Oliver Reed (I) (1938–1999)

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Oliver Reed was born on February 13, 1938 in Wimbledon, London, England as Robert Oliver Reed. He was an actor, known for Gladiator (2000), Oliver! (1968) and Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980). He was married to Josephine Burge and Kate Byrne. He died on May 2, 1999 in Valletta, Malta. See full bio »


(age 61) in Valletta, Malta

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Gladiator Proximo
Oliver! Bill Sikes
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype Dr. Henry Heckyl / Mr. Hype


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 2000 Orpheus & Eurydice
 2000 Gladiator
 1998 Parting Shots
Jamie Campbell-Stewart
 1998 Jeremiah (TV Movie)
General Safan
 1996 The Bruce
Bishop Wisharton
 1996 Die Tunnelgangster von Berlin (TV Movie)
Professor Norbert Marcus
 1995 Luise knackt den Jackpot
 1995 Funny Bones
Dolly Hopkins
 1993 Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Gregor Dunnigan
- The Passing (1993) ... Gregor Dunnigan
- The Legacy (1993) ... Gregor Dunnigan
- The Forge (1993) ... Gregor Dunnigan
- The Vision (1993) ... Gregor Dunnigan
 1991 Severed Ties
Dr. Hans Vaughan
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Gen. de Boisdeffre
 1991 The Pit and the Pendulum
 1990 The Revenger
Jack Fisher
 1990 Panama Sugar
 1990 Hired to Kill
Michael Bartos
 1990 A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Movie)
The Rajah
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Capt. Billy Bones
 1989 The House of Usher
Roderick Usher
 1989 The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie)
Sir Phillip Gage
 1988 Rage to Kill
Major General Edward Turner
 1988 Captive Rage
General Belmondo
 1988 Blind Justice
Ian Ballinger
 1988 Skeleton Coast
Capt. David Simpson
 1987 Dragonard
Captain Shanks
 1987 Master of Dragonard Hill
Captain Shanks
 1987 Gor
 1987 Lift Off (TV Series)
- Episode #4.1 (1987)
 1987 The Misfit Brigade
The General
 1986 Castaway
Gerald Kingsland
 1986 Captive
Gregory Le Vay
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Pinzon
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Martin Pinzon
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Martin Pinzon
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Martin Pinzon
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Martin Pinzon
 1985 Black Arrow (TV Movie)
Sir Daniel
 1983 Masquerade (TV Series)
Peter Sergov aka Wolfen
- Pilot (1983) ... Peter Sergov aka Wolfen
 1983 Two of a Kind
 1983 Spasms
Jason Kincaid
 1983 Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra
Colonel Leachman
 1983 Fanny Hill
Mr. Edward Widdlecome
 1983 The Sting II
 1981 Venom
 1981 Condorman
 1980 Lion of the Desert
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
 1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
Dr. Henry Heckyl / Mr. Hype
 1979 A Touch of the Sun
Captain Daniel Nelson
 1979 The Brood
Dr. Hal Raglan
 1978 The Class of Miss MacMichael
Terence Sutton
 1978 The Big Sleep
Eddie Mars
 1978 Tomorrow Never Comes
 1977 Crossed Swords
Miles Hendon
 1977 Assault in Paradise
Nick McCormick
 1976 The Sell-Out
Gabriel Lee
 1976 Burnt Offerings
Ben Rolf
 1975 The New Spartans
Colonel Lancelot
 1975 Lisztomania
Princess Carolyn's Servant (uncredited)
 1975 Royal Flash
Otto Von Bismarck
 1975 Tommy
 1974 Blueblood
 1974 Ten Little Indians
Hugh Lombard
 1974 Mahler
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1973 The Three Musketeers
 1973 In the Name of Love
Vito Cipriani
 1973 Fury
 1973 Dirty Weekend
 1972 The Triple Echo
the Sergeant / Sergeant
 1972 Sitting Target
Harry Lomart
 1972 Z.P.G.
 1971 The Devils
Urbain Grandier
 1971 The Hunting Party
Frank Calder
 1970 Take a Girl Like You
Patrick Standish
 1969 Women in Love
Gerald Crich
 1969 Hannibal Brooks
Stephen 'Hannibal' Brooks
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Ivan Dragomiloff
 1968 Oliver!
Bill Sikes
 1968 Film Review (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Quint
- Backs British Films (1968) ... Andrew Quint
 1967 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- Dante's Inferno (1967) ... Dante Gabriel Rossetti
 1967 I'll Never Forget What's'isname
Andrew Quint
 1967 The Shuttered Room
 1967 The Jokers
David Tremayne
 1966 The Trap
La Bete
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
- La Belle France (1966)
 1965 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
- The Prevalence of Liars (1965) ... Sebastian
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Franklin
- Personal Appearance (1965) ... Dr. Richard Franklin
- Good Clean Fun (1965) ... Dr. Richard Franklin
- A Source of Contamination (1965) ... Dr. Richard Franklin
- It's Better to Know (1965) ... Dr. Richard Franklin
- A Sudden Change of Programme (1965) ... Dr. Richard Franklin
 1965 The Brigand of Kandahar
Eli Khan
 1965 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Claude Debussy
- Always on Sunday (1965) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Debussy Film (1965) ... Claude Debussy
 1965 The Party's Over
 1964 The Girl-Getters
 1959-1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
Pepi / Theodore
- A Question in Ice (1964) ... Pepi
- Toys of the Dead (1959) ... Theodore (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Aristides Koralis / Joe Catelli
- Sophia (1964) ... Aristides Koralis
- The King of the Beggars (1963) ... Joe Catelli
 1963 The Crimson Blade
Capt. Tom Sylvester
 1963 Paranoiac
Simon Ashby
 1962 These Are the Damned
 1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dan / David
- The Second Chef (1962) ... Dan
- Murder in Shorthand (1962) ... David
 1962 Night Creatures
Harry Cobtree
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Brocaire - a Pirate
 1961 Call Me Genius
Artist in Cafe
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Man with Bucket on His Head (uncredited)
 1961 His and Hers
 1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
Lord Melton (uncredited)
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Teddy Boy in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
 1960 Wild for Kicks
Plaid Shirt
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Tough (uncredited)
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Babes in the Woods Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1960 The Angry Silence
 1960 Life Is a Circus
Spectator at Sideshow (uncredited)
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
- Panic Button (1959) ... Student (uncredited)
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1959 The Golden Spur (TV Series)
Richard of Gloucester
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Richard of Gloucester
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Richard of Gloucester
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Richard of Gloucester
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Richard of Gloucester
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Richard of Gloucester
 1958-1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Man at Roulette Table / Cafe Patron
- Odds Against Death (1959) ... Man at Roulette Table (uncredited)
- The Mink Coat (1958) ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1959 The Captain's Table (uncredited)
 1958 The Square Peg (uncredited)
 1955 Value for Money
Extra (uncredited)
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Wrote the Foreword to Cinema '76, a hardback published by Independent Magazines (Publishing) Ltd. It contained a number of essays devoted to films produced between 1975-76. The book was edited by David Castell. James Caan was featured on the dust jacket's face with a black and white still from Rollerball. ISBN: 0-904894-00-2 See more »

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) was about the only time I've been allowed to do what I want with a part. You can be over-directed by people, but Terry [Terry Gilliam] let me have my own way. There was a scene we rehearsed on Saturday where we really hit our stride. When we resumed, Terry said on the Sunday, "You seemed to be having much more fun with the character yesterday. Could you ... See more »


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