Charles Gray Biography (1928-2000)

Born Donald Marshall Gray, August 29, 1928, in Bournemouth, England; son of Donald (a surveyor) and Maude Elizabeth (Marshall) Gray. Addresses: AGENT--London Management, 235 Regent Street, London W1, England.

Birth Details
August 29, 1928
Bournemouth, England
Death Details
March 7, 2000
London, England

Famous Works

  • STAGE DEBUT--Charles the Wrestler, As You Like It, Open Air Theatre, London, 1952.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Henry Bolingbroke, Richard II, Old Vic Company, Winter Garden Theatre, 1956.
  • Roman captain and Jupiter, Cymbeline, Demiwulf, Boy with a Cart, and title role (understudy), Comus, all Open Air Theatre, London, 1952.
  • Lord Marshall, Richard II, Duke Frederick, As You Like It, Hastings, Henry IV, Part One, the Vinter, Henry IV, Part Two, the Lord, The Taming of the Shrew, Marullus, Julius Caesar, Polyxenes, The Winter's Tale, and Duke of Burgundy and Constable of France, Henry V, all Old Vic Company, Old Vic Theatre,London, 1955.
  • Lodovico, Othello, chorus and Escalus, Romeo and Juliet, Achilles, Troilus and Cressida, Macduff, Macbeth, and Henry Bolingbroke, Richard II, all OldVic Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1956.
  • chorus and Escalus, Romeo and Juliet, Lennox, Macbeth, and Achilles, Troilus and Cressida, all Old Vic Company, Winter Garden Theatre, 1956.
  • Captain Cyril Mavors, Expresso Bongo, Saville Theatre, London, 1958.
  • (As Oliver Gray) Prince of Wales, Kean, Broadway Theatre, New York City,1961.
  • Bernard Acton, Everything in the Garden, Duke of York's Theatre, London,1962.
  • Sir Epicure Mammom, The Alchemist, Old Vic Theatre, 1962.
  • Maxime, Poor Bitos, Arts Theatre, London, 1963, then Duke of York's Theatre, 1964, later Cort Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • ensemble, Hang Down Your Head and Die (revue), Comedy Theatre, London, 1964.
  • Sir Charles Dilke, The Right Honourable Gentleman, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • Braham, The Philanthropist, Royal Court Theatre, then May Fair Theatre, both London, 1970.
  • General St. Pe, Ardele, Queen's Theatre, London, 1975.
  • Sheridan Whiteside, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Chichester Theatre Festival, Chichester, U.K., 1979.
  • Also appeared in The Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra, and King Lear, all with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1953.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Ross, Macbeth, U.K. cities, 1952.
  • Henry Bolingbroke, Richard II, chorus and Escalus, Romeo and Juliet, Lennox, Macbeth, and Achilles, Troilus and Cressida, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1957.
  • Also Antony and Cleopatra, U.K. cities, 1954.
  • Captain Brossard, I Accuse!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958.
  • Lawson, The Desperate Man, Allied Artists, 1959.
  • columnist, The Entertainer, British Lion, 1960.
  • Gomez, Tommy the Toreador, Warner Brothers, 1960.
  • Leo, Man in the Moon (also known as Operation Masquerade and The Shabby Tiger), United Artists, 1965.
  • General Von Seidlitz-Gablear, The Night of the Generals (also known as LaNuit de generaux), Columbia, 1967.
  • Henderson, You Only Live Twice, United Artists, 1967.
  • Mocata, The Devil's Bride (also known as The Devil Rides Out), TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1968.
  • Charles Griddon, The Man Outside, Allied Artists, 1968.
  • General Cox-Roberts, The Secret War of Harry Frigg, Universal, 1968.
  • Nick Harrison, "The Owl" in The File of the Golden Goose, United Artists,1969.
  • Lord Essex, Cromwell, Columbia, 1970.
  • Vaughan Jones, The Executioner, Columbia, 1970.
  • Air Commodore Hufford, Mosquito Squadron, United Artists, 1970.
  • Blofeld, Diamonds Are Forever, United Artists, 1971.
  • Cotton's father, Bless the Beasts and Children, Columbia, 1971.
  • Bennington, The Beast Must Die, Cinerama, 1974.
  • criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
  • Ambassador Hollander, Seven Nights in Japan, Paramount, 1976.
  • Mycroft Holmes, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Universal, 1977.
  • Charles Cook, Silver Bears, Columbia, 1978.
  • Karl Liebknecht, The Legacy, (also known as The Legacy of Maggie Walsh),Universal, 1979.
  • Bates, The Mirror Crack'd, Associated Film Distribution, 1980.
  • Judge Oliver Wright, Shock Treatment, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
  • Sir James Chorley, The Jigsaw Man, United Film Distribution, 1984.
  • Also appeared in Wild Rovers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971; Junior Bonner, Cinerama, 1972.
  • Sir Edwin, Upstairs, Downstairs, London Weekend Television, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1974-77.
  • MINI-SERIES Mr. Calvin, Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976.
  • General Lucian Truscott, Ike, ABC, 1979.
  • Also Champagne Charlie, syndicated, 1989.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Mycroft Holmes, "The Greek Interpreter," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series II, Granada, 1986, then Mystery!, PBS, 1987.
  • Mycroft Holmes, "The Bruce-Partington Plans," The Return of Sherlock Holmes Series II, Granada, then Mystery!, PBS, 1988.
  • Also "Sanatorium" and "The Ant and the Grasshopper," both Somerset Maugham Hour, AR, 1961.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • General Lischke, The House on Garibaldi Street, ABC, 1979.
  • Earl Spencer, Charles and Diana: A Royal Love Story, ABC, 1982.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Escalus, Romeo and Juliet, NBC, 1957.
  • Bounine, "Anastasia," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1967.
  • title role, Julius Caesar, BBC, then The Shakespeare Plays, PBS, 1979.
  • Claudius, An Englishman Abroad, BBC, 1983, then Great Performances, PBS.
  • Also appeared in Small Backroom, BBC, 1959; The Big Client, ABC, 1959; NoHiding Place, AR, 1959; The First Gentleman, Southern Television, 1960; Tiger at the Gates, Granada, 1961; You Can't Escape, BBC, 1961; Any Other Business, ATV, 1961; Design for Murder, BBC, 1961; Voices from the Past, BBC, 1962;The Tycoons, ABC, 1962;A Matter of Principal, ATV, 1962; Private and Personal, BBC, 1963; The Perfect Friday, ATV, 1963; Tea Party, BBC, 1965; and in TheCherry Orchard, Richard III, Porterhouse Blue, Small World, and The Gourmet.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • The Old Soldier, 1971.
  • The Pot Plant, 1972.

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