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Robert Morley



A charming, rotund, portly, double-chinned character actor of British and American stage and screen, Robert Morley tended to be cast in jovial or pompous comedic roles. He was educated in England, Germany, France, and Italy, intending to go into diplomacy. He switched to acting and studied theater at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Morley debuted on the London stage in 1929, and on Broadway in 1938 when he reprised his London performance in the title role of Oscar Wilde. Also in 1938, he debuted onscreen in the Hollywood film Marie Antoinette, portraying the feeble-minded Louis XVI opposite Norma Shearer; for that performance he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. He went on to play supporting roles in many films on both sides of the Atlantic. He was also a playwright; one of his plays, Edward My Son (written with Noel Langley), became a film in 1949. He was frequently seen as a witty, erudite guest on TV talk shows, and he was the TV commercial spokesman for British Airways.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Istanbul
  • Mr. Atkins
1990
No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Lady and the Highwayman
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Little Dorrit - Part Two: Little Dorrit's Story
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Little Dorrit (Nobody's Fault) (Little Dorrit's Story)
  • Lord Decimus Barnacle
1988
No Score Yet The Wind (Edge of Terror)
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • King of Hearts
1985
No Score Yet Second Time Lucky
  • God
1984
No Score Yet The Trouble with Spies
  • Angus Watkins
1984
No Score Yet High Road to China
  • Tozer
1983
No Score Yet The Deadly Game
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Deadly Game
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Loophole
  • Godfrey
1981
79% The Great Muppet Caper
  • British Gentleman
1981
No Score Yet Oh Heavenly Dog
  • Bernie
1980
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt
  • Bernstein
1979
67% Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (Too Many Chefs)
  • Max
1978
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Father Time
1976
No Score Yet Hugó, a víziló (Hugo the Hippo)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Great Expectations
  • Pumblechook
1974
93% Theater of Blood (Theatre of Blood) (Much Ado About Murder)
  • Meredith Merridew
1973
No Score Yet Lola (Twinky)
  • Judge Roxburgh
1972
No Score Yet When Eight Bells Toll
  • Uncle Arthur
1971
No Score Yet Song of Norway
  • Berg
1970
No Score Yet Cromwell
  • Earl of Manchester
1970
No Score Yet Doctor in Trouble
  • Capt. George Spratt
1970
33% Sinful Davey
  • Duke of Argyll
1969
No Score Yet Some Girls Do
  • Miss Mary
1969
No Score Yet Hot Millions
  • Caesar Smith
1968
No Score Yet Woman Times Seven
  • Dr. Xavier
1967
No Score Yet Way...Way Out
  • Harold Quonset
1966
No Score Yet Finders Keepers
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Hotel Paradiso
  • Henri Cotte
1966
No Score Yet Agent 8 3/4 (Hot Enough for June)
  • Col. Cunliffe
1965
53% The Loved One
  • Sir Ambrose Abercrombie
1965
No Score Yet A Study in Terror
  • Mycroft Holmes
1965
No Score Yet Genghis Khan
  • Emperor of China)
1965
71% Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
  • Lord Rawnsley
1965
No Score Yet The Alphabet Murders
  • Capt. Hastings
1965
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage
  • Dr.Jacobs
1964
89% Topkapi
  • Cedric Page
1964
No Score Yet Take Her, She's Mine
  • Mr. Pope-Jones
1963
No Score Yet The Old Dark House
  • Roderick Femm
1963
100% Murder at the Gallop
  • Hector Enderby
1963
No Score Yet Nine Hours to Rama
  • P.K. Mussadi
1963
No Score Yet The Young Ones
  • Hamilton Black
1963
No Score Yet The Boys
  • Montgomery
1962
No Score Yet The Road to Hong Kong
  • Leader
1962
No Score Yet Go To Blazes
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Oscar Wilde
  • Oscar Wilde
1960
No Score Yet Joseph and His Brethren
  • Potiphar
1960
No Score Yet The Battle of the Sexes
  • Robert MacPherson
1959
No Score Yet The Journey
  • Hugh Deverill
1959
No Score Yet The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
  • Uncle Lucius
1958
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Ralph
1956
No Score Yet Loser Takes All
  • Dreuther
1956
No Score Yet Quentin Durward
  • King Louis XI
1955
No Score Yet The Good Die Young
  • Sir Francis Ravenscourt
1954
No Score Yet Beau Brummell
  • George III
1954
No Score Yet The Final Test
  • Alexander Whitehead
1954
67% Beat the Devil
  • Peterson
1953
No Score Yet Curtain Up
  • Harry
1952
No Score Yet Outcast of the Islands
  • Elmer Almayer
1952
80% The Small Back Room
  • The Minister
1952
100% The African Queen
  • Rev. Samuel Sayer
1951
No Score Yet Edward, My Son
  • Screenwriter
1949
No Score Yet Ghosts of Berkeley Square
  • Gen. Burlap
1947
No Score Yet I Live in Grosvenor Square (A Yank in London)
  • Duke of Exmoor
1945
No Score Yet The Foreman Went to France (Somewhere in France)
  • Mayor Coutare
1942
86% Major Barbara
  • Andrew Undershaft
1941
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • King Louis XVI
1938

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Academy Awards® Animation Collection
  • Actor

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