Edward Underdown

Edward Underdown

Highest Rated: 100% Khartoum (1966)

Lowest Rated: 59% The Magic Christian (1970)

Birthday: Dec 3, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

A one-time steeplejack jockey, British actor Edward Underdown began his film career in 1934, but the starring roles didn't come until the mid '40s. Tall and good looking in a bookish sort of way, Underdown built his reputation on such postwar films as The October Man (1947), The Dark Man (1952), Shadow Man (1954), and the Humphrey Bogart/John Huston/Truman Capote cult collaboration Beat the Devil (1954). In the latter film Underdown was cast as Jennifer Jones' dull, plodding husband; while this characterization worked to the benefit of Beat the Devil, unfortunately most of Underdown's '50s performances were equally dull and plodding. By the mid '60s, Edward Underdown was playing such one-scene parts as his "Air Vice Marshall" in the 1965 James Bond thriller Thunderball.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tarka the Otter Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Abdication Christina's Father 1974
No Score Yet Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World Grandfather 1973
No Score Yet The Last Valley Gnarled Peasant 1971
59% The Magic Christian Prince Henry 1970
100% Khartoum Col. Hicks 1966
86% Thunderball Air Vice Marshall 1965
No Score Yet Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Tod 1965
No Score Yet Woman of Straw First Executive 1964
No Score Yet The Winston Affair (Man in the Middle) Maj. Wyclif 1964
83% The Day the Earth Caught Fire Sanderson 1962
No Score Yet Pattern for Plunder Col. Harvey 1960
No Score Yet The Camp on Blood Island Major Dawes 1958
No Score Yet The Two-Headed Spy Kaltenbrunner 1958
No Score Yet The Woman's Angle Robert Mansell 1954
No Score Yet The Rainbow Jacket Geoffrey Tyler 1954
75% Beat the Devil Harry Chelm 1953
No Score Yet Murder Will Out (The Voice of Merrill) Hugh Allen 1953
No Score Yet The Shadow Man (Street of Shadows) Insp. Johnstone 1953
No Score Yet The Brass Monkey Max Taylor 1951
No Score Yet They Were Not Divided Actor 1951
No Score Yet Man on the Run Slim 1949
No Score Yet The Woman in the Hall Neil Inglefield 1948
No Score Yet The October Man Passport Official 1948
No Score Yet Inspector Hornleigh Peter Dench 1939


68% Doctor Who
Zastor 1980
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
Jonathan Stone Rupert (15th Duke of Benedict) 1965


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