Roger Rees

Actor, Playwright, Director
This acclaimed classical stage actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company possesses soulful deep-set eyes and sharp features that made him ideal for the title role in the RSC adaptation of Dickens's "Nicholas Nickleby" on ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1944 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (68)

Forever 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Affluenza 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Carson (Actor)

Elementary 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Middle 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2009 - 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Tears 2010 (Movie)

Antiques Dealer (Actor)

The Cleveland Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Good Wife 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Narrows 2009 (Movie)

Professor Reyerson (Actor)

Falling for Grace 2008 (Movie)

Andrew Barrington, Sr. (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Invasion 2007 (Movie)

Yorish (Actor)

The Treatment 2007 (Movie)

Leighton Proctor (Actor)

Crazy Like A Fox 2006 (Movie)

Nat Banks (Actor)

Game 6 2006 (Movie)

Jack Haskins (Actor)

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 (Movie)

Mr. Hobbs (Actor)

Going Under 2006 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Related 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

Larocque (Actor)

The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

Owens (Actor)

A Life in Suitcases 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The West Wing 2000 - 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frida 2002 (Movie)

Guillermo Kahlo (Actor)

Oz 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Peter Pan: Return to Neverland 2002 (Movie)

of Edward (Voice)

The Education of Max Bickford 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Emperor's Club 2002 (Movie)

Mr. Castle (Actor)

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

King Pheron (Actor)

3 AM 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Sisters 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Crossing 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 (Movie)

Peter Quince (Actor)

Black Male 1998 (Movie)

Bill Fontaine (Actor)

Jump 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Next Stop Wonderland 1998 (Movie)

Ray Thornback (Actor)

Trouble on the Corner 1998 (Movie)

Mr McMurtry (Actor)

Boston Common 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sudden Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Possession of Michael D. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

My So-Called Life 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cheers 1989 - 1991, 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 (Movie)

Sheriff of Rottingham (Actor)

The Tower 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992 (Movie)

Parnell (Actor)

Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

If Looks Could Kill 1991 (Movie)

Augustus Steranko (Actor)

Next 1991 (Movie)

Peter--A Producer (Actor)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

Papworth (Actor)

The Finding 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Star 80 1983 (Movie)

Aram Nicholas (Actor)

Saigon - Year of the Cat 1982 (Movie)

Donald Henderson (Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

Double Platinum (TV Show)

Actor

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy of Errors (TV Show)

Actor

The Ebony Tower (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic (TV Show)

Actor

Tower (Movie)

Mr. Littlehill (Actor)

Biography

This acclaimed classical stage actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company possesses soulful deep-set eyes and sharp features that made him ideal for the title role in the RSC adaptation of Dickens's "Nicholas Nickleby" on the London and Broadway stages and television. His performance earned a Tony and an Olivier Award and an Emmy nomination. Rees won acclaim for his portrayal of an art critic whose visit to an elderly painter (played by Laurence Olivier) causes problems in the PBS adaptation of John Fowles' "The Ebony Tower" (1987) He joined the hit TV comedy "Cheers" for the 1989-90 season as Kirstie Alley's suitor, the single-minded international financier and corporate raider Robin Colcord and co-starred in the short-lived sci-fi series "M.A.N.T.I.S" (Fox, 1994-95).

Relationships

Rick Elice Screenplay

Partner
The two have collaborated professionally, most notably as co-playwrights of the comedic thriller "Double Double"

William Rees

Father

Doris Rees

Mother

EDUCATION

Slade School of Fine Arts

Enrolled in art school to become a painter

Balham Secondary Modern School

Camberwell School of Art

Milestones

2011

Took over the role of Gomez in the Broadway musical adaptation of "The Addams Family" following the departure of Nathan Lane

2007

Had a recurring role as Dr. Colin Marlow on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

2006

Cast opposite Steve Martin in a prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"

2006

Featured in "The Prestige," a thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan

2006

Co-starred with Mary McDonnell in the independent feature "Crazy Like a Fox"

2001

Played John Adams in the L.A. Reprise! staging of "1776"

2000

Directed the play "The Late Middle Classes" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

2000

Played the recurring role of Lord John Marbury on NBC's "The West Wing"

2000

Staged the off-Broadway revival of Shaw's "Arms and the Man"

2000

Appeared on Broadway alongside Derek Jacobi in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"

1999

Directed and starred in a stage production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

1999

Played Peter Quince in "William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1997

Joined cast of the NBC sitcom "Boston Common"

1995

Cast in the Broadway production of "Indiscretions"

1994

Co-starred on short-lived Fox series "M.A.N.T.I.S"

1994

Provided voice of Prince Malcolm, a recurring character on the syndicated animated series "Gargoyles"

1992

Played Prince Charles in ABC biopic "Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After"

1989

Played the recurring role of English tycoon Robin Colcord on the NBC sitcom "Cheers"

1986

Named associate director with Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company

1983

Reprised role of Nicholas Nickleby in syndicated TV miniseries

1983

First feature film role was Bob Fosse's "Star 80"

1981

Created the title role in the the Royal Shakespeare Company's "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby"

1967

Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company; appeared in "The Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It"

1964

While earning extra money as a scenery painter and stage designer, made acting debut in the stage comedy "Hindle Wakes" in Wimbledon

Raised in working-class neighborhood in South London

Co-wrote the plays "Double-Double" and "Elephant Manse" with Eric Elice

Bonus Trivia

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Rees taught drama at Florida State Unversity and teaches at UCLA.

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