Robert ShawRobert Shaw
- August 28
) was an English actor
. His best-known film performances include Henry VIII
in A Man for All Seasons
) Doyle Lonegan in The Sting
) and Quint in Jaws
He was an accomplished writer as well as a respected actor, adapting his own novel The Man in the Glass Booth for the stage but asking for his credit to be removed from the filmed version.
He played "the Priest" in the beautifully named A Town Called Bastard (1971).
Based on information from The Internet Movie Database
- The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) (uncredited) .... Chemist at Police Exhibition.
- Operation Secret (1952) (uncredited) .... Jacques
- The Dam Busters (1954) .... Flight Sgt. J. Pulford
- A Hill in Korea (a.k.a. Hell in Korea) (1956) .... LCpl. Hodge
- Double Cross (1956)
- Man from Tangier (a.k.a. Thunder Over Tangier) (1957) .... Johnny
- Sea Fury (1958) .... Gorman
- Libel (1959) .... Newspaper Photographer
- The Winter's Tale (TV movie) (1961) .... Leontes
- The Valiant (1962) .... Lieutenant Field
- The Caretaker (in USA) a.k.a. The Guest (1963) .... Aston
- From Russia with Love (1963) .... Donald 'Red' Grant
- The Cracksman (1963) .... Moke
- The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964) .... Ginger Coffey
- Carol for Another Chrismas (TV movie) (1964) .... Ghost of Christmas Future
- Tomorrow at Ten (1964) .... Marlowe
- Hamlet (1964) (TV movie) .... Claudius, King of Denmark
- Battle of the Bulge (1965) .... Col. Martin Hessler
- A Man for All Seasons (1966) .... King Henry VIII
- Custer of the West (1967) .... Gen. George Armstrong Custer
- The Birthday Party (1968)) .... Stanley Webber
- Battle of Britain (1969) .... Squadron Leader Skipper
- The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) .... Francisco Pizarro
- Figures in a Landscape (1970) .... MacConnachie
- A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. A Town Called Hell) (1971) .... The Priest
- Young Winston (1972) .... Lord Randolph Churchill
- A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. Labyrinth) (1973) .... Michael
- The Hireling (1973) .... Steven Ledbetter
- The Sting (1973) .... Doyle Lonnegan
- The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge
- The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) .... Mr. Blue - Bernard Ryder
- Jaws (1975) .... Quint
- Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) .... Richard Gastmann
- Diamonds (a.k.a. Diamond Shaft) (1975) .... Charles/Earl Hodgson
- Robin and Marian (1976) .... Sheriff of Nottingham
- Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) .... Ned Lynch
- Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov
- The Deep (1977) .... Romer Treece
- Force 10 From Navarone (1978) .... Major Keith Mallory
- Avalanche Express (1979) .... General Marenkov
Robert Shaw (1916 - 1999) was a renowned conductor of vocal music most famous for his work with his namesake Choir and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
In 1941 he founded the "Collegiate Chorale", a group notable in its day for its racial integration. The group performed Beethoven's 9th symphony with the NBC symphony and Arturo Toscanini, who referred to Shaw as 'The Maestro I have been looking for'
He went on to found the Robert Shaw Chorale in 1949, a group which produced numerous recordings and visited 30 countries in tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department. From 1967-1988 he was musical director and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. After 1988 he continued to conduct and teach in a series of summer festivals and week-long Carnegie Hall workshops for choral conductorss and singers.
Shaw received 16 Grammy awards and was a 1991 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.