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Robert Shaw (Robert Archibald Shaw)

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Biography

Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, UK
Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while she was a nurse at a hospital in Truro, Cornwall. His father was an alcoholic and a manic depressive; he committed suicide when Robert was only 12. He had three sisters, Elisabeth, Joanna and Wendy and one brother, Alexander. Read more...

Actor

Character: Chemist at Police Exhibition

The Lavender Hill Mob 1951

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Character: Flt / Sgt. J. Pulford, D.F.M.

The Dam Busters 1955

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Character: Col. Hessler

Battle of the Bulge 1965

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Character: Squadron Leader Skipper

Battle of Britain 1969

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Character: MacConnachie

Figures in a Landscape 1970

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Character: Doyle Lonnegan

The Sting 1973

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Character: The Oracle of all knowledge

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 1973

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Character: Quint

Jaws 1975

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Character: Romer Treece

The Deep 1977

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Aston

Arena 1975

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Character: Steven Ledbetter

The Hireling 1973

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Character: Bernard Ryder aka Blue

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974

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Character: Stanley Webber

The Birthday Party 1968

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Character: Richard Gastmann

End of the Game 1975

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976

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Character: Quint

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