Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith

Highest Rated: 100% Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

Birthday: May 30, 1912

Birthplace: Marian Glas, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Wild-eyed, with a hook nose and often sporting a pointed beard and mustache, this Welsh character actor turned in a number of flamboyant, hearty performances. Hugh Griffith got a relatively late start. Born in Wales, he worked as a bank clerk until 1939, when he made his stage debut at the age of 27, and entered films the next year with the British-made "Neutral Port." Griffith spent the 1940s and 50s slowly building up his film career (making only one US release, "So Evil My Love" 1948). He played supporting roles in twenty or so films, including some successes like "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949) and "The Sleeping Tiger" (1954) before scoring his biggest hit in the US-made 1959 remake of "Ben Hur." Playing Sheik Ilderim, the wry chariot mogul, Griffith earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 36% A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Sid Larkin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 98% Grand Slam Caradog Lloyd-Evans (Character) - 1978
0% 41% The Hound of the Baskervilles Frankland (Character) - 1978
45% 62% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Judge (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casanova & Co. The Caliph (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passover Plot Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridges to Heaven Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 31% Legend of the Werewolf Maestro Pamponi (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me High Sir Harry Cunningham (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet High School Girl Unknown (Character) - 1974
17% 50% Diary of Forbidden Dreams Joseph Noblart (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 39% The Last Days of Man on Earth Professor Hira (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 56% Luther John Tetzel (Character) - 1973
59% 57% Dr. Phibes Rises Again Harry Ambrose (Character) - 1972
56% 44% Who Slew Auntie Roo? Mr. Harrison (Character) - 1972
56% 63% The Canterbury Tales Sir January (Character) - 1971
88% 75% The Abominable Dr. Phibes Rabbi (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 41% Cry of the Banshee Mickey (Character) - 1970
60% 63% Wuthering Heights Dr. Kenneth (Character) - 1970
83% 77% Start the Revolution Without Me King Louis (Character) - 1970
56% 61% The Fixer Lebedev (Character) - 1968
82% 81% Oliver! The Magistrate (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet On My Way to the Crusades I Met a Girl Who... Ibn-el-Rascid (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chastity Belt Ibn-el-Rascid (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Marito E Mio E L'Amazzo Quando Mi Pare Ignazio (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Commodore Roseabove (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 45% Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Commodore Roseabove (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor From Gibraltar Llewellyn (Character) - 1967
100% 88% How to Steal a Million Charles Bonnet (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 44% The Poppy Is Also a Flower Salah Rahman Khan (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hide and Seek Wilkins (Character) - 1964
82% 58% Tom Jones Squire Western (Character) $481.4K 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bargee Joe Turnbull (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 82% Term of Trial O'Hara (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 33% Lisa Van der Pink (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 84% The Counterfeit Traitor Collins (Character) - 1962
68% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty Alexander Smith (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 89% The Day They Robbed the Bank of England O'Shea (Character) - 1960
63% 69% Exodus Mandria (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 50% The Story on Page One Judge Edgar Neilsen (Character) - 1959
86% 89% Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Companions Morton Mitcham (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 24% Lucky Jim Professor Welch (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 47% The Sleeping Tiger The Inspector (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 71% The Beggar's Opera The Beggar (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 80% The Titfield Thunderbolt Dan (Character) - 1953
20% 57% Laughter in Paradise Henry Augustus Russell (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 80% Gone to Earth Andrew Vessons (Character) - 1950
100% 94% Kind Hearts and Coronets Lord High Steward (Character) $35.9K 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Run for Your Money Huw Price (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Dolwyn The Minister (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 56% So Evil My Love Coroner (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Gentleman Bishop of Salisbury (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 20% London Belongs to Me Headlam Fynne (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dow Hour of Great Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colonel March of Scotland Yard Dr. Ivy (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Unknown (Character) 1953

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