Hugh Griffith

Birthday: May 30, 1912
Birthplace: Marian Glas, Anglesey, Wales, UK
A burly, exuberant British character star, Hugh Griffith worked as a bank clerk before debuting onstage in 1939; he appeared in one film in 1940, but his film career didn't begin in earnest until the late '40s. He played forceful character roles in dozens of plays and films in both the U.S. and Britain. For his portrayal of Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur (1959) Griffith won a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar; he was nominated for the same award for his portrayal of lusty Squire Western in Tom Jones (1963), perhaps his best known performance. Hugh Griffith was last onscreen in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Titfield Thunderbolt Dan 2005
0% The Hound of the Baskervilles Frankland 1980
No Score Yet A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (The Big Scam) Sid Larkin 1979
No Score Yet The Amorous Mis-Adventures of Casanova Actor 1979
No Score Yet Grand Slam Actor 1978
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews Squire Western 1977
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Judge 1977
No Score Yet Sex on the Run The Caliph 1977
No Score Yet The Amorous Mis-Adventures of Casanova Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Passover Plot Caiaphas 1975
No Score Yet Legend of the Werewolf, (Plague of the Werewolves) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Craze, (Demon Master) Solicitor 1974
No Score Yet Take Me High Sir Harry Cunningham 1974
No Score Yet Luther Tetzel 1974
No Score Yet The Final Programme (The Last Days of Man on Earth) Prof. Hira 1973
20% Diary of Forbidden Dreams Joseph 1973
60% Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood Actor 1973
60% Dr. Phibes Rises Again Ambrose 1972
86% The Abominable Dr. Phibes Rabbi 1971
63% The Canterbury Tales Sir January 1971
57% Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? The Pigman 1971
No Score Yet Cry of the Banshee Mickey 1970
83% Start The Revolution Without Me Louis XVI 1970
50% Wuthering Heights Dr. Kenneth 1970
82% Oliver! Magistrate 1968
57% The Fixer Lebedev 1968
No Score Yet La Cintura di castità (On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who...) (The Chastity Belt) Sultan of Bari 1968
No Score Yet Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn Actor 1967
No Score Yet Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Commodore Roseabove 1967
No Score Yet The Poppy Is Also a Flower Tribal Chief 1966
100% How to Steal a Million Charles Bonnet 1966
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Prison Governor 1965
85% Tom Jones Squire Western 1963
72% Mutiny on the Bounty Alexander Smith 1962
No Score Yet Term of Trial O'Hara 1962
No Score Yet Lisa Van der Pink 1962
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Traitor Collins 1962
64% Exodus Mandria 1960
No Score Yet The Day They Robbed the Bank of England O'Shea 1960
No Score Yet The Story on Page One Judge Nielsen 1959
87% Ben-Hur Sheik Ilderim 1959
No Score Yet Lucky Jim Professor Welch 1958
No Score Yet The Good Companions Morton Mitcham 1957
No Score Yet The Sleeping Tiger Inspector Simmons 1954
No Score Yet The Beggar's Opera The Beggar 1953
No Score Yet The Galloping Major Harold Temple 1951
No Score Yet Laughter in Paradise Henry Russell 1951
No Score Yet Gone to Earth Andrew Vessons 1950
No Score Yet A Run for Your Money Price 1949
100% Kind Hearts and Coronets Lord High Steward 1949
No Score Yet The Last Days of Dolwyn (Women of Dolwyn) Minister 1949
No Score Yet So Evil My Love Coroner 1948
No Score Yet Three Weird Sisters Mabli Hughes 1948
No Score Yet Dulcimer Street Headlam Fynne 1948
No Score Yet The Silver Darlings Packman 1947
No Score Yet Neutral Port Bit part (uncredited) 1941

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