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Barry Morse



The son of a London shopkeeper, Barry Morse enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts at age 15. Upon graduation, Morse spent four years in provincial repertory, playing (by his own count) some 300 roles. In 1942 he made his first film appearance in Will Hays's The Goose Steps Out. Firmly established in London theatrical circles by 1951, he starred in an early BBC telecast of Hamlet--then left for Canada, where he would spend the next decade. Dubbed "the Laurence Olivier of Canada" by more than one admirer, Morse appeared with regularity on the CBC, occasionally producing and directing as well. He began dividing his time between Toronto and Hollywood in 1959, showing up in such American TV anthologies as Playhouse 90 and The Twilight Zone. In 1963, he was hired by producer Quinn Martin to play the diligent Lieutenant Girard in the popular weekly series The Fugitive. Morse's post-Fugitive television work includes two weekly series, The Adventurer (1974) and Space: 1999 (1975-77), and any number of specials and miniseries. Barry Morse's best performances of the past two decades include his interpretation of Menachem Begin in the American miniseries Sadat (1980) and his hilarious turn as a numbskull American president (who happens to be a former movie actor!) in the London Weekend Television black comedy Whoops Apocalypse (1982). Morse died in February 2008 at age 89.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Al Lupo, Al Lupo
  • Actor
2015
60% Viva
  • Sherman
2007
No Score Yet Frederick Forsyth's Icon
  • Cherkassov
2005
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Nothing to Declare
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Synapse
  • Bradden
1995
No Score Yet TekWar: TekJustice
  • Professor Leon Kittridge
1994
No Score Yet TekWar
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Glory! Glory!
  • The Rev. Dan
1990
No Score Yet Railway Dragon
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Whoops Apocalypse
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Glory! Glory!
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Fight for Life
  • Dr. Whalley
1987
No Score Yet The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • Morstan
1987
No Score Yet Reunion at Fairborough
  • Nathan Barsky
1985
No Score Yet A Woman of Substance
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Innocents Abroad
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Sadat
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Murder by Phone
  • Fred Waits
1982
No Score Yet Whoops Apocalypse
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Cities
  • Marquis St. Evremonde
1980
No Score Yet Funeral Home
  • Mr. Davis
1980
76% The Changeling
  • Dr. Pemberton
1980
No Score Yet Klondike Fever
  • John Thornton
1980
No Score Yet H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come
  • Dr. John Caball
1979
No Score Yet Power Play
  • Dr. Jean Rousseau
1978
No Score Yet Love at First Sight (Love is Blind)
  • William
1977
No Score Yet Welcome to Blood City
  • Supervisor
1977
No Score Yet The Story of David
  • Jehosephat
1976
No Score Yet Alien Attack
  • Professor Victor Bergman (1975)
1976
No Score Yet Journey Through the Black Sun
  • Professor Victor Bergman (1975)
1975
No Score Yet Starlost: The Beginning
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Poet Game
  • Actor
1972
60% Asylum
  • Bruno
1972
No Score Yet The Telephone Book
  • Har Poon
1971
No Score Yet Puzzle of a Downfall Child
  • Dr. Galba
1970
No Score Yet Justine
  • Maskelyne
1969
No Score Yet Kings of the Sun
  • Ah Zok
1963
No Score Yet No Trace
  • Harrison
1950
No Score Yet Daughter of Darkness
  • Robert Stanforth
1948
No Score Yet Dummy Talks
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Thunder Rock
  • Robert
1942
No Score Yet The Goose Steps Out
  • Kurt
1942
No Score Yet Outer Limits - "Controlled Experiment"
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Fitzgerald Fortune

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