|Born||in Larne, Ireland|
|Died||in England, UK (cancer)|
|Nickname||The Beautiful Beast|
|Height||6' 3½" (1.92 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
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 series before succumbing to cancer in the 70s. He was a bona fide teen idol in the late 40s, being the heart throb of many a schoolgirl. He was married to Joan Collins during the early 50s but the marriage ended in divorce.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Captain
Born in Ireland, the son of a boat builder he went to sea as a galley boy when he was 15 and served on the 'Spanish Blockade'. His parents eventually persuaded him to return and finish his schooling.Later deciding he wanted to be an actor he studied for a term at RADA then on the outbreak of war joined the RAF as a pilot. Demobbed after crashing he joined the merchant navy as an ordinary seaman. After the war he got some walk on work in the work in repertory theatre but not getting any where he returned to Ireland to consider things then read that film maker Sydney Box at Riverside Studios was looking for young actors so applied. The casting director was impressed by him and his appearance and signed him up to be a member of their repertory company and training in such as fencing and dancing. Before long he made his screen debut in 'No Ladies Please' followed by such as 'Gaiety George','Daybreak' and 'The Brothers'.. He married the actress Joan Collins and appeared with her in the film 'The Square Ring'.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tonyman 5
|Joan Collins||(24 May 1952 - 8 July 1957) ( divorced)|