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André Morell (I) (1909–1978)

André Morell was born on August 20, 1909 in Pancras, London, England as Cecil André Mesritz. He was an actor, known for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Ben-Hur (1959) and Barry Lyndon (1975). He was married to Joan Greenwood. He died on November 28, 1978 in London. See full bio »


(age 69) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Ben-Hur Sextus
Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon Lord Gustavus Adolphus Wendover
The Message
The Message Abu-Talib


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 1979 The Great Train Robbery
Judge (as Andre Morell)
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Brigadier Stadden
- A Stirring of Dust (1978) ... Brigadier Stadden
 1978 The Lord of the Rings
Elrond (voice, as Andre Morell)
 1978 Parables (TV Series)
Sir James Jansen
- Another Weekend (1978) ... Sir James Jansen
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Alleyn
- Dead Shepherd (1978) ... Edward Alleyn
 1960-1978 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Gantry / Emmett Sloane / Guthrie / ...
- The Last Romantic (1978) ... Gantry
- Forget -Me- Knot (1976) ... Emmett Sloane
- Theatre 60:The Devil Makes Sunday (1960) ... Major Childs
 1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Cyril Horsham
- Waste (1977) ... Cyril Horsham
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Sir Morris Fender
- The Prune Case (1977) ... Sir Morris Fender
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Ben Greet
- Auntie's Niece (1977) ... Ben Greet
 1976 Forget Me Not (TV Series)
Emmett Sloane
- Old (1976) ... Emmett Sloane
 1976 The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella
Bride's Father (as Andre Morell)
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Lord Gustavus Adolphus Wendover (as Andre Morell)
 1974 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
Andre Fage
- The Prison (1974) ... Andre Fage
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
- Polonaise (1973) ... Scabrienski
 1972 Pope Joan
Emperor Louis
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
Lord Rashmore
- The Executioners (1972) ... Lord Rashmore
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Father Antonius
- Full Fathom Five (1972) ... Father Antonius
 1972 The Man and the Snake (Short)
Dr. Druring
 1966-1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Robert Stuart / Bishop
- A Mug Named Frank (1971) ... Robert Stuart
- No, No, Nothing Like That (1966) ... Bishop
 1971 The Expert (TV Series)
Major Williams
- A Scientific Fact (1971) ... Major Williams
 1971 10 Rillington Place
Judge Lewis (as Andre Morell)
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey Wolf
- Hell's Angel (1971) ... Sir Geoffrey Wolf
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Bryant
- A Little Bit Like a God (1970) ... Lord Bryant
 1970 Julius Caesar
Cicero (as Andre Morell)
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Howard Joyce
- The Letter (1969) ... Howard Joyce
 1969 Love Story (TV Series)
The Rev. Roderick Ordway
- Ensign to the Cannon Proud (1969) ... The Rev. Roderick Ordway
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Piers Collingham
- Murder: Return to Yesterday (1969) ... Piers Collingham
 1968 The Caesars (TV Mini-Series)
- Caligula (1968) ... Tiberius
- Sejanus (1968) ... Tiberius
- Germanicus (1968) ... Tiberius
- Augustus (1968) ... Tiberius
 1968 The Vengeance of She
 1968 Dark of the Sun
 1967 The Mummy's Shroud
Sir Basil Walden (as Andre Morell)
 1967 Conflict (TV Series)
- Candida (1967) ... Morell
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
- White Rhino (1966)
 1966 The Wrong Box
Club Butler (uncredited)
 1966 Judith
 1966 The Plague of the Zombies
Sir James Forbes
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Richard Heyrick
- The Siege of Manchester (1965) ... Richard Heyrick
 1963-1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Horatio Kane / Lord Teale
- Death at Bargain Prices (1965) ... Horatio Kane (as Andre Morell)
- Death of a Batman (1963) ... Lord Teale (as Andre Morell)
 1965/I She
Haumeid (as Andre Morell)
 1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Bernhard Raxel
- The Crime of the Century (1965) ... Bernhard Raxel (as Andre Morell)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Sir Duncan
- The Affair at Castelevara (1965) ... Sir Duncan (as Andre Morell)
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
General Wesley
- Operation Makeshift (1965) ... General Wesley (as Andre Morell)
 1964 The Moon-Spinners
Yacht Captain (as Andre Morell)
 1964 Woman of Straw
Judge (uncredited)
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
The Abbe Vilbois
- Consequences (1963) ... The Abbe Vilbois
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Judge Sir Desmond Shaw
- Fourteen Ghosts (1963) ... Judge Sir Desmond Shaw
 1956-1962 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Elver Task / Halvard Solness / Doctor Sloper / ...
- The Big Ride (1962) ... Elver Task
- The Heiress (1957) ... Doctor Sloper
- Tears in the Wind (1956) ... Etienne
 1961 Cash on Demand
Colonel Gore Hepburn (as Andre Morell)
 1961 Afternoon in River Walk (TV Movie)
Mr. Gilliat
 1961 The Shadow of the Cat
Walter Venable
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Gen. Guenther Hautmann
