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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

The Longest Day
The Longest Day Capt. Colin Maud
(1962)
The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea Freddie Page
(1955)
Scrooge
Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Present
(1970)
A Night to Remember
A Night to Remember Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
(1958)

Filmography

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 1982 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Father Brown
- Father Brown, Series I: The Secret Garden (1982) ... Father Brown
- Father Brown, Series I: The Eye of Apollo (1982) ... Father Brown
- Father Brown, Series I: The Head of Caesar (1982) ... Father Brown
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Dr. Jarvis Lorry
 1980 The Pump (TV Movie)
John Carter
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball
King Arthur
 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 Where Time Began
Prof. Otto Lindenbrock
 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
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Father Brown
- The Secret Garden (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Arrow of Heaven (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Head of Caesar (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Man with Two Beards (1974) ... Father Brown
- The Quick One (1974) ... Father Brown
 1972 Six Faces (TV Series)
Richard Drew
- An Old Deceiver (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Around the Child (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Commonwealth of Malignants (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Gallery of Faces (1972) ... Richard Drew
- Equation (1972) ... Richard Drew
 1970 Scrooge
Ghost of Christmas Present
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 1969 Battle of Britain
Group Capt. Baker
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Kaiser Wilhelm II
 1969 Fräulein Doktor
Col. Foreman
 1968 Dark of the Sun
Doctor Wreid
 1967 The White Rabbit (TV Mini-Series)
Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- The Beginning (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- The Faith (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- The Raising Up (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
- O Absalom (1967) ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- To Let (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- Conflict (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- Encounter (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- Birth of a Forsyte (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
- In the Web (1967) ... 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte
 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 The Longest Day
Capt. Colin Maud
 1962 Some People
Mr. Smith
 1961 Loss of Innocence
Eliot
 1960 Man in the Moon
William
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Captain Shepard
 1959 North West Frontier
Capt. Scott
 1959 The 39 Steps
Richard Hannay
 1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
Jonathan Tibbs
 1958 Next to No Time
David Webb
 1958 A Night to Remember
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
 1957 Paradise Lagoon
Crichton
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Douglas Bader
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Freddie Page
 1955 Raising a Riot
Tony Kent
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Narrator (voice)
 1954 Doctor in the House
Richard Grimsdyke
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Freddie Page
- The Deep Blue Sea (1954) ... Freddie Page
 1953 The Adventures of Sadie
Pat Plunkett
 1953 Genevieve
Ambrose Claverhouse
 1953 Never Let Me Go
Steve Quillan
 1953 The Yellow Balloon
Ted
 1952 Brandy for the Parson
Tony Rackham
 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 Scott of the Antarctic
Lt. E.G.R.(Teddy) Evans R.N.
 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 They Flew Through Sand (TV Movie)
S / Ldr. Richard Barnes
 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:

1961: Director - "The Angry Deep" by Anthony Higgins. Theatre Royal, Brighton. Cast list included Anthony Verner. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 127 Articles | 131 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:

[9/16/67, in the Daily Mirror, describing the story of Wing Commander "Tommy" Yeo-Thomas GC in The White Rabbit (1967)] It can be seen on three levels -- a "Boy's Own Paper" story of a man with great courage and guts. It can also be something much deeper -- the battle of wits between a Gestapo officer and a Briton he is determined to break by torture to get the information he wants . . . and it ... See more »

Trivia:

Wrote a letter of support for Alexander Walker when he applied for the post of London Evening Standard Film Critic in 1960. More had apparently been delighted by one of Walker's reviews while he was writing for the Birmingham Post. Walker remained with the Standard for the next 43 years and was Critic of the Year in the British Press Awards (1970, 1974 and 1998) as well as writing 20 books on ... See more »

Nickname:

Kenny

Star Sign:

Virgo

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