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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

A Night to Remember
A Night to Remember Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
(1958)
Sink the Bismarck!
Sink the Bismarck! Captain Shepard
(1960)
Scrooge
Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Present
(1970)
Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain Group Capt. Baker
(1969)

Filmography

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 1980 The Pump (TV Movie)
John Carter
 1978 An Englishman's Castle (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Peter Ingram
 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
 1976 In Praise of Love (TV Movie)
Sebastian Cruttwell
 1975 Goose with Pepper (TV Movie)
Brigadier Salt Lumley
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 1969 Battle of Britain
Group Capt. Baker
 1969 Fräulein 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 (scenes deleted)
 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
 1951 Island Rescue
Lionel Fallaize
 1950-1951 For the Children (TV Series)
Hassan - Mesrour - December 1951 version / Mr. Badger
- The Man Who Was Caliph for a Day (1951) ... Hassan - Mesrour - December 1951 version
- Toad of Toad Hall (1950) ... Mr. Badger
 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
Lieut. Cmdr. James
 1949 The Luck of the Graces (TV Movie)
Jake
 1949 The Canvas Rainbow (TV Movie)
Julian
 1949 Death of a Rat (TV Movie)
Doctor Wilts
 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/II (TV Movie)
Ross
 1949 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Ross
 1948 Reunion (TV Movie)
Peter Sorley
 1947 Toad of Toad Hall (TV Movie)
Mr. Badger
 1947 Henry IV (TV Movie)
The Marquis Charles di Nolli
 1947 Power Without Glory (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Peter Niles
- Part 2 (1947) ... Captain Peter Niles (1948 version)
- Part 1 (1947) ... Captain Peter Niles (1948 version)
 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:

"Happy Go Lucky" (autobiography) by Kenneth More (1959). Published by Robert Hale Ltd. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 127 Articles | 130 Pictorials | 45 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Kenneth More C.B.E. | Kenneth Moore

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[recalling the start of his career at the Windmill Theatre] After my father died, my mother had virtually nothing, and she gave me £150 and said, "That's all I can afford, Kenny. You see what you can do". So I came to London and recalled that Vivian Van Damm, who ran the Windmill Theatre, was a friend of my father's, so I went to see him. "Are you Bertie More's son?" What can I do for you?" I ... See more »

Trivia:

Like many stars of the 1950s, More had a regular stand-in--Jack Manderville, who was also a personal friend. See more »

Nickname:

Kenny

Star Sign:

Virgo

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