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Oliver Reed ACTOR

Oliver Reed was born on February 13th, 1938 in Wimbledon, England with the birth name Robert Oliver Reed, born to Peter and Marcia Reed.  Although he never had any formal acting or training experience he went on to become one of the biggest names in Britain.
Prior to pursuing a career as an actor he served in the British Army in the Royal Army Medical Corps.  Upon completing his military service, Reed began working as an extra on a number of films.

Some of his early film roles included appearances in, "Sword of Sherwood Forest" (1960), "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll" (1960), "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961), "Captain Clegg" (1962), "Pirates of Blood River" (1962) and "The Damned" (1963). 

As his career progressed he chose not to relocate to Los Angels and preferred to make a name for himself in Europe.  Some of his more well known film roles included, "The System" (1964), "The Trap" (1966), "Women in Love" (1969), "Hannibal Brooks" (1969), "The Devils" (1971), "The Three Musketeers" (1973), "The Four Musketeers" (1974), "Burnt Offerings" (1976), "The Big Sleep" (1978), "Castaway" (1986) and "The Return of the Musketeers" (1989).

Beginning in the 90's roles were becoming less available to him and he gained a reputation for taking roles in exploited films, mostly filed in South Africa with Harry Alan Towers during the time of the apartheid.  Some of these films were, "Skeleton Coast" (1987) and "Gor" (1987).  Both released straight to video.
His final film role was in, "Gladiator", however he passed away during it's filming and many scenes had to use a double to finish the film.  It was released after his death in 2000, however he still received a nomination for a British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. 

Oliver Reed married twice throughout his lifetime, first in 1959 to Kate Byrne and they had one child before the marriage came to an end in 1969.  He then wed Josephine Burge in 1985 and they remained together until he passed away on May 2nd, 1999 in Valletta, Malta after suffering from a heart attack.  His remains are buried in Bruhenny Cemetery in Buttevant, Cork, Ireland.


2000         Orpheus & Eurydice
2000         Gladiator
1999         Parting Shots
1998         Jeremiah 
1998         The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo on His Journeys to the Ends of the Earth
1996         The Bruce
1996         Die Tunnelgangster von Berlin
1995         Funny Bones
1995         Russian Roulette - Moscow 95
1995         Superbrain
1993         Return to Lonesome Dove
1992         Severed Ties
1992         Panama zucchero
1991         Prisoner of Honor
1991         The Pit and the Pendulum
1990         Hired to Kill
1990         A Ghost in Monte Carlo
1990         Treasure Island
1990         Blind Justice
1989         The Return of the Musketeers
1989         The House of Usher
1989         The Lady and the Highwayman
1989         The Revenger
1988         Captive Rage
1988         The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
1988         Skeleton Coast
1988         Rage to Kill
1987         The Misfit Brigade
1987         Dragonard
1987         Master of Dragonard Hill
1987         Gor
1986         Castaway
1986         Captive
1985         Christopher Columbus
1985         Black Arrow
1983         Masquerade
1983         Two of a Kind
1983         Spasms
1983         Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra
1983         Fanny Hill
1983         The Sting II
1981         Venom
1981         Condorman
1981         Lion of the Desert
1980         Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
1979         The Brood
1979         The Class of Miss MacMichael
1979         A Touch of the Sun
1978         The Big Sleep
1978         Tomorrow Never Comes
1977         The Ransom
1977         Crossed Swords
1976         The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday
1976         The Sell-Out
1976         Burnt Offerings
1975         Lisztomania
1975         Royal Flash
1975         Tommy
1974         The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
1974         Mahler
1974         Ten Little Indians
1974         Russell Harty Plus 
1973         The Three Musketeers
1973         Blood in the Streets
1973         Fury
1973         Dirty Weekend
1973         Opportunity Knocks
1973         Blueblood
1972         Sitting Target
1972         Z.P.G.
1972         The Triple Echo
1971         The Hunting Party
1971         The Devils
1970         Take a Girl Like You
1970         The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
1969         Women in Love
1969         Hannibal Brooks
1969         The Assassination Bureau
1968         Oliver!
1967         Omnibus 
1967         I'll Never Forget What's'isname
1967         The Shuttered Room
1967         The Jokers
1966         Court Martial 
1966         The Trap
1965         R3 
1965         The Brigand of Kandahar
1965         Monitor 
1965         The Party's Over
1965         It's Dark Outside
1964         The Girl-Getters
1959-1964     The Third Man
1964         The Crimson Blade
1963-1964     The Saint
1963         These Are the Damned
1963         Paranoiac
1962         ITV Play of the Week
1962         Night Creatures
1962         The Pirates of Blood River
1961         The Curse of the Werewolf
1961         Call Me Genius
1961         No Love for Johnnie
1961         His and Hers
1960         Sword of Sherwood Forest
1960         The Bulldog Breed
1960         The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
1960         Wild for Kicks
1960         The League of Gentlemen
1960         The Angry Silence
1960         Life Is a Circus
1959         The Four Just Men 
1959         Upstairs and Downstairs
1959         The Invisible Man
1959         The Golden Spur
1959         The Captain's Table
1958         The Square Peg
1958         Hello London

Matinee Classics - The Brood starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds, Susan Hogan, Gary McKeehan, Michael Magee, Robert A. Silverman, Joseph Shaw, Larry Solway, Reiner Schwartz, Felix Silla and John Ferguson
Matinee Classics - The Curse of the Werewolf starring Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller, Anthony Dawson, Josephine Llewelyn, Richard Wordsworth, Hira Talfrey, John Gabriel, Warren Mitchell, Anne Blake, George Woodbridge, Michael Ripper, Ewen Solon, Peter Sallis, Denis Shaw and Charles Lamb

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