Rex Harrison

Lowest Rated: 32% Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Birthday: Mar 5, 1908
Birthplace: Not Available
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



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
50% 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
56% 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
No Score Yet The Foxes of Harrow Stephen Fox 1947
88% Anna and the King of Siam King Mongkut 1946
No Score Yet Journey Together Guest 1946
75% Blithe Spirit Charles Condomine 1945
No Score Yet I Live in Grosvenor Square (A Yank in London) Maj. David Bruce 1945
93% Major Barbara Adolphus Cusins 1941
93% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) Gus Bennett 1940
No Score Yet Over the Moon Dr. Freddie Jarvis 1939
88% 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