Anthony Newley

Actor, Composer, Singer
Anthony George Newley was born into a working-class family, his father being a shipping clerk. His parents separated and he grew up mostly in the care of his mother. Newley applied to the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1931 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (46)

Anna Lee: Dupe 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Boris and Natasha 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Collins Meets Coward 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Royal Variety Performance 1987 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Limited Partners 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie 1987 (Movie)

Captain Manzini (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Outrage! 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Stagecoach 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Linda in Wonderland 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Quilp 1975 (Movie)

Daniel Quilp (Actor)

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 1974 (Movie)

Sweeny (Actor)

Burt Bacharach! 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Anthony Newley Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet November 1968 (Movie)

Charlie Blake/ (Actor)

Doctor Dolittle 1967 (Movie)

Matthew Mugg (Actor)

Killers of Kilimanjaro 1960 (Movie)

Hooky Hook (Actor)

Let's Get Married 1960 (Movie)

Dickie Bird (Actor)

How to Murder a Rich Uncle 1958 (Movie)

Edward (Actor)

The Bandit of Zhobe 1958 (Movie)

Corporal Stokes (Actor)

The Man Inside 1958 (Movie)

Ernesto (Actor)

Fire Down Below 1957 (Movie)

Miguel (Actor)

High Flight 1957 (Movie)

Rodger Endicott (Actor)

No Time to Die 1957 (Movie)

Noakes (Actor)

Port Afrique 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cockleshell Heroes 1956 (Movie)

Clarke (Actor)

The Last Man to Hang 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee 1956 (Movie)

Ralph, Merchant Seaman (Actor)

Oliver Twist 1947 (Movie)

Artful Dodger (Actor)

The Guinea Pig 1947 (Movie)

Miles Minor (Actor)

Animal Talk (TV Show)

Actor

Blade in Hong Kong (TV Show)

Actor

Coins in the Fountain (TV Show)

Actor

Highly Dangerous (Movie)

Operator (Actor)

Malibu (TV Show)

Actor

Polly Comin' Home! (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Companions (Movie)

Mulbrau (Actor)
Music (32)

Soul Boys of the Western World 2015 (Movie)

("Pop Goes The Weasel") (Song Performer)

Grudge Match 2013 (Movie)

("Once In A Lifetime") (Song)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

("The Oompa Loompa Song") (Song)

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

("Candy Man") (Song)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

("Feeling Good") (Song)

Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

("Feeling Good") (Song)

Seven Pounds 2008 (Movie)

("Feeling Good") (Song)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Feeling Good") (Song)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

("The Candy Man") (Song)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("The Candy Man") (Song)

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

("The Candy Man") (Song)

Gangster No. 1 2002 (Movie)

("Why") (Song)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

("Once in a Lifetime (from musical 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off')") (Song)

Point of No Return 1993 (Movie)

("Feeling Good") (Song)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

("The Candy Man") (Song)

Evening at Pops (07/23/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

("Goldfinger") (Song)

Peter Pan 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Sammy Stops the World 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Sammy Stops the World 1977 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Mr. Quilp 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Old Dracula 1975 (Movie)

("Vampira") (Song)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? 1969 (Movie)

("When You Gotta Go You Gotta Go" "On the Boards" "Oh What a Son of a Bitch I Am" "If All the World's a Stage" "Sweet Love Child" "Chalk and Cheese" "Lullaby" "I'm All I Need" "Once Upon a Time") (Song)

Sweet November 1968 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Sweet November 1968 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off 1966 (Movie)

from musical("Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off") (Music)

Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off 1966 (Movie)

songs("A.B.C. Song" "I Wanna Be Rich" "Gonna Build a Mountain" "Mumbo Jumbo" "Once in a Lifetime" "What Kind of Fool Am I" "Glorious Russian" "Typically Japanese" "All American" "Typically English" "Lumbered" "Malinki Meilchick" "Family Fugue" "Nag Nag Na (Song)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

title song (Song)

High Flight 1957 (Movie)

("Open Boat Song") (Song)
Writer (3)

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Writer

Stop the World -- I Want to Get Off 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Summertree 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Anthony George Newley was born into a working-class family, his father being a shipping clerk. His parents separated and he grew up mostly in the care of his mother. Newley applied to the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, but found that the tuition was too expensive. Despite this, directors at the school saw him audition and were impressed enough to offer him a job as an office boy, which included free tuition. It was here that television producer Geoffrey de Barkus noticed him and cast him in the title role for his children's show, "The Adventures of Dusty Bales." He then was offered the part of the Artful Dodger in "Oliver Twist." As an older actor, he portrayed Matthew Mugg in the film adaptation of "Doctor Dolittle," and appeared in supporting roles in "Sweet November" and "Jazz Boat." His primary success, however, came as a vocalist and songwriter, with several hits on the U.K. pop chart including the Grammy Award-winning "What Kind of Fool am I?." He wrote the musicals "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off,"

Relationships

Joan Collins Actor

Wife
Married May 27, 1963 Divorced 1971

Gina Frantini

Companion
was with Newley at his death

Anne Lynn

Wife
married on August 30, 1956 divorced in 1963

George Newley

Father

Frances Newley

Mother
born c. 1902 survived him

Dareth Newley

Wife
married c. 1972

Shelby Newley

Daughter
mother, Dareth Newley

Tara Newley

Daughter
mother, Joan Collins

Alexander Newley

Son
born c. 1965 mother, Joan Collins

Christopher Newley

Son
mother, Dareth Newley

Milestones

1998

Cast as Toddy in the tour of the stage musical "Victor/Victoria," but withdrew after becoming ill with cancer

1994

Appeared in the British TV series "Anna Lee"

1992

Was featured with his former wife Joan Collins in "Collins Meets Coward" (A&E)

1990

Wrote, directed and starred in the stage musical "Once Upon a Song," produced at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida

1987

Final feature, "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie"

1985

Underwent treatment for renal cancer

1983

Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Malibu"

1983

Had the title role in the ill-fated stage musical biography "Chaplin," for which he also co-wrote the book

1975

Wrote the songs for and starred in the film musical "Mr. Quilp," based on the Charles Dickens' novel "The Old Curiosity Shop"

1972

Wrote and starred in the British stage production "The Good Old Bad Old Days"

1970

Wrote songs for the children's musical "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," including "Candy Man," for which he received his sole Academy Award nomination

1970

Hosted his own ABC variety special "The Anthony Newley Show"

1970

Second feature as director, "Summertree"

1968

Made his feature directorial debut, "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?"

1967

Co-starred in the film musical "Doctor Dolittle"

1964

Wrote the theme to the James Bond film "Goldfinger" with Leslie Bricusse

1964

Had his second stage success as the songwriter and star of "The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd"

1961

Had his breakthrough stage production, the musical "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off," for which he co-wrote the book and score with Leslie Bricusse as well as directed and starred in the show, which opened in London before transferring to Broadway.

1956

First American film, "Above Us the Waves"

1948

Had his breakthrough screen role as the Artful Dodger in "Oliver Twist," directed by David Lean

1946

Made his film acting debut in the title role of "The Adventures of Dusty Bates"

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