Robert Shaw

This article discusses the actor Robert Shaw. For the individual who is a musical conductor, see Robert Shaw (conductor); for the U.S. Civil War commander, see Robert Gould Shaw.

Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. His best-known film performances include Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966) Doyle Lonegan in The Sting (1973) and Quint in Jaws (1975).

He was an accomplished writer as well as a respected actor, adapting his own novel The Man in the Glass Booth for the stage but asking for his credit to be removed from the filmed version.

He played "the Priest" in the beautifully named A Town Called Bastard (1971).


Films

  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) (uncredited) .... Chemist at Police Exhibition.
  • Operation Secret (1952) (uncredited) .... Jacques
  • The Dam Busters (1954) .... Flight Sgt. J. Pulford
  • A Hill in Korea (a.k.a. Hell in Korea) (1956) .... LCpl. Hodge
  • Double Cross (1956)
  • Man from Tangier (a.k.a. Thunder Over Tangier) (1957) .... Johnny
  • Sea Fury (1958) .... Gorman
  • Libel (1959) .... Newspaper Photographer
  • The Winter's Tale (TV movie) (1961) .... Leontes
  • The Valiant (1962) .... Lieutenant Field
  • The Caretaker (in USA) a.k.a. The Guest (1963) .... Aston
  • From Russia with Love (1963) .... Donald 'Red' Grant
  • The Cracksman (1963) .... Moke
  • The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964) .... Ginger Coffey
  • Carol for Another Chrismas (TV movie) (1964) .... Ghost of Christmas Future
  • Tomorrow at Ten (1964) .... Marlowe
  • Hamlet (1964) (TV movie) .... Claudius, King of Denmark
  • Battle of the Bulge (1965) .... Col. Martin Hessler
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966) .... King Henry VIII
  • Custer of the West (1967) .... Gen. George Armstrong Custer
  • The Birthday Party (1968) .... Stanley Webber
  • Battle of Britain (1969) .... Squadron Leader Skipper
  • The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) .... Francisco Pizarro
  • Figures in a Landscape (1970) .... MacConnachie
  • A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. A Town Called Hell) (1971) .... The Priest
  • Young Winston (1972) .... Lord Randolph Churchill
  • A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. Labyrinth) (1973) .... Michael
  • The Hireling (1973) .... Steven Ledbetter
  • The Sting (1973) .... Doyle Lonnegan
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) .... Mr. Blue - Bernard Ryder
  • Jaws (1975) .... Quint
  • Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) .... Richard Gastmann
  • Diamonds (a.k.a. Diamond Shaft) (1975) .... Charles/Earl Hodgson
  • Robin and Marian (1976) .... Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) .... Ned Lynch
  • Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov
  • The Deep (1977) .... Romer Treece
  • Force 10 From Navarone (1978) .... Major Keith Mallory
  • Avalanche Express (1979) .... General Marenkov
Based on information from The Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/)

Books

  • The Hiding Place
  • The Sun Doctor
  • The Flag
  • Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965) (novel)
  • The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115

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He played "the Priest" in the beautifully named A Town Called Bastard (1971). In 1981, Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones founded TalkBack Productions, a company which has produced many of the most significant British comedy shows of the past two decades, including Smack the Pony, Da Ali G Show, I’m Alan Partridge and Big Train. He was an accomplished writer as well as a respected actor, adapting his own novel The Man in the Glass Booth for the stage but asking for his credit to be removed from the filmed version. This was followed breifly by Smith and Goody (with Bob Goody) and then the comedy sketch series Alas Smith and Jones, co-starring Griff Rhys Jones, its title being a pun on the name of the American TV series Alias Smith and Jones. His best-known film performances include Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966) Doyle Lonegan in The Sting (1973) and Quint in Jaws (1975). He is made his breakthrough in the topically satirical BBC television series Not the Nine O'clock News. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. Mel Smith (born December 3, 1952) British actor, film director, writer, producer born in London, England.

