Stewart Granger
Actor
Stewart Granger
Stewart Granger was an English-American film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas.
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Spotlight on child stars - Sunderland Echo
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... with former British child actor, Jon Whiteley, who will talk about his experiences making a series of films as a young boy, including, Hunted, The Kidnappers and Moonfleet, and his work with actors such as Dirk Bogarde and Stewart Granger
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RB Casting dà il Benvenuto a Michele Gammino - RB Casting
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Ho dato la voce a Gary Cooper ea quasi tutti i grandi attori dell'epoca: John Wayne, Cary Grant, Stewart Granger. Emozioni uniche perché erano i miei idoli da ragazzo: li avevo visti al cinema e poi mi sono trovato a sentirli parlare con la mia voce
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Young Bess: the true Virgin Queen has gone with the wind - The Guardian (blog)
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By now, Elizabeth has got the hots for Lord Admiral Thomas Seymour (Stewart Granger). He's got the hots back. Instead, though, he marries Katherine, her stepmother – and Elizabeth moves in with them. When it comes to the newlywed couple's relationship
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Joan Collins lets rip! The day she was date-raped, why dig fat people their ... - Daily Mail
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Along with James Mason and Stewart Granger, Reed was one of her heroes, and young Joan had his picture on her bedroom wall. As an aspiring starlet herself, she was thrilled when Reed asked her out — but her joy would quickly turn to horror when he
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Today in History - Aug. 16 - mysask.com (press release)
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In 1993, Stewart Granger, the international box-office star known for playing swashbucklers and safari hunters, died at 80. In 1994, the Canadian Medical Association rejected euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. In 1996, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
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Efemérides del 16 de agosto - Univisión
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Muere Stewart Granger, actor estadounidense de origen británico. 1995.- El presidente de Colombia Ernesto Samper decreta el estado de emergencia para combatir la crisis social y la violencia existentes en el país. 2000
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Josephine de La Baume: Mark Ronson's number one - Evening Standard
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'It was given to her by the actor Stewart Granger; they were very good friends, apparently. She was super-glamorous, always perfectly presented, and really heroic. She did a lot for kids with disabilities and after the war she lived in England for a
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Find danger, romance in 'King Solomon' - HollandSentinel.com
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Based loosely on an 1885 novel by H. Rider Haggard, it stars Stewart Granger as Allan Quatermain and Deborah Kerr as Elizabeth Curtis, a woman whose husband has disappeared while searching an unexplored region for the legendary gem mines of King
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Cruce de destinos - CanalTCM
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Y lo hizo con dos actores que estaban en plena forma como cabezas del reparto: Ava Gardner y Stewart Granger. Según avanza, su trama pasa del conflicto político a la psicología de los personajes, volviéndose cada vez más romántica, y siguiendo la senda
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Mansões são construídas em áreas do Incra destinada a pobres - Terra Brasil
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Filho de um velho astro de Hollywood, Stewart Granger, ele afirmou à reportagem que a maioria das pessoas que ali foi assentada já vendeu sua propriedade. Por ser estrangeiro, pela lei, ele não poderia ser beneficiado pelo Incra, mas diz ter comprado a
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Going for a Burton - Sofia Echo
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There's a scene in that movie with Stewart Granger which has many self-deprecating jokes, some at Burton's expense. "My liver will be buried separately with honours," he tells Granger in their first encounter. "I'm not a very humorous man," Granger
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“Scaramouche”: A Sense That the World Was Mad - The American Culture
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Scaramouche has been filmed twice, once as a silent with Ramon Navarro, and once in sound and technicolor with Stewart Granger. Granger isn't quite up to Flynn's standards as a swashbuckler, and the film is pretty radically telescoped from the book's
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Zwischen Haß und Liebe - Filmreporter.de
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Lord Stephen Lowry (Stewart Granger) gilt als trauernder Witwer. Doch er verbirgt ein hässliches Geheimnis. Aus Liebe zu der reichen Erbin Elizabeth Travers (Belinda Lee) hat er seine Frau ermordet. Zeugin des Verbrechens wurde seine Haushälterin Lily
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Jean Kent, Suffolk's golden age film star - East Anglian Daily Times
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The evening will culminate in the screening of her 1946 film Caravan in which she played gypsy dancer Rosal opposite Stewart Granger and Dennis Price. “The film will always be special to me because it was the film where I met my future husband Josef
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Detectives who went from the page to the screen - The Island.lk (subscription)
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They included Ronald Howard the son of the great late Leslie Howard, Stewart Granger and even Rodger Moore of the Saint and James Bond fame. The best TV Holmes however was a little known British actor named Jeremy Brett in the Granada TV series which
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Jean Simmons on TCM: HAMLET, TRIO, SO LONG AT THE FAIR - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Like last week, these are all from Simmons' British period: Trio, featuring three stories by W. Somerset Maugham; the thriller So Long at the Fair; Adam and Evelyne, which paired Simmons with future husband Stewart Granger; Laurence Olivier's Best
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stewart Granger
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 79
    Died on August 16, 1993.
