George Rose

Highest Rated: 100% A New Leaf (1971)
Lowest Rated: 67% Hawaii (1966)
Birthday: Feb 19, 1920
Birthplace: Not Available
British actor George Rose studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He briefly worked as a farmer and secretary, then decided to have another go at acting. After wartime service and a round of studies at Oxford, Rose made his Old Vic stage debut in 1946. He spent most of the 1950s in such broad comedy roles as Dogberry in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing; in 1952 he appeared in his first film, The Pickwick Papers. In 1961, Rose co-starred in the original production of Robert Bolts A Man For All Seasons, playing the ubiquitous Common Man (a character excised from the 1966 film version). From 1966 onward, Rose appeared primarily in American plays and films. He was also one of the stars of the expensive 1975 TV series Beacon Hill, an ill-advised attempt to mimic the success of Upstairs Downstairs; he played the "Bridges" counterpart, a head butler named Hacker. Rose won the coveted Tony Award for his work in the 1975 revival of My Fair Lady and the 1985 musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. American talk-show fans of the 1970s and 1980s came to know and love Rose as one of the foremost Gilbert and Sullivan purveyors in the English-speaking world. For a person who brought so much pleasure to so many people, George Rose came to a tragic and deplorable end; in 1988, he was savagely beaten to death by his adopted son and three other men just outside his summer home in the Dominican Republic.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Actor 2006
No Score Yet You Can't Take It with You Actor 1984
81% The Pirates of Penzance Major-General 1983
No Score Yet Hogan's Goat Actor 1971
100% A New Leaf Harold Henry, Graham's Butler 1971
No Score Yet The Littlest Angel Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Pink Jungle Capt. Stopes 1968
67% Hawaii Capt. Janders 1966
No Score Yet Hamlet 1st Gravedigger 1964
No Score Yet No Love for Johnnie Actor 1961
No Score Yet The Flesh and The Fiends William Burke 1961
No Score Yet Jack the Ripper Clarke 1959
No Score Yet The Devil's Disciple Sergeant 1959
100% A Night to Remember Joughin 1958
No Score Yet Barnacle Bill Bullen 1957
No Score Yet No Time for Tears Theater Porter 1957
No Score Yet The Shiralee Donny 1957
No Score Yet The Good Companions Theater Owner 1957
No Score Yet Brothers in Law Frost 1957
No Score Yet Third Key Informer 1956
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Tebbitt 1954
No Score Yet The Good Die Young Bunny 1954
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers Actor 1954
No Score Yet Devil on Horseback Blacksmith 1954
No Score Yet The Square Ring Whitey Johnson 1953
No Score Yet The Beggar's Opera 1st Turnkey 1953


No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
  • 1980
No Score Yet Great Performances


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