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George Rose

Highest Rated:   100% A New Leaf (1971)
Lowest Rated:   75% Hawaii (1966)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet You Can't Take It with You
  • Actor
1984
80% 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
75% 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 Good Die Young
  • Bunny
1954
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Devil on Horseback
  • Blacksmith
1954
No Score Yet Sea Shall Not Have Them
  • Tebbitt
1954
No Score Yet The Beggar's Opera
  • 1st Turnkey
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • 1980
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Kolenkov

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