The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115. Twelfth Night (1996) - Sir Toby Belch. But Not Serious (1965) (novel). Brain Donors (aka Lame Ducks) (1992) - Rocco Melonchek. Situation Hopeless.. Wilt (from a novel by Tom Sharpe) (1989) - Inspector Flint. The Flag. Grimshaw.

The Sun Doctor. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1988) - Mr. The Hiding Place. The Princess Bride (1987) - The Albino. General Marenkov. Morons from Outer Space (1985) - Bernard; also co-wrote the script with Griff Rhys Jones. Avalanche Express (1979) ... Slayground (1983) - Terry Abbatt.

Major Keith Mallory. Bullshot (1983) - Crouch. Force 10 From Navarone (1978) ... The Tall Guy (1989). Romer Treece. Radioland Murders (1994). The Deep (1977) ... High Heels and Low Lifes (2001).

Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov. Bean (1997). Ned Lynch. Too Much Sun (2000). Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) ... A Gala Comedy Hour (Best Of The Prince's Trust (1996). Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991).

Sheriff of Nottingham. Smith And Jones (1989). Robin and Marian (1976) ... Comedians Do It On Stage (1986). Charles/Earl Hodgson. Weekend In Wallop (1984). Diamond Shaft) (1975) ... Alas Smith And Jones (1982).

Diamonds (a.k.a. Fundamental Frolics (1981). Richard Gastmann. Smith And Goody (1980). End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) ... Not The Nine O'clock News (1979). Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. A Gala Comedy Hour (Best Of The Prince's Trust (1996).

Jaws (1975) .... Quint. The Night Of Comic Relief (1995). Blue - Bernard Ryder. Comic Relief (1991). Mr. Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991). The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) ... Smith And Jones (1989).

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge. Colin's Sandwich (1988). Doyle Lonnegan. The World According To Smith And Jones (1987). The Sting (1973) ... The Home-made Xmas Video (1987). Steven Ledbetter. Comedians Do It On Stage (1986).

The Hireling (1973) ... Weekend In Wallop (1984). Michael. Alas Smith And Jones (1982). Labyrinth) (1973) ... Fundamental Frolics (1981). A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. Smith And Goody (1980).

Lord Randolph Churchill. Not The Nine O'clock News (1979). Young Winston (1972) ... The Priest. A Town Called Hell) (1971) ...

A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. MacConnachie. Figures in a Landscape (1970) ... Francisco Pizarro.

The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) ... Squadron Leader Skipper. Battle of Britain (1969) ... Stanley Webber.

The Birthday Party (1968) ... George Armstrong Custer. Gen. Custer of the West (1967) ...

King Henry VIII. A Man for All Seasons (1966) ... Martin Hessler. Col.

Battle of the Bulge (1965) ... Claudius, King of Denmark. Hamlet (1964) (TV movie) ... Marlowe.

Tomorrow at Ten (1964) ... Ghost of Christmas Future. Carol for Another Chrismas (TV movie) (1964) ... Ginger Coffey.

The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964) ... Moke. The Cracksman (1963) ... Donald 'Red' Grant.

From Russia with Love (1963) ... Aston. The Guest (1963) ... The Caretaker (in USA) a.k.a.

The Valiant (1962) .... Lieutenant Field. Leontes. The Winter's Tale (TV movie) (1961) ... Newspaper Photographer.

Libel (1959) ... Gorman. Sea Fury (1958) ... Johnny.

Thunder Over Tangier) (1957) ... Man from Tangier (a.k.a. Double Cross (1956). Hodge.

LCpl. Hell in Korea) (1956) ... A Hill in Korea (a.k.a. Pulford.

J. Flight Sgt. The Dam Busters (1954) ... Jacques.

Operation Secret (1952) (uncredited) ... Chemist at Police Exhibition. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) (uncredited) ...

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