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Harry Towb

Highest Rated: 90% Barry Lyndon (1975)

Lowest Rated: 36% Conspiracy of Silence (2004)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1925

Birthplace: Not Available

From the 1950s through the late 2000s, Irish character actor Harry Towb enjoyed a prolific career that spanned half a century. He divided his time between stage, film, and television, working in each venue with great aplomb and dedication. Born in Larne, County Antrim, Ireland, the actor grew up in Belfast, then moved to England and essayed a series of stage roles during the 1950s, courtesy of various theatrical troupes. Cinematic roles generally typecast him as an Irish everyman, as evidenced by his contributions to The 39 Steps, Patton, Digby, The Biggest Dog in the World, and Carry on at Your Convenience. Meanwhile, in the theater, Towb excelled at everything from classical tragedy (Tiresias in Antigone) to contemporary musical comedy (Little Shop of Horrors). He remains best known to Britons, however, for his ongoing television work that cut across a broad spectrum of genres; programs that featured Towb included Z Cars, Moll Flanders, East Enders, and The Bill.

Highest Rated Movies



36% Conspiracy of Silence Fr. Doherty 2004
No Score Yet The Most Fertile Man in Ireland Actor 1999
43% Moll Flanders Magistrate 1996
No Score Yet Lamb Priest 1986
71% Lassiter Roger Boardman 1984
No Score Yet Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse Phillips 1978
90% Barry Lyndon Innkeeper 1975
No Score Yet The Girl from Petrovka American Reporter 1974
No Score Yet Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World Ringmaster 1973
No Score Yet Carry on at Your Convenience Doctor in film 1971
No Score Yet All Neat In Black Stockings Actor 1969
No Score Yet Prudence and the Pill Racetrack Official 1968
No Score Yet 30 is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia Mr. Woolley 1968
No Score Yet The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Doctor 1968
No Score Yet The Blue Max Kettering 1966
No Score Yet The Scarlet Blade (The Crimson Blade) Cobb 1963
No Score Yet All Night Long Phales 1962
No Score Yet A Prize of Gold Benny 1955
No Score Yet Above Us the Waves McCleery 1955
No Score Yet The Sleeping Tiger Harry 1954
No Score Yet Gift Horse (Glory at Sea) Actor 1952


68% Doctor Who
Harry Osgood James McDermot 1971
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)


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