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Robert Shaw



Raised in Scotland and then Cornwall, Robert Shaw was drawn to acting and writing from his youth. Shaw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1949 he debuted onstage at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater at Stratford-on-Avon. From 1951 he appeared in British and (later) American films as a character actor, frequently playing heavies. He became better known internationally after appearing in the James Bond movie From Russia with Love (1963), and he received a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons. (1966). In the mid '70s he suddenly became a highly paid star after his appearances in several blockbuster movies, including The Sting (1973), Jaws (1975), and The Deep (1977). He wrote a play and several novels, including The Man in the Glass Booth (1967), which he adapted into a play; it was successful in both London and New York, and in 1975 was made into a film. His novel The Hiding Place (1959) was the source material for the screen comedy Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious (1965). He died of a heart attack at age 51. His second wife (of three) was actress Mary Ure.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Winter's Tale
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Buccaneers
  • Actor
2008
14% Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th
  • Executive Producer
2000
No Score Yet Messiah
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Avalanche Express
  • Marenkov
1979
64% Force 10 From Navarone
  • Mallory
1978
36% The Deep
  • Romer Treece
1977
71% Black Sunday
  • Maj. David Kabakov
1977
No Score Yet Swashbuckler
  • Ned Lynch
1976
76% Robin and Marian
  • Sheriff of Nottingham
1976
No Score Yet Diamonds
  • Charles / Earl Hodgson
1975
97% Jaws
  • Quint
1975
No Score Yet The Man in the Glass Booth
  • Screenwriter
1975
60% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman)
  • Richard Gastmann
1975
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Blue
1974
93% The Sting
  • Doyle Lonnegan
1973
No Score Yet The Hireling
  • Ledbetter
1973
No Score Yet A Reflection of Fear
  • Michael
1973
44% Young Winston
  • Lord Randolph Churchill
1972
No Score Yet Figures in a Landscape
  • MacConnachie
1971
No Score Yet A Town Called Hell
  • The Priest
1971
63% Battle of Britain
  • Squadron Leader Skipper
1969
No Score Yet Royal Hunt of the Sun
  • Francisco Pizarro
1969
No Score Yet The Birthday Party
  • Stanley Weber
1968
25% Custer of the West
  • Gen. George Armstrong Custer
1967
82% A Man for All Seasons
  • Henry VIII
1966
67% Battle of the Bulge
  • Col. Hessler
1965
No Score Yet Tomorrow At Ten
  • Marlow
1964
No Score Yet Carol for Another Christmas
  • Ghost of Christmas Future
1964
No Score Yet The Luck of Ginger Coffey
  • Ginger Coffey
1964
96% From Russia With Love
  • Donald Grant
1964
No Score Yet The Caretaker (The Guest)
  • Aston
1963
No Score Yet Sea Fury
  • Gorman
1958
No Score Yet A Hill in Korea (Hell in Korea)
  • Lance-Cpl. Hodge
1956
100% The Dam Busters
  • Flight Sgt. Pulford
1954
No Score Yet Operation Secret
  • Jacques
1952
100% The Lavender Hill Mob
  • Chemist at Police Exhibition
1951
No Score Yet The Valiant
  • Actor

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