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      Victor Spinetti

      Victor Spinetti

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

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

      Birthday: Sep 2, 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.

      Highest rated movies

      A Hard Day's Night poster A Hard Day's Night Help! poster
      Help!
      The Return of the Pink Panther poster
      The Return of the Pink Panther
      Voyage of the Damned poster
      Voyage of the Damned
      Start the Revolution Without Me poster
      Start the Revolution Without Me
      The Taming of the Shrew poster
      The Taming of the Shrew
      The Krays poster
      The Krays
      Sparrows Can't Sing poster
      Sparrows Can't Sing

      Photos

      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
      82% 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% 53% 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 40% The Great McGonagall Mr. Stewart / Second-Lieutenant Rotlo / Supposed John Brown (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 69% The Little Prince The Historian (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 33% The Biggest Bundle of Them All Captain Giglio (Character) - 1968
      83% 73% The Taming of the Shrew Hortensio (Character) - 1967
      89% 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% 50% 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 An Actor's Life for Me Unknown (Character) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Commmissionain (Guest Star) 1964