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Geoffrey Holder is a Actor Trinidadien born on 1 august 1930 at Port of Spain (Trinité-et-Tobago)

Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder
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Birth name Geoffrey Lamont Holder
Nationality Trinité-et-Tobago
Birth 1 august 1930 at Port of Spain (Trinité-et-Tobago)
Death 5 october 2014 (at 84 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship

Geoffrey Lamont Holder (August 20, 1930 – October 5, 2014) was a Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, dancer, painter, singer, and Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer. He was known for his height (6 ft 6 in), "hearty laugh" and heavily accented bass voice.


In 1955, Holder married dancer Carmen de Lavallade, whom he met when both were in the cast of the musical House of Flowers. They lived in New York City and had one son, Léo. They were the subject of a 2004 film, Carmen & Geoffrey. His elder brother Boscoe Holder was a renowned dancer, choreographer and artist. His nephew is Christian Holder (Boscoe's son), who has also won acclaim as a dancer, choreographer and entertainer.

Best films

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Boomerang (1992)
Annie (1982)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)

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Filmography of Geoffrey Holder (13 films)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 1h55
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Cooking films, Films about children, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Geoffrey Holder, Julia Winter, Helena Bonham Carter
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating66% 3.3031453.3031453.3031453.3031453.303145
Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is a kind and loving boy living in poverty with his parents (Noah Taylor and Helena Bonham Carter) and four bedridden grandparents. They all rely on his father for income, employed at a toothpaste factory, responsible for putting the caps on the tubes. Down the street is Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) chocolate factory, which reopened after industrial espionage forced him into seclusion and to sack his employees. Charlie's Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) worked for Wonka before the termination.
Chance or Coincidence, 1h56
Directed by Claude Lelouch
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Alessandra Martines, Pierre Arditi, Marc Hollogne, Véronique Moreau, Patrick Labbé (acteur français), Geoffrey Holder
Roles Gerry
Rating66% 3.338883.338883.338883.338883.33888
Myriam Lini, une danseuse étoile qui arpente le monde comme une châtelaine, voit sa vie basculer quand elle décide d'avoir un enfant. Elle perd l'homme qu'elle aime et doit accepter de voir sa carrière glisser sur une pente dangereuse. Quelques années plus tard, elle rencontre à nouveau l'homme de sa vie en la personne de Pierre Turi, un habile faussaire. Mais un accident va l'obliger à re-concevoir sa vie...
Boomerang (1992)
, 1h57
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Halle Berry, Robin Givens, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder
Roles Nelson
Rating55% 2.75032.75032.75032.75032.7503
The film begins as Marcus (Eddie Murphy) enters Chantress, the company that he works for as an advertisement executive. It is quickly established that he is quite the ladies' man, as he tells his assistant to send flowers to nine different women, with cards reading "only thinking of you." When he enters his office, Nelson (Geoffrey Holder), one of the creative minds also in Marcus' department, shows Marcus a re-cut he's done of one of the ads they've been working on. Marcus tells Nelson, who's very creative but also very risqué and overtly sexual with his style, that he must re-edit the ad, as some of the material may be offensive to women and may also cause problems with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Nelson reluctantly agrees, then leaves.
Annie (1982)
, 2h6
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder
Roles Punjab
Rating64% 3.2494553.2494553.2494553.2494553.249455
In 1933, during The Great Depression, a young orphan named Annie is living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City. One night, Annie comforts one of the youngest orphans by singing to her (“Maybe”). The orphanage's cruel and alcoholic supervisor Agatha Hannigan hears the singing, and punishes the orphans by making them clean up the orphanage ("It's the Hard Knock Life"). Later while trying to flee in a laundry truck, Annie rescues a dog being tormented by a group of boys. She names him Sandy after convincing a dogcatcher that he is hers (“Dumb Dog”), and the pair is escorted back to the orphanage. Soon after, Miss Hannigan discovers Sandy and threatens to send him to the sausage factory (“Sandy”). However, Grace Farrell, a secretary to billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives, saying that he wants an orphan to stay at his mansion for a week to help his image. Despite Hannigan's objections, Grace picks Annie and allows Sandy to accompany her.
Swashbuckler, 1h41
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Children's films
