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Victor Spinetti is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 2 september 1933 at Wales (United-kingdom)

Victor Spinetti

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Birth name Vittorio Giorgio Andrea Spinetti
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 september 1933 at Wales (United-kingdom)
Death 19 june 2012 (at 78 years) at Monmouth (United-kingdom)

Vittorio Giorgio Andrea Spinetti (2 September 1929 – 18 June 2012) was a Welsh comedy actor, author, poet and raconteur. He appeared in dozens of films and stage plays throughout his 50-year career and is best remembered today for appearing in the three Beatles films in the 1960s, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour.

Born in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Wales, Spinetti was educated at Monmouth School and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, of which he became a Fellow. After various menial jobs, Spinetti pursued a stage career and was closely associated with Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. Among the productions were Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be and Oh! What a Lovely War (1963), which transferred to New York City and for which he won a Tony Award. Spinetti's film career developed simultaneously; his dozens of film appearances would include Zeffirelli's The Taming of the Shrew, Under Milk Wood, The Return of the Pink Panther and Under the Cherry Moon.

During his later career, Spinetti acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in such roles as Lord Foppington in The Relapse and the Archbishop in Richard III, at Stratford-upon-Avon; and, in 1990, he appeared in The Krays. In 2008 he appeared in a one-man show, A Very Private Diary, which toured the UK as A Very Private Diary ... Revisited!, recounting his life story. Spinetti was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 and died of the disease in June 2012.

He was the older brother of session musician Henry Spinetti.


Spinetti was gay; his partner of 44 years, Graham Curnow, died in 1997. Curnow appeared in the 1959 British horror film Horrors of the Black Museum directed by Arthur Crabtree.

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Filmography of Victor Spinetti (29 films)

