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Charles Gray

Highest Rated:   94% The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Lowest Rated:   40% Shock Treatment (1981)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
40% Shock Treatment
  • Judge Wright
1981
67% The Mirror Crack'd
  • Bates the Butler
1980
No Score Yet The House on Garibaldi Street
  • Actor
1979
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 A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
  • Kenderly
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
89% Junior Bonner
  • Burt
1972
67% Diamonds Are Forever
  • Ernst Blofeld
1971
No Score Yet The Nine Ages of Nakedness
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
89% The Entertainer
  • Columnist
1960
No Score Yet Tommy the Toreador
  • Gomez
1959
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Rod
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs
1971-1975
  • Partridge

Quotes from Charles Gray's Characters