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Roddy Maude-Roxby is a Actor British born on 2 april 1930 at London (United-kingdom)

Roddy Maude-Roxby

Roddy Maude-Roxby
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Birth name Roderick A. Maude-Roxby
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 april 1930 (90 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Roderick A. "Roddy" Maude-Roxby (born 2 April 1930 in London) is an English actor who has appeared in numerous films, such Walt Disney's The Aristocats, where he appeared as "Edgar"; Unconditional Love; and Clint Eastwood's White Hunter Black Heart, playing Thompson. He has also made theatrical and television appearances in, anong other shows, The Goodies, Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Not Only... But Also and The Establishment. He won the Theatre of the Year Award for Best Comic New York in 1968 for his work as a stand-up comedian.

An early innovator at the Royal College of Art, alongside David Hockney and Peter Blake, he was one of the UK's first performance artists, before it was a recognised art form. He also collaborated in a pre-Monty Python series with Michael Palin and Terry Jones, called The Complete and Utter History of Britain.

Maude-Roxby has also worked with masks and improvisation for over 40 years and was a co-creator of improvisational games developed at the Royal Court Theatre, and then as "Theatre Machine" with Keith Johnstone.

Best films

The Aristocats (1970)

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Filmography of Roddy Maude-Roxby (10 films)

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Shadowlands, 2h11
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Flemyng, James Frain
Roles Arnold Dopliss
Rating72% 3.6496753.6496753.6496753.6496753.649675
The story follows Lewis as he meets an American fan, Joy Gresham, whom he befriends and eventually marries. The story also deals with his struggle with personal pain and grief: Lewis preaches that one should endure suffering with patience, but finds that the simple answers he had preached no longer apply when Joy becomes afflicted with cancer and eventually dies.
White Hunter, Black Heart, 1h52
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, George Dzundza, Alun Armstrong, Marisa Berenson, Charlotte Cornwell
Roles Thompson
Rating65% 3.298573.298573.298573.298573.29857
In the early 1950s, world-renowned film maker John Wilson (Eastwood), travels to Africa for his next film bringing with him a young writer chum named Pete Verrill (Jeff Fahey). While there, he becomes obsessed with hunting elephants while neglecting the preparations for the film. This leads to a conflict between the men on several levels, most notably over the idea of killing for sport such a grand animal. Even Wilson concedes that it is so wrong that it is not just a crime against nature, but a "sin." Yet he cannot overcome his desire to bring down a giant bull, a "tusker" with massive ivory tusks. Wilson's final realization that his is a petty, ignoble pursuit comes at a late point and with a tragic price, as the local expert guide Kivu (Boy Mathias Chuma) is killed protecting him from an elephant Wilson decides not to shoot.
How to Get Ahead in Advertising, 1h34
Directed by Bruce Robinson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Richard E. Grant, Rachel Ward, Richard Wilson, Jacqueline Tong, John Shrapnel, Susan Wooldridge
Roles Dr Gatty
Rating68% 3.4470353.4470353.4470353.4470353.447035
The movie is a farce about a mentally unstable advertising executive, Denis Dimbleby Bagley (played by Grant), who suffers a nervous breakdown while making an advert for pimple cream. Ward plays his long-suffering but sympathetic wife. Richard Wilson plays John Bristol, Bagley's boss.
Tumbledown (1988)

Directed by Richard Eyre
Genres Drama, War, Documentary
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Colin Firth, David Calder, Paul Rhys, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Sophie Thompson, Roddy Maude-Roxby
Roles George Stubbs
Rating73% 3.6731553.6731553.6731553.6731553.673155
The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine sniper, and left paralysed on his left side. He then must learn to adjust to his new disability.
Plenty (1985)
, 2h1
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, Ian McKellen, Tracey Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting
Roles Committee Chairman
Rating60% 3.0009853.0009853.0009853.0009853.000985
Spanning nearly 20 years from the early 1940s to the 1960s, the plot focuses on Susan Traherne, an Englishwoman who is irreparably changed by her experiences as a fighter for the French Resistance during World War II when she has a one-night stand with a British intelligence agent. After the war ends, Susan returns to England and becomes determined to make a life for herself by achieving what she wishes in the post-war world which, after her time away, she finds trivial and inadequate, while acting with complete disregard for everybody around her.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, 2h10
Directed by Hugh Hudson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Christophe Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Cheryl Campbell, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson, Nigel Davenport
Roles Olivestone
Rating63% 3.1984353.1984353.1984353.1984353.198435
John, Lord Clayton (Paul Geoffrey), the heir to The 6th Earl of Greystoke, and his wife Alice (Cheryl Campbell) set sail and are quickly shipwrecked on the African coast. After John (or 'Jack') builds a home in the trees, Alice gives birth to a son. Soon after, Alice grows delirious and dies. When Lord Clayton finds her recently dead, the tree house is visited by curious gorillas, and John is killed by one of the apes. The female of the group, Kala, carries her dead infant, but upon hearing the cries of the infant human in his crib, she adopts the boy and raises him among the family of Mangani. The little human child thus grows up naked, wild, and free.
Those Glory Glory Days
Directed by Philip Saville
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Cathy Murphy, Elizabeth Spriggs, Julia McKenzie, Peter Tilbury, Stephan Chase, Bryan Pringle
Roles Brian - Journalist
Rating68% 3.4287853.4287853.4287853.4287853.428785
The film is about a group of girls growing up in 1960-61 London, who develop an interest in football and support for Tottenham Hotspur, which became the first English team in the 20th century to win both the English league and the FA Cup "double". Twenty years later, one of the girls is trying to make a career as a football journalist and is offered a lift home by her childhood hero Danny Blanchflower. The majority of the film is set during the fateful 1960-1961 season and tells of the girls' obsession with Spurs.
The Aristocats, 1h18
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, Edward Hansen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Jazz films, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Scatman Crothers, Hermione Gingold, Robie Lester, Gary Dubin
Roles Edgar Balthazar - Madame Adelaide's butler who tries to get rid of the cats in order to inherit her fortune.
Rating71% 3.5536453.5536453.5536453.5536453.553645
In Paris in 1910, mother cat Duchess and her three kittens, Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse, live with retired opera diva Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, and her English butler, Edgar. While preparing her will with lawyer Georges Hautecourt, Madame declares her fortune to be left to her cats until their deaths, and thereafter to Edgar. Edgar hears this through a speaking tube, and plots to eliminate the cats. Therefore, he sedates the cats by sleeping pills in their food, and enters the countryside to abandon them. There, he is ambushed by two hounds, named Napoleon and Lafayette, and the cats are stranded in the countryside, while Madame Adelaide, Roquefort the mouse, and Frou-Frou the horse discover their absence. In the morning, Duchess meets an alley cat named Thomas O'Malley, who offers to guide her and the kittens to Paris. The group briefly hitchhike in a milk cart before being chased off by the driver. Later, while crossing a railroad trestle, the cats narrowly avoid an oncoming train, but Marie falls into a river and is saved by O'Malley; himself rescued by two English geese, Amelia and Abigail Gabble, who accompany the cats to Paris. Edgar returns to the country to retrieve his possessions from Napoleon and Lafayette, as the only evidence that could incriminate him.
The Party's Over, 1h34
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Oliver Reed, Clifford David, Katherine Woodville, Ann Lynn, Louise Sorel, Mike Pratt
Roles Hector
Rating74% 3.727693.727693.727693.727693.72769
Enigmatic young American Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang's defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed) but inviting scorn and jealousy from the group's other members, including Moise's lover Libby (Ann Lynn). Wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences and when Melina's fiancée Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is revealed.