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Edward Ashley

Highest Rated:   100% The Pied Piper (1942)
Lowest Rated:   43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
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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 YEAR
43% In the Heart of the Sea
  • Barzillai Ray
2015
No Score Yet Winter
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Beyond the Next Mountain
  • Actor
2004
56% Waxwork
  • Professor Sutherland
1988
No Score Yet Beyond the Next Mountain
  • Actor
1981
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
98% Last Tango in Halifax
2012-2015
  • William

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