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Richard Greene is a Actor British born on 25 august 1918 at Plymouth (United-kingdom)

Richard Greene

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Birth name Richard Marius Joseph Greene
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 august 1918 at Plymouth (United-kingdom)
Death 1 june 1985 (at 66 years) at Norfolk (United-kingdom)

Richard Marius Joseph Greene (25 August 1918 – 1 June 1985) was a noted English film and television actor. A matinee idol who appeared in more than 40 films, he was perhaps best known for the lead role in the long-running British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, which ran for 143 episodes from 1955 to 1959.

Biography

Enfance et vie privée
Fils de Richard Abraham Greene et de Kathleen Gerrard (acteurs du Plymouth Repertory Theatre) et neveu de Edith Elizabeth (Evie) Greene (interprète d'opérettes), il est le descendant de quatre générations d'acteurs. Il passe sa scolarité dans la Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School située dans le quartier de Kensington (Londres) qu'il quitte à 18 ans. Il commence sa carrière en 1933 par une apparition dans la pièce de William Shakespeare Jules César.

En 1941, il épouse l'actrice Britannique Patricia Medina dont il divorce en 1951.

Dans les années 1950, il a une histoire d'amour avec Nancy Oakes, fille du riche magnat de l'industrie minière Sir Harry Oakes, qui fut assassiné dans des circonstances non totalement élucidées en 1943 aux Bahamas.

En 1960, il convole avec Beatriz Summers, dont il divorcera vingt ans plus tard.

Il meurt en 1985, d'un arrêt cardio-circulatoire.


Carrière
Il rejoint la Jevan Brandon Repertory Company en 1936. Par sa performance dans French Without Tears, pièce de Terence Rattigan, il attire l'attention d'Alexandre Korda et de Darryl F. Zanuck. À 20 ans, il rejoint la 20th Century Fox. Son premier film pour la Fox, Quatre hommes et une prière (Four Men and a Prayer) de John Ford, est un énorme succès et sa renommée rivalise désormais avec celle de Tyrone Power, autre star de la Fox.

Un de ses rôles les plus notables fut son interprétation de Sir Henry Baskerville dans Le Chien des Baskerville de 1939, avec Basil Rathbone et Nigel Bruce dans les rôles de Sherlock Holmes et du Docteur Watson.

Il interrompt sa carrière d'acteur pour servir durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale dans un régiment de cavalerie de l'armée Britannique (27th Lancers) où il se distingue. Diplômé de Sandhurst, il est promu capitaine en Mai 1944. Dès 1942, il apparaît dans des films de propagande (Flying Fortress et Unpublished Story). Il est rendu à la vie civile en Décembre 1944.

La guerre ayant interrompu l'ascension de sa carrière, et malgré son apparition remarquable dans Ambre en 1947, il est à court d'argent lorsqu'il est approché pour jouer le rôle titre de Robin des Bois. Il accepte rapidement le rôle et c'est un succès immédiat. Ses problèmes financiers sont derrière lui, et sa carrière relancée.

À la fin de sa carrière, il apparaît dans plusieurs séries télévisées, telles que Les Professionnels en 1978 et Bizarre, bizarre en 1979.

Best films

Forever Amber (1947)
(Actor)
Kentucky (1938)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Greene (34 films)

