald Close
- The £150,000 Win (1965) ... Gerald Close
 1964 The Great War (TV Mini Series documentary)
Various
- And We Were Young (1964) ... Various (voice)
- The Iron Thrones Are Falling (1964) ... Various (voice)
- Allah Made Mesopotamia... and Added Flies (1964) ... Various (voice)
- When Must the End Be? (1964) ... Various (voice)
- Damn Them, Are They Never Coming In? (1964) ... Various (voice)
 1964 It Happened Here
Doctor Richard Fletcher
 1960 Here Lies Miss Sabry (TV Series)
James 'Cracker' Talbot
- The Hole in the Wall (1960) ... James 'Cracker' Talbot
- Left, Then Left Again (1960) ... James 'Cracker' Talbot
- The Right People (1960) ... James 'Cracker' Talbot
- Follow One, Follow Two (1960) ... James 'Cracker' Talbot
- Discretion Imperative (1960) ... James 'Cracker' Talbot
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Donald Campbell-Shaw / Major-General O'Flaherty
- On the Edge (1960) ... Donald Campbell-Shaw
- Conflict at Kalanadi (1960) ... Major-General O'Flaherty
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Craig
- The Happy Couple (1960) ... Craig
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Brigadier Plunkett
- The Silent Heart (1960) ... Brigadier Plunkett
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Dr. Portway
- Episode #1.12 (1959) ... Dr. Portway
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Terrorist (1958)
 1957 The Boy David (TV Movie)
The Prophet Samuel
 1957 Eye Witness (TV Movie)
Christopher
 1952-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Melchior / Stephen Barlow / Major Gerald Craven, DSO / ...
- Quartet (1957) ... Melchior
- The Day's Mischief (1957) ... Stephen Barlow
- Siding 273 (1956) ... Major Gerald Craven, DSO
- Broken Silence (1955) ... Henry Wade
 1953 Scotch on the Rocks
Hugh Marvell, M.P.
 1949 Feature Story
 1949 Landfall
Wing Cdr. Dickens
 1949 The Flashing Stream (TV Movie)
Commander Edward Ferrers, RN
 1949 Dear Murderer (TV Movie)
Lee Warren
 1949 The Glass Mountain
Bruce
 1948 Virtuoso (TV Movie)
Alan Wainwright
 1948 Gas Light (TV Movie)
Mr. Manningham
 1947 Hamlet Part 2/II (TV Movie)
Claudius
 1947 Hamlet Part 2 (TV Movie)
Claudius
 1947 Hamlet Part 1/II (TV Movie)
Claudius
 1947 Hamlet Part 1 (TV Movie)
Claudius
 1947 Prison Without Bars (TV Movie)
Dr. John Marshall
 1946 Quartet (TV Movie)
First violin
 1945 Journey Together
Squadron Leader Marshall
 1941 The Strangler
Tamsie Green
 1940 The Flying Squad
Inspector Bradley
 1940 Bulldog Sees It Through
Derek Sinclair
 1940 Three Silent Men
Sir James Quentin
 1940 Now You're Talking (Short)
Charles Hampton
 1939 The Spy in Black
Ashington
 1939 Prison Without Bars (TV Movie)
Doctor John Marshall
 1939 Table d'Hote (TV Movie)
Adam ("Doubting Hall" section)
 1939 Too Dangerous to Live
Jacques Leclerc
 1938 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Marcus Brutus
 1937 Murder on Diamond Row
Frank Sutton
 1937 Troopship
Capt. Gilbert Reed
 1936 Men Are Not Gods
Edmond Davey
 1936 Tomorrow We Live
Eric Morton
 1936 Jury's Evidence
Philip
 1935 Birds of a Feather
Jack Wortle
 1935 The Ace of Spades
Harry Trent
 1935 Jubilee Window
Peter Ward
 1935 Department Store
John Goodman Johnson
 1935 Adventure Ltd.
Bruce Blandford
 1935 Three Witnesses
Roger Truscott
 1935 The Lad
Jimmy
 1935 Brewster's Millions
Frank
 1934 The Way of Youth
Lieut. Alan Marmon (as Lieut. Alan Marson)
 1934 Get Your Man
Robert Halbean
 1934 The Four Masked Men
Arthur Phillips
 1933 Little Miss Nobody
Pat Carey
 1933 Taxi to Paradise (Short)
Tom Fanshawe
 1930 Caste
Hon. George d'Alroy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Troilus and Cressida", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Williams, Alan Howard, Norman Rodway, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley, David Waller and Helen Mirren in the cast. John Barton was the director. See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

His daughter, Drusilla Mary MacLeod, passed away on April 1, 2007. Shaw's ashes, which had been retained by family, were scattered over her grave later that year. See more »

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Gemini

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