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  • 1989
    Age 75
    One of his last roles was in the 1989–90 Broadway production of The Circle by W.
    More Details Hide Details Somerset Maugham, opposite Glynis Johns and Rex Harrison in Harrison's final role. The production actually opened at Duke University for a three-week run, followed by performances in Baltimore and Boston before opening on 14 November 1989 on Broadway. He was married three times: Granger claimed in his autobiography that Deborah Kerr had approached him romantically in the back of his chauffeur-driven car at the time he was making Caesar and Cleopatra. Although at the time he was married to Elspeth March, he states that he and Kerr went on to have an affair. When asked about this revelation, Kerr's response was, "What a gallant man he is." In 1956 Granger became a naturalised citizen of the United States. He died in Santa Monica, California from prostate and bone cancer at the age of 80. His niece is Antiques Roadshow appraiser Bunny Campione, the daughter of his sister, Iris.
  • 1981
    Age 67
    He returned to acting in 1981 with the publication of his autobiography, claiming he was bored.
    More Details Hide Details Granger spent the last decade of his life appearing on television (including portraying Sherlock Holmes in an American TV movie version of The Hound of the Baskervilles with William Shatner also in the cast, and a guest role in the ABC series The Fall Guy starring Lee Majors) and on the stage. He even starred in a German soap-opera called Das Erbe der Guldenburgs (The Guldenburg Heritage) (1987). He moved to Pacific Palisades, California.
  • 1980
    Age 66
    In 1980 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and told he had three months to live.
    More Details Hide Details Granger later said, "I was 67 and had smoked 60 cigarettes a day for 40 years, but the doctor said if I had an operation there might be a chance of two to four more years of life. So I said, "Who the hell needs that, but you better give me three months to put my house in order.'" Granger underwent the operation, had a lung and a rib removed, only to be informed he didn't have cancer after all - he had tuberculosis.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1972
    Age 58
    He played Sherlock Holmes in a poorly received 1972 TV movie version of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in The Wild Geese (1978) as an unscrupulous banker, who hires a unit of mercenary soldiers (Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris and others) to stage a military coup in an African nation. His character then makes a deal with the existing government, and betrays the mercenaries. In the 1970s Granger retired from acting and went to live in southern Spain, where he invested in real estate and resided in Estepona, Málaga.
  • 1970
    Age 56
    In 1970 he described his recent movies as "movies not even I will talk about".
    More Details Hide Details He later estimated that he made more than $1.5 million in the 1960s but lost all of it. He subsequently replaced actors Lee J. Cobb, Charles Bickford and John McIntire on NBC's The Virginian, as the new owner of the Shiloh ranch on prime-time TV for its ninth year (1971). Granger said he accepted the role for money and because it "seemed like it could be a lot of fun", but was disappointed by the lack of character development for his role.
  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 45
    Granger had turned down the role of Messala in the 1959 film Ben-Hur, reportedly because he did not want to take second billing to Charlton Heston.
    More Details Hide Details Granger became a successful cattle rancher. He bought land in New Mexico and Arizona and introduced Charolais cattle to America. However he left Hollywood in the wake of the breakup of his marriage to Simmons. In Germany, Granger acted in the role of Old Surehand in three Western films adapted from novels by German author Karl May, with French actor Pierre Brice (playing the fictional Indian chief Winnetou), in Unter Geiern (Frontier Hellcat) (1964), Der Ölprinz (Rampage at Apache Wells) (1965) and Old Surehand (Flaming Frontier) (1965). He was united with Pierre Brice and Lex Barker, also a hero of Karl May films, in Gern hab' ich die Frauen gekillt (Killer's Carnival) (1966). In the German Edgar Wallace film series of the 1960s, he was seen in The Trygon Factor (1966).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 38
    In 1952 he and Jean Simmons sued Howard Hughes for $250,000 damages arising from an alleged breach of contract.
