Kenneth More

Highest Rated: 100% A Night to Remember (1958)
Lowest Rated: 63% Battle of Britain (1969)
Birthday: Sep 20, 1914
Birthplace: Gerrards Cross
Briton Kenneth More had set his cap upon becoming a civil engineer, but the death of his father, which left behind a legacy of debts, ended that dream. After working as a Canadian fur trapper, More decided to give acting a try; his first professional stint was as a straight man at London's Windmill Theatre, a popular "burleycue" house specializing in smutty comics and scantily clad damsels. After serving in World War II as a naval lieutenant, More began building a reputation as a reliable leading man in both London and regional repertory. His official screen debut was 1948's Scott of the Antarctic, though he'd played bits in a brace of '30s films. With his lead performance in Genevieve (1953), More established himself as a topnotch comic actor, essaying the sort of bemused, ingenuous roles that would years later become the personal property of Hugh Grant. More won the BFA award for his performance in Doctor in the House (1954), the first of several popular Doctor comedies produced over the next decade. Despite his success in laughspinners, More's favorite role was his dramatic turn in 1955's The Deep Blue Sea. In the 1960s, More starred as Jolyon Forsyte on the international TV smash The Forsyte Saga. Amidst his many film, TV, and theatrical performances, More found time to write no fewer than three volumes of memoirs. Kenneth More's last film appearance was as a jovial King Arthur in Disney's Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979); he died three years later, of Parkinson's disease.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Cities Dr. Jarvis Lorry 1980
No Score Yet Unidentified Flying Oddball King Arthur 1979
No Score Yet Leopard in the Snow Sir Philip James 1978
No Score Yet Where Time Began (The Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth) Professor Lidenbrock 1977
No Score Yet The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella Lord Chamberlain 1976
75% Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Present 1970
85% Oh! What A Lovely War Kaiser Wilhelm II 1969
63% Battle of Britain Group Capt. Baker 1969
67% The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun) Dr. Wreid 1968
91% The Longest Day Captain Colin Maud 1962
No Score Yet Some People Actor 1962
No Score Yet Loss of Innocence Eliot 1961
No Score Yet Man in the Moon William Blood 1961
No Score Yet North West Frontier Actor 1960
83% Sink the Bismarck! Capt. Jonathan Shepard 1960
No Score Yet The 39 Steps Richard Hannay 1959
No Score Yet Northwest Frontier Capt. Scott 1959
No Score Yet The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw Jonathan Tibbs 1958
100% A Night to Remember Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller 1958
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky Douglas Bader 1957
No Score Yet The Admirable Crichton Bill Crichton 1957
No Score Yet The Man Who Loved Redheads Narrator 1955
80% Doctor in the House Richard Grimsdyke 1955
No Score Yet The Deep Blue Sea Freddie Page 1955
No Score Yet Raising a Riot Tony Kent 1955
No Score Yet Never Let Me Go Steve Quillan 1953
No Score Yet The Yellow Balloon Ted 1953
80% Genevieve Ambrose Claverhouse 1953
No Score Yet Adventures of Sadie Pat Plunkett 1953
No Score Yet Brandy for the Parson Tony Rackham 1952
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus Lionel Fallaize 1951
No Score Yet No Highway in the Sky Dobson 1951
No Score Yet The Clouded Yellow Willy 1951
No Score Yet Morning Departure Lt. Cmdr. James 1951
No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime Adam 1950
No Score Yet Franchise Affair Stanley Peters 1950
No Score Yet Scott of the Antarctic Lt. Teddy Evans 1949
No Score Yet Man on the Run Corporal Newman 1949
No Score Yet Look Up and Laugh Bit Part 1935

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Father Brown
1974
Father Brown
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Father Brown
  • 1989
  • 1982

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