Daniel Massey (I) (1933–1998)


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Daniel Massey was an English actor of Canadian descent, best known for portraying his godfather Noël Coward (1899-1973) in the critically acclaimed film "Star!" (1968). For this role he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It was his only Academy Award nomination. Massey was the son of Canadian actor Raymond Massey (1896-... See full bio »

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(age 64) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Star! Noël Coward
(1968)
Victory The English - Colonel Waldron
(1981)
Scandal Mervyn Griffith-Jones
(1989)
The Cat and the Canary Dr. Harry Blythe
(1978)

Filmography

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 2000 The Miracle Maker
Cleopas (voice)
 1997 The Longest Memory (TV Movie)
Mr. Whitechapel
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Mini Series)
Ira
 1995 The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (TV Movie)
Mr. Carew
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Prosecutor
 1993 The Man Who Cried (TV Movie)
Peter Maxwell
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
Trotsky
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Series short)
Oberon
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1992) ... Oberon (voice)
 1991 Bye Bye Columbus (TV Movie)
Columbus
 1991 G.B.H. (TV Mini Series)
Grosvenor
- Over and Out (1991) ... Grosvenor
- Message Understood (1991) ... Grosvenor
- Message Received (1991) ... Grosvenor
 1991 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
J. Neil Gibson
- The Problem of Thor Bridge (1991) ... J. Neil Gibson
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Mr. Hern (segment "Nobody Here But Us Chickens")
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1989) ... Mr. Hern (segment "Nobody Here But Us Chickens")
 1989 Scandal
Mervyn Griffith-Jones
 1989 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Anthony Donn
- Deceived by Flight (1989) ... Anthony Donn
 1987 Intimate Contact (TV Mini Series)
Clive Gregory
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Clive Gregory
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Clive Gregory
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Clive Gregory
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Clive Gregory
 1986 Love with a Perfect Stranger (TV Movie)
Hugo DeLacey
 1984 All the World's a Stage (TV Mini Series)
Excerpt from Man & Superman / Excerpt from The Mayor of Zalamea
- The Master Builders (1984) ... Excerpt from Man & Superman
- Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On (1984) ... Excerpt from The Mayor of Zalamea
 1983 Good Behaviour (TV Series)
Major
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Major
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Major
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Major
 1982 The Brack Report (TV Series)
Andrei Tchenkov
- Chapter 8 (1982) ... Andrei Tchenkov
 1982 I Remember Nelson (TV Series)
William Beckford
- Duty (1982) ... William Beckford
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
The Count
 1982 Shakespeare Lives! (TV Series)
 1981 Victory
The English - Colonel Waldron
 1981 The Crucible (TV Movie)
Reverend John Hale
 1980 Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession
Foppish Man
 1978 The Cat and the Canary
Dr. Harry Blythe
 1978 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Tilman Hiketier
- Wings of Song (1978) ... Tilman Hiketier
 1978 Sense of Place (TV Series)
Thomas
- Dangerous Ambition (1978) ... Thomas
 1978 Warlords of the Deep
Atraxon
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Major William Cardew
- Home and Beauty (1978) ... Major William Cardew
 1977 The Devil's Advocate
Nicholas Black
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Thomas Able
- Able's Will (1977) ... Thomas Able
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Major Harry Lightoller
- No Name, No Pack Drill (1977) ... Major Harry Lightoller
 1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Hector Hushabye
- Heartbreak House (1977) ... Hector Hushabye
 1976 Medieval Mystery Play Abraham and Isaac (TV Series)
Abraham
 1976 The Incredible Sarah
Victorien Sardou
 1975 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Frederick Winterbourne
- Daisy (1975) ... Frederick Winterbourne
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Simon de Montfort
- On the Anvil (1975) ... Simon de Montfort
 1973 Dolly (TV Series)
Samuel Travers Carter
- The Other Lady (1973) ... Samuel Travers Carter
- A Life Subscription (1973) ... Samuel Travers Carter
- The House Opposite (1973) ... Samuel Travers Carter
 1973 The Vault of Horror
Rogers (segment "Midnight Mess")
 1970-1972 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Daniel
- That Certain Summer (1972) ... Daniel
- The Defeated: Part 3 (1970) ... Daniel
- The Defeated: Part 1 (1970) ... Daniel
- The Reprieve: Part 3 (1970) ... Daniel
- The Reprieve: Part 2 (1970) ... Daniel
 1972 The Golden Bowl (TV Mini Series)
Prince Amerigo
- End Game (1972) ... Prince Amerigo
- Maggie (1972) ... Prince Amerigo
- Fanny (1972) ... Prince Amerigo
- Charlotte (1972) ... Prince Amerigo
- Mr. Verver (1972) ... Prince Amerigo
 1971 Mary, Queen of Scots
Robert Dudley
 1971 Shadows of Fear (TV Series)
Michael
- Sour Grapes (1971) ... Michael
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Leslie Harwood
- The Reluctant American (1971) ... Leslie Harwood
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Major Ricketts
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Instance
- The Full Cheddar (1969) ... Fred Instance
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Knobby Clarke
- The Back of Beyond (1969) ... Knobby Clarke
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Saul Novick
- Shadow Game (1969) ... Saul Novick
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Trelawney Hope
- The Second Stain (1968) ... Trelawney Hope
 1968 Star!
Noël Coward
 1967 The Jokers
Riggs
 1966 Major Barbara (TV Movie)
Adolphus Cusins
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
John Pitt
- A Fair Swap (1966) ... John Pitt
 1965 Story Parade (TV Series)
Courtenay Youghal
- The Unbearable Bassington (1965) ... Courtenay Youghal
 1957-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Leo / Prince Andrei / David Tucker / ...
- War and Peace (1963) ... Prince Andrei
- Joker's Justice (1961) ... David Tucker
- Venus Observed (1957) ... Dominic
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Larry Doyle
- John Bull's Other Island (1964) ... Larry Doyle
 1962 Go to Blazes
Harry
 1962 Under Western Eyes (TV Movie)
Razumov
 1957-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Laurence Enderby / Mr. Sands / The Duke of Bristol
- Winner Takes the Lady (1961) ... Laurence Enderby
- The Room (1961) ... Mr. Sands
- On Approval (1957) ... The Duke of Bristol
 1961 The Queen's Guards
John Fellowes
 1960 The Entertainer
Graham
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Wesley Cotes
 1959 Operation Bullshine
Bombardier Peter Palmer
 1957-1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Angier Duke
- The Happiest Millionaire (1957) ... Angier Duke
 1958 Girls at Sea
Flag. Lt. Courtney
 1958 Women in Love (TV Movie)
David in 'The Stowaway'
 1942 In Which We Serve
Bobby Kinross
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He acted in Neil Simon's play, "Barefoot in the Park", at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England. Richard Benjamin was the director. See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Linda Mary 'Lindy' Wilton  (his death) | See more »

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Was diagnosed as having Hodgkin's Disease in the early 1990s See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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