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"He was constantly engaging and  enormous fun to be with." - Martin Ritt

Using FaceApp technology, below is a fun gallery of Robert in some of his most iconic roles in which he has been aged, made younger, made female, had make-up applied and also been adorned with facial hair, wigs and spectacles! It's Robert Shaw, but not as we know him!

Santa Shaw

The Sunglasses collection.

The Sunglasses collection.

The Sunglasses collection.

The Sunglasses collection.

RADA graduation photo 1948 with added glasses.

Dan Tempest as a teenager? He should be in bed! The Buccaneers (1956).

Lance Corporal Hodge making a spectacle of himself in A Hill In Korea (1956).

I'm 75 years old and I'm still not captain! From Sea Fury (1958).

Has Robert got trapped wind? No, we've just added a rather forced smile in this candid shot from 1960.

He should have found his sea legs by now in The Valiant (1962).

Come on Marlowe, you're a bit long in the tooth to be playing with children's toys in Tomorrow at Ten (1962).

Aston is no spring chicken anymore in The Caretaker (1963).

Red Grant? More like "Dead" Grant in From Russia with Love (1963).

King Claudius when he was a mere prince in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964).

Looks like Ginger has had too many Canadian winters in The Luck Of Ginger Coffey (1964).

Time to retire Colonel Hessler and that is no illusion. Battle of the Bulge (1965).

King Henry VIII on a state visit to New York in A Man For All Seasons (1966).

You're not the shot you used to be George in Custer of the West (1967).

Looks like Stanley has been in lockdown. A trip to the hairdressers is much needed in The Birthday Party (1968).

Squadron Leader Skipper has a rather stunning wife in the Battle of Britain (1969).

Pizarro the younger! From The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969).

Hey Malcolm, how you haven't caught the sun? Figures in a Landscape (1970).

You should be retired, not marauding through Mexico. A rather geriatric Aguila from A Town Called Bastard (1971).

Lord Randolph had a fabulous mop of hair before the syphilis kicked in in Young Winston (1972).

My eyes aren't what they used to be. (1972).

Quite literally a Reflection of Fear (1973).

Yes m'lady! Striking a blow for the women in The Hireling (1973).

We never found the barber after he did this to Lonnegan in The Sting (1973).

Bernard Ryder is now clearly too old for this shit from The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974).

Quint before he started swimmin with bow-legged women in Jaws (1975).

Quint...what might have been after Jaws (1975).

Richard Gastmann displaying his fringe benefits in End of the Game (1975).

You might have the Diamonds (1975) but you could have had a shave!

You're way too young to be the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin and Marian (1976).

Ned Lynch is now a fully fledged salty sea dog from Swashbuckler (1976).

Assassins are getting much older these days. A rather raddled Major David Kabakov from Black Sunday (1977).

There's obviously no barbers on the island of Bermuda in The Deep (1977).

Major Keith Mallory has had a rather fetching makeover. Not sure what the partisans will make of that in Force 10 from Navarone (1978).

Marenkov before the cold war started in Avalanche Express (1979).

Publicity still 2020.

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