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Maurice Evans

Highest Rated:   99% Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Lowest Rated:   40% Androcles and the Lion (1953)
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Internationally acclaimed British stage star Maurice Evans is celebrated for his lyrical speaking voice and his great performances in the classics. The son of an amateur playwright, he sang professionally as a boy and later acted in his father's adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novels. In 1926 he made his professional stage debut, and first appeared on the London stage the following year. While establishing his reputation he supported himself by running a cleaning and dyeing establishment. In 1929 his triumphant performance in Journey's End allowed him to become a full-time actor. He appeared in a handful of British films from 1930-35, but otherwise remained exclusively a stage actor. He joined the Old Vic company in 1934, then moved to the U.S. in 1935, when he began a long and illustrious career on Broadway; he was most revered for his work in plays by Shakespeare and Shaw. In 1941 he became a U.S. citizen. During World War II he was put in charge of the Army Entertainment Section, Central Pacific Theater; with the rank of major, he toured Pacific military bases in a streamlined version of Hamlet. He returned to the screen in 1951 in Kind Lady opposite Ethel Barrymore, but again went on to make only a few films over the next two decades, none of which matched the stature of his stage productions. His best-known role was as the ape Dr. Zaius in Planet of the Apes (1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). He also did much work on TV, most memorably on the sitcom Bewitched, in which he played Elizabeth Montgomery's warlock father.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A Caribbean Mystery
  • Major Geoffrey Palgrave
1983
84% The Jerk
  • Hobart
1979
No Score Yet Terror in the Wax Museum
  • Inspector
1973
No Score Yet The Brotherhood of the Bell
  • Harry Masters
1970
43% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
  • Dr. Zaius
1970
No Score Yet Invasion of the Body Stealers
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Operation Heartbeat
  • Actor
1969
99% Rosemary's Baby
  • Edward "Hutch" Hutchins
1968
90% Planet of the Apes
  • Dr. Zaius
1968
No Score Yet Jack of Diamonds, (Der Diamantenprinz)
  • Nicolai Vodkine
1968
67% The War Lord
  • Priest
1965
No Score Yet Gli Invasori (The Invaders) (Erik the Conqueror) (Fury of the Vikings)
  • Dr. Matthews
1961
40% Androcles and the Lion
  • Ceasar
1953
No Score Yet Kind Lady
  • Henry Springer Elcott
1951
No Score Yet Scrooge
  • A Poor Man
1935
No Score Yet Wedding Rehearsal
  • George Thompson/Tootles
1932

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • The Puzzler
  • 1966

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