Maxton Beesley

Maxton Beesley

Highest Rated: 84% Looking for Eric (2009)

Lowest Rated: 6% Glitter (2001)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1971

Birthplace: Burnage, England, UK

With his strawberry-blond hair and handsome features, musician-turned-actor Max Beesley vaulted to stardom in the leading role of the 1997 BBC miniseries "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" (shown in the USA on A&E in 1998). This son of a jazz musician and a jazz singer, in the words of his stepbrother Jason, would do "anything for a laugh [so] everyone assumed that one day Max would end up on television." Beesley, instead, pursued a career in music. Although he won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he dropped out to work as a backup singer and musician for singers and bands ranging from Take That and Jamiroquai to George Michael and Paul Weller. In 1995, Beesley watched the video of Martin Scorsese's 1980 masterpiece "Raging Bull" and was inspired to become an actor. Taking his savings, he flew to NYC and worked with acting coach Sheila Gray. After nine months, he returned to England and eventually auditioned for the role of Tom Jones. Through a combination of talent and charm, Beesley managed to deliver a fine portrayal of the randy hero that matched Albert Finney's in Tony Richardson's 1963 Oscar-winning film. Based on his success, the actor was signed for his first feature role in the romantic drama "The Match" (1999).

Highest rated movies

Looking for Eric
Anita & Me
Kill Me Later
Red Roses and Petrol
Glitter

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Reckoning Mark (Character) - 2011
84% 78% Looking for Eric Eric's Father (Character) $55.8K 2009
No Score Yet 68% The Last Enemy Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodlines Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 42% Her Name Is Carla Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Emperor's Wife Emperor (Character) - 2003
7% 67% Red Roses and Petrol Unknown (Character) - 2003
71% 58% Anita & Me Hairy Neddy (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 67% The Last Minute Billy Byrne (Character) - 2001
6% 48% Glitter Julian Dice (Character) $4.3M 2001
26% 70% Kill Me Later Charlie (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% It Was an Accident Mickey Cousins (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Five Seconds to Spare William (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 52% The Match Wullie Smith (Character) - 1999

TV

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71% 45% The Midwich Cuckoos DCI Paul Kirby (Character) 2022
91% 83% The Outsider Seale Bolton (Character) 2020
80% 41% Jamestown Henry Sharrow (Character) 2017-2019
86% 86% Flack Anthony Henderson (Guest Star) 2019
84% 48% Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
85% 86% Homeland Mike Brown (Guest Star) 2015
88% 79% Project Greenlight Self 2015
85% 79% Strike Back: Origins Ray McQueen (Character) 2015
90% 87% Suits Stephen Huntley (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies Dr Rob Lake (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Unknown (Guest Star) 1986