Robert Helpmann

Lowest Rated: 57% Patrick (1978)
Birthday: Apr 9, 1909
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

CREDIT
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
57% Patrick Dr. Roget 1978
No Score Yet Puzzle Shepherd 1978
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Mad Hatter 1972
No Score Yet Don Quixote Actor 1972
67% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Child Catcher 1968
62% The Quiller Memorandum Weng 1966
57% Fifty Five Days at Peking Prince Tuan 1963
No Score Yet The Iron Petticoat Ivan Kropotkin 1957
86% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Director Don Quixote
  • 2001

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