    More Details Hide Details The case was settled out of court. Granger lost out on A Star Is Born, which went to James Mason instead. In Moonfleet (1955), Granger was cast as an adventurer, Jeremy Fox, in the Dorset of 1757, a man who rules a gang of cut-throat smugglers with an iron fist until he is softened by a 10-year-old boy who worships him and who believes only the best of him. The film was directed by Fritz Lang and produced by John Houseman, a former associate of Orson Welles. Footsteps in the Fog was the third and final film Granger and Jean Simmons made together; Simmons played a Cockney housemaid who finds that her adventurer employer (Granger) has poisoned his rich wife in order to inherit her wealth. Bhowani Junction (1956) was adapted from a John Masters novel about colonial India on the verge of obtaining independence. Ava Gardner played an Anglo-Indian (mixed race) woman caught between the two worlds of the British and the Indians, and Granger the British officer with whom (in a change from the novel) she ultimately fell in love.
    Following two less successful assignments, Soldiers Three and The Light Touch, in 1952, he starred in Scaramouche in the role of Andre Moreau, the bastard son of a French nobleman, a part Ramón Novarro had played in the 1923 version of Rafael Sabatini's novel.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after this came the remake of The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), for which his theatrical voice, stature (6'2") and dignified profile made him a natural.
  • 1950
    Age 36
    On the basis of the huge success of this film, released in 1950 and co-starring Deborah Kerr and Richard Carlson, he was offered a seven-year contract by MGM.
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  • 1949
    Age 35
    Errol Flynn was offered the role but turned it down; Granger's signing was announced in August 1949.
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    In 1949 Granger made his move; MGM was looking for someone to play H.
    More Details Hide Details Rider Haggard's hero Allan Quatermain in a film version of King Solomon's Mines.
    Granger's stage production of Leo Tolstoy's The Power of Darkness (a venture he had intended as a vehicle for him to star with Jean Simmons) was very poorly received when it opened in London at the Lyric Theatre on 25 April 1949. (During the run two men attempted to cut some locks from Granger's hair.) The disappointment added to his dissatisfaction with the Rank Organisation, and his thoughts turned to Hollywood.
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    In 1949 Granger was reported as earning around £30,000 a year.
    More Details Hide Details That year Granger made Adam and Evelyne, starring with Jean Simmons. The story, about a much older man and a teenager whom he gradually realizes is no longer a child but a young woman with mature emotions and sexuality, had obvious parallels to Granger's and Simmons' own lives. Granger had first met the very young Jean Simmons when they both worked on Gabriel Pascal's Caesar and Cleopatra (1945). Three years on, Simmons had transformed from a promising newcomer into a star – and a very attractive young woman. They married the following year in a bizarre wedding ceremony organised by Howard Hughes – one of his private aircraft flew the couple to Tucson, Arizona, where they were married, mainly among strangers, with Michael Wilding as Granger's best man.
  • 1945
    Age 31
    Granger followed this with Caravan and then The Magic Bow in which he played Niccolò Paganini. In 1945 he was voted the second-most popular British film star, and the ninth-most popular overall.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he was voted the third-most popular British star, and the sixth-most popular overall. He went over to Rank, for whom he made Captain Boycott, Blanche Fury and then Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948), an Ealing Studios production. The screenplay was by John Dighton and Alexander Mackendrick; Mackendrick would later direct The Ladykillers (1955) and Sweet Smell of Success (1958). Granger was cast as the outsider, the handsome gambler who is perceived as 'not quite the ticket' by the established order, the Hanoverian court where the action is mostly set. Granger stated that this was one of his few films of which he was proud.
    All these films were successful at the box office (although Caesar and Cleopatra never recouped its large cost) and in 1945 The Times reported that "this six-foot black-visaged ex-soldier from the Black Watch is England's Number One pin up boy.
    More Details Hide Details Only Bing Crosby can match him for popularity."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 28
    At the outbreak of World War II Granger enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders, then transferred to the Black Watch with the rank of second lieutenant. However he suffered from stomach ulcers and he was invalided out of the army in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details His first starring film role was as the acid-tongued Rokeby in the Gainsborough Pictures period melodrama, The Man in Grey (1943), a film that helped to make him a huge star in Britain. He followed this with the even more popular Fanny by Gaslight (1944). The New York Times reported that Granger "is a young man worth watching. The customers... like his dark looks and his dash; he puts them in mind, they say of Cary Grant." He was cast in some prestige films, Caesar and Cleopatra and Waterloo Road, then in Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) which the critic Leslie Halliwell called "novelettish balderdash killed stone dead by stilted production".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1933
    Age 19
    He made his film debut as an extra in 1933.
    More Details Hide Details It was at this time that he met Michael Wilding and they remained friends until Wilding's death in 1979. Years of theatre work followed, initially at Hull Repertory Theatre and then, after a pay dispute, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Here he met Elspeth March, a leading actress with the company, who became his first wife.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born on May 6, 1913.
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