Actors Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold, Beau Bridges, Geoffrey Holder
Roles Cudjo
Rating60% 3.002163.002163.002163.002163.00216
In Jamaica in 1718, a band of pirates led by Captain “Red” Ned Lynch oppose a greedy overlord, the evil Lord Durant. Durant has ruthlessly imprisoned his Lord High Justice and mercilessly evicted the judge's wife and daughter. The daughter, Jane Barnet, attempts a rescue with Lynch’s help.
Live and Let Die, 2h2
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Films about terrorism, Transport films
Actors Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, David Hedison, Geoffrey Holder, Bernard Lee
Roles Baron Samedi
Rating67% 3.398443.398443.398443.398443.39844
Three MI6 agents, including one "on loan" to the American government, are killed under mysterious circumstances within 24 hours of each other in the United Nations, New Orleans and a small Caribbean island, San Monique, respectively, while monitoring the operations of Dr. Kananga, the island's dictator. James Bond, agent 007, is sent to New York City to investigate the first murder. Kananga is also in New York, visiting the United Nations. Just after Bond arrives, his driver is shot dead by Whisper, one of Kananga's men, while taking Bond to meet Felix Leiter of the CIA. Bond is nearly killed in the ensuing car crash.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask, 1h27
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Anthology film
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, John Carradine, Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds, Lou Jacobi
Roles Sorcerer
Rating67% 3.3986753.3986753.3986753.3986753.398675
Des aphrodisiaques permettent à un fou du roi (Woody Allen) de trouver la clé qui lui ouvrira les portes du cœur de la reine (Lynn Redgrave), avant de s'apercevoir que la clé de sa ceinture de chasteté lui serait tout de même plus utile.
Krakatoa, East of Java, 2h11
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Marc Lawrence
Roles Marin
Rating55% 2.7547652.7547652.7547652.7547652.754765
In 1883, the volcano on the island of Krakatoa in the Netherlands East Indies begins to erupt, terrorizing the children at a mission school in Palembang on nearby Sumatra. Meanwhile, across the Sunda Strait at her home port of Anjer on the west coast of Java, the steamer Batavia Queen, under the command of Captain Chris Hanson (Maximilian Schell), takes aboard passengers and cargo, including a diving bell and a balloon. Among the passengers coming aboard are Douglas Rigby (John Leyton), the designer, owner, and operator of the diving bell; Giovanni Borghese (Rossano Brazzi) and his son Leoncavallo (Sal Mineo), who own and operate the balloon as "The Flying Borgheses;" Harry Connerly (Brian Keith), a diver; Connerly‍ '​s mistress Charley Adams (Barbara Werle), who is a professional soprano and former saloon hostess; four female Japanese pearl divers led by Toshi (Jacqui Chan); and Laura Travis (Diane Baker), a married woman who had an extramarital affair with Hanson in Batavia.
Doctor Dolittle, 2h32
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Geoffrey Holder, Muriel Landers
Roles William Shakespeare X
Rating61% 3.099623.099623.099623.099623.09962
In early Victorian England, Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley) takes his young friend Tommy Stubbins (William Dix) to visit eccentric Doctor John Dolittle (Rex Harrison). Dolittle, a former physician, lives with an extended menagerie, including a chimpanzee named Chee-Chee (Cheeta), a dog named Jip, and a talking parrot named Polynesia (the uncredited voice of Ginny Tyler). Dolittle claims that he can talk to animals. In a flashback, he explains that he kept so many animals in his home that they created havoc with his human patients, who took their medical needs elsewhere. His sister, who served as his housekeeper, demanded that he dispose of the animals or she would leave; he chose the animals. Polynesia taught him that different animal species can talk to each other, prompting Dolittle to study animal languages so that he could become an animal doctor.
All Night Long, 1h31
Directed by Basil Dearden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Jazz films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Richard Attenborough, Betsy Blair, Bernard Braden, Harry Towb
Roles himself (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.493623.493623.493623.493623.49362
The musician Aurelius Rex and his wife Delia, a retired singer, are the recipients of an anniversary party in London thrown by a wealthy music promoter, Rod Hamilton.
Carib Gold
Carib Gold (1956)
, 1h2
Directed by Harold Young
Origin USA
Actors Ethel Waters, Cicely Tyson, Richard Ward, Geoffrey Holder, Diana Sands
Roles Voo Doo Dancer [sic].

The movie starts with Neely, a shrimping boat's skipper, calling in to shore with news of a good catch. Subsequent conversations with Barb, his mate/deckhand and Cap, his boss on shore, reveals that this boat (the Capt. Geech) has snagged and torn several nets recently due to something on the sea floor, despite the charts showing nothing in the area. Cap and Neely decide that despite the financial strain of losing their expensive nets, they can afford one more trip to investigate the source of the snags.