Andrew Keir

Andrew Keir was born in a small coal mining town and as a teenager worked in the mines alongside his father before gaining a spot as an actor in the town's local theater company after a regular performers didn't show up ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1926 in Shotts,

Filmography

Actor (33)

Rob Roy 1995 (Movie)

Argyll (Actor)

Dragonworld 1993 (Movie)

Angus McGowan (Actor)

The Shell Seekers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolution 1988 (Movie)

Headmaster (Actor)

New World 1985 (Movie)

Carver (Actor)

Haunters of the Deep 1983 (Movie)

Captain Tregellis (Actor)

Lion of the Desert 1981 (Movie)

Salem (Actor)

Meetings With Remarkable Men 1979 (Movie)

Head of the Monastery (Actor)

The 39 Steps 1977 (Movie)

Lord Rohan (Actor)

Sunset Song 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Catholics 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 (Movie)

Ruthven (Actor)

Pere Goriot 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Adam's Woman 1970 (Movie)

O'Shea (Actor)

Blood From the Mummy's Tomb 1970 (Movie)

Professor Fuchs (Actor)

The Last Grenade 1970 (Movie)

Gordon Mackenzie (Actor)

The Night Visitor 1970 (Movie)

Dr Kemp (Actor)

The Royal Hunt of the Sun 1969 (Movie)

Valverde (Actor)

Zeppelin 1969 (Movie)

Von Gorian (Actor)

Attack on the Iron Coast 1968 (Movie)

Captain Owen Franklin (Actor)

Five Million Years to Earth 1968 (Movie)

Professor Bernard Quatermass (Actor)

The Long Duel 1967 (Movie)

Gungaram (Actor)

Lord Jim 1965 (Movie)

Brierly (Actor)

The Fighting Prince of Donegal 1965 (Movie)

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Dracula - Prince of Darkness 1964 (Movie)

Father Sandor (Actor)

Cleopatra 1963 (Movie)

Agrippa (Actor)

The Fall of the Roman Empire 1963 (Movie)

Polybius (Actor)

The Pirates of Blood River 1960 (Movie)

Jason Standing (Actor)

The Day They Robbed the Bank of England 1959 (Movie)

Sergeant of the Guard (Actor)

High Flight 1957 (Movie)

Valetta Instructor (Actor)

High and Dry 1953 (Movie)

The Reporter (Actor)

First Among Equals (TV Show)

Actor

The Princess Stallion (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Andrew Keir was born in a small coal mining town and as a teenager worked in the mines alongside his father before gaining a spot as an actor in the town's local theater company after a regular performers didn't show up for a performance. Keir liked his first acting experience so much that he decided to pursue it further by attending the Unity Theatre in Glasgow at the age of 20 before later joining Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre. Keir's film career started in the early 1950s with character roles in the comedy "The Lady Craved Excitement," the mine accident drama "The Brave Don't Cry," and the romantic comedy "Scotch on the Rocks." He would continue to land various character roles in both film and television throughout the 1950s before getting larger roles mostly in horror films produced by Hammer Productions during the 1960s. He appeared in "Pirates of Blood River," "Dracula: Prince of Darkness," and his most notable role as Professor Bernard Quatermass in "Quatermass and the Pit." "Quatermass and the Pit" proved to be Keir's most recognizable and popular work.He would continue to provide solid character performances in film and television throughout the 1970s and 1980s with parts in drama series like the religious drama "Adam Smith," "The Outsiders," and "King's Royal." Keir would take fewer parts in the 1990s including a supporting role alongside Liam Neeson in the biographical drama "Rob Roy." Keir worked until his death at the age of 71.

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