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filmography

"I can see it now, that twinkle in  his eye...I still miss him." 
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Stage

MACBETH (RSC) (1949) - ANGUS (STRATFORD, DIR: ANTHONY QUAYLE)

CYMBELINE (RSC) (1949) - JUPITER (STRATFORD, DIR: ANTHONY QUAYLE)

MEASURE FOR MEASURE (RSC) (1950) - GENTLEMAN (STRATFORD, DIR: PETER BROOK)

KING HENRY VIII (RSC) (1950) - DUKE OF SUFFOLK (STRATFORD, DIR: TYRONE GUTHRIE)

JULIUS CAESAR (RSC) (1950) - MESSENGER (STRATFORD, DIR: ANTHONY QUAYLE)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (RSC) (1950) - CONRADE (STRATFORD, DIR: JOHN GIELGUD)

KING LEAR (RSC) (1950) - DUKE OF BURGUNDY (STRATFORD, DIR: ANTHONY QUAYLE)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (RSC) (1951) (OLD VIC, DIR: TYRONE GUTHRIE)

OTHELLO (RSC) (1951) - IAGO (STRATFORD, DIR: GODFREY TEARLE)

CARO WILLIAM (1952) - GEORGE LAMB (EMBASSY THEATRE, DIR: JOHN FERNALD)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (RSC) (1953) - GRATIANO (STRATFORD, DIR: DENIS CAREY)

KING LEAR (RSC) (1953) - EDMUND (STRATFORD, DIR: GEORGE DEVINE)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (RSC) (1953) - TRANIO (STRATFORD, DIR: GEORGE DEVINE)

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (RSC) (1953) - DOLABELLA (PRINCES THEATRE, DIR: GLYN BYAM SHAW)

OFF THE MAINLAND (1956) (WRITER) - LASZLO RIMINI

LIVE LIKE PIGS (1958) - BLACKMOUTH (ROYAL COURT THEATRE, DIR: ANTHONY PAGE)

A LODGING FOR A BRIDE (1959) - CLIFF BABCOCK (BRISTOL HIPPODROME, DIR: JOHN FERNALD)

THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE TALL (1959) - SGT. MITCHEM (ROYAL COURT, DIR: LINDSAY ANDERSON)

ONE MORE RIVER (1959) - SEWELL (DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE, DIR: GUY HAMILTON)

THE CHANGELING (1961) - DeFLORES (ROYAL COURT, DIR: TONY RICHARDSON)

THE CARETAKER (1961) - ASTON (LYCEUM THEATRE, BROADWAY, DIR: DONALD McWHINNIE)

THE PHYSICISTS (1964) - MOBIUS (MARTIN BECK THEATRE, BROADWAY, DIR: PETER BROOK)

THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH (1968) (WRITER ONLY)

GANTRY (1970) - ELMER GANTRY (GEORGE ABBOTT THEATRE, BROADWAY, DIR: ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN)

OLD TIMES (1971-72) - DEELEY (BILLY ROSE THEATRE, BROADWAY, DIR: PETER HALL)

THE DANCE OF DEATH (1974) - EDGAR (VIVIAN BEAUMONT THEATRE, BROADWAY, DIR: A.J. ANTOON)

 

 

THE CHERRY ORCHARD (1947, TV) - CHORUS

FOR THE CHILDREN - SCENES FROM MacBETH AND TWELTH NIGHT (1948, TV) - CURIO

THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (1951) – CHEMIST (UNCREDITED)

A TIME TO BE BORN (1952, TV) - MELCHIOR

MURDER OVER DRAUGHTS (1954, TV) - BRADLEY

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1955, TV) - HERBERT 

THE DAM BUSTERS (1955) – FLIGHT SGT. JOHN PULFORD

THE ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1956, TV) – LORD ANTHONY DEWHURST

DOUBLECROSS (1956) - PC ERNEST FROST

A HILL IN KOREA (1956) – LANCE CORPORAL BILLY HODGE

HINDLE WAKES (1957, TV) - ALAN JEFFCOTE

THE BUCCANEERS (1956–1957, TV) – CAPTAIN DAN TEMPEST

SUCCESS (1957, TV) - LEN FOX

THE RESPECTABLE PROSTITUTE (1957, TV) - FRED CLARKE

ONE OF US (1957, TV) - REG MATHERS

RUPERT OF HENTZAU (1957, TV) – RUPERT

FESTIVE FOCUS (1957, TV) - HIMSELF

SEA FURY (1958) – FIRST OFFICER WILL GORMAN

DIAL 999: EXTRADITION (1958, TV) - WILLY

THE ADVENTURES OF WILLIAM TELL (1959, TV) - PETER VON BRECHT

LIBEL (1959) – PHOTOGRAPHER

A SCENE FROM THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE TALL (1959, TV) - SGT. MITCHEM

