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      John Standing

      John Standing

      Highest Rated: 100% King Rat (1965)

      Lowest Rated: 19% 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 (He is a 4th baronet, an outdated noble title he chooses not to use).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 poster
      King Rat
      Lassie poster
      Lassie
      The Elephant Man poster The Elephant Man King Lear poster
      King Lear
      Walk, Don't Run poster
      Walk, Don't Run
      V for Vendetta poster V for Vendetta The Happy Prince poster The Happy Prince Mrs. Dalloway poster
      Mrs. Dalloway

      Photos

      MRS. DALLOWAY, John Standing, Vanessa Redgrave, 1997. MRS. DALLOWAY, John Standing, Vanessa Redgrave, 1997. EIGHT AND A HALF WOMEN, John Standing, Barbara Sarafian, Natacha Amal, 1999, (c) Lions Gate EIGHT AND A HALF WOMEN, John Standing, Barbara Sarafian, Natacha Amal, 1999, (c) Lions Gate CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING, John Standing, 2012, ph: Mark Tillie/©IFC Films CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING, John Standing, 2012, ph: Mark Tillie/©IFC Films QUEEN AND COUNTRY, from left: Sinead Cusack, John Standing, David Hayman, Caleb Landry Jones, Callum Turner, Vanessa Kirby, 2014. ©Le Pacte QUEEN AND COUNTRY, from left: Sinead Cusack, John Standing, David Hayman, Caleb Landry Jones, Callum Turner, Vanessa Kirby, 2014. ©Le Pacte EIGHT AND A HALF WOMEN, John Standing, Kirina Mano, Matthew Delamere, 1999 EIGHT AND A HALF WOMEN, John Standing, Kirina Mano, Matthew Delamere, 1999 EIGHT AND A HALF WOMEN, John Standing, 1999 EIGHT AND A HALF WOMEN, John Standing, 1999 THE LEGACY, from left: Roger Daltrey, Marianne Broome, Lee Montague, Margaret Tyzack, John Standing, Charles Gray, Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, 1978, © Universal/, LGCY 011 MOVIESTORE COLLECTION, Photo by: (64833.jpg) THE LEGACY, from left: Roger Daltrey, Marianne Broome, Lee Montague, Margaret Tyzack, John Standing, Charles Gray, Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, 1978, © Universal/, LGCY 011 MOVIESTORE COLLECTION, Photo by:  (64833.jpg) A GOOD WOMAN, Helen Hunt, John Standing, 2005, (c) Lions Gate A GOOD WOMAN, Helen Hunt, John Standing, 2005, (c) Lions Gate

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      91% 61% King Lear Butler (Character) - 2018
      72% 51% The Happy Prince Dr. Tucker (Character) $464.5K 2018
      No Score Yet 45% 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 Falklands Play Rt Hon William Whitelaw CH MC MP (Home Secretary) (Character) - 2002
      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
      42% 55% 8 1/2 Women Philip Emmenthal (Character) $417.5K 1999
      30% 52% Rogue Trader Peter Baring (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 52% The Woman in White Mr. Gilmore (Character) - 1997
      71% 57% Mrs. Dalloway Richard Dalloway (Character) $3.3M 1997
      37% 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 15% 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
      92% 93% The Elephant Man Dr. Fox (Character) - 1980
      19% 24% 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
      67% 67% The Eagle Has Landed Father Verecker (Character) - 1976
      29% 30% X, Y & Zee Gordon (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 60% 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 44% The Psychopath Mark Von Sturm (Character) - 1966
      100% 84% King Rat Capt. Daven (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 37% Agent 8 3/4 Men's Room Attendant (Character) - 1963

      TV

      Credit
      90% 45% Patrick Melrose George Watford (Character) 2018
      88% 84% Game of Thrones Jon Arryn (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Will Tunstall (Character) 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 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 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
      66% 86% Space: 1999 Pasc (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Gendarme (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet 89% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1963