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In the Beginning, 3h9
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell, Eddie Cibrian, Diana Rigg, Fred Weller
Roles Happatezoah, Pharaoh's Magician
Rating64% 3.247123.247123.247123.247123.24712
In the Beginning is the story about the travels and travails of the tribe of Abraham (Martin Landau). Set around the year 2000 B.C., the narrative opens with "Genesis 12," wherein the LORD has told Abraham and company to leave their country to a land of milk and honey to be named later. In order to keep up the morale of his followers while on the road, Abraham gives a sermon that sums up God's creation of the universe. By illustrating this sermon with stock footage and special-effects shots, the producers attempt to make a connection between sermons of old and popular entertainments of today. From there, the twists and turns of the Old Testament are treated like a soap opera. Family dramas take center stage, whether it's God testing Abraham by telling him to kill his son in sacrifice, Joseph gaining power in Egypt after being sold to slave traders by his brothers, or one of the many other stories of brothers fighting (Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael, etc.). Many events are visualized such as the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, to name but two.
The Princess and the Goblin, 1h22
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Joss Ackland, Claire Bloom, Roy Kinnear, Rik Mayall, Victor Spinetti, Peggy Mount
Roles Glump
Rating67% 3.3937853.3937853.3937853.3937853.393785
In a mountainous kingdom, the widowed King leaves to attend affairs of state, leaving his beloved daughter, Princess Irene, alone with her nursemaid, Lootie. When Irene is on an outing with Lootie, she runs away on purpose, and Lootie cannot find her. When sun sets, Irene is lost in a sinister forest, and is attacked when a clawed hands bursts through the earth and attempts to seize her kitten, Turnip. Several deformed animals corner the frightened Princess, until a strange singing sounds through the trees, driving them into a fit, and they flee. The singing is revealed to be a young boy, Curdie, the son of a miner. He discovers Irene is lost, and leads her back to the castle. He informs her that the monsters were goblins and their "pets", and that they are driven away by singing. Curdie says that everyone except the King and his family know of the goblins, and Irene reveals she is a Princess.
The Krays
The Krays (1990)
, 1h59
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Martin Kemp, Susan Fleetwood
Roles Mr. Lawson
Rating65% 3.2979153.2979153.2979153.2979153.297915
The film charts the lives of the Kray twins from childhood to adult life. The plot focuses on the relationship between the twins and their doting mother (Whitelaw). Ronald (Gary Kemp) is the dominant one, influencing his brother Reginald (Martin Kemp) to perform several acts of violence.
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank, 1h35
Directed by John Erman
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Mary Steenburgen, Paul Scofield, Huub Stapel, Tom Wilkinson, Eleanor Bron, Frances Cuka
Roles Herman Van Daan
Rating66% 3.3419353.3419353.3419353.3419353.341935
In 1940, the Nazis invade the Netherlands. Miep Gies is a young woman, and an office assistant of Otto Frank, who is Jewish. As the Nazis begin to kill the Jews, Otto Frank becomes worried about his family. In July 1942, Otto Frank decides to hide his family after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep, who is trusted by Otto, hides them in the attic above the office, that was called The Annexe. The film tells the true story of Gies' struggle to keep the family hidden and safe, as the Nazis turn Amsterdam upside-down.
Under the Cherry Moon, 1h38
Directed by Prince
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kristin Scott Thomas, Prince, Steven Berkoff, Francesca Annis, Alexandra Stewart, Victor Spinetti
Roles The Jaded Three #1
Rating51% 2.5551152.5551152.5551152.5551152.555115
Originaire de Miami, Christopher Tracy est un pianiste gigolo sur la Côte d'Azur, en France. Avec son ami Tricky, il séduit de riches femmes en espérant obtenir de leur fortune. Mais lorsqu'ils rencontrent Mary Sharon, qui doit recevoir 50 millions de dollars le jour de ses 21 ans, quel est le plus important : l'amour ou l'argent ?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 1h35
Directed by Bill Meléndez
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about religion, Films about lions, Children's films
Actors Sheila Hancock, Arthur Lowe, Leo McKern, Leslie Phillips, Beth Porter, Richard Dempsey
Roles Mr. Tumnus (voice)
Rating70% 3.545113.545113.545113.545113.54511
When four children Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy stumble into an old Wardrobe they find themselves in a magical land called Narnia with talking animals, fauns, hags, the Wicked White Witch and the great lion Aslan. There they meet the friendly Mr and Mrs Beaver, who help them on their quest to find Aslan the great lion. Only he can help save Lucy's friend Mr Tumnus (the faun) from the White Witch.
Casanova & Co.
Directed by Franz Antel
Origin France
Genres Erotic, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tony Curtis, Marisa Berenson, Marisa Mell, Jean Lefebvre, Andréa Ferréol, Sylva Koscina
Roles The Prefect
Rating46% 2.326152.326152.326152.326152.32615
While hiding from the royal authorities, Giacomo Casanova (Tony Curtis), the famous romancer, encounters his look-alike: Jacomino, a fugitive petty con man. Meanwhile, the Caliph and his wife arrive in Venice for a state visit, and she insists on a night with the legendary lover. Through a series of erotic encounters and mistaken-identity comedies, Jacomo and Jacomino make their way back to Venice for their appointment with the Caliph's wife.
Voyage of the Damned, 2h35
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Max von Sydow, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell
Roles Dr. Erich Strauss
Rating63% 3.1986253.1986253.1986253.1986253.198625
Based on actual events, this film tells the story of the 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, which departed from Hamburg carrying 937 Jews from Germany, ostensibly to Havana, Cuba. The passengers, having seen and suffered rising anti-Semitism in Germany, realised this might be their only chance to escape. The film details the emotional journey of the passengers who gradually become aware that their passage was planned as an exercise in propaganda, and that it had never been intended that they disembark in Cuba. Rather, they were to be set up as Pariahs, to set an example before the world. As a Nazi official states in the film, when the whole world has refused to accept them as refugees, no country can blame Germany for the fate of the Jews.
Emily (1976)
, 1h27
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Aviation films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Koo Stark, Victor Spinetti, Jeremy Child, Jack Haig, Pamela Cundell
Roles Richard Walker
Rating51% 2.590582.590582.590582.590582.59058
En 1928, dans la haute société anglaise, la jeune Emily Foster (Koo Stark) multiplie les expériences sexuelles avec des hommes et des femmes.
The Great McGonagall, 1h35
Directed by Joseph McGrath
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Biography, Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Julia Foster, John Bluthal, Victor Spinetti, Valentine Dyall
Rating51% 2.582512.582512.582512.582512.58251
Un tisserand écossais tombe amoureux de la reine Victoria et lui dédie ses poèmes. Bien qu'il n'arrive pas à l'approcher, il rêve qu'il est honoré par elle.
Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done, 1h21
Directed by Bill Meléndez
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Victor Spinetti, George A. Cooper, Miriam Karlin, Julia McKenzie, Barry Cryer, Beth Porter
Roles Dick Deadeye
Rating72% 3.6091253.6091253.6091253.6091253.609125
Queen Victoria sends Dick Deadeye (Victor Spinetti), a sailor, to recover the "Ultimate Secret" from two thieves, the Sorcerer (Peter Reeves) and his reptilian henchman, the Shameleon. They are trying to sell it to the Pirate King (George Cooper, sung Ian Samwell). At a military parade ("Entrance of the Peers"), Dick sees the Sorcerer speaking with the Pirate King. There, Nanki (John Newton, sung Casey Kelly) sees his evil twin brother Poo (same), who is picking pockets. Dick goes for backup to headquarters, the Hexagon ("Here's a how-dee-do"), finding the Captain (Peter Reeves) and the Major-General (Francis Ghent, sung John Baldry; "I am the very model of a modern major general").
The Return of the Pink Panther, 1h53
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Monde imaginaire, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom, Catherine Schell, Peter Arne, Graham Stark
Roles Hotel Concierge
Rating70% 3.548533.548533.548533.548533.54853
In the fictional country of Lugash, a mysterious thief seizes the Pink Panther diamond and leaves a white glove marked with a gold-tinted "P". With its national treasure once again missing, the Shah of Lugash requests the assistance of Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) of the Sûreté, as Clouseau had recovered the diamond the last time it was stolen. Clouseau has been temporarily demoted to beat cop by his boss, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), who despises him to the point of obsession. But after the request, the French government forces Dreyfus to reinstate him. Clouseau joyously receives the news after fending off a surprise attack from his servant Cato (Burt Kwouk), who had been ordered to keep the Inspector on his toes, and duly goes to Lugash.
The Little Prince, 1h25
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Richard Kiley, Bob Fosse, Gene Wilder, Donna McKechnie, Joss Ackland, Victor Spinetti
Roles The Historian
Rating65% 3.298023.298023.298023.298023.29802
Based in the 1943 classic book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the fable tells the story of an aviator (played by Richard Kiley) forced to make an emergency landing in the Sahara Desert. There he is befriended by a young boy, the Little Prince, who had descended to Earth from Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, The Pilot hears about his past and various journeys throughout the solar system.