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Robert Morley

British actor

26 May 1908
in SemleyWiltshire, EnglandUnited Kingdom

03 June 1992

English actor who was often in supporting roles. Morley personified the conservative Englishman in many comedy and caper films, he was usually cast as a pompous English gentleman representing the Establishment. After studying at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London he appeared on the London stage in 1929 and in 1938 he first appeared on Broadway as the lead in Ocsar Wilde. Best known for The African Queen (1951), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Beet the Devil (1953), The Trouble with Spies (1987). He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1957. His son, Sheridan Morley, was a distinguished London Theatre critic and writer.


The African Queen

as Rev. Samuel Sayer

The Sting 1951

The unlike duo of drunkard and sister of catholic missionary are palnning to sink a German ship that terrorizes the area.



as Earl of Manchester

The Sting 1970

Oliver Cromwell becomes a leader of revolt against the unjust reign of King Charles I, the civil war that changed the England forever.


When Eight Bells Toll

as Sir Arthur Artford Jones

The Sting 1971

British Treasury agent takes up investigation into case of commercial ships going missing in Irish Sea.

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