Robert Morley

Actor, Novelist, Playwright
Portly English character actor who first gained acclaim on the London stage for his title role in "Oscar Wilde". Morley successfully reprised the part on Broadway in 1938, leading to an invitation to Hollywood and an ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1908 in Wiltshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (66)

Istanbul: Keep Your Eyes Open 1989 (Movie)

Atkins (Actor)

The Trouble With Spies 1987 (Movie)

Angus Watkins (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Loophole 1986 (Movie)

Godfrey (Actor)

The Wind 1986 (Movie)

Elias Appleby (Actor)

Second Time Lucky 1984 (Movie)

God (Actor)

High Road to China 1983 (Movie)

Bentik (Actor)

The Dot and the Line 1981 (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

The Great Muppet Caper 1981 (Movie)

British Gentleman (Actor)

Oh Heavenly Dog 1980 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

The Human Factor 1980 (Movie)

Doctor Percival (Actor)

Scavenger Hunt 1979 (Movie)

Bernstein (Actor)

Hugo the Hippo 1978 (Movie)

(Voice)

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 1977 (Movie)

Max Vandervere (Actor)

Great Expectations 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Bird 1975 (Movie)

Father Time (Actor)

Theatre of Blood 1973 (Movie)

Meredith Merridew (Actor)

Many Moons 1972 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Many Moons 1972 (Movie)

(Voice)

When Eight Bells Toll 1971 (Movie)

Uncle Arthur (Actor)

Cromwell 1970 (Movie)

Earl of Manchester (Actor)

Doctor in Trouble 1969 (Movie)

Captain George Spratt (Actor)

Sinful Davey 1969 (Movie)

Duke of Argyll (Actor)

Song of Norway 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twinky 1969 (Movie)

Judge Roxburgh (Actor)

Hot Millions 1968 (Movie)

Caesar Smith (Actor)

Woman Times Seven 1967 (Movie)

Dr Xavier (Actor)

Agent 8 3/4 1965 (Movie)

Colonel Cunliffe (Actor)

Genghis Khan 1965 (Movie)

Emperor of China (Actor)

Hotel Paradiso 1965 (Movie)

Henri Cot (Actor)

Life at the Top 1965 (Movie)

Tiffield (Actor)

The Alphabet Murders 1965 (Movie)

Hastings (Actor)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

Lord Rawnsley (Actor)

Way... Way Out 1965 (Movie)

Quonset (Actor)

A Study in Terror 1964 (Movie)

Mycroft Holmes (Actor)

Of Human Bondage 1964 (Movie)

Dr Jacobs (Actor)

The Loved One 1964 (Movie)

Sir Ambrose Ambercrombie (Actor)

Topkapi 1964 (Movie)

Cedric Page (Actor)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

Pope-Jones (Actor)

Nine Hours to Rama 1962 (Movie)

PK Mussadi (Actor)

The Boys 1962 (Movie)

Lewis Montgomery (Actor)

The Old Dark House 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

Go to Blazes 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)

The Leader (Actor)

The Young Ones 1960 (Movie)

Hamilton Black (Actor)

Giuseppe Venduto Dai Fratelli 1959 (Movie)

Potiphar (Actor)

Oscar Wilde 1959 (Movie)

Oscar Wilde (Actor)

The Battle of the Sexes 1959 (Movie)

Robert MacPherson (Actor)

The Journey 1959 (Movie)

Hugh Deverill (Actor)

Law and Disorder 1958 (Movie)

Judge Crichton (Actor)

Libel 1958 (Movie)

Sir Wilfred (Actor)

The Doctor's Dilemma 1958 (Movie)

Sir Ralph Bloomfield-Bonington (Actor)

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1958 (Movie)

Uncle Lucius (Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days 1956 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Quentin Durward 1955 (Movie)

King Louis XI (Actor)

Beau Brummell 1954 (Movie)

King George III (Actor)

The Good Die Young 1954 (Movie)

Sir Francis Ravenscourt (Actor)

The Rainbow Jacket 1954 (Movie)

Lord Logan (Actor)

Beat the Devil 1953 (Movie)

Petersen (Actor)

The African Queen 1952 (Movie)

Reverend Samuel Sayer (Actor)

Outcast of the Islands 1950 (Movie)

Almayer (Actor)

Marie Antoinette 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Game (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Portly English character actor who first gained acclaim on the London stage for his title role in "Oscar Wilde". Morley successfully reprised the part on Broadway in 1938, leading to an invitation to Hollywood and an Oscar-nominated film debut as Louis XVI in "Marie Antoinette" (1938).

Relationships

Gertrude Morley

Mother

Annabel Morley

Daughter

Joan Buckmaster

Wife
married in 1940

Meriel Forbes

Companion
briefly engaged later married to Sir Ralph Richardson

Robert Morley

Father

Sheridan Morley

Son
born December 5, 1941

Wilton Morley

Son

EDUCATION

studied in Germany, France and Italy in preparation for a diplomatic career

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Wellington College

Milestones

1949

"Edward My Son", play co-written with Noel Langley, adapted for the screen

1938

American stage debut in Broadway production of London hit, "Oscar Wilde"

1938

Film debut, playing Louis XVI opposite Norma Shearer in "Marie Antoinette" (nominated for Academy Award)

1929

London stage debut

Established repertory company in Perranporth, Cornwall, with Peter Bull

Bonus Trivia

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He was made a commander of the British Empire in 1957

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