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Kenneth More

Highest Rated:   100% A Night to Remember (1958)
Lowest Rated:   63% Battle of Britain (1969)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
75% Oh! What A Lovely War
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II
1969
63% Battle of Britain
  • Group Capt. Baker
1969
No Score Yet 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
80% 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
No Score Yet Doctor in the House
  • Richard Grimsdyke
1955
No Score Yet The Deep Blue Sea
  • Freddie Page
1955
No Score Yet Never Let Me Go
  • Steve Quillan
1953
No Score Yet The Yellow Balloon
  • Ted
1953
No Score Yet 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

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