Leonard Rossiter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leonard Rossiter (21 October 1926 – 5 October 1984) was an English actor known for his roles as Rupert Rigsby, in the British comedy television series Rising Damp (1974–78), and Reginald Iolanthe Perrin, in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–79). He also had a long and distinguished career in the theatre and gained some notoriety for a series of Cinzano commercials (1978–1983), with Joan Collins. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leonard Rossiter, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Keir Dullea  •  Douglas Rain  •  Gary Lockwood  •  William Sylvester

The Life and Death of King John (1984)

The reign of England's King John is threatened by Philip of France who demands that John's nephew Arthur be placed on the throne. Pragmatic and decisive, King John moves to plactate the French, but there are others who seek disputre his authority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Leonard Rossiter  •  Mary Morris  •  John Thaw  •  George Costigan

The reign of England's King John is threatened by Philip of France who demands that John's nephew Arthur be placed on the throne. Pragmatic and decisive, King John moves to plactate the French, but there are others who seek disputre his authority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Leonard Rossiter  •  Mary Morris  •  John Thaw  •  George Costigan

Barry Lyndon (1975)

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Hardy Krüger  •  Diana Körner

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Hardy Krüger  •  Diana Körner

Britannia Hospital (1982)

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Graham Crowden  •  Leonard Rossiter  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Joan Plowright

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Graham Crowden  •  Leonard Rossiter  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Joan Plowright

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 Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

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Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Herbert Lom  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Burt Kwouk

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Herbert Lom  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Burt Kwouk

The Wrong Box (1966)

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other—or can be made to have seemed to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  John Mills  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Michael Caine  •  Nanette Newman

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other—or can be made to have seemed to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  John Mills  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Michael Caine  •  Nanette Newman

This Sporting Life (1963)

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Alan Badel  •  William Hartnell

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Alan Badel  •  William Hartnell

Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  David Niven  •  Herbert Lom  •  Richard Mulligan

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  David Niven  •  Herbert Lom  •  Richard Mulligan

The Whisperers (1967)

Margaret Ross is an impoverished old woman who lives alone in a seedy apartment and enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. One day she discovers stolen money hidden by her son and believes her fantasy has come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  Edith Evans  •  Nanette Newman  •  Eric Portman  •  Harry Baird

Margaret Ross is an impoverished old woman who lives alone in a seedy apartment and enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. One day she discovers stolen money hidden by her son and believes her fantasy has come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  Edith Evans  •  Nanette Newman  •  Eric Portman  •  Harry Baird

King Rat (1965)

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. Among the American prisoners is Cpl. King, a wheeler-dealer who has managed to establish a pretty good life for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  George Segal  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Patrick O'Neal  •  James Donald

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. Among the American prisoners is Cpl. King, a wheeler-dealer who has managed to establish a pretty good life for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  George Segal  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Patrick O'Neal  •  James Donald

Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Richard Johnson  •  Elke Sommer  •  Sylva Koscina  •  Suzanna Leigh

British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Richard Johnson  •  Elke Sommer  •  Sylva Koscina  •  Suzanna Leigh

Water (1985)

A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Billy Connolly  •  Leonard Rossiter

A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Billy Connolly  •  Leonard Rossiter

The Long Ships (1964)

Moorish ruler El Mansuh is determined to locate a massive bell made of gold known as the "Mother of Voices." Viking explorer Rolfe also becomes intent on finding the mythical treasure, and sails with his crew from Scandinavia to Africa to track it down. Reluctantly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Russ Tamblyn  •  Rosanna Schiaffino

Moorish ruler El Mansuh is determined to locate a massive bell made of gold known as the "Mother of Voices." Viking explorer Rolfe also becomes intent on finding the mythical treasure, and sails with his crew from Scandinavia to Africa to track it down. Reluctantly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Russ Tamblyn  •  Rosanna Schiaffino

Voyage of the Damned (1976)

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Oskar Werner  •  Lee Grant

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Oskar Werner  •  Lee Grant

A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964)

An English professor decides that there are too many useless people in the world and invents a gas that will kill them off. But first they'll at least have a good laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Chaffey
CAST:  Leo McKern  •  Janet Munro  •  Maxine Audley  •  Dennis Price

An English professor decides that there are too many useless people in the world and invents a gas that will kill them off. But first they'll at least have a good laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Chaffey
CAST:  Leo McKern  •  Janet Munro  •  Maxine Audley  •  Dennis Price

Hotel Paradiso (1966)

Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife, Marcelle. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Glenville
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Robert Morley  •  Peggy Mount

Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife, Marcelle. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Glenville
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Robert Morley  •  Peggy Mount

Diamonds for Breakfast (1968)

Swinging playboy Grand Duke Nicholas Goduno, a direct descendent of the Romanov family who were overthrown in the Russian Revolution of 1917, learns that his family's crown jewels will be exhibited at a London museum and plots to steal them. To this end, he gathers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Morahan
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Elaine Taylor  •  Margaret Blye

Swinging playboy Grand Duke Nicholas Goduno, a direct descendent of the Romanov family who were overthrown in the Russian Revolution of 1917, learns that his family's crown jewels will be exhibited at a London museum and plots to steal them. To this end, he gathers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Morahan
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Elaine Taylor  •  Margaret Blye

Starry Night (1999)

Comedy - Vincent Van Gogh comes back to life after being the recipient of a magic potion. He finds that his work has become quite valuable, and begins stealing his works. At the same time, he has a hard time getting anyone to believe he's really Van Gogh. - David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Davids
CAST:  Lisa Waltz  •  Lou Wagner  •  Sally Kirkland  •  Brian Drillinger

Comedy - Vincent Van Gogh comes back to life after being the recipient of a magic potion. He finds that his work has become quite valuable, and begins stealing his works. At the same time, he has a hard time getting anyone to believe he's really Van Gogh. - David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Davids
CAST:  Lisa Waltz  •  Lou Wagner  •  Sally Kirkland  •  Brian Drillinger

Rising Damp (1980)

Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers John, an art student, and Philip, an African medical student, making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss Jones, flirts with Philip rather than him, despite his pitiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph McGrath
CAST:  Leonard Rossiter  •  Frances de la Tour  •  Don Warrington  •  Christopher Strauli

Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers John, an art student, and Philip, an African medical student, making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss Jones, flirts with Philip rather than him, despite his pitiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph McGrath
CAST:  Leonard Rossiter  •  Frances de la Tour  •  Don Warrington  •  Christopher Strauli
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