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Actor

Tales from the Crypt, 1h32
Directed by Freddie Francis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror
Themes Zombie films, Comedy horror films
Actors Ralph Richardson, Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene, Ian Hendry
Roles Ralph Jason
Rating69% 3.4991053.4991053.4991053.4991053.499105
Five strangers go with a tourist group to view old catacombs. They do not realise that they are all dead. Separated from the main group, they find themselves in a room with the mysterious Crypt Keeper (Ralph Richardson), who details how each of the strangers have died.
The Castle of Fu Manchu, 1h32
Directed by Jesús Franco Manera
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Howard Marion-Crawford, Maria Perschy, Rosalba Neri, Jesús Franco Manera
Roles Nyland Smith
Rating27% 1.367451.367451.367451.367451.36745
Supercriminal Fu Manchu plots to freeze the world's oceans with a diabolical new device. With his evil daughter, Lin Tang, his army of dacoits, and the help of the local crime organization led by Omar Pasha (whom Fu Manchu doublecrosses), Fu Manchu takes over the governor's castle in Istanbul which has a massive Opium reserve, to control the largest opium port in Anatolia, a fuel for his machine. He needs the help of an intelligent scientist with an ailing heart whom he has imprisoned and kidnaps a doctor and his wife to give him a heart transplant from one of his obedient servants. Opposing him from Britain's Interpol, is his nemesis Nayland Smith and Dr.
The Blood of Fu Manchu, 1h32
Directed by Jesús Franco Manera
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Actors Christopher Lee, Tsai Chin, Howard Marion-Crawford, Richard Greene, Maria Rohm, Shirley Eaton
Roles Nayland Smith
Rating46% 2.3120152.3120152.3120152.3120152.312015
In his remote jungle hideout, the evil Fu Manchu has discovered a deadly poison in a "lost city" in the Amazonian jungle that affects only men. Women can become carriers of the "kiss of death" by being bitten by venomous snakes. The poison causes blindness and ultimately followed six weeks later by death. Using mind control, he aims the women at Nayland Smith and other key people with political influence. This prevents them from interfering with his own ambitions to prepare millions of "doses" and spread them around the world's major cities and capitals in a plan to gain world domination.
Sword of Sherwood Forest, 1h20
Directed by Terence Fisher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Richard Greene, Sarah Branch, Peter Cushing, Jack Gwillim, Richard Pasco, Nigel Green
Roles Robin Hood
Rating62% 3.1477053.1477053.1477053.1477053.147705
The Sheriff of Nottingham plans to confiscate the estate of the Lord of Bortrey, a nobleman who has died on Crusade. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walter, speaks against this plan and the sheriff plots to eliminate him. Robin Hood is asked to undertake the assassination of the Archbishop for the plotters, led by the Earl of Newark (Richard Pasco) and Lord Melton (Oliver Reed), but on realising who the intended target is, resolves to help the Archbishop instead.
Beyond the Curtain
Directed by Compton Bennett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Richard Greene, Eva Bartok, Marius Goring, Lucie Mannheim, George Mikell, John Welch (Welsh)
Roles Captain Jim Kyle
Rating59% 2.97652.97652.97652.97652.9765
An East German refugee finds herself trapped back in her old home city of Dresden when a flight she is on is forced down while flying between Berlin and West Germany. She is used by the Stasi, who want her to help them locate her dissident brother.
Contraband Spain
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Actors Richard Greene, Anouk Aimée, Michael Denison, José Nieto, Robert Ayres, Philip Saville
Roles Treasury Agent Lee Scott
Rating56% 2.8447052.8447052.8447052.8447052.844705
A secret agent works against smugglers on the border between Spain and France.
The Bandits of Corsica, 1h21
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Richard Greene, Raymond Burr, Paula Raymond, Dona Drake, Raymond Greenleaf, Lee Van Cleef
Roles Mario / Carlos
Rating54% 2.7264852.7264852.7264852.7264852.726485
In the eighteenth century a pair of twin brothers overthrow a sadistic aristocrat. It is also known by the alternative title The Return of the Corsican Brothers
Captain Scarlett, 1h15
Directed by Thomas Carr
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Richard Greene, Leonora Amar, Nedrick Young, Eduardo Noriega (acteur mexicain), Isabel del Puerto
Roles Capt. Carlos Scarlett
Rating47% 2.390762.390762.390762.390762.39076
After his estate is confistcated, returning soldier Captain Scarlett rescues Princess Maria from being abducted while travelling. She's not exactly grateful. He finds out that she is to be married to a man she doesn't like, so Captain Scarlet attempts to help her but winds up in prison for his efforts. He escapes and finally helps the reluctant bride who winds up joining Captain Scarlett and his sidekick and they become something along the lines of the three musketeers.
Rogue's March
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure
Actors Peter Lawford, Richard Greene, Janice Rule, Jack Raine, Patrick Aherne, John Abbott
Roles Capt. Thomas Garron
Rating61% 3.0567153.0567153.0567153.0567153.056715
A British officer is falsely accused of treason and drummed out of his regiment. He re-enlists as a private under an assumed name and tries to prove his innocence.
The Black Castle, 1h21
Directed by Nathan Juran
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Richard Greene, Stephen McNally, Rita Corday, John Hoyt, Michael Pate, Boris Karloff
Roles Sir Ronald Burton / Richard Beckett
Rating63% 3.1990553.1990553.1990553.1990553.199055
Sir Ronald Burton (Greene), a British gentleman, investigates the disappearance of two of his friends at the Austrian estate of the sinister Count von Bruno (McNally). Bruno secretly seeks revenge against the leaders of a British force that set the natives against him in colonial Africa: Burton's missing friends are among Bruno's victims, and Burton is now also in the trap. Burton plans to escape with Bruno's abused Countess, but the Count's henchmen bar the way.
Lorna Doone, 1h22
Directed by Phil Karlson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Barbara Hale, Richard Greene, Carl Benton Reid, Ron Randell, Sean McClory, Onslow Stevens
Roles John Ridd
Rating59% 2.965812.965812.965812.965812.96581
Lorna Doone falls for John Ridd, but is betrothed (against her will) to one Carver Doone. As the English Civil War looms, John is determined to defeat the vicious Doone family and win Lorna over.
The Desert Hawk, 1h17
Directed by Frederick de Cordova
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene, Jackie Gleason, Rock Hudson, George Macready, Marc Lawrence
Roles Omar aka The Desert Hawk
Rating55% 2.7790652.7790652.7790652.7790652.779065
Le forgeron de Bagdad devient justicier et épouse la fille du calife.
The Fan
The Fan (1949)
, 1h19
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Richard Greene, Martita Hunt, John Sutton
Roles Lord Arthur Windermere
Rating66% 3.34223.34223.34223.34223.3422
That Dangerous Age
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Myrna Loy, Roger Livesey, Peggy Cummins, Richard Greene, Elizabeth Allan, Jean Cadell
Roles Michael Barcleigh
Rating65% 3.2981453.2981453.2981453.2981453.298145
A lady on the Isle of Capri, neglected by a husband who works too much, strikes up a romance with another man.