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Charles Gray

Highest Rated:   95% The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Lowest Rated:   24% The Legacy (1978)
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Birthplace:   Bournemouth, England, UK
Previously a clerk for a London real-estate agent, white-maned, well-poised Donald Marshall Gray became a stage actor in 1952. Since there already was a Donald Gray in British equity, Gray changed his professional first name to Charles (he was sometimes billed as Charles D. Gray to avoid confusion with American character player Charles H. Gray, and in the early 1960s, he briefly appeared on stage as Oliver Gray). A Shakespeare specialist in the theatre, Gray was most often cast as icy authority figures on screen: Essex in Cromwell (1970), Mycroft Holmes in 7% Solution (1978), and, of course, the unctuous criminologist/narrator in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). The actor's aura of well-bred insincerity was eminently suited to villainy, notably as Blofield in the 1970 James Bond entry Diamonds are Forever. Though never credited as such, Charles Gray served as the "voice" of actor Jack Hawkins after the latter lost his larynx to throat cancer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Scarlett
  • Actor
1994
33% Stella
  • Parent at PTA
1990
No Score Yet Dreams Lost, Dreams Found
  • Jason Klein
1987
41% The Jigsaw Man
  • Sir James Charley
1984
No Score Yet The Comedy of Errors
  • Actor
1983
50% Shock Treatment
  • Judge Wright
1981
65% The Mirror Crack'd
  • Bates the Butler
1980
No Score Yet Richard II
  • Duke of York
1979
No Score Yet Julius Caesar
  • Julius Caesar
1979
No Score Yet Silver Bears
  • Charles Cook
1978
24% The Legacy
  • Karl
1978
73% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
  • Mycroft Holmes
1976
78% The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Criminologist
1975
60% The Beast Must Die
  • Arthur Bennington
1974
No Score Yet Murder on the Midnight Express
  • Actor
1974
64% Diamonds Are Forever
  • Ernst Blofeld
1971
No Score Yet The Nine Ages of Nakedness
  • Actor
1970
43% Cromwell
  • The Earl of Essex
1970
No Score Yet Mosquito Squadron
  • Air Commodore Hufford
1970
No Score Yet The Executioner
  • Vaughan Jones
1970
No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose
  • Harrison, 'The Owl'
1969
No Score Yet The Secret War of Harry Frigg
  • Gen. Cox-Roberts
1968
95% The Devil Rides Out
  • Mocata
1968
73% You Only Live Twice
  • Henderson
1967
50% The Night of the Generals
  • Gen. von Seydlitz-Gabler
1967
40% Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade )
  • Benson
1965
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Man in the Moon
  • Leo
1961
No Score Yet The First Gentleman
  • Actor
1961
77% The Entertainer
  • Columnist
1960
No Score Yet Tommy the Toreador
  • Gomez
1959
No Score Yet I Accuse!
  • Capt. Brossard
1958

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Manager
  • 2019
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • Mycroft Holmes
  • 1986
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Baker
  • 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Sheriff Lon Tyler Gringle
  • 1964
  • 1958
  • 1956
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Flagg Clay Forrester
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1959
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
  • Harry
  • 1958
No Score Yet Porterhouse Blue
1987
  • Actor
No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs
1971-1975
  • Partridge

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