Charles Gray

Highest Rated: 94% The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Lowest Rated: 33% Cromwell (1970)
Birthday: Aug 28, 1928
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England, UK
Previously a clerk for a London real-estate agent, white-maned, well-poised Donald Marshall Gray became a stage actor in 1952. Since there already was a Donald Gray in British equity, Gray changed his professional first name to Charles (he was sometimes billed as Charles D. Gray to avoid confusion with American character player Charles H. Gray, and in the early 1960s, he briefly appeared on stage as Oliver Gray). A Shakespeare specialist in the theatre, Gray was most often cast as icy authority figures on screen: Essex in Cromwell (1970), Mycroft Holmes in 7% Solution (1978), and, of course, the unctuous criminologist/narrator in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). The actor's aura of well-bred insincerity was eminently suited to villainy, notably as Blofield in the 1970 James Bond entry Diamonds are Forever. Though never credited as such, Charles Gray served as the "voice" of actor Jack Hawkins after the latter lost his larynx to throat cancer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Scarlett Actor 1994
No Score Yet Stella Parent at PTA 1990
No Score Yet Dreams Lost, Dreams Found Jason Klein 1987
No Score Yet The Jigsaw Man Sir James Charley 1984
No Score Yet The Comedy of Errors Actor 1983
50% Shock Treatment Judge Wright 1981
71% The Mirror Crack'd Bates the Butler 1980
No Score Yet Richard II Duke of York 1979
No Score Yet Julius Caesar Julius Caesar 1979
No Score Yet Silver Bears Charles Cook 1978
No Score Yet The Legacy Karl 1978
82% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Mycroft Holmes 1976
80% The Rocky Horror Picture Show Criminologist 1975
No Score Yet The Beast Must Die Arthur Bennington 1974
No Score Yet Murder on the Midnight Express Actor 1974
91% Junior Bonner Burt 1972
64% Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Blofeld 1971
No Score Yet The Nine Ages of Nakedness Actor 1970
33% Cromwell The Earl of Essex 1970
No Score Yet Mosquito Squadron Air Commodore Hufford 1970
No Score Yet The Executioner Vaughan Jones 1970
No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose Harrison, 'The Owl' 1969
No Score Yet The Secret War of Harry Frigg Gen. Cox-Roberts 1968
94% The Devil Rides Out Mocata 1968
72% You Only Live Twice Henderson 1967
50% The Night of the Generals Gen. von Seydlitz-Gabler 1967
No Score Yet Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade ) Benson 1965
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard Actor 1962
No Score Yet Man in the Moon Leo 1961
No Score Yet The First Gentleman Actor 1961
80% The Entertainer Columnist 1960
No Score Yet Tommy the Toreador Gomez 1959
No Score Yet I Accuse! Capt. Brossard 1958
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Rod 1942

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Manager
  • 2019
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Mycroft Holmes
  • 1986
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Sheriff Lon Tyler Gringle
  • 1964
  • 1958
  • 1956
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Flagg Clay Forrester
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1959
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Harry
  • 1958
No Score Yet Porterhouse Blue
1987
No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs
1971-1975
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QUOTES FROM Charles Gray CHARACTERS