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Roger Rees

Highest Rated:   89% Star 80 (1983)
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Birthplace:   Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
With his dark eyes and small frame, the classically trained British actor Roger Rees was perfectly cast as Nicholas Nickleby in the theatrical production of Dickens' novel. He performed this lead role with the Royal Shakespeare Company, earning him a Tony award, Olivier award, and an Emmy nomination for the televised version in the early '80s. He performed with the company since 1968, when he worked as a scenery painter. Perhaps he is most recognized for his role as Robin Colcord, Kirstie Alley's wealthy jet-set boyfriend on Cheers during the 1989 season. He also had a memorable role as Melvin, the Sheriff of Rotingham in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993. Rees continued to work mainly in theater, but he also appeared in several TV movies and sitcoms. He put his crisp British pronunciation to work as a voice actor in several cartoons and books on tape. In 2002, he returned to films with a few featured roles, including Guillermo Kahlo in Julie Taymor's biography Frida. He also landed the starring role of Virginia farmer Nat Banks in the drama Crazy Like a Fox during the same year. Rees had a recurring role on The West Wing, playing the British Ambassador, and later had recurring roles on Grey's Anatomy, Warehouse 13 and Elementary. In 2012, he was nominated for a Tony award for directing Peter and the Starcatcher, and continued to work on the stage until his death. In 2015, he appeared in the musical The Visit, opposite Chita Rivera. He withdrew from the show, for health reasons, in May 2015; he passed away two months later.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
7% Survivor
  • Dr. Emil Balan
$0.2M 2015
20% Affluenza
  • Mr. Carson
2014
No Score Yet Almost Perfect
  • Kai Lee
2012
28% Happy Tears
  • Antiques Dealer
2010
25% The Narrows
  • Professor Reyerson
2008
19% The Invasion
  • Yorish
$15.2M 2007
No Score Yet Falling for Grace
  • Andrew Barrington Sr.
2007
76% The Prestige
  • Owens
$53.1M 2006
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • Mr. Hobbs
$28.3M 2006
17% Going Under
  • Peter
2006
18% Crazy Like a Fox
  • Nat Banks
2006
68% The Treatment
  • Leighton Proctor
2006
63% Game 6
  • Jack Haskins
2005
62% The New World
  • Virginia Company Representative
$12.5M 2005
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish
  • Tulse Luper (Old)
2004
50% The Emperor's Club
  • Mr. Castle
$14M 2002
76% Frida
  • Guillermo Kahlo
$25.7M 2002
41% The Scorpion King
  • King Pheron
$90.4M 2002
46% Return to Never Land
  • Edward
$48.4M 2002
No Score Yet Loop Dreams: The Making of a Low Budget Movie
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet 3 A.M.
  • Priest
2001
No Score Yet BlackMale
  • Bill Fontaine
2000
No Score Yet Double Platinum
  • Mard
1999
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  • Peter Quince
1999
No Score Yet The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
  • Dr. Croft
1999
No Score Yet The Crossing
  • General Mercer
1999
74% Next Stop Wonderland
  • Ray Thornback
1998
60% The Substance of Fire
  • Max
1996
No Score Yet Titanic
  • J. Bruce Ismay
1996
67% Sudden Manhattan
  • Murphy
1996
48% Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Sheriff of Rottingham
1993
No Score Yet The Tower
  • Mr. Littlehill
1993
No Score Yet Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After
  • Prince Charles
1992
4% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
  • Parnell
1992
29% If Looks Could Kill
  • Augustus Steranko
1991
69% Mountains of the Moon
  • Edgar
1990
No Score Yet The Return of Sam McCloud
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet God's Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale
  • William Tyndale
1986
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Fred Holywell
1984
No Score Yet The Ebony Tower
  • Actor
1984
89% Star 80
  • Aram Nicholas
1983
No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat
  • Donald Henderson
1983
No Score Yet Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet A Performance of Macbeth
  • Malcolm
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • William Bradford
  • 2015
95% Elementary
2012
  • Allistair Alistair
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Mr. Glover
  • 2013
75% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
  • James MacPherson MacPherson
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Dr. Todd Grossman
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Actor
  • 2009
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Colin Murlow Colin Marlow
  • 2007
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • John Marbury Marbury Lord John Marbury
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Wyatt Scofield
  • 2003
No Score Yet Oz
1997-2003
  • Director
  • Jack Eldridge
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Robin Colcord
  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Elementary
  • Allistair

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