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Esmond Knight

Highest Rated:   100% Black Narcissus (1947)
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Active the London theatrical circles from 1925, British actor Esmond Knight first set foot on a movie sound stage with 1931's The Ringer. His career momentum was almost permanently interrupted in 1941, when, while serving with the Royal Navy, he was temporarily blinded in battle. He regained enough of his sight to resume his filmmaking activities in 1943, appearing in such productions as Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale (1944), Black Narcissus (1946) and The Red Shoes (1947), Olivier's Henry V (1945) and Richard III (1955), and Jean Renoir's The River (1951). In 1960, Knight co-starred in Sink the Bismarck (1960), a reenactment of the naval battle in which he'd been blinded 19 years earlier. Long married to actress Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight died in Egypt while filming The Balkan Trilogy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
12% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Second Elder
1987
77% The Element of Crime
  • Osborne
1984
No Score Yet King Lear
  • Old Man
1983
No Score Yet Troilus & Cressida
  • Priam
1981
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra
  • Lepidus
1981
No Score Yet Romeo & Juliet
  • Old Capulet
1978
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Armand
1977
76% Robin and Marian
  • Old Defender
1976
No Score Yet The Boy Who Turned Yellow
  • Actor
1972
42% Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Kingston
1969
85% The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
  • Old Judge
1965
96% Peeping Tom
  • Arthur Baden
1960
80% Sink the Bismarck!
  • Captain, Prince of Wales
1960
87% The River
  • The Father
1959
83% The Prince and the Showgirl
  • Hoffman
1957
80% Richard III
  • Sir Richard Ratcliffe
1956
No Score Yet Helen of Troy
  • High Priest
1956
No Score Yet Gone to Earth
  • Abel Woodus
1950
85% A Canterbury Tale
  • Narrator/ Soldier/Idiot
1949
96% The Red Shoes
  • Livy
1948
91% Hamlet
  • Bernardo
1948
100% Black Narcissus
  • Gen. Toda Rai
1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France)
  • Fluellen
1946
No Score Yet The Halfway House
  • David Davies
1944
No Score Yet The Silver Fleet
  • Von Schiffer
1943
No Score Yet This England
  • Actor
1941
100% Contraband
  • Mr.Pidgeon
1940
No Score Yet The Arsenal Stadium Mystery
  • Raille
1940
No Score Yet Schwarze Rosen
  • Pavo Collin
1936
40% Waltzes from Vienna
  • Johann "Schani" Strauss, the Younger
1933
No Score Yet Battle of the V-1 (Missiles from Hell)
  • Actor

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