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Andrew Keir

Andrew Keir

Highest Rated: 88% Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders) (1967)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Night Visitor (1970)

Birthday: Apr 3, 1926

Birthplace: Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Andrew Keir was born in a small coal mining town and as a teenager worked in the mines alongside his father before gaining a spot as an actor in the town's local theater company after a regular performers didn't show up for a performance. Keir liked his first acting experience so much that he decided to pursue it further by attending the Unity Theatre in Glasgow at the age of 20 before later joining Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre. Keir's film career started in the early 1950s with character roles in the comedy "The Lady Craved Excitement," the mine accident drama "The Brave Don't Cry," and the romantic comedy "Scotch on the Rocks." He would continue to land various character roles in both film and television throughout the 1950s before getting larger roles mostly in horror films produced by Hammer Productions during the 1960s. He appeared in "Pirates of Blood River," "Dracula: Prince of Darkness," and his most notable role as Professor Bernard Quatermass in "Quatermass and the Pit." "Quatermass and the Pit" proved to be Keir's most recognizable and popular work.He would continue to provide solid character performances in film and television throughout the 1970s and 1980s with parts in drama series like the religious drama "Adam Smith," "The Outsiders," and "King's Royal." Keir would take fewer parts in the 1990s including a supporting role alongside Liam Neeson in the biographical drama "Rob Roy." Keir worked until his death at the age of 71.

Highest rated movies

88% Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders)
83% The Maggie
81% Dracula, Prince of Darkness
75% Lion of the Desert
73% Rob Roy
69% Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
67% Mary, Queen of Scots
56% Cleopatra

Photos

BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, George Coulouris, James Villiers, Andrew Keir, 1971 THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, Andrew Keir, Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, 1964 BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, George Coulouris, James Villiers, 1971 FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH, (aka Quatermass and the Pit) Andrew Keir, James Donald, 1967. TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved. FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH, (aka Quatermass and the Pit), James Donald, Andrew Keir, 1967. TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved. BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, from left: Valerie Leon, Andrew Keir, 1971 ATTACK ON THE IRON COAST, from left: Andrew Keir, Lloyd Bridges, 1968 BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, Valerie Leon, Andrew Keir, 1972 BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, Andrew Keir, Mark Edwards, Valerie Leon, 1972 ATTACK ON THE IRON COAST, Andrew Keir, 1968 FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH, (aka, QUATERMASS AND THE PIT), from left: Andrew Keir, James Donald, 1967 TM and (c) Copyright 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved ATTACK ON THE IRON COAST, Andrew Keir, Lloyd Bridges, 1968 FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH, ((aka Quatermas & the Pit) James Donald, Andrew Keir, 1967

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragon Tales Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragonworld II Angus (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 69% The Princess Stallion Fergus (Character) - 1997
73% 75% Rob Roy Duke of Argyll (Character) $30.4M 1995
No Score Yet 61% Dragonworld Angus McGowan (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Hunt Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunters of the Deep Captain Tregellis (Character) - 1985
75% 93% Lion of the Desert Salem (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 53% The 39 Steps Lord R (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 48% Absolution Headmaster (Character) $4.6K 1978
No Score Yet 56% Catholics Father Matthew (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Aries Computer Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% Blood From the Mummy's Tomb Professor Julian Fuchs (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 50% Zeppelin Von Gorian (Character) - 1971
67% 55% Mary, Queen of Scots Ruthven (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Grenade Gordon Mackenzie (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Woman O'Shea (Character) - 1970
13% 51% The Night Visitor Dr. Kemp (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 31% Attack on the Iron Coast Capt. Owen Franklin (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 100% Five Million Years to Earth Prof. Bernard Quatermass (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 15% The Viking Queen Octavian (Character) - 1967
88% 74% Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders) Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Duel Gungaram (Character) - 1967
69% 54% Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Wyler (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 17% The Fighting Prince of Donegal Lord McSweeney (Character) - 1966
81% 66% Dracula, Prince of Darkness Father Sandor (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torpedo Bay O'Brien (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 48% The Devil-Ship Pirates Tom (Character) - 1964
56% 67% Cleopatra Agrippa (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 20% The Pirates of Blood River Jason Standing (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 90% The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Sergeant of the Guard (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of a Child Constable (Character) - 1958
83% 65% The Maggie The Reporter (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brave Don't Cry Charlie Ross (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1959