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      Charles Gray

      Charles Gray

      Highest Rated: 96% The Devil Rides Out (1968)

      Lowest Rated: 19% The Legacy (1979)

      Birthday: Aug 29, 1928

      Birthplace: Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

      British character actor Charles Gray's silky voice and square-jawed visage made him ideal for playing icy, strong-willed men on both sides of the moral compass in such films as "Night of the Generals" (1967), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "The Devil Rides Out" (1967), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and "The Seven Per-Cent Solution" (1975). Classically trained and a veteran of the English stage, Gray's rigid bearing and clipped, precise tones kept him active in dramas, thrillers and stage adaptations for nearly 40 years. Amusingly, his most famous role outside of the Bond series was undoubtedly "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), the irreverent, gender-bending cult musical which allowed him a few song and dance numbers while trying to explain the hopelessly convoluted plot with a straight face. He later enjoyed popularity on both sides of the Atlantic in the PBS series "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (Granada TV, 1984-1994), which cast him as Mycroft, older brother and frequent advisor to Jeremy Brett's master detective. Though never a "star" in the traditional sense, Charles Gray remained a favorite among character watchers, who delighted in his obvious relish for delivering such larger-than-life roles.

      Highest rated movies

      The Devil Rides Out
      The Rocky Horror Picture Show
      The Entertainer
      The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
      Diamonds Are Forever
      The Mirror Crack'd
      Shock Treatment
      The Beast Must Die

      Photos

      THE FILE OF THE GOLDEN GOOSE, Charles Gray (center), 1968 THE FILE OF THE GOLDEN GOOSE, from left: Charles Gray, Yul Brynner, 1969 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, Sean Connery, Charles Gray, 1971, fight DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, Charles Gray, 1971 SHOCK TREATMENT, Charles Gray, Ruby Wax, 1981. TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, Charles Gray, Sean Connery, 1967 THE EXECUTIONER, Charles Gray, George Peppard, 1970 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, Charles Gray, 1971 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, Charles Gray, 1971. MOSQUITO SQUADRON, Charles Gray (second from left), David McCallum (far right), 1969 ms1968u-fsct09(ms1968u-fsct09) SECRET WAR OF HARRY FRIGG, THE, Paul Newman, Tom Bosley, John Williams, Andrew Duggan, Charles Gray, 1968 MOSQUITO SQUADRON, Charles Gray (center), 1969 THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, John Gregson, Donald Pleasence, Peter O'Toole, Charles Gray, 1967. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, Charles Gray, 1971

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tichborne Claimant Arundell (Character) - 1998
      41% 18% The Jigsaw Man Sir James Chorley (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Englishman Abroad Claudius (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Earl Spencer (Character) - 1982
      43% 62% Shock Treatment Judge Oliver Wright (Character) - 1981
      62% 47% The Mirror Crack'd Bates (Character) - 1980
      19% 23% The Legacy Karl (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 70% The House on Garibaldi Street Gen. Lischke (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 33% Silver Bears Charles Cook (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Richard the Second Duke of York (Character) - 1978
      72% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Mycroft Holmes (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Nights in Japan Henry Hollander (Character) - 1976
      80% 85% The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Criminologist (Character) $519.0K 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Midnight Express Hilary Vance (Character) - 1974
      43% 37% The Beast Must Die Arthur Benningtn (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 67% On the Game Narrator - 1974
      64% 57% Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Character) - 1971
      43% 70% Cromwell The Earl of Essex (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 33% The Executioner Vaughan Jones (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose Harrison (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 26% Mosquito Squadron Air Commodore Hufford (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merchant of Venice Antonio (Character) - 1969
      40% 46% The Secret War of Harry Frigg Gen. Adrian Cox-Roberts (Character) - 1968
      96% 75% The Devil Rides Out Mocata (Character) - 1968
      43% 70% The Night of the Generals Gen. von Seidlitz-Gabler (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Outside Charles Griddon (Character) - 1967
      40% 29% Masquerade Benson (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Gentleman Prince Regent of England (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 56% Man in the Moon Leo (Character) - 1960
      80% 74% The Entertainer Columnist (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Man Lawson (Character) - 1959

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett The Judge (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1988 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs, Downstairs Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sheriff (Guest Star) 1956 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1956