MISFIRE (1960, TV) - MARK RENFREW

THE BOOK MAN (1960, TV) - HIMSELF

THE FOUR JUST MEN (1960, TV) – SGT. MARTY STUART

THE DARK MAN (1960, TV) – ALAN REGAN

NIGHT RUN TO THE WEST (1960, TV) - CHARLIE WILLIAMS

WHITE HUNTER: VOODOO WEDDING (1960, TV) - BOB GORDON

THE PETS (1960, TV) - WILSON

A PLACE OF MY OWN (1960, TV) - KEN RUDGE 

DANGER MAN (1961, TV) – TONY COSTELLO

THE TRAIN SET (1961, TV) - HENRY 

THE WINTER'S TALE (1962, TV) – KING LEONTES

THE VALIANT (1962) – LIEUTENANT JOHN FIELD

INTERVIEW FOR WIVES (1962, TV) - DANDRIDGE

THE FATHER (1962, TV) – THE CAPTAIN (ALSO ADAPTED SCRIPT)

TOMORROW AT TEN (1962) – GEORGE MARLOWE

THE CARETAKER (1963) – ASTON

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) – DONALD GRANT

A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY (1964, TV) - SIMONE (ALSO ADAPTED SCRIPT)

HAMLET AT ELSINORE (1964, TV) – KING CLAUDIUS OF DENMARK

THE LUCK OF GINGER COFFEY (1964) – GINGER COFFEY

CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS (1964, TV) – THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE

BATTLE OF THE BULGE (1965) – COL. MARTIN HESSLER

WRITER'S WORLD (1965, TV) - HIMSELF

THE LES CRANE SHOW (1965, TV) - HIMSELF

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966) – KING HENRY VIII

KEE AND LEVIN (1966, TV) - HIMSELF

CUSTER OF THE WEST (1967) – GEN. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON (1967-1973, TV) - HIMSELF

FILM PREVIEW (1967, TV) - HIMSELF

LUTHER (1968, TV) – MARTIN LUTHER

THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1968, TV) - HIMSELF

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1968) – STANLEY WEBBER

BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1969) – SQUADRON LEADER SKIPPER

THE DAVID FROST SHOW (1969-1971, TV) - HIMSELF

THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN (1969) – FRANCISCO PIZARRO

FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE (1970) – MacCONNACHIE

ROBERT SHAW: ACTOR AS NOVELIST (1970, TV) - HIMSELF

THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1970, TV) - ELMER GANTRY

A TOWN CALLED BASTARD (a.k.a. A Town Called Hell) (1971) – AGUILA

YOUNG WINSTON (1972) – LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL

A REFLECTION OF FEAR (1972) – MICHAEL HEFFERNAN

THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW (1972, TV) - HIMSELF

THE DICK CAVETT SHOW (1968-1973, TV) - HIMSELF

FILM NIGHT (1972, TV) - HIMSELF

THE HIRELING (1973) – STEVEN LEDBETTER

THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1973) – THE ORACLE OF ALL KNOWLEDGE (VOICE ONLY)

THE STING (1973) – DOYLE LONNEGAN

THE BREAK (1974, TV) - GILES

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (1974) – MR. BLUE/BERNARD RYDER

JAWS (1975) – QUINT

THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH (1975) – UNCREDITED WRITER

DINAH! (1975, TV) - HIMSELF

END OF THE GAME (1975) – RICHARD GASTMANN

DIAMONDS (1975) – CHARLES/EARL HODGSON

ROBIN AND MARIAN (1976) – THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM

SWASHBUCKLER (1976) – CAPTAIN NED LYNCH

BLACK SUNDAY (1977) – MAJOR DAVID KABAKOV

THE DEEP (1977) – ROMER TREECE

THE MAKING OF THE DEEP (1977, TV) - HIMSELF

FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE (1978) – MAJOR KEITH MALLORY

AVALANCHE EXPRESS (1979) – GEN. VLADIMIR MARENKOV 

DISCOVERING: ROBERT SHAW (2015, TV) - ARCHIVE FOOTAGE

ROBERT SHAW: JAWS, DEOCH & DEORA (2015, TV) - ARCHIVE FOOTAGE

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Robert as Blackmouth in "Live Like Pigs" 1958.

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Robert as Gratiano in "The Merchant of Venice" 1953.

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Robert's half page in Spotlight, the casting directors bible.

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Robert rehearsing Gantry on Broadway
in 1970.

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Robert's half page in Spotlight, the casting directors bible.

film & television

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