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Sebastian Shaw

Actor
Died December 23, 1994 (89 years)
Sebastian Lewis Shaw was an English actor, director, novelist, playwright and poet. During his 65-year career, he appeared in dozens of stage performances and more than 40 film and television productions. Shaw was born and brought up in Holt, Norfolk, and made his acting debut at age eight at a London theatre. He studied acting at Gresham's School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Although he worked primarily on the London stage, he made his Broadway debut in 1929, when he played one of the two murderers in Rope's End. He appeared in his first film, Caste, in 1930 and quickly began to create a name for himself in films. He described himself as a "rotten actor" as a youth and said his success was primarily due to his good looks. He claimed to mature as a performer only after returning from service in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Shaw was particularly known for his performances in productions of Shakespeare plays which were considered daring and ahead of their time. In 1966, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he remained for a decade and delivered some of his most acclaimed performances. He also wrote several poems and a novel, The Christening, in 1975.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • U-Boat 29
  • High Season
  • The Glass Mountain
  • The Ace of Spades
Known For
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • U-Boat 29
  • It Happened Here
  • Murder on Diamond Row
  • The Great War
  • The Flying Squad
  • Men Are Not Gods
  • High Season
  • The Glass Mountain
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Landfall
  • Department Store
  • The Ace of Spades
  • Now You're Talking
  • Timon of Athens
  • The Lad
  • Troopship
  • The Old Curiosity Shop
  • The Weather in the Streets

Filmography

2004
The Story of Star Wars · as Anakin Skywalker (archive Footage)
1991
Chimera (TV Series) · as Dr. Liawski
1991
1987
1987
Portraits · as Cast
1986
Casualty (TV Series) · as Charles Howlett
1985
Theatre Night (TV Series) · as Knut Brovik
1983
1983
The Nation's Health (TV Series) · as Doctor Thurson
1983
Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Series) · as Reverend Thomas
1983
1981
Timon of Athens · as Old Athenian
1981
Nanny (1981) (TV Series) · as Mr. Starkie
1979
The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Series) · as Grandfather
1978
1973
Playhouse (TV Series) · as Crusty Old Party
1973
Second City Firsts (TV Series) · as Bill
1972
Dead of Night (TV Series)
1972
Crown Court (TV Series) · as Justice Bewes
1970
Play for Today (TV Series) · as Abbot General
1968
1965
Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) · as The Judge
1965
Out of the Unknown (TV Series) · as Major Gregory
1964
It Happened Here · as Dr. Richard Fletcher
1964
The Great War (TV Series)
1956
Armchair Theatre (TV Series) · as Cast
1955
ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) · as James Morpeth Md
1953
Scotch on the Rocks · as Hugh Marvell, M.p.
1950
Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) · as Archdeacon Adam Brandon
1949
Landfall · as Wing Commander Dickens
1949
Dear Murderer · as Lee Warren
1949
The Glass Mountain · as Bruce Mcleod
1945
Journey Together · as Squadron Leader Marshall
1941
The Strangler · as Tamsie Green
1940
The Flying Squad · as Inspector Bradley
1940
Three Silent Men · as Sir James Quentin
1940
Now You're Talking · as Charles Hampton
1939
U-Boat 29 · as Ashington
1938
Julius Caesar · as Marcus Brutus
1937
Murder on Diamond Row · as Frank Sutton
1937
Troopship · as Capt. Gilbert Reed
1936
Men Are Not Gods · as Edmund Davey
1935
Birds of a Feather · as Jack Wortle
1935
Department Store · as John Goodman Johnson
1935
1935
1935
Three Witnesses · as Roger Truscott
1935
The Lad · as Jimmy
1934
The Way of Youth · as Lieut. Alan Marmon
1930
Caste · as Hon. George D'alroy

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