- The Avengers (1961) ... Gen. Guenther Hautmann (as Andre Morell)
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Sir Edward Clarke
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Wilhelm Schindler
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Musical Chairs (1960) ... Wilhelm Schindler
 1960 Trouble in the Sky
Capt. Edward Manningham
 1959 International Detective (TV Series)
Howard Conway
- The Conway Case (1959) ... Howard Conway
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
General Shafari
- Man in Power (1959) ... General Shafari (as Andre Morell)
 1959 Ben-Hur
 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Doctor Watson (as Andre Morell)
 1959 The Giant Behemoth
Prof. James Bickford (as Andre Morell)
 1958 The Camp on Blood Island
Col. Lambert (as Andre Morell)
 1958 Paris Holiday
American Ambassador
 1958 Diamond Safari
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Rankin / Manderley
- The Lonely Place (1958) ... Rankin
- Run to Earth (1958) ... Manderley
 1956-1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Judge Bentley / Greek wrestling champion / David
- Pickup Girl (1957) ... Judge Bentley
- The Roof Garden (1957) ... Greek wrestling champion
- Stolen Face (1956) ... David
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
Colonel Green (as Andre Morell)
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
- The Man Who Changed Faces (1957) ... Sven
 1957 Pickup Alley
Commissioner Breckner
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Colonel Laurent
- The Volunteer (1957) ... Colonel Laurent
 1956 Zarak
Maj. Atherton
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
- Gunpowder Plot (1956) ... Governor (as Andre Morell)
 1956 The Condemned (TV Movie)
Prison Governor
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Marshal (as Andre Morell)
 1956 The Black Tent
Sheik Salem ben Yussef (as Andre Morell)
 1955-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Georges / Jan / Capt. Arthur Welch
- Gabrielle (1956) ... Georges
- The Immigrant (1955) ... Jan
- Atlantic Night (1955) ... Capt. Arthur Welch
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
- The Assassin (1956) ... Doctor
 1955 They Can't Hang Me
Robert Pitt (as Andre Morell)
 1955 The Secret
Chief Inspector Blake
 1955 Summertime
Englishman (uncredited)
 1955 Terminus (TV Series)
Michal Lincoln
- Margin for Error (1955) ... Michal Lincoln
 1955 Three Cases of Murder
Dr. Audlin ("Lord Mountdrago" segment)
 1950-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Othello / O'Brien / Dr. Leon Weissberg / ...
- Trouble in the Sun (1953) ... Dr. Leon Weissberg
- The Gay Lord Quex (1953) ... The Marquess of Quex
 1954 The Black Knight
Sir Ontzlake (as Andre Morell)
 1954 The Golden Link
Supt. Blake
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe
Alfred Tetins (as Andre Morell)
 1953 It Is Midnight, Doctor Schweitzer (TV Movie)
Dr. Albert Schweitzer
 1952 Stolen Face
 1952 The Frightened Bride
George Rackham
 1951 Breakers Ahead (TV Movie)
Colonel Rowtoc
 1951 Flesh & Blood
Dr. Marshall
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Secret Service Chief Chubb (as Andre Morell)
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
Superintendent Folland (as Andre Morell)
 1950 Trio
Dr. Lennox (in segment Sanatorium)
 1950 So Long at the Fair
Doctor Hart
 1950 Stage Fright
Inspector Byard (as Andre Morell)
 1950 Madeleine
Dean of Faculty
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
William's Counsel
 1949 An English Summer (TV Movie)
Squadron Leader Henry Armstrong
 1949 Crime Passionel (TV Movie)
 1949 If This Be Sin
Doctor McCatcheon
 1948 Robert's Wife (TV Movie)
Rev. Robert Carson, MA
 1948 Celestial Fire (TV Movie)
Charles Urquhart
 1948 Against the Wind
Abbot (uncredited)
 1948 Health in Our Time (Short)
 1947 The Moon in the Yellow River (TV Movie)
 1947 The Little Dry Thorn (TV Movie)
 1947 The Merchant of Venice/II (TV Movie)
 1947 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
 1947 Everyman (TV Movie)
 1946 Arms and the Man (TV Movie)
 1946 Death of a Rat (TV Movie)
 1946 The Queen's Husband (TV Movie)
Dr. Fellman
 1942 Unpublished Story
 1940 Three Silent Men
Klein (as Andre Morell)
 1940 Ten Days in Paris
 1939 Sun Up (TV Movie)
Rufe Cagle
 1938 Many Tanks Mr. Atkins
 1938 Cyrano de Bergerac (TV Movie)
Le Bret
 1938 Trelawny of the Wells (TV Movie)
 1938 The Rivals (TV Movie)
 1938 Bardell Against Pickwick (TV Movie)
 1938 Lady Precious Stream (TV Movie)
 1938 13 Men and a Gun
 1938 Pride and Prejudice (TV Movie)
Mr. Wickham
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He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Irene Worth, Paul Rogers, Kenneth Griffith, Jill Balcon, Douglas Campbell, Coral Browne, Donald Wolfit, Alan Badel, Stephen Murray, Leo McKern, Richard Pasco, John Neville, and Robert Shaw in the cast. Hugh Hunt was director. See more »

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Is the first of three John Watson portrayers to also appear in a Tolkien adaptation. Morell played Elrond in The Lord of the Rings (1978) and Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959). Michael Hordern played Gandalf in the BBC Radio version of The Lord of the Rings, and was the voice of the older Watson in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). Martin Freeman played Bilbo in The Hobbit: An Unexpected... See more »

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