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Nicholas Joy

Highest Rated: 100% Desk Set (1957)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1884

Birthplace: Not Available

Coming to films late in life, towering supporting player Nicholas Joy had studied at London's Royal Academy prior to making his stage debut in 1910. French-born of British parentage, Joy quickly became a popular character actor on both sides of the Atlantic, having made an auspicious Broadway debut in Henry V in 1912. Onscreen from 1947, Joy usually played pompous characters and is perhaps best remembered as the archbishop in Joan of Arc (1948) and as the renowned defense lawyer-turned-murder victim in Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer (1949). Joy, who also played Lynn Bari's father in the short-lived 1952 television situation comedy Boss Lady, retired in the late '50s.

Highest Rated Movies



88% Far From Heaven Blond Boy $16M 2003
100% Desk Set Azae 1957
No Score Yet Affair With a Stranger George Craig 1953
No Score Yet The Man with a Cloak Dr. Roland 1952
60% Here Comes the Groom Uncle Prentise 1951
No Score Yet Native Son Mr.Dalton 1951
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Amos Strickland 1949
33% The Great Gatsby The Guest 1949
No Score Yet Bride of Vengeance Chamberlain 1949
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up Victor Alvord 1949
91% Act of Violence Mr. Gavery 1948
88% Joan of Arc Archbishop of Thiems 1948
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man Commissioner Trist 1948
No Score Yet The Iron Curtain Dr. Norman 1948
86% The Naked City McCormick 1948
100% Daisy Kenyon Coverly 1947
76% Gentleman's Agreement Dr. Craigie 1947
No Score Yet Dishonored Lady Defense Attorney 1947
No Score Yet If Winter Comes Mr. Pettigrew 1947
No Score Yet The Secret Heart Dr. Rossiger 1946


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