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Robert Shaw

English actor and novelist (1927-1978)

1927   -   1978

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
occupation: actor, writer, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, stage actor, film actor, television actor

Robert Archibald Shaw (9 August 1927 – 28 August 1978) was an English actor, novelist, and playwright. He was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his role as Henry VIII in the drama film A Man for All Seasons (1966). He played the mobster Doyle Lonnegan in The Sting (1973) and the shark hunter Quint in Jaws (1975). Shaw's other notable film roles include From Russia with Love (1963), Battle of Britain (1969), Young Winston (1972), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Robin and Marian (1976) and Black Sunday (1977). Beginning his career in theatre, Shaw joined the Royal Shakespeare Company after the Second World War and appeared in productions of Macbeth, Henry VIII, Cymbeline, and other Shakespeare plays. With the Old Vic company (1951–52), he continued primarily in Shakespearean roles. In 1959 he starred in a West End production of The Long and the Short and the Tall.
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Cato Street

play written by Robert Shaw

author: Robert Shaw

The Flag

1965 novel by Robert Shaw

author: Robert Shaw

1965

The Sun Doctor

book by Robert Shaw

author: Robert Shaw

1961

A Card from Morocco

book by Robert Shaw

author: Robert Shaw

1969

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