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Rex Harrison

Highest Rated:   100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Lowest Rated:   32% Doctor Dolittle (1967)
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Debonair and distinguished British star of stage and screen for more than 50 years, Sir Rex Harrison is best remembered for playing charming, slyly mischievous characters. Born Reginald Carey in 1908, he made his theatrical debut at age 16 with the Liverpool Repertory Theater, remaining with that group for three years. Making his British stage and film debut in 1930, Harrison made the first of many appearances on Broadway in Sweet Aloes in 1936. He became a bona fide British star that same year when he appeared in the theatrical production French Without Tears, in which he showed himself to be very skilled in black-tie comedy. He served as a flight lieutenant in the RAF during World War II, although this interruption in his career was quickly followed by several British films. Harrison moved to Hollywood in 1945, where his career continued to prosper. Among his many roles was that of the king in the 1946 production of Anna and the King of Siam. Harrison was perhaps best known for his performance as Professor Henry Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady, a character he played on Broadway from 1956-1958 (winning a Tony award in 1957) and again in its 1981 revival, as well as for a year in London in the late '50s; in 1964, he won an Oscar for his onscreen version of the role. He had previously received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Julius Caesar in Cleopatra (1963). Harrison continued to act on both the stage and screen in the 1970s and into the '80s. He published his autobiography, Rex, in 1975, and, four years later, edited and published an anthology of poetry If Love Be Love. Knighted in 1989, he was starring in the Broadway revival of Somerset Maugham's The Circle (with Stewart Granger and Glynis Johns) until one month before he died of pancreatic cancer in 1990. Three of Harrison's six marriages were to actressesLilli Palmer, Kay Kendall, and Rachel Roberts.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cleopatra 50th Anniversary
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet All at Sea
  • Aubrey Bellingham
2010
No Score Yet The Rake's Progress
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
  • Cyril
1986
No Score Yet Heartbreak House
  • Shotover
1986
No Score Yet A Time to Die
  • Van Osten
1982
No Score Yet The Kingfisher
  • Sir Cecil Warburton
1982
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer)
  • Colbert
1979
No Score Yet Ashanti
  • Brian Walker
1979
No Score Yet Shalimar (Deadly Thief) (Raiders of the Sacred Stone)
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper)
  • Duke of Norfolk
1977
No Score Yet Staircase
  • Charlie
1969
No Score Yet A Flea In Her Ear
  • Poche
1967
32% Doctor Dolittle
  • Dr. John Dolittle
1967
No Score Yet The Honey Pot
  • Cecil Fox
1967
86% The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • Pope Julius II
1965
No Score Yet The Yellow Rolls-Royce
  • Marquess of Frinton
1965
96% My Fair Lady
  • Henry Higgins
1964
55% Cleopatra
  • Julius Caesar
1963
No Score Yet The Happy Thieves
  • Jim Bourne
1961
No Score Yet Midnight Lace
  • Tony Preston
1960
No Score Yet The Reluctant Debutante
  • Jimmy Broadbent
1958
No Score Yet The Constant Husband (Marriage a la Mode)
  • William Egerton
1955
No Score Yet King Richard and the Crusaders
  • Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin
1954
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway
  • Himself
1953
No Score Yet The Four Poster
  • John Edwards
1952
No Score Yet The Long Dark Hall
  • Arthur Groome
1951
93% Unfaithfully Yours
  • Sir Alfred De Carter
1948
No Score Yet Escape
  • Matt Denant
1948
100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Capt. Daniel Gregg
1947
88% Anna and the King of Siam
  • King Mongkut
1946
No Score Yet Journey Together
  • Guest
1946
72% Blithe Spirit
  • Charles Condomine
1945
No Score Yet I Live in Grosvenor Square (A Yank in London)
  • Maj. David Bruce
1945
86% Major Barbara
  • Adolphus Cusins
1941
93% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)
  • Gus Bennett
1940
No Score Yet Over the Moon
  • Dr. Freddie Jarvis
1939
86% The Citadel
  • Dr. Lawford
1938
No Score Yet Sidewalks of London
  • Harley Prentiss
1938
No Score Yet Storm in a Teacup
  • Frank Burdon
1937
No Score Yet Men Are Not Gods
  • Tommy Stapleton
1936

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