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Harry Fleetwood Andrews, CBE (10 November 1911 – 6 March 1989) was an English actor known for his film portrayals of tough military officers. His performance as Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
Wilson in The Hill alongside Sean Connery
Sean Connery
earned Andrews the 1965 National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for the 1966 BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best British Actor. The first of his more than 80 film appearances was in The Red Beret
The Red Beret
in 1953. Prior to his film career, Andrews was an accomplished Shakespearean actor, appearing at such venues as the Queen's Theatre, the Lyceum Theatre, and the Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Memorial Theatre in the UK as well as theatres in New York City, Paris, Antwerp
Antwerp
and Brussels. Andrews made his London
London
theatre debut in 1935 at the St James's Theatre
St James's Theatre
and his New York debut in 1936 at the since-demolished Empire Theatre.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Stage work 3 Film career 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External links

Personal life[edit]

Little Thatch, Belgrave Road, Seaford, 2017

Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
was born on 10 November 1911, in Tonbridge, Kent[1]. He was the son of Henry Arthur Andrews, a General Practitioner, and Amy Diana Frances (née Horner). Andrews attended Yardley Court school in Tonbridge, and Wrekin College
Wrekin College
in Wellington, Shropshire. From October 1939 to October 1945, Andrews served with the Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery
during the Second World War.[2] From 1956 to 1961 he lived in the family home, Little Thatch, Belgrave Road, Seaford.[3] Andrews died at the age of 77 on 6 March 1989, at his home in Salehurst, leaving behind his long-term friend and partner Basil Hoskins.[4][5] They are now buried alongside each other at St Mary the Virgin's Church, Salehurst.[6] Stage work[edit] Andrews made his first stage appearance in September 1933 at the Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool Playhouse
playing John in The Long Christmas Dinner. He made his London
London
debut in March 1935 at the St James's Theatre
St James's Theatre
playing the role of John in Worse Things Happen at Sea. In March 1936 he starred alongside Paul Robeson, Orlando Martins and Robert Adams in the production of the play Toussaint Louverture by C.L.R. James
C.L.R. James
at the Westminster Theatre in London. In October 1936, Andrews made his first appearance in New York playing the role of Horatio in Hamlet
Hamlet
at the Empire Theatre. From September 1937 to April 1938, Andrews worked with John Gielgud's company at the Queen's Theatre, appearing in such shows as Richard II, The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal
and The Merchant of Venice. In 1939, Andrews assumed the role of Laertes in a production of Hamlet
Hamlet
at the Lyceum Theatre. This was the final production at the Lyceum before it closed, though it was restored in 1996.[2] In December 1945, one month after returning from service in the Second World War, Andrews appeared with the Old Vic
Old Vic
company at what was then referred to as the New Theatre, succeeding George Curzon in the parts of Sir Walter Blunt in Henry IV, Part 1, Scroop in Henry IV, Part 2, Creon in Oedipus
Oedipus
and Sneer in The Critic. The company toured to New York City in the summer of 1946, appearing at such venues as the Century Theatre. Upon returning to Britain in September 1946, Andrews continued performing with the Old Vic
