John Standing

John Standing

Highest Rated: 100% King Rat (1965)

Lowest Rated: 24% The Legacy (1979)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1934

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Not only does British actor John Standing come from a family of acting royalty -- his grandfather and great-grandfather were both distinguished in the field -- he even descends from royalty itself. (He is a 4th baronet, an outdated noble title he chooses not to use). As with so many other English actors of his generation he has anchored a prolific screen career with decades of stage performances in everything from Shakespeare to Wilde to Noel Coward, in both London and New York. He made his screen debut on television at the end of the 1950s, and had his first major part a decade later in the BBC mini-series "The First Churchills." By the mid-1960s Standing began appearing in American films, and while his parts have continued steadily for decades, he has primarily been cast in character roles, with a notable exception being his starring turn in auteur British director Peter Greenaway's 1999 comedy, "8 1⁄2 Women." Overall Standing's career has covered an amazing amount of ground, including roles in projects spanning from 1980's "The Elephant Man" to the 2006 sci-fi thriller "V for Vendetta." His TV roles have also continued apace, including a part in the HBO fantasy epic, "Game of Thrones" in 2011.

Highest rated movies

King Rat
Lassie
The Elephant Man
King Lear
Walk, Don't Run
V for Vendetta
The Happy Prince
Mrs. Dalloway

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 62% King Lear Butler (Character) - 2018
72% 50% The Happy Prince Dr. Tucker (Character) $464.5K 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Falklands Play Unknown (Character) - 2014
37% 27% Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Horace Spigott (Character) $1.9K 2012
No Score Yet 55% The Shadow in the North Webster Garland (Character) - 2007
49% 50% Before the Rains Unknown (Character) $1.0M 2007
73% 90% V for Vendetta Bishop Lilliman (Character) - 2006
93% 64% Lassie Col. French (Character) $651.4K 2005
No Score Yet 38% Witness to a Kill Foreign Secretary (Character) - 2004
37% 49% A Good Woman Dumby (Character) $223.1K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Calling Jack Plummer (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen's Messenger Foreign Secretary (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 43% Mad Cows Politician (Character) - 1999
41% 54% 8 1/2 Women Philip Emmenthal (Character) $417.5K 1999
30% 52% Rogue Trader Peter Baring (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% The Woman in White Mr. Gilmore (Character) - 1997
71% 57% Mrs. Dalloway Richard Dalloway (Character) $3.3M 1997
39% 69% The Man Who Knew Too Little Gilbert Embleton (Character) $13.8M 1997
No Score Yet 42% Night of the Fox Alan Stacey (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Endless Game Belfrage (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Terror Charnaud (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Holiday Charnaud (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pygmalion Colonel Pickering (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 16% Nightflyers Michael D'Brannin (Character) $1.1M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lime Street Edward Wingate (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Catch a King The Duke of Windsor (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invitation to the Wedding Earl Harry (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 33% Privates on Parade Captain Sholto Savory (Character) - 1982
93% 93% The Elephant Man Dr. Fox (Character) - 1980
24% 25% The Legacy Jason Mountolive (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Class of Miss MacMichael Charles Fairbrother (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 50% Rogue Male Major Quive-Smith (Character) - 1977
60% 67% The Eagle Has Landed Father Verecker (Character) - 1976
29% 29% X, Y & Zee Gordon (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 56% All the Right Noises Nigel (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank You All Very Much Roger Henderson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 45% Torture Garden Leo Winston (Character) - 1967
83% 70% Walk, Don't Run Julius D. Haversack (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 38% The Psychopath Mark Von Sturm (Character) - 1966
100% 86% King Rat Capt. Daven (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 37% Agent 8 3/4 Men's Room Attendant (Character) - 1963

TV

Credit
90% 44% Patrick Melrose George Watford (Character) 2018
89% 85% Game of Thrones Jon Arryn (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Will Tunstall (Character),
Charles Rust (Guest Star)
2004 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Solomon's Mines Dr. Sam Maitland (Character) 2004
83% 83% NYPD Blue Jimmy Cheatham (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Boy Network Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Terrence Hemmings (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paddington Bear Unknown (Voice) 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter George Franklin (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Van der Valk Ehrlich (Character) 1977
66% 86% Space: 1999 Pasc (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Duke of Wiltshire (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Gendarme (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Fox Alan Stacey (Character)