Harry Andrews

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Harry Fleetwood Andrews, CBE (10 November 1911 – 6 March 1989) was an English film actor known for his frequent portrayals of tough military officers. His performance as Sergeant Major Wilson in The Hill alongside Sean Connery earned Andrews the 1965 National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for the 1966 BAFTA Award for Best British Actor. He made his film debut in 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 Memorial Theatre in England as well as theatres in New York City, Paris, Antwerp, and Brussels. Andrews made his London theatre debut in 1935 at the St James's Theatre and his New York City debut in 1936 at the since-demolished Empire Theatre. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Andrews, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Barabbas (1961)

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Silvana Mangano  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Katy Jurado

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Silvana Mangano  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Katy Jurado

Battle of Britain (1969)

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

Modesty Blaise (1966)

Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Monica Vitti  •  Terence Stamp  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Harry Andrews

Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Monica Vitti  •  Terence Stamp  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Harry Andrews

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Michael Jayston  •  Janet Suzman  •  Roderic Noble  •  Ania Marson

Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Michael Jayston  •  Janet Suzman  •  Roderic Noble  •  Ania Marson

Superman (1978)

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman

The Blue Bird (1976)

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Jane Fonda  •  Ava Gardner  •  Cicely Tyson

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Jane Fonda  •  Ava Gardner  •  Cicely Tyson

The Final Programme (1973)

After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being, is contained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fuest
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Jenny Runacre  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Harry Andrews

After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being, is contained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Fuest
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Jenny Runacre  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Harry Andrews

The Hill (1965)

North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Harry Andrews  •  Ian Bannen  •  Alfred Lynch

North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Harry Andrews  •  Ian Bannen  •  Alfred Lynch

The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the local do-gooders by announcing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Britt Ekland  •  Norman Wisdom  •  Forrest Tucker

Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the local do-gooders by announcing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Britt Ekland  •  Norman Wisdom  •  Forrest Tucker

The Ruling Class (1972)

When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alastair Sim  •  Arthur Lowe  •  Harry Andrews

When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alastair Sim  •  Arthur Lowe  •  Harry Andrews

Too Late the Hero (1970)

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heroes' are very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Ian Bannen  •  Henry Fonda

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heroes' are very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Ian Bannen  •  Henry Fonda

Watership Down (1978)

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When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Rosen
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Richard Briers  •  Michael Graham Cox  •  John Bennett

When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Rosen
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Richard Briers  •  Michael Graham Cox  •  John Bennett

I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Oliver Reed  •  Carol White  •  Harry Andrews

Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Oliver Reed  •  Carol White  •  Harry Andrews

Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  John Mills  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Sylvia Syms  •  Harry Andrews

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  John Mills  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Sylvia Syms  •  Harry Andrews

Theatre of Blood (1973)

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Diana Rigg  •  Ian Hendry  •  Harry Andrews

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Diana Rigg  •  Ian Hendry  •  Harry Andrews

55 Days at Peking (1963)

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  David Niven  •  Burt Kwouk

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  David Niven  •  Burt Kwouk

A Hill in Korea (1956)

Based on real events, A Hill in Korea charts the fortunes of a small group of British soldiers serving in the Korean War. Out on a routine patrol, the soldiers find that Chinese troop movements have cut them off from their own lines. They try to fight their way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Amyes
CAST:  George Baker  •  Harry Andrews  •  Stanley Baker  •  Michael Medwin

Based on real events, A Hill in Korea charts the fortunes of a small group of British soldiers serving in the Korean War. Out on a routine patrol, the soldiers find that Chinese troop movements have cut them off from their own lines. They try to fight their way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Amyes
CAST:  George Baker  •  Harry Andrews  •  Stanley Baker  •  Michael Medwin

633 Squadron (1964)

When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath an overhanging cliff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  George Chakiris  •  Maria Perschy  •  Harry Andrews

When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath an overhanging cliff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  George Chakiris  •  Maria Perschy  •  Harry Andrews

Saint Joan (1957)

Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Widmark  •  Richard Todd  •  Adolf Wohlbrück

Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Widmark  •  Richard Todd  •  Adolf Wohlbrück

The Big Sleep (1978)

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Sarah Miles  •  Candy Clark  •  Richard Boone

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Sarah Miles  •  Candy Clark  •  Richard Boone
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