Person Details

Birthday: 1905-05-29 15:13:26

Death: 1994-12-23 15:13:26

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Holt - Norfolk - England - UK

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Movie Involvements: 23

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

Sebastian Lewis Shaw was an English actor, director, novelist, playwright and poet. During his 65-year career, he appeared in dozens of stage performances and more than 40 film and television productions. Shaw was born and brought up in Holt, Norfolk, and made his acting debut at age eight at a London theatre. He studied acting at Gresham's School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Although he worked primarily on the London stage, he made his Broadway debut in 1929, when he played one of the two murderers in Rope's End. He appeared in his first film, Caste, in 1930 and quickly began to create a name for himself in films. He described himself as a "rotten actor" as a youth and said his success was primarily due to his good looks. He claimed to mature as a performer only after returning from service in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Shaw was particularly known for his performances in productions of Shakespeare plays which were considered daring and ahead of their time. In 1966, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he remained for a decade and delivered some of his most acclaimed performances. He also wrote several poems and a novel, The Christening, in 1975.

Most Famous Work

Casualty
Average
5

Casualty

(1986) Charles Howlett
Return of the Jedi
Average
8

Return of the Jedi

(1983) Anakin Skywalker
The Story of Star Wars
Average
8

The Story of Star Wars

(2004) Anakin Skywalker (archive footage)
Reilly, Ace of Spies
Average
7

Reilly, Ace of Spies

(1983) Reverend Thomas
The Spy in Black
Average
6

The Spy in Black

(1939) Ashington
It Happened Here
Average
7

It Happened Here

(1966) Doctor Richard 'Dick' Fletcher
Men Are Not Gods
Average
6

Men Are Not Gods

(1936) Edmund Davey
Journey Together
Average
6

Journey Together

(1945) Squadron Leader Marshall

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2004 Anakin Skywalker (archive footage)
1991 Grandpa
1988 Knut Brovik
1987 Sharp
1986 Charles Howlett
1983 Mr. Curtis
Reverend Thomas
Anakin Skywalker
1981 Old Athenian
1979 Grandfather
1977 Abbot General
1975 N/A
1972 N/A
1968 Quince
King of France
1966 Doctor Richard 'Dick' Fletcher
1953 Hugh Marvell, M.P.
1949 Wing Commander Dickens
Bruce McLeod
1945 Squadron Leader Marshall
1941 Tamsie Green
1940 Inspector Bradley
Sir James Quentin
Charles Hampton
1939 Ashington
N/A
1937 Frank Sutton
Capt. Gilbert Reed
1936 Edmund Davey
Eric Morton
Jack Wortle
1935 John Goodman Johnson
Lieut. Alan Marmon
Bruce Blandford
Roger Truscott
Jimmy
Trent
Frank
1930 Hon. George d'Alroy
Year Character Movie/Tv

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