Charles Gray

Charles Gray

Highest Rated: 95% The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Lowest Rated: 43% Cromwell (1970)

Birthday: Aug 29, 1928

Birthplace: Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

British character actor Charles Gray's silky voice and square-jawed visage made him ideal for playing icy, strong-willed men on both sides of the moral compass in such films as "Night of the Generals" (1967), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "The Devil Rides Out" (1967), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and "The Seven Per-Cent Solution" (1975). Classically trained and a veteran of the English stage, Gray's rigid bearing and clipped, precise tones kept him active in dramas, thrillers and stage adaptations for nearly 40 years. Amusingly, his most famous role outside of the Bond series was undoubtedly "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), the irreverent, gender-bending cult musical which allowed him a few song and dance numbers while trying to explain the hopelessly convoluted plot with a straight face. He later enjoyed popularity on both sides of the Atlantic in the PBS series "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (Granada TV, 1984-1994), which cast him as Mycroft, older brother and frequent advisor to Jeremy Brett's master detective. Though never a "star" in the traditional sense, Charles Gray remained a favorite among character watchers, who delighted in his obvious relish for delivering such larger-than-life roles.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tichborne Claimant Arundell (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 17% The Jigsaw Man Sir James Chorley (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Englishman Abroad Claudius (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Earl Spencer (Character) - 1982
43% 62% Shock Treatment Judge Oliver Wright (Character) - 1981
65% 46% The Mirror Crack'd Bates (Character) - 1980
60% 24% The Legacy Karl (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House on Garibaldi Street Gen. Lischke (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 31% Silver Bears Charles Cook (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Richard the Second Duke of York (Character) - 1978
79% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Mycroft Holmes (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Nights in Japan Henry Hollander (Character) - 1976
79% 85% The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Criminologist (Character) $519K 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Midnight Express Hilary Vance (Character) - 1974
60% 37% The Beast Must Die Arthur Benningtn (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Game Narrator - 1974
63% 58% Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Stavro Blofeld, SPECTRE Operative #1 (Character) - 1971
43% 69% Cromwell The Earl of Essex (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 33% The Executioner Vaughan Jones (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merchant of Venice Antonio (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 27% Mosquito Squadron Air Commodore Hufford (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose Harrison (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 50% The Secret War of Harry Frigg Gen. Adrian Cox-Roberts (Character) - 1968
95% 75% The Devil Rides Out Mocata (Character) - 1968
50% 70% The Night of the Generals Gen. von Seidlitz-Gabler (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Outside Charles Griddon (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 29% Masquerade Benson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 50% Man in the Moon Leo (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Gentleman Prince Regent of England (Character) - 1961
77% 73% The Entertainer Columnist (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Man Lawson (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett The Judge (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1988 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Hilary Vance (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs, Downstairs Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sheriff (Guest Star) 1964 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Four Just Men Dominguez (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1956

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