Victor Spinetti

Victor Spinetti

Highest Rated: 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Lowest Rated: 80% Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)

Birthday: Sep 02, 1929

Birthplace: Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

An accomplished actor of stage, screen and television, Victor Spinetti's lengthy, celebrated résumé was bolstered by small but showy supporting roles in two films: "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) and "Help!" (1965). The enduring status of those two appearances was due to his co-stars, the Beatles, but Spinetti's lively turns in these pictures made him both an audience favorite as well as a friend and collaborator with the band - John Lennon in particular. He burst onto the theater scene with a Tony-winning turn in the Broadway production of "Oh! What a Lovely War!" in 1964, which coincided with his appearances in the Beatles pictures. Spinetti soon became friendly with Lennon, and later collaborated on a stage play based on the musician's 1964 book In His Own Write. Though his Beatles credits remained his best known, Spinetti worked steadily in U.K. films and on television from the 1960s through the 2000s, primarily in comedies that showcased his knack for madcap characterizations. His passing in 2012 from prostate cancer brought to a close a long, celebrated performing career, as well as another element in the sprawling pop culture tapestry that was the Beatles' legacy.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Julie and the Cadillacs Cyril Wise (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Garden Unknown (Voice) - 1994
81% 80% The Krays Mr. Lawson (Character) $1.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casanova & Co. The Prefect (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fiona Duncan (Character) - 1977
83% 52% Voyage of the Damned Dr. Erich Strauss (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emily Unknown (Character) - 1976
84% 82% The Return of the Pink Panther Hotel Concierge (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 69% The Little Prince The Historian (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 40% The Great McGonagall Mr. Stewart / Second-Lieutenant Rotlo / Supposed John Brown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 500 Pound Jerk Martin Bloore (Character) - 1973
83% 77% Start the Revolution Without Me Duke d'Escargot (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 40% The Biggest Bundle of Them All Captain Giglio (Character) - 1968
83% 74% The Taming of the Shrew Hortensio (Character) - 1967
88% 86% Help! Foot (Character) - 1965
98% 89% A Hard Day's Night T.V. Director (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Affair Quentin (Character) - 1963
80% 44% Sparrows Can't Sing Arnold (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentle Terror Joe (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Beginning... Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Actor's Life for Me Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Commmissionain (Guest Star) 1964

QUOTES FROM Victor Spinetti CHARACTERS

Ahme says: From this day it is the RING.

Ahme says: This will make his finger shrink a little.

Themselves says: Where are you Paul? This is his best suit. [Lennon] (Paul just got shrunk by a syringe shot in the leg).

Themselves says: Where are you Paul? This is his best suit. [Lennon] [Paul just got shrunk by a syringe shot in the leg]

Themselves says: It's ME! (Lennon being strangled by George)

Themselves says: It's ME! [Lennon being strangled by George]

Prof. Foot says: British you see, useless. {his gun failed to shoot}

Prof. Foot says: British you see, useless. [his gun failed to shoot]

Prof. Foot says: Its the brain drain, his brain is draining [the assistant does another stupid thing]

Prof. Foot says: It's the brain drain, his brain is draining. [the assistant does another stupid thing]