Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe

Highest Rated: 100% Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Lady Vanishes (1979)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1915

Birthplace: Not Available

Wanted to join the Merchant Navy, but was not able to due to his poor eyesight. Served as a radar technician in the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers during World War ll, reaching the rank of Sergeant. Began acting at the Manchester Repertory Theatre in 1945. Appeared in the original West End production of Pal Joey in 1954. Became a household name as Leonard Swindley in Coronation Street, a role he played until 1966 while continuing film work. Suffered a stroke in his dressing room before a performance of Home at Seven at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. In 2010, a statue of him, as Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army, was unveiled in Norfolk. His success as Captain Mainwaring resulted in considerable television and theatrical work, which compromised his health. His acting career spanned nearly forty years and included lead roles in many theatre and television productions. Was nominated for seven BAFTAs and became one of the most recognised faces on television.

Highest Rated Movies



50% Britannia Hospital Actor 1982
No Score Yet No Sex Please: We're British Mr. Bromley 1979
No Score Yet The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Actor 1979
33% The Lady Vanishes Chatters 1979
No Score Yet Sweet William Capt. Walton 1979
No Score Yet Daphne Laureola Actor 1978
No Score Yet Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It William Watson 1977
No Score Yet Philby, Burgess and Maclean Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones Dr. Thwackum 1976
No Score Yet Man About the House Actor 1974
No Score Yet Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall Actor 1974
93% Theater of Blood (Theatre of Blood) (Much Ado About Murder) Horace Sprout 1973
78% O Lucky Man! Mr. Duff/Charlie Johnson/Dr. Munda 1973
No Score Yet No Sex Please: We're British Actor 1973
83% The Ruling Class Tucker 1972
No Score Yet Dad's Army Capt. Mainwaring 1971
No Score Yet The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Ferret 1970
No Score Yet Fragment of Fear Mr. Nugent 1970
64% The Bed Sitting Room Father 1969
95% If.... Mr. Kemp, Housemaster 1968
No Score Yet Red, White and Zero (The White Bus) Mayor 1967
No Score Yet You Must Be Joking! Husband 1965
95% This Sporting Life Slomer 1963
No Score Yet Black Tide Inspector Parry 1958
No Score Yet Stranger in Town Actor 1957
No Score Yet Who Done It? Actor 1956
No Score Yet The Green Man Radio Salesman 1956
No Score Yet New Mexico Pvt. Finnegan 1951
No Score Yet Mystery Street Sailor 1950
No Score Yet The Spider and the Fly Town clerk 1949
100% Kind Hearts and Coronets The Reporter 1949
No Score Yet Dulcimer Street Actor 1948


No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
Screenwriter 1967
No Score Yet Dad's Army
Capt. Mainwaring Captain Mainwaring
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
No Score Yet The Mr. Men Show


Capt. Mainwaring says: Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

Capt. Mainwaring says: you stupid boy

Capt. Mainwaring says: You stupid boy!