John Standing

Not only does British actor John Standing come from a family of acting royalty -- his grandfather and great-grandfather were both distinguished in the field -- he even descends from royalty itself. (He is a 4th baronet ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1934

Filmography

Actor (59)

Queen And Country 2015 (Movie)

Grandfather George (Actor)

Cheerful Weather For The Wedding 2012 (Movie)

Horace Spigott (Actor)

Before the Rains 2008 (Movie)

Charles Humphries (Actor)

I Want Candy 2007 (Movie)

Michael De Vere (Actor)

Outlaw 2007 (Movie)

Captain Mardell (Actor)

A Good Woman 2006 (Movie)

Dumby (Actor)

Lassie 2006 (Movie)

Colonel French (Actor)

Rabbit Fever 2006 (Movie)

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Scoop 2006 (Movie)

Garden Party Guest (Actor)

The Contractor 2006 (Movie)

Sir Anthony (Actor)

The Line of Beauty 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

Lilliman (Actor)

King Solomon's Mines 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Love in a Cold Climate 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Deserter 2001 (Movie)

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Hot Gold 2001 (Movie)

Sheldon Gotti (Actor)

8 1/2 Women 2000 (Movie)

Philip Emmenthal (Actor)

Civil Wars 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1987 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Rogue Trader 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Mrs. Dalloway 1998 (Movie)

Richard Dalloway (Actor)

The Woman in White 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 (Movie)

Gilbert Embleton (Actor)

The Choir 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Butler (Actor)

Collins Meets Coward 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Night of the Fox 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Endless Game 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods" 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Nightflyers 1987 (Movie)

Michael D'Branin (Actor)

Our Planet Tonight 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Privates on Parade 1983 (Movie)

Captain Sholto Savory (Actor)

Pygmalion 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Captain Stirrick 1981 (Movie)

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The Elephant Man 1980 (Movie)

Fox (Actor)

The Legacy 1979 (Movie)

Jason Mountolive (Actor)

The Sea Wolves 1979 (Movie)

Finley (Actor)

The Class of Miss MacMichael 1977 (Movie)

Fairbrother (Actor)

The Eagle Has Landed 1975 (Movie)

Father Philip Vereker (Actor)

Invitation to the Wedding 1973 (Movie)

Harry--Earl of Braunceston (Actor)

All the Right Noises 1972 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

X Y & Zee 1971 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Walk, Don't Run 1966 (Movie)

Julius P Haversack (Actor)

Agent 8 3/4 1965 (Movie)

Washroom Attendant (Actor)

King Rat 1965 (Movie)

Captain Daven (Actor)

The Wild and the Willing 1964 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Chameleons (TV Show)

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Dark Holiday (TV Show)

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Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

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Joan of Arc (TV Show)

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Lime Street (TV Show)

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Longitude (TV Show)

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The First Churchills (TV Show)

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The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

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To Catch a King (TV Show)

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Biography

Not only does British actor John Standing come from a family of acting royalty -- his grandfather and great-grandfather were both distinguished in the field -- he even descends from royalty itself. (He is a 4th baronet, an outdated noble title he chooses not to use). As with so many other English actors of his generation he has anchored a prolific screen career with decades of stage performances in everything from Shakespeare to Wilde to Noel Coward, in both London and New York. He made his screen debut on television at the end of the 1950s, and had his first major part a decade later in the BBC mini-series "The First Churchills". By the mid-1960s Standing began appearing in American films, and while his parts have continued steadily for decades, he has primarily been cast in character roles, with a notable exception being his starring turn in auteur British director Peter Greenaway's 1999 comedy, "8 1⁄2 Women". Overall Standing's career has covered an amazing amount of ground, including roles in projects spanning from 1980's "The Elephant Man" to the 2006 sci-fi thriller "V for Vendetta". His TV roles have also continued apace, including a part in the HBO fantasy epic, "Game of Thrones" in 2011.

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