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). Travolta has always been accessible to his public and loves to sign autographs. 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. In 1993 Travolta successfully performed an emergency landing of a plane with electric trouble. 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). His house in Florida has its own runway and taxiway right to the door. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. Travolta is a qualified pilot, and owns five airplanes, including a former Qantas Boeing 707-138.

The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115. He is married to actress Kelly Preston and father of two children. But Not Serious (1965) (novel). Ron Hubbard, had hoped that the film would be well-received and be the first in a series of Hubbard film adaptations. Situation Hopeless.. Travolta, who is a Scientologist (converted 1975) and idolizes the late L. The Flag. The film received almost universally negative reviews and did not do well at the box office.

The Sun Doctor. Travolta also played a lead role in the panned [1] (http://www.battlefieldearth.com/index.htm) Battlefield Earth, in which he plays the leader of a group of aliens that enslave humanity in a bleak future Earth. The Hiding Place. After that, his career more or less slumped until he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. General Marenkov. He became famous for his appearance in Saturday Night Fever and Grease at the height of the disco era, as well as for his portrayal of Vinnie Barbarino on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. Avalanche Express (1979) ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American actor.

Major Keith Mallory. The Devil's Rain (1975). Force 10 From Navarone (1978) ... Carrie (1976). Romer Treece. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976). The Deep (1977) ... Saturday Night Fever (1977).

Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov. Grease (1978). Ned Lynch. Moment by Moment (1978). Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) ... Urban Cowboy (1980). Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Blow Out (1981).

Sheriff of Nottingham. Staying Alive (1983). Robin and Marian (1976) ... Two of a Kind (1983). Charles/Earl Hodgson. Perfect (1985). Diamond Shaft) (1975) ... Look Who's Talking (1989).

Diamonds (a.k.a. The Experts (1989). Richard Gastmann. Look Who's Talking Too (1990). End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) ... Eyes of an Angel (1991). Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. Shout (1991).

Jaws (1975) .... Quint. Boris and Natasha (1992). Blue - Bernard Ryder. Look Who's Talking Now (1993). Mr. Pulp Fiction (1994). The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) ... White Man's Burden (1995).

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge. Get Shorty (1995). Doyle Lonnegan. Broken Arrow (1996). The Sting (1973) ... Himself. Steven Ledbetter. Orientation: A Scientology Information Film (1996, uncredited) ...

The Hireling (1973) ... Phenomenon (1996). Michael. Michael (1996). Labyrinth) (1973) ... America's Flying Aces: The Blue Angels 50th Anniversary (1996). A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. She's So Lovely (1997).

Lord Randolph Churchill. Face/Off (1997). Young Winston (1972) ... Mad City (1997). The Priest. Primary Colors (1998). A Town Called Hell) (1971) ... The Thin Red Line (1998).

A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. A Civil Action (1998). MacConnachie. The General's Daughter (1999). Figures in a Landscape (1970) ... Our Friend, Martin (1999, voice). Francisco Pizarro. Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000).

The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) ... Lucky Numbers (2000). Squadron Leader Skipper. Swordfish (2001). Battle of Britain (1969) ... Domestic Disturbance (2001). Stanley Webber. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) (cameo appearance).

The Birthday Party (1968) ... Basic (2003). George Armstrong Custer. The Punisher (2004). Gen. Ladder 49 (2004). Custer of the West (1967) ... Be Cool (2005).

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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