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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 16, 1993|
|Born:||May 6, 1913||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Made film debut in a bit part in "A Southern Maid"
Began as a repertory actor; worked with companies in Hull and Birmingham
Acted in the Malvern Theatre Festivals
Acted on the London stage with Vivien Leigh in "Serena Blandish"
Film career began in earnest with "So This Is London"
Began playing leading roles in British films
Vaulted to star status with his role in "The Man in Grey", which also made stars of Phyllis Calvert, Margaret Lockwood and James Mason
Served with the Black Watch regiment during WWII; invalided out
Was voted one of Great Britain's top ten boxoffice stars in annual "Motion Picture Herald-Fame" poll in 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949
Signed with MGM
First American film, "King Solomon's Mines"
Returned briefly to Great Britain to co-star opposite wife Jean Simmons in "Footsteps in the Fog"
Became an American citizen
Returned to Great Britain to make two films
Began making films in Italy with his roles in "Sodom and Gomorrah" and "The Swordsman of Siena"
Began making films in West Germany
TV-movie debut, "Any Second Now"
Starred as Colonel Alan MacKenzie opposite James Drury and Doug McClure on the NBC western series "The Men from Shiloh"
Played Sherlock Holmes in a TV-movie adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Played Prince Philip in the TV-movie, "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana"
Made final feature film, "Hell Hunters"
Made final stage appearance opposite Rex Harrison and Glynis Johns in an adaptation of Somerset Maugham's "The Circle"
Appeared in the made-for-Cinemax interview documentary, "Ava Gardner"
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