Old Vic
company through the end of the 1948–1949 season.[2] In 1949, Andrews joined the company at the Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, in which he performed in such Shakespearean roles as Macduff, Don Pedro and Cardinal Wolsey. Andrews toured with the company through Australia
Australia
in 1949. He continued to perform with the company in Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon
through the 1951 season, playing Henry IV through three consecutive Shakespeare
Shakespeare
plays. He then travelled to New York with the company of Laurence Olivier, performing in such plays as Caesar and Cleopatra and Antony and Cleopatra at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Andrews went on tour with the Old Vic company performing Henry VIII in Paris, Antwerp
Antwerp
and Brussels.[2] Film career[edit] Andrews made his first two screen appearances with Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd
in the films The Red Beret[2] and The Black Knight. He went on to perform in a number of historical and adventure films, including Alexander the Great and Moby Dick
Moby Dick
in 1956, Ice Cold in Alex
Ice Cold in Alex
in 1958, Solomon and Sheba in 1959 and 633 Squadron
633 Squadron
in 1964. In the 1960s and 1970s, Andrews began performing more frequently in dramas and comedy films.[5] In 1965, he received the award for Best Supporting Actor from the National Board of Review
National Board of Review
of Motion Pictures for his performances in The Agony and the Ecstasy (as Donato Bramante) with Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(with whom he shared several scenes in 55 Days at Peking) and The Hill alongside Sean Connery.[7] His performance in The Hill also resulted in Andrews being nominated for the 1966 BAFTA
BAFTA
award for Best British Actor, though the award was won by Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
for his performance in Darling. Andrews later appeared in such films as the comedy The Jokers
The Jokers
in 1967, the musical comedy The Night They Raided Minsky's in 1968, the 1970 film adaptation of Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights, the 1972 comedy The Ruling Class, the 1972 horror film Theatre of Blood, the 1974 film version of Man of La Mancha (as the Innkeeper) and the 1976 film adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck's play The Blue Bird, which was the first film collaboration between the United States and Soviet Russia.[5] Andrews was known for his portrayal of tough military officers.[5] These performances included Sergeant Payne in A Hill in Korea
A Hill in Korea
in 1956, Major Henry in I Accuse! in 1958, Major Swindon in the 1959 film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play The Devil's Disciple, Captain Graham in A Touch of Larceny
A Touch of Larceny
in 1959, Lord Lucan in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) and Colonel Thompson in Too Late the Hero in 1970, and Grand Duke Nicholas, commander of the Russian army, in Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
in 1971. In addition to film work, Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
also appeared in several television series. In the early 1960s, Andrews appeared in two episodes of Armchair Theatre. In 1975, he played Colonel Bruce in Edward the Seventh. The following year, Andrews portrayed Darius Clayhanger in a television series based on The Clayhanger Family novels. In 1985, Andrews was interviewed on an episode of the documentary series This Is Your Life. In 1978, he played one of the Kryptonian elders during the sentencing of the three villains in the film Superman. Filmography[edit]

