Robert Helpmann

Dancer, Choreographer, Actor
Australian actor Robert Helpmann captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. Helpmann kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Tales of Hoffmann" (1951) featuring Moira ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1909 in Mount Gambier, South Australia, AU

Filmography

Actor (13)

The Red Shoes 1993 (Movie)

Ivan Boleslawsky (Actor)

Second Time Lucky 1984 (Movie)

Devil (Actor)

Patrick 1978 (Movie)

Dr Roget (Actor)

The Mango Tree 1977 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

Don Quixote 1972 (Movie)

Don Quixote (Actor)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1971 (Movie)

Mad Hatter (Actor)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 (Movie)

Child Catcher (Actor)

The Quiller Memorandum 1966 (Movie)

Weng (Actor)

55 Days at Peking 1963 (Movie)

Prince Tuan (Actor)

The Iron Petticoat 1956 (Movie)

Ivan Kropotkin (Actor)

Tales of Hoffmann 1951 (Movie)

Dapertutto (Actor)

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (Movie)

De Jong (Actor)

The Margot Fonteyn Story (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Don Quixote 1972 (Movie)

(Director)
Casting (1)

The Man From Snowy River 1982 (Movie)

casting liaison(international) (Casting Consultant)

Biography

Australian actor Robert Helpmann captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. Helpmann kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Tales of Hoffmann" (1951) featuring Moira Shearer, "The Iron Petticoat" (1956) and the dramatic period piece "55 Days at Peking" (1963) with Charlton Heston. He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "The Quiller Memorandum" (1966) with George Segal. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the sixties and the seventies, appearing in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968), the Fiona Fullerton fantasy "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1972) and "Don Quixote" (1973). He also appeared in "The Mango Tree" (1977). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Patrick" (1978) and the Diane Franklin fantastical comedy "Second Time Lucky" (1984). Helpmann was most recently credited in "The Red Shoes" (1993). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "The Margot Fonteyn Story" (PBS, 1989-1990). Helpmann passed away in September 1986 at the age of 77.

EDUCATION

studied under Anna Pavlova

Milestones

1973

Debut as film director with "Don Quixote" (co-directed by Rudolf Nureyev)

1965

Appointed co-director of the Australian Ballet Company

1950

Debut as opera director with "Madame Butterfly"

Debut as dancer with Australian Ballet company age 11

Became a principal dancer with Sadler's Wells Ballet

Toured with Pavlova's dance company

Bonus Trivia

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Knighted in 1968.

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