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Kenneth More (1914–1982)


Affable, bright and breezy Kenneth More epitomised the traditional English virtues of fortitude and fun. At the height of his fame in the 1950s he was Britain's most popular film star and had appeared in a string of box office hits including Genevieve (1953), Doctor in the House (1954), Reach for the Sky (1956) and A Night to Remember (1958). Later... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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 1980 The Pump (TV Movie)
John Carter
 1978 Leopard in the Snow
Sir Philip James
 1977 The Rocking Horse Winner (TV Movie)
Uncle
 1977 Two Stars for Comfort (TV Movie)
Sam Turner
 1975 Goose with Pepper (TV Movie)
Brigadier Salt Lumley
 1969 Battle of Britain
Group Capt. Baker
 1969 Fraulein Doktor
Col. Foreman
 1968 Dark of the Sun
Doctor Wreid
 1966 Lord Raingo (TV Series)
Sam Raingo
- Fear (1966) ... Sam Raingo
- Doubts (1966) ... Sam Raingo
- Power (1966) ... Sam Raingo
- The Offer (1966) ... Sam Raingo
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Kenneth Shreeve
- Final Demand (1966) ... Kenneth Shreeve
 1965 The Collector (uncredited)
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Wilfred Racey
- Old Soldiers (1964) ... Wilfred Racey
 1964 The Comedy Man
Chick Byrd
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Major Colum Fitzgerald
- The Scapegoat (1964) ... Major Colum Fitzgerald
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Crispin
- Collect Your Hand Baggage (1963) ... Crispin
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Badger
 1962 Some People
Mr. Smith
 1961 Loss of Innocence
Eliot
 1960 Man in the Moon
William Blood
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Captain Shepard
 1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
Jonathan Tibbs
 1958 Next to No Time
David Webb
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Douglas Bader
 1955 Raising a Riot
Tony Kent
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Narrator (voice)
 1954 Doctor in the House
Richard Grimsdyke
 1953 The Adventures of Sadie
Pat Plunkett
 1953 Genevieve
Ambrose Claverhouse
 1953 Never Let Me Go
Steve Quillan
 1953 The Yellow Balloon
Ted Palmer
 1951 Island Rescue
Lionel Fallaize
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Dobson, Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1951 The Galloping Major
Rosedale Film Studio Director
 1951 The Franchise Affair
Stanley Peters
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Willy Shepley
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
Adam
 1950 Operation Disaster
Lt. Cmdr. James
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Police Sgt. 'Bonzo'
 1949 Now Barabbas
Spencer
 1949 Man on the Run
Corp. Newman the Blackmailer (as Kenneth Moore)
 1949 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Ross
 1947 Power Without Glory (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1946 Toad of Toad Hall (TV Movie)
Mr. Badger
 1946 The Web (TV Movie)
Julian Barrow
 1946 Secret Flight
Bomb Aimer (uncredited)
 1946 The Silence of the Sea (TV Movie)
The German
 1937 Windmill Revels
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1937 Carry on London
Bit Part
 1935 Look Up and Laugh
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Readers Digest. "Great Tales of Adventure - Volume 1". London: Readers Digest Association, 1982. ISBN-10: 0276422074. Introduction by Kenneth More. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 92 Articles | 91 Pictorials | 40 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth More C.B.E. | Kenneth Moore

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

Describing the long relationship he had with his agent Harry Dubens .... We never had a contract or written agreement. We did not even have an exchange of letters between us, only what lawyers like to call 'mutual trust', and the feeling that we could work together and achieve something worthwhile together. See more »

Trivia:

Son of Charles Gilbert More and his wife Edith Winifred (nee Watkins). His mother, the daughter of a Cardiff solicitor was known affectionately as "Topsy". His sister Kate was 18 months his senior. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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