Robert Shaw

Robert Archibald Shaw (9 August 1927 – 28 August 1978) was an English stage and film actor and novelist, remembered for his performances in The Sting, From Russia with Love, A Man for All Seasons, the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Black Sunday (1977), The Deep (1977) and Jaws, where he played the shark hunter Quint.

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A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Leo McKern  •  Robert Shaw

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Paul Scofield  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Leo McKern  •  Robert Shaw

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

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Robert Shaw  •  Robert Ryan  •  Dana Andrews

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Robert Shaw  •  Robert Ryan  •  Dana Andrews

Jaws (1975)

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When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

Robin and Marian (1976)

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Harris

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Harris

Swashbuckler (1976)

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  James Earl Jones  •  Peter Boyle  •  Geneviève Bujold

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  James Earl Jones  •  Peter Boyle  •  Geneviève Bujold

The Deep (1977)

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Nick Nolte  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Nick Nolte  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Caroline Munro  •  Tom Baker  •  Douglas Wilmer

Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Caroline Munro  •  Tom Baker  •  Douglas Wilmer

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Sid James  •  Alfie Bass

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Sid James  •  Alfie Bass

The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)

An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Mary Ure  •  Liam Redmond  •  Leo Leyden

An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Mary Ure  •  Liam Redmond  •  Leo Leyden

The Sting (1973)

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Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Charles Durning

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Charles Durning

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Robert Shaw  •  Martin Balsam  •  Héctor Elizondo

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Robert Shaw  •  Martin Balsam  •  Héctor Elizondo

Young Winston (1972)

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Simon Ward  •  Jack Hawkins

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Simon Ward  •  Jack Hawkins

The Dam Busters (1955)

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Michael Redgrave  •  Ursula Jeans  •  Robert Shaw

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Michael Redgrave  •  Ursula Jeans  •  Robert Shaw

Diamonds (1975)

Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Shelley Winters

Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Shelley Winters

Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Barbara Bach  •  Edward Fox

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Barbara Bach  •  Edward Fox

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

A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

Director Joseph Mankiewicz's first work for television, the 90-minute ABC drama was publicized as having an all-star cast (which meant that names of some supporting cast members were not officially released). In Rod Serling's update of Charles Dickens, industrial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Percy Rodriguez  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Ben Gazzara

Director Joseph Mankiewicz's first work for television, the 90-minute ABC drama was publicized as having an all-star cast (which meant that names of some supporting cast members were not officially released). In Rod Serling's update of Charles Dickens, industrial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Percy Rodriguez  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Ben Gazzara

A Reflection of Fear (1973)

A young girl lives with her mother and grandmother. One day her estranged father returns home with a female companion he introduces as his fiance. Soon the girl finds herself in the midst of strange goings-on, which evolve into a web of crime and murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Fraker
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Sondra Locke  •  Signe Hasso

A young girl lives with her mother and grandmother. One day her estranged father returns home with a female companion he introduces as his fiance. Soon the girl finds herself in the midst of strange goings-on, which evolve into a web of crime and murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Fraker
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Sondra Locke  •  Signe Hasso

From Russia with Love (1963)

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Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana to lure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Daniela Bianchi  •  Lotte Lenya  •  Robert Shaw

Agent 007 is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana to lure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Daniela Bianchi  •  Lotte Lenya  •  Robert Shaw
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