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Robert Helpmann

Lowest Rated:   50% Patrick (1978)
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Birthplace:   Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
At age 11 he began appearing in the Australian ballet, and later appeared in stage musicals and toured with Pavlova's dance company. In 1933 he moved to England and joined the Sadler's Wells Ballet; soon he became that company's principal dancer, and in the '40s he choreographed many of its productions. He devoted most of the '50s to acting, appearing with the Old Vic in productions of Shakespeare, then returned to ballet in the '60s; in 1965 he was appointed co-director of the Australian Ballet company. Beginning in the early '40s, he appeared sporadically in films; some of his work involved dancing -- such as The Red Shoes (1948), which he also choreographed -- and some involved straight dramatic roles. He co-directed (with Rudolf Nureyev) and played the title role in the ballet-film Don Quixote (1973). He was knighted in 1950.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mango Tree
  • The Professor
2013
No Score Yet Margot
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Margot Fonteyn Story
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Second Time Lucky
  • The Devil
1984
50% Patrick
  • Dr. Roget
1978
No Score Yet Puzzle
  • Shepherd
1978
No Score Yet Don Quixote
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Mad Hatter
1972
No Score Yet Cinderella: The Royal Ballet
  • Actor
1969
65% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Child Catcher
1968
67% The Quiller Memorandum
  • Weng
1966
57% Fifty Five Days at Peking
  • Prince Tuan
1963
No Score Yet The Iron Petticoat
  • Ivan Kropotkin
1957
85% The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Lindorff/Coppelius/Dr. Miracle/Dappertutto
1951
No Score Yet Caravan
  • Wycroft
1949
96% The Red Shoes
  • Ivan Boleslawsky
1948
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France)
  • Bishop of Ely
1946
No Score Yet One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
  • De Jong
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Don Quixote
  • Director

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