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      Stanley Holloway

      Stanley Holloway

      Highest Rated: 100% This Happy Breed (1944)

      Lowest Rated: 80% Wanted for Murder (1946)

      Birthday: Oct 1, 1890

      Birthplace: Manor Park, London, England, UK

      One of the great monologists of the British stage, Stanley Holloway is probably most recognizable to filmgoers as Alfred P. Doolittle, who went on at great length about shirking his responsibilities in 1964's "My Fair Lady." But Holloway's career at that point was already approaching its twilight, having been preceded by decades of work in theatre, radio, and film. He was in his early 30s when he decided to pursue show business full-time, and subsequently became part of the variety show troupe The Co-Optimists, whose act was adapted into a feature film in 1929. Steady film work followed, including jobs as narrator for a series of propaganda shorts aimed at lifting morale in Great Britain during World War II. Following the war, he landed some of his best-known film roles, including the supporting character Albert Godby in David Lean's 1945 drama, "Brief Encounter." During this time, he also began making noteworthy comedies with Charles Crichton at Ealing Studios, including 1951's "The Lavender Hill Mob," now widely-considered a classic. Just as his film output was starting to slow, in '56 Holloway made a triumphant return to the stage, originating Alfred P. Doolittle for the musical production "My Fair Lady," which led to his reprising the part for the film. Prior to the "My Fair Lady" movie, he starred in the American sitcom "Our Man Higgins," Holloway's first time headlining for television. He would try again for 1967's "Blandings Castle," but spent most of his last decade of productivity in films.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Lavender Hill Mob
      100% The Way Ahead
      100% This Happy Breed
      96% Hamlet
      95% My Fair Lady
      95% Passport to Pimlico
      93% Brief Encounter
      93% Major Barbara

      Photos

      LAVENDER HILL MOB, THE, Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, 1951, lobbycard BRIEF ENCOUNTER, from left: Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, 1945 THE HAPPY FAMILY, Stanley Holloway, Kathleen Harrison , 1952 MRS. BROWN YOU'VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER, Stanley Holloway, Peter Noone, 1968 THE TITFIELD THUNDERBOLT, John Gregson, Godfrey Tearle, Stanley Holloway, 1953 THE LAVENDER HILL MOB, Stanley Holloway, Alec Guinness, 1951 PASSPORT TO PIMLICO, Stanley Holloway, 1949 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Celia Johnson, 1945 LAVENDER HILL MOB, THE, Stanley Holloway, Alec Guinness, 1951 PASSPORT TO PIMLICO, Margaret Rutherford, Stanley Holloway, Paul Dupuis, 1949 MY FAIR LADY, Stanley Holloway, 1964 THE LAVENDER HILL MOB, Stanley Holloway, Alec Guinness, 1951 MY FAIR LADY, Stanley Holloway, 1964 FLIGHT OF THE DOVES, Stanley Holloway, 1971 MEET MR. LUCIFER, Stanley Holloway, 1953 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Stanley Holloway, Edinburgh Festival, 1954 ONE NIGHT WITH YOU, Stanley Holloway, 1948 PASSPORT TO PIMLICO, Stanley Holloway, 1949 THE WAY TO THE STARS, Stanley Holloway, 1945 THE WAY AHEAD, (aka THE IMMORTAL BATTALION), Stanley Holloway, 1944

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Fear Mr. Mathews (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight of the Doves Judge Liffy (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 78% Flight of the Doves Unknown (Character) - 1971
      89% 73% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Gravedigger (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Run a Crooked Mile Caretaker (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 25% Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter Mr. Brown (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 63% Ten Little Indians William Blore (Character) - 1965
      95% 90% My Fair Lady Alfred P. Doolittle (Character) $447.6K 1964
      No Score Yet 62% No Love for Johnnie Fred Andrews (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 44% On the Fiddle Mr. Cooksley (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Trees in the Street Kipper (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alive and Kicking MacDonagh (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jumping for Joy Captain Jack Montague (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Mr. Lucifer Sam Hollingsworth/Mr. Lucifer (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast and Loose Major George Crabb (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 56% The Beggar's Opera Mr. Lockit (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 79% The Titfield Thunderbolt Valentine (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day to Remember Charley Porter (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Happy Family Henry Lord (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight at 8:30 Doris Gow: Fumed Oak (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Me Tonight Henry Gow (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 57% One Wild Oat Alfred Gilbey (Character) - 1951
      100% 86% The Lavender Hill Mob Alfred Pendlebury (Character) $15.4K 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Mr. Clark (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Episode Professor Prince (Character) - 1950
      95% 83% Passport to Pimlico Arthur Pemberton (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Shore Alastair McNeil (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Woman Ramshead (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 67% The Winslow Boy Comedian (Character) - 1948
      96% 80% Hamlet Gravedigger (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Noose Insp. Kendall (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night With You Tramp (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gay Duelist Emile Pollet (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Me at Dawn Unknown (Character) - 1947
      80% 50% Wanted for Murder Sgt. Sullivan (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnival Charlie Raeburn (Character) - 1946
      80% 55% Caesar and Cleopatra Belzanor (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 78% The Way to the Stars Mr. Palmer (Character) - 1945
      93% 91% Brief Encounter Albert Godby (Character) - 1945
      100% 72% The Way Ahead Pvt. Ted Brewer (Character) - 1944
      100% 78% This Happy Breed Bob Mitchell (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Battalion Pvt. Ted Brewer (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 44% Champagne Charlie The Great Vance (Character) - 1944
      93% 55% Major Barbara Policeman (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Moonlight Sam Small (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cotton Queen Sam Owen (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Squibs Constable Charley Lee (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Play Up the Band Sam Small (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride of the Lake Father O'Flynn (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing as We Go Policeman (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet D'ye Ken John Peel? Sam Small (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeping Car Francois (Character) - 1933

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965