Rex Harrison

Rex Harrison

Highest Rated: 100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Lowest Rated: 29% Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Birthday: Mar 05, 1908

Birthplace: Huyton, Lancashire, England, UK

Stagestruck from boyhood, suave British actor Rex Harrison joined the Liverpool Repertory Theatre at the age of 16, beginning a 66-year career that would culminate with his final performance on Broadway, May 11, 1990, three weeks prior to his death. Best known for his Tony- and Oscar-winning portrayal of Professor Henry Higgins in Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's "My Fair Lady," he made his West End debut in "Getting George Married" (1930) and his Broadway debut in "Sweet Aloes" (1936), but it was a two year run on the London stage in Sir Terrence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" that made him a star. Appearances in other sophisticated comedies, S N Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" and Noel Coward's "Design for Living" (both 1939), established him as what Coward himself called "the best light comedian in the world--after me."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time to Die Van Osten (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kingfisher Cecil (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 26% Ashanti Brian Walker (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 41% The Fifth Musketeer Colbert (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 32% Shalimar Sir John Locksley (Character) - 1978
40% 35% Staircase Charles Dyer (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 33% A Flea in Her Ear Victor Chandebisse/Poche (Character) - 1968
29% 57% Doctor Dolittle Doctor John Dolittle (Character) - 1967
57% 60% The Honey Pot Cecil Sheridan Fox (Character) - 1967
86% 78% The Agony and the Ecstasy Pope Julius II (Character) - 1965
95% 90% My Fair Lady Professor Henry Higgins (Character) $447.6K 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Lord Charles Frinton (Character) - 1964
62% 69% Cleopatra Julius Caesar (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 22% The Happy Thieves Jimmy Bourne (Character) - 1962
83% 76% Midnight Lace Anthony Preston (Character) - 1960
50% 74% The Reluctant Debutante Jimmy Broadbent (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Constant Husband William Egerton (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 19% King Richard and the Crusaders Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Four Poster John Edwards (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Dark Hall Arthur Groome (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape Unknown (Character) - 1948
93% 87% Unfaithfully Yours Sir Alfred De Carter (Character) - 1948
100% 88% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Capt. Daniel Gregg (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Foxes of Harrow Stephen Fox (Character) - 1947
88% 68% Anna and the King of Siam King Mongkut (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Notorious Gentleman Vivian Kenway (Character) - 1945
77% 75% Blithe Spirit Charles Condomine (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Live in Grosvenor Square Major David Bruce (Character) - 1945
93% 55% Major Barbara Adolphus Cusins (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 33% Over the Moon Dr. Freddie Jarvis (Character) - 1940
89% 73% Night Train to Munich Gus Bennett (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten Days in Paris Bob Stevens (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet School for Husbands Leonard Drummond (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 65% Sidewalks of London Harley Prentiss (Character) - 1938
89% 72% The Citadel Dr. Rennie Lawford (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 48% Storm in a Teacup Frank Burdon (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Are Not Gods Tommy Stapleton (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dow Hour of Great Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Raymond Dabney (Character) 1953

QUOTES FROM Rex Harrison CHARACTERS

Dr. John Dolittle says: I think as a matter of principle, one should always avoid eating one's friends.

Prof. Henry Higgins says: [singing] Women are irrational, that's all there is to that! Their heads are full of cotton, hay, and rags. They're nothing but exasperating, irritating, vacillating, calculating, agitating, maddening and infuriating hags!

Ghost of Capt. Daniel Gregg says: “And now, you'll never be tired again. Come my dear.”

Ghost of Capt. Daniel Gregg says: And now, you'll never be tired again. Come my dear.

Eliza Doolittle says: I washed my hands and face before I come I did.

Prof. Henry Higgins says: [elated] ...Eliza? ... Where the devil are my slippers?

Prof. Henry Higgins says: But I'm used to hear say, "Good morning" everyday. Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows. A second nature to me now. Like breathing out and breathing in. I'm very grateful she's a woman! And so easy to forget. Rather like a habit one can always break! And yet, I've grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air. Accustomed to her... face.

Prof. Henry Higgins says: But I'm used to hear say, 'Good morning' everyday. Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows. A second nature to me now. Like breathing out and breathing in. I'm very grateful she's a woman! And so easy to forget. Rather like a habit one can always break! And yet, I've grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air. Accustomed to her... face.

Eliza Doolittle says: Well, you have my voice on your gramophone. When you feel lonely without me you can turn it on. It has no feelings to hurt.

Prof. Henry Higgins says: ...I can't turn your soul on.

Prof. Henry Higgins says: Damn Mrs. Pearce! Damn the coffee! And damn you!

Mrs. Pearce says: But where shall I put her?

Prof. Henry Higgins says: Well.. Put her in the dustbin.