Murray Melvin

Actor, Director
Narrow-faced, slender, haughty-looking character player, best known for his Cannes award-winning performance as Rita Tushingham's sympathetic gay friend in Tony Richardson's adaptation of Shelagh Delaney's "angry young ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1932 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (43)

Starhunter 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

Reyer (Actor)

The Emperor's New Clothes 2002 (Movie)

Antommarchi (Actor)

David Copperfield 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice in Wonderland 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Oscar's Orchestra 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

England, My England 1996 (Movie)

Shaftesbury (Actor)

La Passione 1996 (Movie)

Don Mac's Henchman (Actor)

Princess Caraboo 1994 (Movie)

Lord Motley (Actor)

As You Like It 1992 (Movie)

Sir Oliver Martext (Actor)

Let Him Have It 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Fool 1991 (Movie)

Jeremy Ruttle (Actor)

The Krays 1990 (Movie)

Newsagent (Actor)

Comrades 1989 (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

Slipstream 1989 (Movie)

Man on Stairs (Actor)

Testimony 1988 (Movie)

Film Editor (Actor)

Christopher Columbus 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Sacred Hearts 1983 (Movie)

Father Power (Actor)

Nutcracker 1981 (Movie)

Leopold (Actor)

Stories From a Flying Trunk 1979 (Movie)

Hans Christian Andersen (Actor)

Crossed Swords 1978 (Movie)

DeBrie (Actor)

Gulliver's Travels 1977 (Movie)

(Voice)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

Reverend Samuel Runt (Actor)

Shout at the Devil 1975 (Movie)

Lieutenant Phipps (Actor)

The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1975 (Movie)

Blifil (Actor)

Ghost in the Noonday Sun 1973 (Movie)

Hamldon (Actor)

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 1972 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Boy Friend 1971 (Movie)

Alphonse (Actor)

Start the Revolution Without Me 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Devils 1970 (Movie)

Mignon (Actor)

The Fixer 1968 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Smashing Time 1967 (Movie)

1st Exquisite (Actor)

Kaleidoscope 1966 (Movie)

Aimes (Actor)

Solo For Sparrow 1966 (Movie)

Larkin (Actor)

Alfie 1965 (Movie)

Nat (Actor)

The Ceremony 1963 (Movie)

1st Gendarme (Actor)

A Taste of Honey 1962 (Movie)

Geoffrey (Actor)

The Criminal 1962 (Movie)

Antlers (Actor)

H.M.S. Defiant 1961 (Movie)

Wagstaffe (Actor)

The Risk 1960 (Movie)

Teddy Boy (Actor)

Doomsday Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Prisoner of Honor (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Narrow-faced, slender, haughty-looking character player, best known for his Cannes award-winning performance as Rita Tushingham's sympathetic gay friend in Tony Richardson's adaptation of Shelagh Delaney's "angry young woman" drama, "A Taste of Honey" (1961). A prolific theater actor--he originated the "Honey" role on the stage--Melvin has appeared in several films, including three by director Peter Medak: "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (1970), "The Krays" (1990) and "Let Him Have It" (1991).

Relationships

Hugh Victor Melvin

Father

Maisie Winifred Melvin

Mother

Milestones

1974

Made stage directing debut, "Miss Donnithorne's Maggot"

1964

Broadway debut in "Oh, What a Lovely War!" And "The Solider's Tale"

1960

Film debut, "The Suspect/The Risk"

1958

Performed at Stratford East; scored success as Geoffrey in "A Taste of Honey" which transferred to the West End in 1959

1957

Made first professional appearance as the Queen's messenger in "Macbeth" with Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Company, at the Theatre Royal Stratford

Served as director of the London Actors' Centre

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