Victor Spinetti

Actor, Theater director, Screenwriter
An accomplished actor of stage, screen and television, Victor Spinetti's lengthy, celebrated rsum was all but outshined by small but showy supporting roles in two films: "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) and "Help!" (1965) ... Read more »
Born: 09/02/1929 in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, GB

Filmography

Actor (29)

Changing Stages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Julie and the Cadillacs 1996 (Movie)

Cyril Wise (Actor)

The Secret Garden 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

The Princess and the Goblin 1994 (Movie)

of Glump (Voice)

The Krays 1990 (Movie)

Mr Lawson (Actor)

Romeo-Juliet 1989 (Movie)

of Benvolio (Voice)

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

One of the Jaded Three (Actor)

Casanova & Co. 1976 (Movie)

Prefect (Actor)

Voyage of the Damned 1976 (Movie)

Dr Erich Strauss (Actor)

Emily 1975 (Movie)

Richard Walker (Actor)

The Return of the Pink Panther 1975 (Movie)

Concierge (Actor)

Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World 1973 (Movie)

Professor Ribart (Actor)

The Great McGonagall 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Little Prince 1973 (Movie)

Historian (Actor)

Under Milk Wood 1971 (Movie)

Mog Edwards (Actor)

Start the Revolution Without Me 1970 (Movie)

Duke D'Escargot (Actor)

The Biggest Bundle of Them All 1967 (Movie)

Captain Giglio (Actor)

The Taming of the Shrew 1967 (Movie)

Hortensio (Actor)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

Professor Foot (Actor)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

Television Director (Actor)

Becket 1964 (Movie)

French Tailor (Actor)

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Mistral's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

The 500-Pound Jerk (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An accomplished actor of stage, screen and television, Victor Spinetti's lengthy, celebrated résumé was all but outshined by small but showy supporting roles in two films: "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) and "Help!" (1965). The enduring status of those two appearances was due to his co-stars, the Beatles, but Spinetti's lively turns in these pictures made him both an audience favorite as well as a friend and collaborator with the band - John Lennon in particular. He burst onto the theater scene with a Tony-winning turn in the Broadway production of "Oh! What a Lovely War!" in 1964, which coincided with his appearances in the Beatles pictures. Spinetti soon became friendly with Lennon, and later collaborated on a stage play based on the musician's 1964 book <i>In His Own Write</i>. Though his Beatles credits remained his best known, Spinetti worked steadily in U.K. films and on television from the 1960s through the 2000s, primarily in comedies that showcased his knack for madcap characterizations. His passing in 2012 from prostate cancer brought to a close a long, celebrated performing career, as well as another element in the sprawling pop culture tapestry that was the Beatles' legacy.

EDUCATION

Cardiff College of Music and Drama

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