Robert Morley

Actor / Screenwriter / Writer / Playwright | * 05/26/1908 († 84, 06/03/1992) | Semley, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Robert Adolph Wilton Morley, CBE (26 May 1908 – 3 June 1992) was an English actor who enjoyed a lengthy career in both Britain and the United States. He was frequently cast as a pompous English gentleman representing the Establishment, often in supporting roles. In 1939 he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of King Louis XVI in Marie Antoinette. In Movie Encyclopedia, film critic Leonard Maltin describes Morley as "recognisable by his ungainly bulk, bushy eyebrows, thick lips and double chin, ... particularly effective when cast as a pompous windbag." Ephraim Katz in his International Film Encyclopaedia describes Morley as "a rotund, triple-chinned, delightful character player of the British and American stage and screen." In his autobiography, Responsible Gentleman, Morley said his stage career started with managements valuing his appearance for playing "substantial gentleman" roles – as a doctor, lawyer, accountant or other professional member of society. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Robert Morley

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Robert Morley as Actor(87)

as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2018 Nothing Like a Dame
as Atkins1989 Istanbul
as Lord Chancellor1988 The Lady and the Highwayman
as Elias Appleby1986 The Wind
as Bentik1983 High Road to China
as Emile Carpeau1982 The Deadly Game
as Godfrey1981 Loophole
as British Gentleman by Pond1981 The Great Muppet Caper
as Bernie1980 Oh Heavenly Dog
as Doctor Percival1979 The Human Factor
as Bernstein1979 Scavenger Hunt
as Maximilian Van Devere1978 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
as Father Time1976 The Blue Bird
as Uncle Pumblechook1974 Great Expectations
as Meredith Merridew1973 Theatre of Blood
as Uncle Arthur1971 When Eight Bells Toll
as The Earl of Manchester1970 Cromwell
as Captain George Spratt1970 Doctor in Trouble
as Judge Roxborough1970 Twinky
as Berg1970 Song of Norway
as Miss Mary1969 Some Girls Do
as Herzog von Argyll1969 Sinful Davey
as Caesar Smith1968 Hot Millions
as Papst Leo1968 Luther
as Dr. Xavier1967 Woman Times Seven
as Harold Quonset1966 Way... Way Out
as Henri Cotte1966 Hotel Paradiso
as Hubert Hamlyn1966 The Trygon Factor
as himself1966 Lucy in London
as Colonel Roberts1966 Finders Keepers
as Lord Swift1966 Tender Scoundrel
as Emeror of China1965 Genghis Khan
as Sir Ambrose Abercombie1965 The Loved One
as Tiffield1965 Life at the Top
as Hastings1965 The Alphabet Murders
as Mycroft Holmes1965 A Study in Terror
as Cedric Page1964 Topkapi
as Dr. Jacobs1964 Of Human Bondage
as Col. Cunliffe1964 Hot Enough for June
as Narrator1964 Rhythm & Greens
as Colonel Whitforth1963 Ladies Who Do
as Roderick Femm1963 The Old Dark House
as Mr. Pope-Jones1963 Take Her, She's Mine
as P.K. Mussardi1963 Nine Hours to Rama
as Hector Enderby1963 Murder at the Gallop
as Arson Eddie1962 Go to Blazes
as Leader of the 3rd Echelon1962 The Road to Hong Kong
as Montgomery1962 The Boys
as Potiphar1961 Joseph and His Brethren
as Hamilton Black1961 The Young Ones
as Robert Macpherson1960 The Battle of the Sexes
as Oscar Wilde1960 Oscar Wilde
as Sir Wilfred1959 Libel
as Hugh Deverill1959 The Journey
as Judge Sir Edward Crichton1958 Law and Disorder
as Sir Ralph Bloomfield-Bonington1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
as Uncle Lucius1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
as Dreuther1956 Loser Takes All
as King Louis XI1955 Quentin Durward
as Sir Francis Ravenscourt1954 The Good Die Young
1954 Melba
as Lord Logan1954 The Rainbow Jacket
as King George III1954 Beau Brummell
as Peterson1953 Beat the Devil
as Alexander Whitehead1953 The Final Test
as William S. Gilbert1953 The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan
as W.H. 'Harry' Derwent Blacker1952 Curtain Up
as Rev. Samuel Sayer1952 The African Queen
as Elmer Almayer1951 Outcast of the Islands
as The Minister1949 The Small Back Room
as Colonel "Bulldog" Kelsoe1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
as Duke of Exmoor1945 I Live in Grosvenor Square
as Charles James Fox1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
as Van Der Stuyl1942 This Was Paris
as Mayor Coutare of Bivary1942 The Foreman Went to France
as Judge1942 Partners in Crime
as Von Geiselbrecht1942 The Big Blockade
as Tom Barrett / Leslie Stuart1941 You Will Remember
as Andrew Undershaft1941 Major Barbara
as Self (uncredited)1938 Another Romance of Celluloid
as King Louis XVI1938 Marie Antoinette

TV Shows/Series with Robert Morley as Actor(9)

as King of Hearts2014 iBlade
as Wentworth2014 Hollywood Divas
as Alistair Tudsbury1988 War and Remembrance
as Henry Knox1979 Tales of the Unexpected
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as himself1963 The Danny Kaye Show

Movies with Robert Morley as Crew(1)

Writing/Theatre Play1949 Edward, My Son

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 05/26 1908 (May) in Semley, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Wednesday, 06/03 1992 (June) in Reading (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Wellington College, Elizabeth College
Children: Sheridan Morley
Robert Morley frequently works together with these people:
Alfred Hitchcock (8x, Crew)
Felix Aylmer (8x, Actor)
John Huston (7x, Actor)
Wilfrid Hyde-White (7x, Actor)
John Le Mesurier (6x, Actor)
Sam Kydd (6x, Actor)
Andrew Ray (6x, Actor)
Peter Ustinov (5x, Actor)
Oswald Morris (5x, Crew)
Sidney Gilliat (5x, Crew)
Charles Victor (5x, Actor)
Irene Howard (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8266, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/01/2022