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Maxwell Reed (I) (1919–1974)

After a short time working as a merchant seaman, followed by a few appearances on stage, Maxwell Reed moved to London and was signed by the Rank Organisation. He made many British films during the 40s and 50s, rotating between leads in B movies and supporting roles in major productions. He also appeared in a few Hollywood swashbucklers and TV ... See full bio »


(age 55) in England, UK

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 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Hilton Cubitt
- The Dancing Men (1968) ... Hilton Cubitt
 1966 Picture Mommy Dead
Anthony Flagmore
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Thomas Cromwell
- Cry of Gold (1965) ... Thomas Cromwell
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Captain Lockyer / Major Hardwick
- The Pirate and the Patriot (1964) ... Captain Lockyer
- The Story of Nathan Hale (1963) ... Major Hardwick
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Chet Worth
- The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (1964) ... Chet Worth
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Captain Bartram
- The Rising of the Moon (1963) ... Captain Bartram
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Geoffrey Stapleton
- The Search for Robert Herrick (1962) ... Geoffrey Stapleton
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Dead on Nine (1962) ... Tom
 1962 The Notorious Landlady
Miles Hardwicke
 1961 Pirates of Tortuga
Fielding (uncredited)
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Clarence 'The Duke of London' Simpson
- The Duke (1961) ... Clarence 'The Duke of London' Simpson
 1957-1960 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
Captain David Grief / Capt. David Grief
- A Hand at Showdown (1960) ... Captain David Grief
- Cafe, End of the Line (1960) ... Captain David Grief
- The Terrible Solomons (1960) ... Captain David Grief
- Warning from the Sea (1960) ... Captain David Grief
- In This Corner (1960) ... Captain David Grief
 1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
- Love Comes to Goldie (1960) ... Sebastian
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Deborah (1956)
 1956 Helen of Troy
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Ted - Husband
- The Stocking (1955) ... Ted - Husband
 1955 Shadow of Fear
Michael Elder
 1955 The Brain Machine
Frank Smith
 1953 Roadhouse Girl
Tom Price
 1953 Captain Phantom
Don Inigo da Costa
 1953 The Square Ring
Rick Martell
 1953 Sea Devils
 1951 Flame of Araby
Prince Medina
 1951 Wall of Death
 1951 The Dark Man
The Dark Man
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
 1950 Blackout
Chris Pelley
 1949 Madness of the Heart
Joseph Rondolet
 1949 The Lost People
 1948 Daybreak
 1947 Nightbeat
Felix Fenton
 1947 The Brothers
Fergus Macrae
 1947 Dear Murderer
Jimmy Martin
 1946 Showtime
Prince (on stage) (uncredited)
 1946 The Years Between
American (uncredited)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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He made a pilot for a proposed TV adventure series entitled, "Captain Grief" based on the Jack London character who was the skipper of a three-masted sailing vessel. The series would have been shot in color in the Hawaiian Islands; however the pilot was not picked up by any of the networks. The series was eventually produced ... See more »


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Post World War II Reed auditioned successfully for The Rank Organisation and became part of their 'Company of Youth' based at Highbury in London. Reed was aged 27 at the time. See more »


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