Daniel Massey

Actor
This incisive character player was the son of acclaimed stage and screen actors Raymond Massey and Adrianne Allen and brother of Anna Massey. Always prominently cast and adept at sophisticated roles, Daniel Massey has ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1933 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (29)

Samson and Delilah 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Deceived By Flight 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

Mervyn Griffith Jones (Actor)

The Entertainer 1989 (Movie)

Graham (Actor)

Victory 1981 (Movie)

Colonel Waldron (Actor)

Bad Timing 1979 (Movie)

Foppish Man (Actor)

The Cat and the Canary 1978 (Movie)

Harry Blythe (Actor)

Warlords of Atlantis 1978 (Movie)

Atraxon (Actor)

The Devil's Advocate 1976 (Movie)

Nicholas Black (Actor)

The Incredible Sarah 1975 (Movie)

Sardou (Actor)

The Golden Bowl 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vault of Horror 1972 (Movie)

Rogers (Actor)

Fragment of Fear 1971 (Movie)

Major Ricketts (Actor)

Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 (Movie)

Robert Dudley (Actor)

Star! 1968 (Movie)

Noel Coward (Actor)

The Jokers 1966 (Movie)

Riggs (Actor)

The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders 1965 (Movie)

Elder Brother (Actor)

The Queen's Guards 1962 (Movie)

John Fellowes (Actor)

Go to Blazes 1961 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Upstairs and Downstairs 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Which We Serve (Movie)

Bobby Kinross (Actor)

Intimate Contact (TV Show)

Actor

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

Ira (Actor)

Stalin (TV Show)

Actor

The Miracle Maker (TV Show)

Voice

The Roads to Freedom (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This incisive character player was the son of acclaimed stage and screen actors Raymond Massey and Adrianne Allen and brother of Anna Massey. Always prominently cast and adept at sophisticated roles, Daniel Massey has acted primarily on the stage, but has made fairly regular film and TV appearances since the late 1950s. He first appeared in film at age eight in his godfather Noel Coward's moving tribute to the WWII British military, "In Which We Serve" (1942). Massey proceeded to cut his acting teeth on the British stage and did not return to films for 15 years. His first important film credit was as part of the sterling company enacting John Osborne's blistering play, "The Entertainer" (1960).

Relationships

William Whitney

Step-Father

Adrianne Allen

Parent
Born on February 7, 1907 in Manchester, England worked primarily onstage in plays ranging from "Easy Virtue" to "Pride and Prejudice" later acted in a few films, including "The Woman Between" (1931) and "The October Man" (1947) died on September 14, 1

Adrienne Corri

Wife
born on November 13, 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland married in 1961 divorced in 1968 has acted in films including "The River" (1951), "Lease of Life" (1954), "The Rough and the Smooth" (1959), "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) and "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)

Raymond Massey Actor

Parent
Born on August 30, 1896 in Toronto, Canada was married to Massey's mother for 10 years prominent stage and screen actor in many films including "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1935), "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" (1940) and "East of Eden" (1955) died on July 29,

Anna Massey Actor

Sibling
Born in Sussex, England on August 11, 1937 made London stage debut in "The Reluctant Debutante" (1958) prominent in TV and film best remembered in Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom" (1960) and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy" (1972)

Alice Massey

Daughter
mother, Penelope Wilton survived him

Paul Massey

Son
mother, Adrienne Corri survived him

Penelope Wilton Actor

Wife
married in 1975 divorced in 1987 Born on June 3, 1946 in Scarborough, England has acted in films including "The French Lieutenant's Woman"(1981) and "Cry Freedom" (1987)

Lindsay Wilton

Wife
younger sister of Penelope Wilton together since c. 1987 survived him

EDUCATION

King's College, University of Cambridge

1956
was a member of the Cambridge Footlights

Eton College

Milestones

1996

Returned to US stage reprising his London role in "Taking Sides", co-starring with Ed Harris

1995

Final London stage appearance, originating the role of conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler in "Taking Sides"

1993

Last feature film, played the prosecutor in "In the Name of the Father"

1989

Returned to film work with a role in the British-made feature, "Scandal"

1987

Starred opposite Diana Rigg and Julia McKenzie in the London production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical "Follies"

1987

Co-starred with Claire Bloom in the HBO production "Intimate Contact", playing a businessman who contracts AIDS after a liaison during a trip to Asia

1986

Earliest work made specifically for American TV, the Showtime TV-movie, "Love With a Perfect Stranger"

1981

Last feature film for eight years, "Escape to Victory"

1977

Scored a critical success opposite Claire Bloom in the London stage production of Ibsen's "Rosmersholm"

1973

Acted opposite his sister Anna Massey in the "Midnight Mass" segment of the five-part horror anthology film, "Vault of Horror"

1973

Acted in the six-part made-for-TV miniseries, "The Golden Bowl", based on the novel by Henry James; miniseries was aired on PBS in the USA

1972

Earliest US TV appearances included his leading role in the PBS adaptation, "The Roads to Freedom", based on a trilogy of novels by Jean-Paul Sartre

1972

Had featured role in the British TV adaptation of "War and Peace"

1970

Played Robert Dudley opposite Glenda Jackson and Vanessa Redgrave in "Mary, Queen of Scots"

1968

First US film, "Star!", in which he played Noel Coward and received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor

1963

Played on Broadway in the musical, "She Loves Me"; billed third after Jack Cassidy and Barbara Cook; American stage debut

1958

Returned to films to make his second feature and play first adult role, "Girls at Sea"

1957

London stage debut, "The Happiest Millionaire"

1956

Stage acting debut in "Peril at End House" in Worthing

1941

Made feature film debut at age eight in "In Which We Serve", co-directed and starring his godfather, Noel Coward

Was a member of the company of the National Theatre; had one of his biggest stage successes in "Man and Superman"

Was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in the early 1990s

Returned to Broadway to play in the revival of the Lerner and Loewe musical, "Gigi"

Starred in the

Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, appeared in "Measure for Measure" and "Twelfth Night"

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