Donald Wolfit

Highest Rated: 100% Room at the Top (1959)
Lowest Rated: 75% Becket (1964)
Birthday: Apr 20, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
One of the last of England's great actor/managers, Donald Wolfit began his stage career in 1920. Wolfit made his well-received London debut in The Wandering Jew, and by 1929 was a member in good standing of the Old Vic. In 1937, he formed his own company, specializing in abridged versions of Shakespeare. During the darkest days of the Battle of Britain, Wolfit and his players gave over 100 morale-boosting lunchtime performances. It was for this patriotic effort, coupled with his theatrical accomplishments, that Wolfit was knighted in 1957. Though he made his first film in 1934, he didn't turn to moviemaking on a full-time basis until the 1950s. He starred in 1954's Svengali, and also essayed such colorful character roles as Sgt. Buzfuz in Pickwick Papers (1953), Mercier in I Accuse (1958), and General Murray in Lawrence of Arabia (1962). He also showed up in a couple of horror films, never giving less than his best even when the material wasn't there. Toward the end of his career, Wolfit starred in the 1962 TV series The Ghost Squad. Wolfit's career and personality served as the inspiration for Ronald Harwood's play The Dresser. Married three times, Sir Donald Wolfit's third wife was actress Rosalind Iden, with whom he frequently co-starred.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Sandwich Man Manager 2013
No Score Yet Charge of the Light Brigade `Macbeth' 1968
No Score Yet 90 Degrees in the Shade Bazant 1965
No Score Yet Life at the Top Abe Brown 1965
75% Becket Folliot 1964
98% Lawrence of Arabia Gen. Murray 1962
No Score Yet The Mark Mr. Clive 1961
No Score Yet The Hands of Orlac (Hands of a Strangler) Prof. Volcheff 1960
No Score Yet The Angry Hills Dr. Stergiou 1959
100% Room at the Top Mr. Brown 1959
No Score Yet Rough and the Smooth Actor 1959
No Score Yet Blood of the Vampire Callistratus 1958
No Score Yet I Accuse! Gen. Mercier 1958
No Score Yet Satellite in the Sky Actor 1956
No Score Yet Guilty? Judge 1956
No Score Yet A Prize of Gold Alfie Stratton 1955
No Score Yet Svengali Svengali 1955
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers Sgt. Buzfuz 1954
No Score Yet Late Extra Inspector Greville 1935
No Score Yet The Silent Passenger Henry Camberley 1935
No Score Yet A Man On The Beach Actor

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