Edward Ashley

Edward Ashley

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Pied Piper (1942)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Birthday: Aug 12, 1904
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Dropping the "Cooper" in his name to avoid confusion with bit player Edward Cooper, British actor Edward Ashley was a seven-year film veteran when he came to America in 1940. His first Hollywood picture, and for many years his best, was MGM's Pride and Prejudice (1940). Ashley was but one of many handsome Englishmen wandering around the MGM lot, so the studio used him in anything that came along. He was afforded a rare star-billing credit in the "Passing Parade" short subject Strange Testament (1941), in which he played a New Orleans millionaire who left a monetary legacy to all Louisiana newlyweds as compensation for betraying his own true love. Freelancing by the late 1940s, Ashley appeared in several second leads and character parts such as the Commissioner in the Mexican-filmed Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948). Banking on his resemblance to Errol Flynn, Ashley played the Fox, a Robin Hood type, in The Court Jester (1956), but most of the derring-do went to the film's true star, Danny Kaye (who impersonated the Fox). Edward Ashley remained a journeyman actor into the 1970s, appearing with dignity if not distinction in such films as Herbie Rides Again (1973) and Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

43% In the Heart of the Sea Barzillai Ray $19.1M 2015
No Score Yet Beyond the Next Mountain Actor 2004
60% Waxwork Professor Sutherland 1988
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood 2nd Butler 1976
No Score Yet King Rat Prouty 1965
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers Lt. Manson 1958
96% The Court Jester Black Fox 1956
60% Elephant Walk Gregory 1954
44% Macao Martin Stewart 1952
No Score Yet Tarzan's Peril Connors 1951
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Mermaids Commissioner 1948
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure) L.E. Thal 1947
No Score Yet Nocturne Paul Vincent 1946
No Score Yet The Madonna's Secret John Earl 1946
80% The Black Swan Roger Ingram 1942
100% The Pied Piper Charendon 1942
No Score Yet Come Live with Me Arnold Stafford 1941
100% Pride and Prejudice Wickham 1940
No Score Yet Bitter Sweet Harry Daventry 1940
No Score Yet Gallant Sons Al Posna 1940
No Score Yet Villiers Diamond Capt. Dawson 1938

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

98% Last Tango in Halifax
2012-2017
William
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Man on Yacht
  • 1967
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Charles Vale
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Lord Dunsford
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Knobby Ned Wingate Nobby Ned Wingate
  • 1960

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