Harry Andrews, by Allan Warren

The Red Beret
The Red Beret
(1953) as R.S.M. Cameron The Black Knight (1954) as Earl Of Yeonil The Man Who Loved Redheads
The Man Who Loved Redheads
(1955) as Williams Helen of Troy (1956) as Hector Alexander the Great (1956) as Darius Moby Dick
Moby Dick
(1956) as Stubb A Hill in Korea
A Hill in Korea
(1956) as Sgt. Payne Saint Joan (1957) as John de Stogumber I Accuse! (1958) as Maj. Henry Ice Cold in Alex
Ice Cold in Alex
(1958) as M.S.M. Pugh The Devil's Disciple
The Devil's Disciple
(1959) as Maj. Swindom Solomon and Sheba
Solomon and Sheba
(1959) as Baltor A Touch of Larceny
A Touch of Larceny
(1959) as Capt. Graham In the Nick
In the Nick
(1960) as Chief Officer Williams A Circle of Deception
A Circle of Deception
(1960) as Capt. Thomas Rawson The Best of Enemies
The Best of Enemies
(1961) as Capt. Rootes Barabbas (1961) as Peter Reach for Glory
Reach for Glory
(1962) as Capt. Curlew The Inspector (1962) as Ayoob Nine Hours to Rama
Nine Hours to Rama
(1963) as Gen. Singh 55 Days at Peking
55 Days at Peking
(1963) as Father de Bearn The Informers (1963) as Supt. Alec Bestwick Nothing But the Best (1964) as Mr. Horton 633 Squadron
633 Squadron
(1964) as Air Vice Marshal Davis The System (1964) as Larsey The Truth About Spring
The Truth About Spring
(1965) as Sellers The Hill (1965) as Regimental Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
Wilson The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) as Donato Bramante Sands of the Kalahari
Sands of the Kalahari
(1965) as Grimmelman Modesty Blaise (1966) as Sir Gerald Tarrant The Deadly Affair
The Deadly Affair
(1966) as Inspector Mendel The Night of the Generals
The Night of the Generals
(1967) as Gen. Stulpnagel (uncredited) The Jokers
The Jokers
(1967) as Insp. Marryatt The Long Duel
The Long Duel
(1967) as Stafford Danger Route
Danger Route
(1967) as Canning I'll Never Forget What's'isname
I'll Never Forget What's'isname
(1967) as Gerald Sater A Dandy in Aspic (1968) as Fraser The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) as Lord Lucan The Night They Raided Minsky's
The Night They Raided Minsky's
(1968) as Jacob Schpitendavel The Sea Gull
The Sea Gull
(1968) as Sorin, her brother Play Dirty (1968) as Brig. Blore The Southern Star (1969) as Kramer Battle of Britain (1969) as Churchill's Military Envoy A Nice Girl Like Me
A Nice Girl Like Me
(1969) as Savage, Caretaker Country Dance (1970) as Brig. Crieff Too Late the Hero (1970) as Col. Thompson Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970) as Ed Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
(1970) as Mr. Earnshaw The Nightcomers
The Nightcomers
(1971) as Master of the House Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
(1971) as Grand Duke Nicholas (Nikolasha) Burke & Hare (1971) as Dr. Knox I Want What I Want (1972) as Roy's Father The Ruling Class (1972) as Ralph Gurney - 13th Earl of Gurney Night Hair Child
Night Hair Child
(1972) as Headmaster Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
(1972) as The Innkeeper / The Governor Man at the Top (1973) as Lord Clive Ackerman Theatre of Blood
Theatre of Blood
(1973) as Trevor Dickman The Mackintosh Man
The Mackintosh Man
(1973) as Mackintosh The Final Programme (1973) as John The Internecine Project
The Internecine Project
(1974) as Albert Parsons The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974) as Isaac The New Spartans (1975) Sky Riders
Sky Riders
(1976) as Auerbach The Blue Bird (1976) as Oak The Passover Plot (1976) as Yohanan the Baptist The Garth People (1976) The Prince and the Pauper (1977) as Hertford Equus (1977) as Harry Dalton The Four Feathers (1977) as Gen. William Feversham Candleshoe
Candleshoe
(1977) The Big Sleep (1978) as Norris The Medusa Touch (1978) as Assistant Commissioner Death on the Nile (1978) as Barnstaple Watership Down (1978) as Gen. Woundwort (voice) Superman (1978) as 2nd Elder S.O.S. Titanic
S.O.S. Titanic
(1979) as Capt. Edward J. Smtih A Question of Faith (1979) as Leo Tolstoy Hawk the Slayer
Hawk the Slayer
(1980) as High Abbot Never Never Land (1980) My Letter to George
My Letter to George
(1985) as Old Thompson

References[edit]

^ "Famous actors born in South East England". Archived from the original on 2012-10-01.  ^ a b c d e Ian Herbert, ed. (1981). "ANDREWS, Harry". Who's Who in the Theatre. 1. Gale Research Company. p. 18. ISSN 0083-9833.  ^ "Stars came down for the weekend" ^ "Basil Hoskins". The Telegraph. 11 February 2005. Retrieved 2009-06-05.  ^ a b c d Yarrow, Andrew L. (8 March 1989). "Harry Andrews, Actor, Dies at 77; In 'The Hill' and 50 Other Movies". New York Times. p. B10. Retrieved 2009-06-05.  ^ Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 1269-1270). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition. ^ "Best Supporting Actor". National Board of Review
National Board of Review
of Motion Pictures. 2003. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
at Find a Grave Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
on IMDb Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
at the British Film Institute's Screenonline Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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