Oliver Reed

Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his upper-middle class, macho image and "hellraiser" lifestyle. Notable films include The Trap (1966), Oliver! (1968), Women in Love (1969), Hannibal Brooks (1969), The Devils (1971), portraying Athos in The Three Musketeers (1973), Tommy (1975), Lion of the Desert (1981), Castaway (1986), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), Funny Bones (1995) and Gladiator (2000). Description above from the Wikipedia article Oliver Reed, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Gladiator (2000)

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In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

Burnt Offerings (1976)

A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time someone gets hurt on the grounds, the beat-up house seems to repair itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Karen Black  •  Oliver Reed  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Bette Davis

A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time someone gets hurt on the grounds, the beat-up house seems to repair itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Karen Black  •  Oliver Reed  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Bette Davis

Condorman (1981)

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Michael Crawford  •  Oliver Reed  •  Barbara Carrera  •  James Hampton

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Michael Crawford  •  Oliver Reed  •  Barbara Carrera  •  James Hampton

Hannibal Brooks (1969)

A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety with Lucy. They ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Wolfgang Preiss  •  Karin Baal

A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety with Lucy. They ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Wolfgang Preiss  •  Karin Baal

Lion of the Desert (1981)

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moustapha Akkad
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Oliver Reed  •  Irene Papas

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moustapha Akkad
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Oliver Reed  •  Irene Papas

Oliver! (1968)

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Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Ron Moody  •  Shani Wallis  •  Oliver Reed  •  Jack Wild

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Ron Moody  •  Shani Wallis  •  Oliver Reed  •  Jack Wild

The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gilling
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Glenn Corbett  •  Kerwin Mathews  •  Oliver Reed

A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gilling
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Glenn Corbett  •  Kerwin Mathews  •  Oliver Reed

Royal Flash (1975)

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

The Angry Silence (1960)

A young factory worker stands alone against a proposed strike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Pier Angeli  •  Michael Craig  •  Bernard Lee

A young factory worker stands alone against a proposed strike.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Pier Angeli  •  Michael Craig  •  Bernard Lee

The Brood (1979)

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Art Hindle  •  Henry Beckman

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Art Hindle  •  Henry Beckman

The Devils (1971)

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Dudley Sutton  •  Max Adrian

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Dudley Sutton  •  Max Adrian

Tommy (1975)

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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Ann-Margret  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Elton John

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Ann-Margret  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Elton John

Women in Love (1969)

Growing up in the sheltered confines of a 1920's English coal-mining community, free-spirited sisters Gudrun and Ursula explore erotic love with a wealthy playboy and a philosophical educator, with cataclysmic results for all four.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Oliver Reed  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Jennie Linden

Growing up in the sheltered confines of a 1920's English coal-mining community, free-spirited sisters Gudrun and Ursula explore erotic love with a wealthy playboy and a philosophical educator, with cataclysmic results for all four.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Oliver Reed  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Jennie Linden

The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Nigel Patrick  •  Roger Livesey  •  Richard Attenborough

Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Nigel Patrick  •  Roger Livesey  •  Richard Attenborough

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

The Assassination Bureau (1969)

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Diana Rigg  •  Telly Savalas  •  Curd Jürgens

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Diana Rigg  •  Telly Savalas  •  Curd Jürgens

Beat Girl (1960)

A British architect's teenage daughter, who has joined a group of Soho beatniks, detests her new stepmother and, after learning she was once a stripper, tries to ruin her with her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmond T. Gréville
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Noëlle Adam  •  Christopher Lee  •  Gillian Hills

A British architect's teenage daughter, who has joined a group of Soho beatniks, detests her new stepmother and, after learning she was once a stripper, tries to ruin her with her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmond T. Gréville
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Noëlle Adam  •  Christopher Lee  •  Gillian Hills

Castaway (1986)

Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Georgina Hale  •  Frances Barber

Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Georgina Hale  •  Frances Barber

The Rebel (1961)

Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist. Hancock proceeds to con the art world into thinking he is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Tony Hancock  •  George Sanders  •  Dennis Price  •  John Le Mesurier

Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist. Hancock proceeds to con the art world into thinking he is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Tony Hancock  •  George Sanders  •  Dennis Price  •  John Le Mesurier
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